Category Archives: Ongoing News & Events

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.

Swan Aboriginal Xmas Party
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.

 

Letting Go of Depression

Do you want to learn some skills for letting go of depression?

Each year, depression affects around 1 million Australian adults, and over 2 million are affected by anxiety. Depression and Anxiety are identified as the two most prevalent conditions that clients present to counseling with.

To answer the need for compassionate support and education in developing skills to manage depression and anxiety, Midland Women’s Health Care Place offers free workshops and very affordable six week courses in developing skills and strategies to manage Depression and Anxiety.

The workshops and courses have been designed by Sara, one of the counsellors at MWHCP using her skills as a Clinical Psychologist and are co-facilitated by fellow counsellor Sharon.

The groups have been successfully running in 2016 and 2017. The next course will focus on Depression, a free workshop will be run on Tuesday 31st October 2017 and then the six-week group will run from the Tuesday 7th November to Tuesday 12 December 2017.

We have received wonderful feedback from participants who find the groups to be warm, inviting and supportive, and contain much skills based knowledge that enables participants to continue practicing strategies outside of group and after completing the group.

The main therapeutic approaches of the group are Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Mindfulness Therapy. The thoughts-feeling connection and how to change our thinking style, and many lovely mindfulness based strategies are practiced for changing your approach to your thoughts and feelings and gaining relaxation strategies.

Register for the free workshop which will provide information about the six-week course. Alternatively register for the six week course as the workshop is not a prerequisite for attending the groups. Group numbers are up to 10 people so please secure a spot by calling us on 9250 2221 or email info@mwhcp.org.au