Let’s talk about sex!


We’re not talking about the retro 90s song, we’re talking about the best community online! Join the Play Safe Community Forum to discuss sexual health, sexual education, get relationship advice or ask our resident Nurse, Nurse Nettie any sex-related question. It’s open 24/7 and is moderated, anonymous and fun!


Score an A in sexual education by getting the info on all things safe sex, STIs, birth control, and other sex-related topics at the Play Safe website: http://www.playsafe.health.nsw.gov.au. It’s advice that will certainly make you come back for more. PLUS there’s a whole community where you can discuss sexual health, sexual education, get relationship advice, and ask our resident nurse any burning questions you may have. It’s open 24/7 and is moderated, anonymous and fun! http://www.community.playsafe.health.nsw.gov.au



goGo4Fun® is a healthy lifestyle program to improve health, fitness, self-esteem and confidence in children. The program is for 7-13 year olds who are above their healthy weight.

Sessions run for two hours and include games, activities, tips on healthy food, label reading and portion sizes plus much more!

Go4Fun programs for Term 1, 2017 will be held in the following locations:
  • Wollongong – Beaton Park Leisure Centre, Tuesdays afternoons from 4-6pm
  • Wollongong – University of Wollongong, Saturday mornings 9:30 -11:30am
  • Berkeley – Illawarra Sports High School, Wednesday afternoons from 4-6pm

To register for the program, please visit www.go4fun.com.au or by phone 1800 780 900.

LGBTI Aged Care Training


A free, essential and relevant one day training course, delivered by ACON, for all workers in the aged care sector across the Illawarra and Shoalhaven to help promote a better understanding of the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people, and provide staff with more confidence to deliver an inclusive, best practice service.

ACON is NSW’s leading health promotion organisation specialising in HIV and LGBTI health, and is also Australia’s largest and most recognised national provider for LGBTI inclusion training programs.

This national aged care sector training initiative, funded by the Australian Government, is presented by ACON’s Teddy Cook and Ryan Jackson with support from the Illawarra Forum.

Places are limited and will fill up quickly so RSVP without delay by Wednesday 23 November. Representatives from each organisation will be limited to three (3).

RSVP online at www.aconhealth.org.au/lgbti_aged_care_training_illawarra_shoalhaven

WHEN –  Tuesday 29 November, 2016 at 9:15am – 4:30pm

WHERE –   Laurel Room, Dapto Ribbonwood 93-109 Princes Hwy, Dapto

CONTACT –  Ryan Jackson · rjackson@acon.org.au · 02 9206 2140

Our 30th birthday party is fast approaching!

Illawarra Womens Health CentrePlease join us next week at 4.00pm for our AGM, followed by our party

to celebrate the Centre providing services to women of the Illawarra for the past 30 years!

With a 1980’s theme: big hair, fluoro gym wear, french onion dip, and great memories of the past its going to be lots of fun! We look forward to seeing you here.

The Illawarra Women’s Health Centre team
RSVP (for catering purposes): Monday 24th Oct 4255 6800

Stall Holders Wanted

Carers NSW is looking for stall holders to take part at a carers event being held at Dapto Ribbonwood Centre on Wednesday 26th October 10.00am – 2.00 pm to celebrate their 40th birthday.

There is no cost to be part of the event and Carers NSW will provide 1 x trestle table and 1 x chair for your use throughout the day.

To register as a stall holder complete the attached registration form and email to commsteam@carersnsw.org.au

This is a free event for carers and their families to enjoy various relaxation and wellness workshops, complimentary massages, resourceful service providers  and a delicious lunch. Please contact commsteam@carersnsw.org.au  or call 9280 4744 to register as a stall holder, attendee or other event enquiries.


We are having a party!

26220f35-467f-4cc5-87b0-eb5b9cb362e4Its our 30th birthday

(and our AGM!)

This year, we at the Illawarra Women’s Health Centre are celebrating our 30th Anniversary (est 1986)!

We have provided essential support to women over three decades in the Illawarra. So please come along and help us celebrate on Wednesday 26th October at 4pm.

If you would like, please bring a plate of your favourite 80’s food (french onion dip anyone?) and dress for the occasion. We will be here to greet you in our very best flouro and big hair with a plate of frankfurters.

If you know of anybody that has been involved in the Centre over the last 30 years and would like to attend please pass on the details.

We’d love to hear their stories on the day!