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Domestic Violence Candlelight Vigil

Domestic Violence Candlelight Vigil

Around 100 community members attended a Candlelight vigil to remember those who lost their lives or had been affected by domestic violence. The event brought awareness to domestic and family violence and was held on Wednesday evening, 5 May 2021. It was a very moving...

Maternity & Menstruation Packs

Maternity & Menstruation Packs

We support the distribution of Period Packs and Maternity Packs from Period Pack Inc. to local women in need. Period Pack Inc. is a community lead initiative with the goal of providing homeless and vulnerable women living on Bundjalung Country in the Northern Rivers...

Hysteria, neurosis – No it is real pain.

Hysteria, neurosis – No it is real pain.

This forum was held on International Women’s Day as part of the 2021 Lismore Women’s Festival. Pain in its many forms, including physical, emotional, and psychosocial, and how it is experienced by women was explored.

Popup Women’s Wellbeing Checks

These quick 5-minute health checks are popping up in our community. We will check your Blood Pressure, cholesterol and Blood Glucose, plus ask a few questions. Information about local health services is also provided.

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Family Support Network here in Lismore are offering a free parenting course: 1-2-3 Magic, starting Tuesday 24th October. What a fabulous opportunity. ... See MoreSee Less

Family Support Network here in Lismore are offering a free parenting course: 1-2-3 Magic, starting Tuesday 24th October. What a fabulous opportunity.

Today is #RUOKDay and a reminder to start a conversation that could change a life.

Find tips for how to ask, and what you can say if someone says they’re not OK at bit.ly/44M14vS

#RUOKDay2023 #heretohear
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Thank you to the Lismore App for the write up about our organisation and what we have on offer: lismoreapp.com.au/news-sport/news/empowering-women-norwacs-offering-affordable-counselling-servic... ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you to the Lismore App for the write up about our organisation and what we have on offer: https://lismoreapp.com.au/news-sport/news/empowering-women-norwacs-offering-affordable-counselling-services-in-the-northern-rivers?id=64fed51176907f05eb933de1

We are pleased to announce that we are again able to offer Counselling through the Lismore Women's Health and Resource Centre at 60 Uralba Street, Lismore. Our Counsellors are available Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Please phone us on 6621 9800 or email us at to make an appointment.

See link below in comments for further details.

#womensupportingwomen #womenshealth #counselling #lismore #northernrivers
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We are pleased to announce that we are again able to offer Counselling through the Lismore Womens Health and Resource Centre at 60 Uralba Street, Lismore. Our Counsellors are available Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Please phone us on 6621 9800 or email us at womenshealth@norwacs.org.au to make an appointment. 

See link below in comments for further details.

#womensupportingwomen #womenshealth #counselling #lismore #northernrivers

Learn more about polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) with these culturally appropriate resources, created for First Nations women and girls: www.jeanhailes.org.au/resources/aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-resources#polycystic-ovary-...

#WomensHealthWeek #JeanHailes #Hormones #PCOS #FirstNations #FirstNationsHealth
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Our next Shark Cage group program will be on Wednesdays, 10am to 1pm at our Goonellabah site starting on Wednesday, 25 October and ending on 13 December 2024.

An 8 week supportive group program for women who have experienced domestic/family violence or sexual abuse in their lives.

The Group is open to women of all abilities and diversity. Please contact us with any questions and individual support needs.

Using the Shark Cage® Framework, you will learn about the impacts of trauma, creating and setting boundaries, develop assertiveness skills, and build your sense of empowerment.

The group aims to be a safe space for you to create a new strong and positive sense of yourself and your rights.

Please contact NORWACS 6621 9800 or for further details and see link in the comments below.

#womensupportingwomen #empoweringwomen #lismore #northernrivers #socialwork
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Our next Shark Cage group program will be on Wednesdays, 10am to 1pm at our Goonellabah site starting on Wednesday, 25 October and ending on 13 December 2024.

An 8 week supportive group program for women who have experienced domestic/family violence or sexual abuse in their lives.

The Group is open to women of all abilities and diversity. Please contact us with any questions and individual support needs.

Using the Shark Cage® Framework, you will learn about the impacts of trauma, creating and setting boundaries, develop assertiveness skills, and build your sense of empowerment.

The group aims to be a safe space for you to create a new strong and positive sense of yourself and your rights.

Please contact NORWACS 6621 9800 or sharkcage@norwacs.org.au for further details and see link in the comments below.

#womensupportingwomen #empoweringwomen #lismore #northernrivers #socialwork

You are welcome to join us for this workshop that is open to anyone in the community to attend:

Nourish Northern Rivers Event - Wednesday 20th September, 10:30 – 1:30, 488 Ballina Road, Gooonellabah.

NORWACS is providing a series of workshops across several LGA’s. The goal is to provide tips and strategies to help equip participants to support themselves and others nutritionally and emotionally post disaster.

The workshop is practical including a cooking demonstration, gentle movement, emotional wellbeing tools as well as referral points across the region.

We will share the food we make along with a light lunch and get a chance to connect with community.

Facilitators: Sonja Habernicht (Psychologist) and Nerida Colley (Health Promotion)

We hope to see you there. Please register by Monday the 18th of September for catering purposes. Details in flyer.

#community #nutrition #workshop #lismore #northernrivers
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You are welcome to join us for this workshop that is open to anyone in the community to attend:

Nourish Northern Rivers Event - Wednesday 20th September, 10:30 – 1:30, 488 Ballina Road, Gooonellabah.

NORWACS is providing a series of workshops across several LGA’s. The goal is to provide tips and strategies to help equip participants to support themselves and others nutritionally and emotionally post disaster.

The workshop is practical including a cooking demonstration, gentle movement, emotional wellbeing tools as well as referral points across the region.

We will share the food we make along with a light lunch and get a chance to connect with community.

Facilitators: Sonja Habernicht (Psychologist) and Nerida Colley (Health Promotion)

We hope to see you there. Please register by Monday the 18th of September for catering purposes. Details in flyer.

#community #nutrition #workshop #lismore #northernrivers
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