Partners and Financial Supporters

Partners

Silver Chain Continence Management and Advice Service
A continence nurse is available on Mondays to advise on how to manage and improve symptoms of incontinence. This is a free service to women on pension and health care cards who have had symptoms for six months or more. 

Carers WA Counselling
Counselling for carers is available on Tuesdays on a fortnightly basis. 

Playgroup WA
Mother Baby Nurture groups (10 sessions) are available every term and are run by professional Playgroup WA facilitators. They are for mothers and their babies in the first few months of parenthood. They provide a safe space in which women can share their experiences and get support in building a relationship with their baby. 

The Bump WA
Active Birth Workshops are provided by The Bump WA on a monthly basis to prepare women and their partners for birth.

BreastScreen WA
FWHC partners with BreastScreen WA to organise an annual regional Fremantle Women's Health and Wellbeing Day event. In 2016 there were 25 stalls; participatory activities including laughter yoga, Nuline dancing, Zumba Gold, yoga and meditation; access to a toy library and a creche facility.

Financial Supporters

WA Department of Health
FWHC receives its core recurrent funding from Women and Newborn Health Service of the Department of Health to provide clinical nursing, counselling, health promotion and group activities.

Mental Health Commission
FWHC receives recurrent funding from the Mental Health Commission for perinatal mental health counselling.

Medicare
Medicare income is received for medical appointments.

Lotterywest
Over the years FWHC has received grants for the purchase of premises and building extensions, information technology upgrades and purchase of furniture, and for organisational development. The organisational development grants have enabled the engagement of consultants to facilitate the Board and Executive Director to develop strategic and operational plans.

WA Cervical Cancer Prevention Program
FWHC has obtained two grants from WA Cervical Cancer Prevention Program to provide Pap Smear Clinics specifically for Aboriginal women. The first program was delivered at Hilton Community Health Centre between April and September 2014 one morning per fortnight. The second program was delivered between March and June 2016 at our Fremantle premises, this time on a weekly basis. Both were provided by a clinical nurse, no appointments were needed and transport was provided by our Aboriginal worker.

City of Cockburn
A Community Grant received in May 2012 enabled us to provide some outreach groups in the Cockburn area (Yangebup and Success) between August and October 2012 for women who find it difficult to access these groups at our premises in Fremantle. The grant was for two Love Your Body Groups, one for young women and one for older women.

Fremantle Foundation
A Nectar for Women Grant was received in October 2012 to support crèche worker costs for an outreach postnatal support group at the Yangebup Family Centre.

Department for Communities
An Early Years Activities Grant  received in May 2013  enabled us to provide an outreach postnatal support group in partnership with Meerilinga Family Centre in Coolbellup between June and August 2013. The grant was used for group room and crèche hire and crèche workers. 

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