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South West Women’s Health & Information Centre – Health Education

Information and advice is available on all aspects of women’s health. Make an appointment to see a qualified nurse.

  • Contraception
  • Fertility Awareness
  • Pregnancy Choices (including Unplanned Pregnancy, Terminations, Support)
  • Menopause Issues
  • Period Problems
  • Any other health concerns you may have.

They provide telephone, one to one or community education on women’s health topics. They are also able to do pregnancy testing and offer follow up support.

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South West Women’s Health & Information Centre – Motivational Health and Wellbeing Coaching

Work with a life coach to set goals assisting you to move forward in living a healthier more vibrant life.

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South West Women’s Health & Information Centre – Counselling

The South-West Women’s Health and Information Centre counselling service enables women to seek solutions in an understanding and supportive environment. Information and advice is available on all aspects of women’s health for free. Make an appointment to see a qualified nurse.
 
• Contraception
• Fertility Awareness
• Pregnancy Choices (including Unplanned Pregnancy, Terminations, Support)
• Menopause Issues
• Period Problems
• Any other health concerns you may have
 
They provide telephone, one to one or community education on women’s health topics. They are also able to do pregnancy testing and offer follow up support.
 
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Relationships WA – Bunbury

Relationships WA Bunbury provide relationship education courses, including:

  • Communication in Relationships
  • Healthy Conflict in Relationships
  • Parenting After Seperation
  • Self Worth – An Introduction
  • Stepfamilies: An Introduction
  • Supporting Your Anxious Child
  • Understanding Angry Emotions
  • Communication in Relationships
  • Communicate Effectively
  • Dads and Daughters
  • Fathering after Separation
  • Healthy Conflict in Relationships
  • Managing Anger (Men)
  • Parenting after Separation
     
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Dignity Vending Machine Bunbury

The #Pinkbox Dignity Vending Machine is a vending machine that dispenses FREE packs of six tampons and two pads to those in need. Share the Dignity supply the period products in the vending machine, install the machine and keep it supplied with free products.
Share the Dignity is installing #Pinkbox Dignity Vending Machines across Australia in:
 
• Charities
• Homeless hubs
• Domestic violence refuges and services
• Community centres
• Hospitals
• Aboriginal health services
• Public toilets
• Low socioeconomic Schools
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AccordWest – Collie House

Collie House provides 2 short term crisis accommodation units in Collie for women aged 25-44 and their children at risk of becoming homeless. If you’re exiting a living situation that may have left you feeling unsafe or at risk, these self contained units are available for up to 3 months and will help provide stability, security and reliability for your family as you wait for community accommodation to become available.
Key Eligibility Criteria:
• Women aged 25 – 44
• Willing to participate in an assessment of housing and other needs by the Housing & Homelessness Team.
• Willing to work with the Housing & Homelessness Team to address personal barriers to gaining accommodation. 
• Willing and able to engage with other organisations that provide additional support for mental health, alcohol and other drugs and Family and relationships support.
• Have a regular source of income (Collie house can help you apply for Centrelink payments)
• Have independent living skills (e.g. cooking, cleaning, laundry, using public transport)
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AccordWest – Ngalla Maya

Ngalla Maya is a friendly, inclusive shared accommodation solution that provides a safe-haven for single women who find themselves without a place to call home for up to a year. 
 
While you’re here, AccordWest will work with you to build the life skills you need to find, secure and transition to more stable and long term accommodation.
 
Eligibility:
 
• Single female
• Homeless
• Willing to participate in an assessment of housing and other needs by the Housing & Homelessness Team.
• Willing to work with the Housing & Homelessness Team to address personal barriers to gaining accommodation.
• Willing and able to engage with other organisations that provide additional support for mental health, alcohol and other drugs.
• Have a regular source of income (they can help you apply for Centrelink payments).
• Have independent living skills (e.g. cooking, cleaning, laundry, using public transport).
• Be willing and able to live communally
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South West Women’s Health & Information Centre – Motivational Health & Wellbeing Coaching

SWWHIC counselling service enables women to seek solutions in an understanding and supportive environment. The service provides women with short term support.
This service is available by appointment only and a commitment fee of $30 ($10 for concession) is charged. 
If you have any concern regarding fees please discuss this with them.
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South West Women’s Health & Information Centre – Well Women’s Clinic

SWWHIC take a holistic approach to empowering women to care for their health and well-being. All of their Well Women’s Clinic services are provided by a qualified nurse.
 
