Social Support

 
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Neighbourhood mother’s program

A weekly support group for mothers who have arrived in Australia in the past 10 years and have children up to 12 years old. Women participate in weekly skills development activities, as well as information and workshops on parenting, relationships, family well being, welfare, and health.

Also available:

  • Childcare providing Rhyme Time and early childhood activities for non-school aged children.

  • Home visitation for social support and connection, for socially isolated mothers with children up to 2 years old. Eligibility will be assessed by Ishar staff member.

  • English classes

Availability

Friday
10am - 12pm

Cost

Free

Location

Herb Graham Recreation Centre
38 Ashbury Crescent
Mirrabooka, WA 6061
Room MMC3

 

‘Fun Being A Mum’ New Mother’s Group

A support group for new mothers of babies aged 0-12 months. The groups provide friendship, support, activities, and information about parenting and self-care.

Availability

Wednesday
10.30am - 12.30am

Cost

Free

Location

Kevin Smith Community Offices,
21 Sudbury Road,
Mirrabooka, WA 6061
(Mirrabooka Library Building Upstairs)

 

Carer support group

A range of free holistic services provided to unpaid carers of someone living with mental health issues, physical disability, and/or intellectual disability. The program is open to male and female carers aged 18 or older, from all cultural backgrounds throughout the metropolitan area.

These services encourage the engagement and social participation of carers, connecting them with the wider community, and providing a hub for ongoing support and education.

Services include:

  • Counselling

  • Respite activities

  • Group sessions in Mirrabooka and Bentley

  • Home visiting

  • Outings

  • Events

  • Workshops

  • Social activities

  • Health and well-being information sessions

  • Support and referral to service providers

  • Individual support and advocacy

Availability

Tuesday: 10:30am-12:30pm at Bentley Library Wednesday: 10:30am-12:30pm at Ishar

Cost

Free

Location

Kevin Smith Community Offices,
21 Sudbury Road,
Mirrabooka, WA 6061
(Mirrabooka Library Building)

 

40+ Women’s Lifestyle Program

Weekly activities, information sessions, and support for 40+ women of all backgrounds. Refreshments and interpreters provided.

Availability

Tuesday: 10:30am-12:30pm at Bentley Library Wednesday: 1pm - 3pm at Ishar

Cost

Free

Location

Kevin Smith Community Offices,
21 Sudbury Road,
Mirrabooka, WA 6061
(Mirrabooka Library Building)

 

Settlement, Engagement And Transition  Support (SETS)

Assistance with settlement issues for newly arrived humanitarian refugees living in Australia for less than 5 years, including:

  • Housing

  • Education, Training, Employment

  • Settlement, Citizenship Information

  • Financial Planning

  • Centrelink Services

  • Managing Relationships in Australia

  • Domestic Violence Support

Availability

Friday: 10am - 11am
Individual appointments available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

Cost

Free

Location

Herb Graham Recreation Centre
38 Ashbury Crescent
Mirrabooka, WA 6061
Room MMC2

 

Domestic Violence Support group

Free services for women who are experiencing, or have experienced domestic violence.

Therapeutic groups and individual client support available to empower women to:

  • Understand domestic violence through education

  • Become aware of the services and supports available

  • Find a pathway to healing through art and narrative therapy

  • Increase self-worth and self-awareness through self-esteem exercises

  • Re-discover their courage and voice

  • Learn about inner peace and balance

  • Receive support through their journey

Availability

Thursday
11am - 1pm

COst

Free

Location

Kevin Smith Community Offices,
21 Sudbury Road,
Mirrabooka, WA 6061
(Mirrabooka Library Building)