New @ the Women’s Health Centre

Social Group – Nigella Lawson in conversation with Annabel Crabb
Our social group is heading off to the Sydney Opera House on the 20th January to see Nigella Lawson in conversation with Annabel Crabb. Tickets are $54. Please call Dianne on 4255 6800 if you would like to come.

Pelvic Floor Exercise Course – Starting February 
In this 6 week course we will cover anatomy and physiology exercises to strengthen the
muscles in the pelvic floor and surrounding muscles that include the core and lower back.
It is recommended that participants undertake the full 6 weeks to gain full benefits of
understanding the exercises and physiology.
When:  Wednesday’s
Where: Illawarra Women’s Health Centre
Cost:    $10 per wk or $50 if paid in advance. Please call 42556800 to book your spot

Food For Your Health Course
Join our fun and friendly Dietitian for 4 weeks of expert tips.
Kicking off during Australia’s Healthy Weight Week, this is an evening group designed to help you eat well and take control of your health in 2016.
When:   Wednesdays 5.30 – 6.30pm February 17th, 24th, March 2nd and 9th
Where:   Illawarra Women’s Health Centre
Cost:      Only $40 for all 4 weeks
To register please call 4255 6800 or email
Please pay in advance to reserve your place.

Australia’s Healthy Weight Week
During Healthy Weight Week (February 15th – 19th) Catriona our Dietitian will be having a stall in the waiting area at the centre. Please come and visit her to have a chat and find out about eating for health.

Mothers and Daughters – Puberty Matters
Join our three week course to help mothers and daughters understand and deal with changes that take place during puberty and adolescence. By learning together, young women (10-12 years) and their mothers can strengthen their relationship.
When:   Thursday’s 17th March, 24th March and 31st March 2016
Time:     6pm – 8pm (A light supper is provided)
Where:   Illawarra Women’s Health Centre
Cost:      $10 per family to cover costs.

To register please call 4255 6800 or email
This course is very popular. Enrolment and payment is required before bookings can be confirmed.

New Beauty Services
A fabulous new beauty service will be starting at the Centre this year. The service will include threading, waxing, facial and head and neck massage. Prices are very reasonable! And results are fantastic!  (we all had a test run..) More details to come in the next ‘Whats on’.

Girls Getting It Together – Young Women’s Health Forum
Come along and learn how to look after your physical and mental health.

  • Meet some great local female leaders
  • Circus Wow
  • Massage
  • Try meditation
  • Henna tattoos

When: Wednesday 3rd March 2016
Time:   10am – 2pm
Where: Illawarra Women’s Health Centre
RSVP to or phone 4255 6800

Arthritis Workshop
Come to our one day course to learn tip and strategies to manage pain and stiffness.
When:  Friday 8th April
Time:   9.30am – 12.30pm
Cost:    FREE
Places are limited. Please call to book your spot on 4255 6800 or email

Self Massage and Stretch Class 
Learn stretch and self-massage techniques that can improve your flexibility, posture and circulation, reduce your risk of injury and relieve muscular tension.
When:  Friday 19th February 2016
Time:   9.30am – 12.30pm
Cost:    FREE (Morning tea provided)
Places are limited. Please call to book your spot 4255 6800

Bringing Up Great Kids  – 6 week program
This program promotes positive, respectful parent and child relationships. Limited FREE child minding is also available.
When:   Friday 26th February to 8th April 2016
Time:    10am – 12pm
Where:  Illawarra Women’s Health Centre
To register please call Family Services Illawarra on 4256 7333 or email

Shine Program
The Shine program aims to develop your understanding of your own personal Worth, Strength and Purpose. Throughout the course you will identify personal strengths and desires, find motivation to set and achieve personal goals and realise the potential within.
Next program starts February 2016. This is an extremely popular course – please contact Cassie on 0432 805 834 for booking and enquiries.

New Time for Boxing 
Boxing has moved to 9.30am on Wednesdays. $7 a class.

New Price for Massage
Our Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday massage ladies have increased their prices.
Sharon’s relaxation massage on Monday will now be $40 concession/$50 non concession per hour.

Hot Stone Massage on Tuesday and Wednesday will now be $40 concession/ $50 non concession per hour.

Massage on a Thursday and Friday with Linda will remain the same at $30 concession/ $40 non concession per hour.


Picture1HSNEt has been upgraded to a new website.

Regular Webinars will be hosted throughout 2015 commencing Wednesday 13 May to help user navigate the new site.

The Webinars are completely free, run for approximately 1.5 hours and cover:

  • searching and viewing services in the service directory.
  • exploring the HSNet ‘Dashboard’.
  • starting groups, posting to groups and sharing events.
  • creating and managing online referrals.

You can book into one of the scheduled Webinars by opening the calendar below and choosing the BOOK NOW link.

