Our operating hours during COVID lockdown

Due to Government restrictions Blue Mountains Women’s Health and Resource Centre will not be having face to face appointments until Monday 12th July.
If you are in a Domestic Violence situation please call the
Police on 000 or
1800RESPECT (1800 656463)
If you need support you can call Lifeline on 131114 or the Mental Health Line 1800 011 511

Group Program Term 2, 2021 (April-June)

We’re excited to be running a fuller group program in Term 2! For everyone’s safety numbers are still limited and bookings are essential for most programs. Call the Centre 024782 5133 to book your spot.
We’re interested in the groups you’d like to see in future and if you’re interested in after hours or weekend options? Email cherie@bmwhrc.org or call the Centre 024728 5133 to make your suggestions.

Group Program Term 1 2021 (January-March)

We are delighted to be resuming some of our group programming for Term 1 2021!

Because of COVID restrictions there are changes of venue for some groups and stricter limits on enrolment numbers overall to ensure everyone’s well being, physical distancing and other health and safety measures will be observed.

We are so looking forward to getting together face to face.  There are still limited spots available in Tai Chi and Yoga in a Chair.    Please check your group for any changes of venue or time and of course give us a call with any questions 024782 5133.

Save the date!

Annual General Meeting via Zoom

 

Wednesday October 28th at 3pm

 

Please RSVP by calling 4782 5133

Welcome to our new ‘baby’, EViE – Ending Violence, Improving Equality

EViE is a Primary Prevention of Domestic Violence Project led by Blue Mountains Women’s Health and Resource Centre.  EViE aims to promote gender equality by providing easy access to resources and entertainment with positive gender messages through social media. EViE also works locally to progress gender equality through community action and community partnerships.
Remember to Like, Follow and Share our EViE Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/eviebmwhrc/

Physical Distance not Solitude

We wanted to let you know that the Women’s Health Centre is offering a way of supporting you and maintaining your social wellbeing by phone.
If you are in self isolation or impacted by the social gathering restrictions due to COVID19 you can connect to our friendly staff us on 4782 5133 and we will offer you an appointment to talk on the phone.

Like us on Facebook to help keep connected.

 

We are still trying to find appropriate classes to send you links to but in the meantime you might like to try these mindfulness exercises.

Mindful breathing for one minute.
Lower your eyes and notice where you feel your breath. That might be the air going in and out at your nostrils or the rise and fall of your chest or stomach. If you can’t feel anything, place your hand on your stomach and notice how your hand gently rises and falls with your breath. If you like, you can just lengthen the in breath and the out breath or just breathe naturally. Your body knows how to breathe.

Focus on your breath. When your mind wanders, as it will do, just bring your attention back to your breath. You might like to say ‘thinking’ when you notice your thoughts and just gently shepherd your attention back to your breath.

This can be done for longer than one minute. However, even for one minute it will allow you to pause and be in the moment. Or you might just like to breathe out stress on the out breath and breathe in peace on the in breath.

Loving-kindness meditation.
For one minute, repeat ‘May I be happy, may I be well, may I be filled with kindness and peace.’ You can substitute “you” for “I” and think of someone you know and like, or just send love to all people.

Best wishes and stay well

 

Acknowledgement

The Blue Mountain’s Women’s Health and Resource Centre acknowledges the Darug and Gundungurra people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we work.

BMWHRC supports the Uluru Statement from the Heart and acknowledges that sovereignty was never ceded, Always Was, Always Will Be Aboriginal Land

Click on these links for more information on the Uluru Statement from the Heart :

Uluru Statement from the Heart Website

BMWHRC Acknowledgement Page

(Painting by Gamillaroi woman, Elly)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pre Natal Yoga

Pre Natal Yoga starting Monday February 3rd from 11am.

Class includes gentle yoga exercises, breathing, relaxation & visualisation techniques to help prepare body & mind for birth. Suitable for women 13 weeks onwards into their pregnancy.

$100 for the entire course and bookings are essential, call 4782 5133

 

Photography for beginners with Sue Lightfoot

Photography Group for women with Sue Lightfoot.

Starting Thursday 23rd January from 12noon.

$25 for the group and aimed at beginners or those wanting a refresher on taking photos with a digital camera. Basic photography skills with weekly challenges. Fun and interactive but you will need you own digital camera.

Bookings are essential, call 4782 5133

 

Mum’s & Bub’s Yoga Group

We have a new Mum’s & Bub’s yoga group starting Monday February 3rd from 10.45am

$100 for the group and bookings are essential, call 4782 5133