DID YOU KNOW BMWHRC CAN HELP WITH THE FOLLOWING?
Free Emergency Supplies
We have handbags packed and ready to go filled with useful supplies like undies, toothbrushes, sanitary items and more. Just let one of our staff members know and we can help you, no questions asked.
Free Washer, Dryer & Shower
We have a washing machine & dryer available for use. We also have a shower available and can provide any supplies to make you comfortable. You can book a time online or just ask one of our friendly staff to assist.
Free Private Study Space
Our in-centre Study Hub has free desktop computers, a printer, Wifi & stationary available. You can book the room to yourself online or just ask one of our friendly staff for more info.
Assistance, Resources & Referral
We all go through tough times, but if you are struggling to access your basic needs we are here to help! We can assist you with all kinds of resources & if we can't help we will know someone who can. Just speak to one of our friendly staff or submit a private message via our contact page.
What's available in Centre?
We employ professional staff who provide a range of health and social services including the free young women's* health clinic, counselling, acupuncture, massage therapy, information and referral.
We also run a variety of workshops & classes each month. Check out our events calendar on the What's On page for info & regular updates.
We have a selection of services that are either 'drop-in' (no booking required) or can be booked online. Just click the button below to see what's available to book now.
*our centre is working hard to be inclusive & safe for our Trans & Non-binary communities. If you have any questions or concerns about if our centre is right for you please don't hesitate to get in touch
Some of our services can now be booked online!
IMPORTANT UPDATE REGARDING OUR HEALTH SERVICE
Massage therapy is currently unavailable at the Centre.
We are thrilled to welcome Dr Sam Critchley back to the Centre. Dr Sam joins Dr Alison Lyon and Dr Miriam Brooks and our Registered Nurse Salicia Davies. Our clinical team is trauma informed and committed to the needs of all women.
BMWHRC health services prioritise ‘health disadvantaged’ women in the Blue Mountains.
This means that if you are on Centrelink benefits or have a Health Care Card we will take extra steps to make services available to you and encourage you to contact us for an appointment and assessment.
This approach to health equity is a priority in the Centre, existing clients who no longer meet a high-need criteria may experience changes to their regular appointment schedule & availability.
Please get in touch via the contact us page if you have any queries or would like to make a booking.
SERVICES ON OFFER YEAR ROUND
Women's Health clinical team
We have two Doctors & one Nurse who specialise is women's health working part time at the Centre. We pride ourselves in providing trauma-informed care specialising in a range of issues. To read more about our Health Clinic, or to get in touch with the Centre, just click one of the buttons below.
"Our clinic staff take a holistic approach to women's health"
Counselling at the Centre
We have a team of friendly, dedicated counsellors & mental health professionals that work for BMWHRC year round. We pride ourselves in providing trauma-informed care specialising in a range of issues.
8 sessions of counselling are available for women of all genders and all ages from 14 years up, with some capacity for more sessions if needed.
Counselling is provided by Social Workers with experience in respectful, strengths based, trauma informed practice which honours each person’s unique experience.
If you would like counselling please ring reception for a telephone intake appointment. Our Intake worker will help you work out if our service is the best one for you.
We offer a free walk-in health clinic for young people 25 years and under every Thursday from 3.00 pm – 5.00 pm during the school term.
Women* under 25 can drop into our Katoomba centre and access a GP, Women's Health Nurse, Counsellors, information & resources without a pre-booked appointment.
To learn more about our Health Clinic & what our health team specialise in just click the button below.
If you would like to see what groups are running, our social media info or listings of other local youth services, visit our under 25's page.
*our centre is working hard to be inclusive & safe for our Trans & Non-binary communities. If you have any questions or concerns about if our centre is right for you please don't hesitate to get in touch.
Resources & Information
You can access the following at the Centre:
- A library from which you can borrow
- A washing machine, dryer, shower and essential hygiene supplies
- Access to a BBQ on weekdays
- Computers, printers and scanners and we can also assist you with additional data for your phones if necessary
- Access to information about your physical and mental wellbeing and local services best placed to assist you.
- You can also just come and sit in the garden and have a cup of something warm.
Study Hub is a private space equipped with 2 desktop computers, a printer, Wifi, kitchenette, stationery & other educational resources. The space can accommodate up to 4 people for group projects and can be booked for two hour sessions via our bookings page.
Study Hub can be used for study as well as working on your resume or ‘working from home’ if you need access to data and/or a printer/scanner etc.