Open 9.15am–4pm Mon–Thurs

25 Lefroy Street
North Hobart, Tasmania 7002

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Statewide activities

Online Classes

Our online health and wellbeing classes are great for your body and mind.  The classes are available on our facebook page here.

  • Monday:  Tai Chi with Wendy at 9.30am  (livestreamed)
  • Tuesday:  Meditation with Jean or Valerie at 11am
  • Wednesday:  Yoga with Jen at 11am  (livestreamed)
  • Thursday:  Weights with Wendy at noon  (livestreamed)

The classes are available on our facebook page for two weeks.  You can also access previously recorded classes by subscribing to our ENews here.     

Women's Health Information Line

A state-wide freecall service for women in Tasmania. 

The number to call is:  1800 675 028.  To find out more click here.

Telehealth Counselling

Our Social Worker and Psychologist offer free, short-term counselling via phone or video conferencing for Tasmanian women.  Our particular areas of focus are: 

  • Emotional health and wellbeing counselling
  • Preparation for birth, pregnancy and parenting
  • Pregnancy options counselling
  • Hypnosis

As with all our work we take a strengths-based and solutions-focused approach to counselling.  We can also offer a number of referral options for longer-term counselling or practical support.  Translating and interpreting services are available.  

NILs Loans

We are a NILs Loans Partner. The No Interest Loans Scheme offers people on low incomes access to safe and affordable credit. NILS loan applications can be completed by phone. NILS loans are for amounts up to $1500 for the purchase of essential items. To be eligible you must have a current healthcare card, pension concession card, DVA card or low income health care card. Ask for our NILs Loans Officer.  

Women's Health Fund

The Women's Health Fund is administered state-wide by Women's Health Tasmania with the assistance of partner agencies.

The aim of the Women's Health Fund is to assist women aged 25 and over who otherwise could not afford to access contraceptive items and/or sexual and reproductive health services. The fund assists disadvantaged women across Tasmania. Family Planning Tasmania, your GP or specialist can assist you to apply to the Women’s Health Fund or call our Women’s Health Information Line on 1800 675 028 for more information.

Young women aged 12 - 24 can access the Youth Health Fund via The Link

Encore

We regularly deliver the YWCA Encore program in Launceston and Hobart. This is a free 8-week post-surgery exercise and recovery program for women who have experienced breast cancer.

Encore lowers the risk of lymphoedema and helps restore strength, mobility, self-confidence and general wellbeing.

Encore offers a range of specifically designed gentle exercise and relaxation activities.

Contact us to find out when the next Encore program is happening near you.

Workshops

For the community

We host forums and workshops on various topics of interest to women at various venues, subject to social distancing requirements.  We can also off them on Zoom.  The issues covered range from individual physical health to broader issues which impact on the well-being of women. Some of the many topics covered in recent years include mental health, nutrition and exercise, stroke, violence against women, menopause, financial planning, digital technology and brain training.

Workshops currently being offered:

MENTORS IN VIOLENCE PREVENTION (MVP) WORKSHOP

A coalition of Tasmanian services are delivering workshops in every Tasmanian Local Government Area over the next 12 months.  Join in the conversation in you local community!

Lunch is provided, and the workshops are free.  Numbers are limited, so book early.

The first workshops are:

For help to enroll or if you have any questions call 6231 3212 and talk to Jo.  

Workshops coming soon to Devonport and George Town.

What is MVP?

MVP gives us the skills to help end violence in our communities by helping us to learn how to be effective bystanders.  Bystanders can confront, interrupt or prevent violence.

The workshop is for the general community, community workers and post-secondary students.  It is highly interactive and starts conversations about how we react to issue ranging from bullying to family violence.

The workshop will give you the chance to develop and practice concrete options you can safely use in a range of situation.  It challenges us all to be leaders and proactive bystanders.

The workshops are funded through a grant provided by the Tas Community Fund to the Hobart Women's Shelter, Women's Health Tasmania, Engender Equality and the Women's Legal Service.  

Contact us for more information regarding programs and forums that may be on near you.

 

For health and community sector professionals

We provide talks and workshops for students and workplaces, subject to social distancing requirements.  We can also offer them on Zoom.  Contact us for more information.