Illawarra Women’s Health Centre

We are happy to announce two new services starting in May.

FREE Legal information, advice and services

Glenda Stares, a solicitor specialising in Family law, wills and Estate law, Criminal law and traffic offences, domestic and personal violence, mental health, credit and debt and residential conveyancing will be running free legal information sessions from 10am to 11am on:
6th May: Wills and Power of Attorney
13th May: Family Law
20th May: Legal advice for elderly women including pitfalls of reverse mortgages.
27th May: Domestic Violence
Please call 4255 6800 to book.Glenda is also offering FREE 20min personal (one on one) information and advice sessions at the IWHC. For these call Glenda direct on 0488 717 173 to book.


Catriona Robinson, an Accredited Practicing Dietitian, with her Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from UOW can advise you on all aspects of nutrition whether is be to lose weight, maintain you health or manage a chronic health problem such as diabetes, high blood pressure allergies or nutrition in pregnancy.

Catriona provides friendly subsidised consultations at IWHC which are individualised to your needs giving practical dietary strategies. If you are on a care plan, consultations are bulk billed.

Call us on 4255 6800 to make an appointment.

Regular activities @ IWHC

10am-12.30pm: Women’s Circle – meditation, group discussions, card readings, mini Reiki sessions (Gold coin donation)
9.30am – 10.30am: Pilates – $12 a class (Starting 19th May)

10-11am: Yoga – great for seniors ($8 a class) 
11.30-2.30pm: Craft Connections FREE
7-9pm: Belly dancing ($12.50 a class)

11am-12pm: Tai Chi for beginners ($7 a class) 
10.00am -1.00pm Jewellery Beading Classes($5 plus materials)
1.30-2.30pm: Strength & Conditioning 
2-4pm: Fibromyalgia Support Group (meets last Wednesday of the month, entrance via rear door of Centre)
6.00-7.00pm: Drumming – beginners (for more information contact Elena 0408 111 093) 
7-.00 8.00pm: Drumming – advanced (for more information contact Elena 0408 111 093)

10-11am: Seniors Exercise class  $7
11.00am – 12.00pm – Belly Dancing $8.50
1-2pm – Guided Relaxation class (including Meditation) – FREE 
3.45-4.45pm – Strength & Conditioning (call Tamara Carmody on 0451955609)

12-1pm: HeartMoves,  a gentle exercise program providing a fun, social and safe way to be active. $4 a class. Please call 4225  6800 to book.
7-8.30pm: Sing for your Soul – May 23rd, June 20th , July 25th, August 22nd , Sept 19th , Oct 10th, Nov 7th, Dec 5th. Each class is $20. Contact Ganga at or 0412 551 182 or Julia on 0400 420 643 for more information.

12-1pm: Alchemy Crystal Singing Bowls, crystal sound therapy. 2-3pm, 2nd and 4th Sunday every month (except 27th April). $10.

For further information on any of the above classes please call 4255 6800 or email

Our rooms are available for free of charge for women’s groups to meet – please contact us if you have further inquiries.

Special health care services @ IWHC
Below is a list of some of our services @IWHC that we’ve decided to highlight this month.
CALL 4255 6800 for appointments unless alternate mobile number is provided below

Women’s Health Doctor will be available for consultations every Thursday
Women’s Health Nurse Consultant Clinic is available Monday to Thursday

Psychologist (Desley Hennessy) by appointment 0412 123 293 (Bulk billing available with a mental health plan)
Homeopath (Helen McGuire) by appointment 0407 840 387
Naturopath (Amanda Howe) by appointment 0411 217 768
Massage by appointment 4225 6800

Psychologist (Desley Hennessy) by appointment 0412 123 293 (Bulk billing available with a mental health plan)
Lomi Lomi massage (Hawaiin) by appointment 4225 6800

Bowen Therapist (Deb Salvesen) by appointment 0439 493 513
Bowen Therapy is a gentle, relaxing technique that provides relief for many types of injuries and other health problems, both acute and chronic.
4-6pm Counsellor, by appointment FREE

9am-4pm Counsellor by appointment FREE
9am-4pm Massage Therapist (Linda Fenech) by appointment 4255 6800

9am-4pm Counsellor (free of charge to all women)
9am-4pm Massage Therapist (Linda Fenech) by appointment 4255 6800
Reflexology – for appointments please call Denise on 0402 86 3611.

Free legal advice
Provided by a lawyer from the Illawarra Legal Centre. 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month, 10am-12pm
Appointments essential – call 42556800

Illawarra Women’s Health Centre is located at 2-14 Belfast Ave, Warilla.
p: 4255 6800

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Illawarra Women’s Health Centre is a women’s health focused medical practice and health care centre, where we also provide a range of complementary therapies, a pelvic floor chair, massage, counselling, educative groups/sessions on women’s health and wellbeing and we provide rooms free of charge for women’s groups to meet. The majority of our services are low cost or are for free.

Women’s Refuges | UNDER THREAT

Every year, thousands of women and children in NSW are homeless.

Some are fleeing the terror of domestic violence, others are struggling with the consequences of serious mental illness, drug and alcohol addiction, childhood abuse and neglect or sexual assault.

For nearly 40 years these vulnerable women and children have found a safe place and the support they need at one of a network of almost 20 women-only refuges throughout inner city Sydney.

You might know some of the names of these services – Elsie Women’s Refuge, B Miles, Detour House, Jean’s Place, Stepping Out Housing Program, Women and Girls Emergency Centre and Young People’s Refuge.

By 30 September 2014, most of these refuges will close.

They will be replaced by new services that will house men, women, families and children.

Under a radical overhaul of services for homeless people in NSW – known as Going Home, Staying Home (GHSH) – the NSW Government is funding just one women only service in inner city Sydney.

The consequences for homeless women and children will be disastrous.




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