The centre offers:
 
• Pap Smear clinic – Monday mornings
• Education on breast self-examinations
• A thorough discussion on all women’s health issues with our Nurse.
The women’s clinic provides Pap smears for women if they are under 70 years of age and if you have ever had sex.
Cost is $30 ($10 for concession card holders)
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Waratah – Family Abuse Intevention Service

The service provides free, specialised counselling, support, advocacy and therapeutic intervention for women aged sixteen years and over who are in circumstances where violence has occurred or is likely to occur in an intimate or familial relationship.

Women can access the service by either self-referring, by having another agency refer them, or by being referred by Department for Child Protection and Family Support.

 
For out of hours help, advice and counselling, please call 1800 737 732
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Welcoming Women

Welcoming Women is a women’s group that meets monthly for women to connect, share, learn and grow together in a positive and supportive environment. Each month there is a different guest presenter. 
Join in for a guided meditation, well-being activity, and chatting over tea and healthy treats. It is a great opportunity to meet new acquaintances, learn about women’s health and wellness, try new things and to just experience some ‘me’ time. Bookings are essential.
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State and National Women's Support Services Services

1800RESPECT

1800RESPECT is a national sexual assualt and domestic violence counselling service.

1800RESPECT provide support and counselling for:

  • People experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, sexual assault, domestic or family violence
  • Their friends and family
  • Workers and professionals supporting someone experiencing, or at risk of experiencing sexual assault, domestic or family violence.

They can be contacted by phone or online chat, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Suicide Call Back

Suicide Call Back Service is a nationwide service that provides professional 24/7 telephone and online counselling to people who are affected by suicide. Suicide Call Back Service services include telephone chat services, online chat and video chat.

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Women’s Domestic Violence Helpline

The Women’s Domestic Violence Helpline is a state wide 24 hour service. This service provides support and counselling for women experiencing family and domestic violence. This includes:

  • Phone counselling
  • Information and advice
  • Referral to local advocacy, support services, and safe accommodation if required
  • Support in escaping situations of family and domestic violence
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Qlife

QLife provides Australia-wide anonymous, LGBTI peer support and referral for people wanting to talk about a range of issues including sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings or relationships.

QLife services are free and include both telephone and webchat support, delivered by trained LGBTI community members across the country. Services are for LGBTI individuals, their friends and families, and health professionals in Australia.

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Women’s Legal Service WA

The Women’s Legal Service WA is a free community legal centre providing legal advice, support and advocacy to WA women experiencing disadvantage. They can assist women with:

  • Family law (parenting related matters, divorce and some property settlement matters through their Legal Clinic)
  • Family violence (identifying and responding to family violence and restraining order matters)
  • Protection and care (matters involving the Department of Communities Child Protection and Family Support Division)
  • Criminal injuries compensation (where it relates to family violence, assault or sexual assault).
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WESNET – Safe Connections

The Safe Connections program provides tech-abuse advice to women who are experiencing technology-facilitated abuse as well as being able to provide women (and children) affected by domestic, family or sexual violence with a free Safe Connections phones and top-up credit (eligible clients can top-up 3 times in the financial year).

They also provide tech-abuse advice where they can organise appointments with one of our tech experts.

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DVassist Telephone Counselling Service

The DVassist counselling service is available Monday to Friday, from 10 am to 7 pm, via free call 1800 080 083 to anyone living in remote, regional, and rural Western Australia. We provide information and support for women, men and young people living in remote, regional, and rural Western Australia experiencing family and domestic violence.

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Your Toolkit

The Financial Toolbox Women provides support to women and their children facing, or having faced, domestic violence and/or financial abuse. The Your Toolkit team does not provide direct support to individuals, but the website provides details for contacting  support services and help lines and women’s refuges.
 
The website includes information on: 
• Checklist of documents you need to take with you when leaving a relationship 
• How can your bank or financial advisor help if you are preparing to leave?
• Centrelink support payments and services
• Financial assistance for living costs
• Tenancy Information and Laws
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