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Christmas Can & Gift Drive

MWHCP is supporting the Swan Aboriginal Community Christmas Party Can and Gift Drive. Please help by donating non-perishable food and brand new presents. We have set up a collection point in Reception. Donations will be accepted until Thursday 14th December.

Let us know if you are willing to volunteer to help in the lead up to the event and during the Christmas party to carry out different roles such as helping wrap gifts and hampers.

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Swan Aboriginal Community Christmas Party December 15th 2017

The Swan Aboriginal Community Christmas Party is an annual community celebration that provides more than 600 presents and over 200 hampers to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged Aboriginal families living within our community.

 

Growing Up Unequal – Young Women’s Health

How sex and gender impact young women’s health and well-being: Issues Paper

Adolescence is associated with physical change, friendships, first intimate relationships, and pressure to lay a strong foundation for a healthy and productive adulthood. However, research clearly shows that girls and boys are subjected to different expectations and pressures during adolescence and that between the ages of 10 and 20, young women’s experiences and health outcomes can differ significantly from those of their male peers.
Growing up unequal takes a comprehensive look at how sex and gender expectations impact health outcomes for young women, ultimately finding that the most effective way to reduce the risk of poor physical, emotional and mental health outcomes for women is to create a more equal society for girls to grow up in.

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Courtesy of Women’s Health Victoria

Pap Tests are Changing in Australia

The Australian Government’s Department of Health has advised that on 1 December 2017, the Pap test is going to be replaced with a more accurate test called the Cervical Screening Test. In the new test, the sample is collected in the same way as the Pap test – by taking a small sample of cells from the woman’s cervix. However the new test will be processed in a different way in the laboratory.

Read about the upcoming changes to Pap tests here.

Information courtesy of Jean Hailes for Women’s Health.

 

Women’s Personal Safety Workshops

At the July Paper Bag Lunch, Midland Women’s Health Care Place invited Rachael BernSousa to provide an introduction to the BACK OFF Personal Safety Program.

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We are delighted to report that Perth Wing Chun ran a very successful workshop on Sunday 17th September 2017 for 25 women. Rachael plans to run another workshop early in 2018.

Please contact Perth Wing Chun Academy for more information.

Women’s Health Week

Join us to celebrate The Jean Hailes Women’s Health Week and make good health a priority.

The two biggest barriers for women not maintaining a healthy lifestyle is ‘lack of time’ and ‘health not being a priority’.

It is time to put ourselves first, and start making positive changes that can last a lifetime.

THE HEALTH OF THE ONES WE LOVE STARTS WITH US

We know women are leading busier lives than ever before and we have a tendency to let ourselves slip low on our priority lists.

However, the health of those we love starts with us. By investing more time in ourselves, we are better able to look after the ones we love and care about.

Focus Areas for 2017

Heart Health – a healthy heart is the engine room of the body, how to keep your heart healthy?

Mindfulness – Is it time you gave mindfulness a try?

Bone health – it’s never too early or too late to start looking after your bones, but how?

Physical activity – stay tuned for information on physical activity and sedentary behaviour

Sleep and fatigue – find out how to improve your chances of getting ‘healthy’ sleep

Activities at Midland Women’s Health Care Place on Friday 8th September 2017

11:00 am – Create Mindfulness Flowers with Emma Harrison

12:00 noon – Heart Healthy Food Demo with Gen Copland

1:00 pm – Book Therapy with Alana Marshall

Jean Hailes is a national not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving women’s health,  providing women with health information, resources and clinical care to assist them to actively manage their own health and well-being.

Create Mindfulness Flowers

 

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Take a stack of fabric offcuts, scissors, needle and thread. Follow simple instructions: start by cutting fabric strips and sewing a running stitch

10 women will create 10 unique flowers

Let your mind relax, unwind, explore, create

Creative play for Women’s Health Week at 11 am on Friday 8th September 2017

Book your place – call us on 9250 2221 or email info@mwhcp.org.au

 

Bibliotherapy: Healing the Soul Through Literature

From the first libraries in ancient Egypt and Greece, described as “temples to heal the soul”, it was understood that literature has a profound effect upon the heart and intellect of the reader, allowing a deeper understanding of human nature and its conditions with the aim of fostering positive mental health.

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Join biblio-enthusiast Alana Marshall to learn and apply methods and techniques for insightful personal development and growth through Bibliotherapy.

This session will cover:

–          What is Bibliotherapy?

–          History of Bibliotherapy

–          Applications of Bibliotherapy

–          Bibliotherapy methods and techniques including mindful reading, developing a reading habit to assist with relaxation and restoration, book choices, recording your reading for reflection.

Relax your mind during Women’s Health Week at 1 pm on Friday 8th September 2017

Book your place – call us on 9250 2221 or email info@mwhcp.org.au