HSNet Support Calendar – Webinars 2015

Additional training materials will be available on the new site by choosing the Support link at the bottom of the HSNet page or the icon on each page to access Quick Reference Guides and help information.

If you have any questions contact HSNet on 02 9765 5260 or email


What’s on @ Illawarra Women’s Health Centre | February 2014

Special Events @ IWHC

Hold the date!

We are proud to be launching the Koori Women’s Group Healing Hearts DVD

Thursday 3rd April – more details to come!

Problem Gambling – workshop @ Bellambi

An estimated 2.2 million Australians experience moderate to severe problems caused by gambling.

For every person with a gambling problem, it is estimated that an additional 5 to 10 people are adversely affected by their gambling.

Do you know someone that gambles or gamble yourself and want help? Come to our free session on Wednesday February 5th at 10.00 am, @ IWHC 12-14 Belfast Street, Warilla

Click here for more information

Koori Women of the Illawarra – Group Meeting\

You are invited to attend our first Koori Women’s Group yarning table. Your knowledge and ideas are valued and we encourage you to have input into the direction of this new exciting group.

Friday 7th February, 10am-2pm, @ IWHC 12-14 Belfast Street, Warilla

Contact Janelle Brow  4255 6800, Sylvia Campbell 0412 129 017 or Jaz Tighe 0432 799 498 for more information and to let us know if you are coming. Lunch is provided.

Click here for more information

Australian Bush Essences – Introductory Course
A beautiful course run for any woman interested in natural healing. This is for complete beginners and starting with the basics you will end a confident and competent flower essence practitioner.

Saturday and Sunday 22nd – 23rd February @ IWHC 12-14 Belfast Street, Warilla
$295 with a payment plan option. $245 early bird is paid before 7th Feb. Groups discounts

Call Julia Burdock on 0400 420 643

Koori Women’s Cooking Program

Join our FREE cooking program! Learn about nutrition, get better at cooking and have some fun!

Starting 7th March (then 14th, 21st and 28th) @ IWHC 12-14 Belfast Street, Warilla

Call Kyarna Cruse on  4220 7688

Supported by Heart Foundation and Medicare Local

Regular events @ IWHC

NEW!  Jewellery Making Classes
Coming along and learn to make your own jewellery.
Fridays 9.30am-11.30am Starting 14 February 
$5 including supplies.  No need to book, just come along!
For more information call Sonia on  0405 942 482

NEW!  HeartMoves
Heartmoves is a gentle exercise program providing a fun, social and safe way to be activity.
Fridays 12 – 1.00pm Starting 14 February 
$4 a class. Please call 4225  6800 to book.

10am-12.30pm – Women’s Circle – meditation, group discussions, card readings, mini Reiki sessions (no cost, all welcome meets every Monday) Starting 3rd Feb

10am-11am – Yoga – great for seniors ($8 a class) Starting 4th Feb
11.30-2.30pm – Craft Connections FREE Started
12:30 pm-2pm – Alchemy Crystal Singing Bowls ($10 a class, call Elizabeth 0430999570) Started
3.45-4.45pm – Strength & Conditioning Started
7pm-9pm – Belly dancing ($12.50 a class) Starting 11th Feb

11am-12pm – Tai Chi for beginners ($7 a class) Starting 4th Feb
1-2pm – Strength & Conditioning Started
2pm-4pm – F.M.S – Fibromyalgia Support Group (meets last Wednesday of the month, entrance via rear door of Centre)
6pm-7.00pm – Drumming – beginners (for more information contact Elena 0408 111 093) Starting 29th Jan
7pm-7.00pm – Drumming – beginners (for more information contact Elena 0408 111 093) Starting 29th Jan 

10am-11am – Seniors Exercise class  $7 Starting 13th Feb
10am-11am – Guided Relaxation class (including Meditation) – gold coin donation Starting 30th Jan
1pm-2pm – Guided Relaxation class (including Meditation) – FREE Starting 9th Jan
3.45-4.45pm – Strength & Conditioning (call Tamara Carmody on 0451955609) Started
For further information on any of the above classes please call 42556800 or reply to this email.
Our rooms are available for free of charge for women’s groups to meet – contact us at the Centre 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 42556800 for appointments unless alternate mobile number is provided below

COMING SOON! Dietician/Nutritionist and Acupuncturist….details in next What’s on@IWHC

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 (Hawaiian) 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.

9am-4pm Counsellor (free of charge for all women)
9am-4pm Massage Therapist (Linda Fenech) by appointment 42556800

9am-4pm Counsellor (free of charge to all women)
9am-4pm Massage Therapist (Linda Fenech) by appointment 42556800

Free legal advice
Provided by a lawyer from the Illawarra Legal Centre
2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month
Appointments essential – call 42556800

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