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White Ribbon Day March

The Midland March That Matters White Ribbon Day

Help stop violence against women and children. Be part of the change The North-East Metro White Ribbon Day Committee would like to invite you to join the Midland March That Matters.

When: 11.30am-1.30pm on Friday 25th November 2016
Where: Juniper Gardens (behind Midland Dome) – enter from The Crescent or Cale Street What: White Ribbon Day March starting at 12pm
Followed by guest speakers, free sausage sizzle and information stalls.
Marquees and chairs supplied by City of Swan

Walking Can Be Easy, Walking Away Can Be Harder

November 25 White Ribbon Day March

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Other Events – November

Please see below for flyers for upcoming events, groups and courses run by other organisations. Please be aware that these events are not run by Midland Women’s Health Care Place – for more information or to book, please contact the appropriate organisation.

November 25 White Ribbon Day March

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Other Events – October

Please see below for flyers for upcoming events, groups and courses run by other organisations. Please be aware that these events are not run by Midland Women’s Health Care Place – for more information or to book, please contact the appropriate organisation.

October – December Relationship Education Calendar

October 5 Paint the Swan REaD Reading Event

October 15 Starting Over Support High Tea

October 27 Tuning in to Teens

October 11 Sleepmatters 8-18mths

October 19 Circle of Security Flyer

October 19 The dad my kids want

October 21 Tuning into Kids

October 26 Protective Behaviours

Term 4 Get Your Child Arty!

Information provided on this website is for the benefit of the community. While care has been taken to ensure the information provided is up to date and accurate at the time of publication, users should be aware that details may change over time, and also that listings do not constitute a recommendation by Midland Women’s Health Care Place. Should you find any details provided on the website are no longer accurate or up to date, please contact us.

Circle of Security – For Mums & Dads

Early Intervention for Parents & Children

Can you imagine what it would be like to quickly and calmly determine what your child needs from you?  Understanding your child’s emotional needs helps you support them and organise their feelings. This course can help you to enhance your child’s self esteem and guide emotional development.

  • Video-based training helps parents learn to observe and interpret children’s behaviour using the Circle of Security.
  • Relevant to parents with children of all ages
  • Mums & dads welcome

This program will help you to feel more confident about meeting your children’s emotional needs whilst setting appropriate limits for them.

Please click the link below to download the flyer for more information, or contact us on 9250 2221 to book.

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Skills 4 – Depression

Letting Go Series – Skills 4 Managing Depression

Our Skills 4 Managing Depression workshops are designed for those experiencing depression. Build skills to manage depression.

FREE Introductory Workshops

Not sure if the workshop will be right for you? Why not attend one (or more) of our FREE introductory workshops! As the content will be similar for both workshops, there is no obligation to attend both. Free crèche available – bookings for crèche and/or workshops are essential.

FREE – Tuesday 18th of October 1:00 – 3:00pm

FREE – Tuesday 25th of October 1:00 – 3:00pm

Skills 4 Anxiety Management 6 Week Course – $50 per person

Tuesdays 1:00 – 3:00pm

01/11/2016 – 06/12/2016

Workshop Outline

Introduction to depression and ways to manage depression.

The 6 week course includes:

  • What is depression
  • Types and causes of depression
  • Therapeutic approaches for management
  • Strategies for managing depression

Please click the link below to download the flyer:

Letting Go Skills 4 Managing Depression

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Raphael Services

Midland Women’s Health Care Place provide a variety of services to women in the Eastern Metropolitan Area. To find out more about our services, please click this link: “Services“. In addition to the services we provide at MWHCP, we also have several other service providers on site at different times, including St John of God’s Raphael Services.

Raphael Services – offering Perinatal Infant Mental Health Specialised Services at Midland Women’s Health Care Place (MWHCP)

Raphael Services provide specialised services to mums, dads and families who suffer from anxiety, depression and other mental health issues during pregnancy and following childbirth (the perinatal period).

