Taking a Stand for Young Women

Illawarra Womens Health CentreIn only 6 days we have raised over $10,000, which is incredible!

A huge thank you to those who have supported us so far.

BUT it means we only have 4 days left to raise the remaining amount ($9,000), and be able to keep running this exceptional program – empowering young women to protect themselves against domestic violence (in all its forms), be mentally healthy and resilient and lead healthy sexual and reproductive lives.

It’s a highly successful program, which we have developed locally, working with young women in the more marginalised suburbs of the Illawarra – many of whom are at risk.

If you have liked or shared our facebook page thank you so much. Please consider also donating.

Every dollar counts – and your support now would be fantastic (and tax deductible!)

We know it’s an ambitious target  – but we believe we can do it.  With your help.

Click on the picture and have a look at the powerful video on the crowdfunding page – where the young women talk – in their own words – about the benefits of the program!



What’s New

Illawarra Womens Health CentreFood For Your Health 

Join our fun and friendly Dietitian for 4 weeks of expert tips.
Kicking off in June, this very successful group is designed to help you take control of your health and nourish your body in 2016.
When:  Wednesdays June 8, 15, 22 & 29

Time:   11.00am – 12.00pm
Cost:    Only $40 for all 4 weeks (Payment in required in advance to reserve your place)
Where:  Illawarra Women’s Health Centre
Please call to book on 4255 6800

World No Tobacco Day  Celebration

Join us for a morning tea to celebrate

  • Quitting smoking
  • Making your car smoke free
  • Making your home smoke free

All women interested in managing their smoking welcome!
When:   Thursday 2nd June

Time:     10.00am – 12.00pm
Cost:     FREE
Where:  Illawarra Women’s Health Centre
Please call to register on 4255 6800

Introduction to Aromatherapy 

Want to learn more about the uses of essential oils in your home or for your health?
Learn to blend and make other products.
When:   Wednesday 25th May

Time:     6.00pm – 8.00pm
Cost:     $10 (you will take home 2 items that you have made)
Where:  Illawarra Women’s Health Centre
Please call to register on 4255 6800

Cook, Chill, Chat

Cook Chill Chat is a cooking program that gets you into the kitchen in a fun way.
When:   Starts Friday May 13th May for 6 weeks
Where:   Illawarra Women’s Health Centre
Time:     10.30am – 1.30pm
To register please call 4255 6800 or email gabim@womenshealthcentre.com.au

Better Start & Moving Forward Workshop

The Better Start for Children with Disability initiative provides funding for early intervention services for children under 7 with eligible disability.

Children are eligible for the Better Start program if diagnosed with one of the following disabilities:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Deafblindness
  • Down syndrome, including mosaic Down syndrome
  • Fragile X syndrome with full mutation.
  • Hearing impairment (threshold)
  • Sight impairment (threshold)
  • Prader-Willi syndrome
  • Williams syndrome
  • Angelman syndrome
  • Kabuki syndrome
  • Smith-Magenis syndrome
  • CHARGE syndrome
  • Cornelia de Lange syndrome
  • Rett’s Disorder
  • Cri du Chat syndrome; or
  • Microcephaly (threshold)

Children registered with Better Start can access up to $12,000 (maximum $6,000 per year) to pay for early intervention services.

These services include:

  • audiology
  • occupational therapy
  • orthoptics
  • physiotherapy
  • psychology and
  • speech pathology

Families living in outer regional or remote areas may be eligible for an additional one-off payment of $2,000.

This payment is to assist with additional expenses associated with accessing services.

Registration and Information Pack

Moving Forward Workshop at Wollongong on the 8th of March 2016 10am-3pm.

The workshop will have speakers from Department of Education to talk about transition to schools, Ability/Early Links and hopefully somebody from Centrelink and other organisations.

Moving Forward Workshop Invite Wollongong.pdf - Adobe Acrobat Reader DC

Counselling Brochure (2013)

Multicultural HealthMoves | Gentle Exercise

Multicultural HealthMoves Gentle Exercise – Register for Spring – Summer Programs!

HealthMoves is a 12 week gentle exercise group program for culturally and linguistically diverse residents with chronic health conditions.

One hour sessions cost $4 each week. Simple balance and strength tests are included. English and translated flyers are available!

To register, residents need a completed GP registration form.

Forms can be faxed to the ISLHD Multicultural Health Service Fax: 4221 6770.

Referrals from community services are welcome. Our service can contact residents to provide further information.

We speak Italian, Macedonian, Spanish, Italian, Greek, Croatian, Serbian and Arabic. Interpreters are also used.

For more information please contact | ISLHD Multicultural Health Service

Ph | 4221 6722

GP Registration Form and Letter

Wollongong IMS HealthMoves Flyers Spring – Summer 2015

Warilla HealthMoves Flyers Spring – Summer 2015

HealthMoves Participant Registration Form – For GP

Cringila HealthMoves Flyers Spring – Summer 2015

Berkeley HealthMoves Flyers Spring – Summer 2015

Multicultural HealthMoves | Gentle Exercise (Mens Only)

HealthMoves is a group for men aged 18 years and over with long term health conditions

  • 12 week program including:
    • 1hr gentle physical activity
    • simple balance and strength tests
  • health and service information
  • visits to services and recreation activities
  • meet other people

Cost | $1-$2 donation

Interpreters used for balance and strength tests and health information.

Beaton Park Mens Flyers Spring- Summer 2015

Berkeley HealthMoves Flyers Spring – Summer 2015

Cringila HealthMoves Flyers Spring – Summer 2015

Warilla HealthMoves Flyers Spring – Summer 2015

Wollongong IMS HealthMoves Flyers Spring – Summer 2015

GP Registration Form and Letter

HealthMoves Participant Registration Form – For GP

2015-05-02 21_11_06-Questacon Transport Assistance Programme - Microsoft Word - __RemoteQuestacon recently opened a subsidised transport programme to support eligible disadvantaged groups to visit our Centre in Parkes, Canberra through our equity of access initiative.

The Questacon Transport Assistance Programme provides opportunity for disadvantaged groups to develop their interest in science and technology by visiting Questacon. We encourage groups to enjoy other national attractions on the day of their visit, noting any associated costs are not covered by the programme.

The QTAP covers the cost of coach hire or petrol for group travel to visit the Centre and is available each Financial Year until funds are exhausted. Openings are now available for groups to book for the period up to 30 June 2016. Questacon will reimburse the travel cost for an eligible group upon receipt of their travel invoice following their visit to the Centre. Eligible groups will also be entitled to reduced admission price at $7.50 per participant.
To be eligible, groups must be associated with a not-for-profit organisation and reside in proximity to Canberra suitable for day travel to Questacon. Groups may include members from diverse backgrounds that include:
•    Immigrants or refugees
•    Vulnerable or disadvantaged persons
•    Mental or physical disability
•    Aged care
•    Other disadvantaged groups deemed eligible by Questacon.

For more information please contact the QTAP Coordinator, Luke Hartley, on 02 6270 2893 or at group.bookings@questacon.edu.au.

Judi Hubner
Manager, Client and Workforce Strategy
T: 02 6270 2909
E: judi.hubner@questacon.edu.au
Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre
A Division of the Commonwealth Department of Industry and Science
King Edward Terrace Canberra
PO Box 5322 Kingston ACT 2604 Australia