The Women’s Health Program (Women’s Group) has been part of Gurriny Yealamucka Health Service for over 10 years. Our main core business is the Family Wellbeing Program, a social health program, which focuses on empowerment, personal development and leadership. It teaches participants life skills to be used daily within family, work and community life. In the Family Wellbeing sessions we facilitate the sharing and discussions of stories, relationships and goal setting.
Alongside the Family Wellbeing Program, Women’s Group offers the following activities and services throughout the year for young and old women to engage in to enhance their overall health and wellbeing.
- Cultural activities- camps, fishing, outings at the beach, connecting to country
- Arts and craft classes
- Cooking classes
- Educational programs
- Grooming and deportment sessions
- One on one yarn ups
- Home visits
- Drop in and morning tea
- Participation in community events such as NAIDOC Week, Foundation Day, Child Protection Week, International Women’s Day and National Youth Week.
Women’s Group is part of a wide network of women’s services available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women within Yarrabah. Our approach to bringing services to our women is delivered in a culturally appropriate and respectful manner to our clients. Our home visiting technique has proven success in engaging with women and supporting them on their journey to improved health.