Raphael Services are staffed by a multidisciplinary team of mental health clinicians, including a psychiatrist, who will be available by appointment at MWHCP commencing in August 2016.

Perinatal mental health and wellbeing

Pregnancy and the arrival of a new child is a time in life when most people expect to feel happy and excited. It’s also a time that brings a lot of physical, emotional and social changes that can be hard to deal with, especially while parents are getting to know their new baby.

Up to one in seven women and one in ten men experience perinatal anxiety and depression. Many new parents have a hard time adjusting to pregnancy or being a new parent.

If you are a new parent who has been diagnosed with perinatal anxiety, depression or related difficulties, remember you are not alone. These conditions affect lots of mums and dads and can include:

  • Depression and anxiety disorders during pregnancy and following childbirth
  • Adjustment disorders in transition to parenthood
  • Problems in the parent-child relationship in the context of a parental mental health disorder
  • Anxiety and depression stemming from issues related to foetal screening and/or diagnosis
  • Anxiety and depression associated with perinatal loss or trauma

Bonding with your child

Emotionally connecting with your child is very important but when you are suffering from perinatal anxiety and depression it can be hard. We offer services that can help clients with this and enhance their experience of parenting.

Contact us

For more information, including contact details for your local Raphael Services, please visit our website at www.sjog.org.au/raphael.

  • Raphael Services is a specialist mental healthcare provider and therefore we require a GP or medical referral for all clients.
  • All Raphael Services are provided free of charge or at low cost. We offer services under various Medicare programs for mental health.
  • Our services can be accessed from the time you fall pregnant up until your child is four years of age.
  • Raphael Services welcome clients from all cultural backgrounds and walks of life.
  • Please be aware we are not a crisis service
  • In the event of a crisis, please contact Life Line on 13 11 14, your local community mental health service, or hospital emergency department

Circle of Security

With the Circle of Security program having been established for over 50 years, its success perhaps can be attributed to its gentle and natural parenting approach.  The focus is different to other parenting programmes in that it focuses on the needs of the child and the reason behind the behaviour rather than disciplining the child or ignoring the child.  It is founded in the areas of attachment parenting and aims to enhance the security between a parent and a child.

I am asked quite often what the Circle of Security is, and it can be summed up by looking at the relationship between parent and child as a circle.  On the top of the circle is the child’s need to explore.  At the bottom of the circle is the child’s need to be protected.  The parent is at both the top and the bottom of the circle, guiding the child out to explore and allowing the child to come back in when they feel scared or need comforting.

The program helps parents see the different needs that come with the reaction of your child.  For example, your child may be having a tantrum but is this because they are frustrated with a toy or is it because they are afraid?  Rather than jump to discipline with a time out or with One Two Three Magic, the Circle of Security program aims to find out the reason behind this tantrum and what the child needs.  The way you react to them will depend on the reasons behind their behaviour.  For example, if your son hits his sister, is it because he is being purposely mean or is it because he is upset and needs your reassurance for something?  If it is the former then discipline may be in order but if it is the latter, then your child will learn how to organize these feelings by talking to him about it and letting him know that you are there.

Another element that the Circle of Security program addresses is the need for a parent to help a child identify their feelings.  The program encourages that a child should be allowed to be angry, upset or sad but that a parent should be there and help them understand why they are experiencing this rather than trying to repress these emotions.

The COS program focuses on the idea that helping a child through interactive play, attention and learning to understand the different cues that your child gives you, will help strengthen the relationship and eventually will lead to a child that feels confident and secure to explore on his own, knowing that you will always be there.

So, how do you ascertain if this program is right for you?  If your parenting style swings toward a more attachment bases parenting – then Circle of Security will be a perfect fit for you.  The Circle of Security program recognises that you cannot always do what the child wants or what he needs, especially as this can lead to dangerous situations.  COS advises parents to always take charge when necessary and to be wiser, bigger, stronger and kind as much as you possibly can whilst remembering that “Good Enough” parenting is more reasonable than parenting with guilt.

You can find more information at: http://circleofsecurity.net/