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Educational events

A range of health and well-being programs will be offered to MSWA Members during 2019. These programs include cognition workshops, fatigue management, art therapy and more. Open to anyone living with a neurological condition.

Please contact MSWA Health Education & Peer Support Coordinator on 9365 4858 for more information.


Arts and Crafts

Arts and Crafts

Join us for fun, creativity and connection!

- No experience needed, simply come along and enjoy

- All materials provided for painting, drawing, mandalas, origami, collage making

- You can also bring a project to work on or let us know if you have a skill you’d like to share with others

  • Date: Tuesday, 18 June 2019
  • Time: 10.00am to 12.00pm
  • Location: MSWA Bunbury, 1 Mason Street, Davenport

If you are interested in attending, please contact MSWA Counsellor Kellie Hansen on 0417 795 131 or email Kellie.Hansen@mswa.org.au

Places are limited - please register by Friday, 14 June 2019.


Lego

Lego play

Come and play with Lego to relax, practice mindfulness and bring yourself into the present moment. Lego play can also improve your motor skills, spatial awareness and problem solving skills.

  • Date: Tuesday, 16 July 2019
  • Time: 10.00am to 12.00pm
  • Location: MSWA Bunbury, 1 Mason Street, Davenport

If you are interested in attending, please contact MSWA Counsellor Kellie Hansen on 0417 795 131 or email Kellie.Hansen@mswa.org.au

Places are limited - please register by Tuesday, 2 July 2019.


Men's Support Group

Men's Support Group

Come along to meet with other men living with a neurological condition. Share challenges, ideas, information and resources. A space for sharing and support.

  • Date: Friday, 21 June 2019
  • Time: 11.00am to 1.00pm (lunch provided)
  • Location: MSWA Kelmscott, 2/2938 Albany Highway

If you are interested in attending, please contact MSWA Counsellor Monique Chas on 0447 648 505 or email Monique.Chas@mswa.org.au


Let's ChAt

Let's ChAt

Let’s ChAT is a speech pathology facilitated group for people who use any type of communication aid, from picture boards to tablets and everything in between.

Our aim is creating a space for people to come together to share their knowledge and experience in using different communication aids.

These interactive group sessions will focus on group sharing and discussion - updating software, phrases or words - practice using your aid in a group setting - the provision of educational information.

  • Date: Wednesday, 10 July 2019
  • Time: 10.30am to 11.30am
  • Location: MSWA Wilson, 29 Parkhill Way

If you are interested in attending, please contact MSWA Speech Pathologist Laura Ryan on 0439 093 793 or email Laura.Ryan@mswa.org.au


Live a Good Life

Living a Good Life

MS brings challenges. Learn strategies to help you bring more happiness into your life, even in the face of adversity.

Come to these four workshops to learn more about happiness as a habit, changing your attitude, practicing gratitude and taking one step at a time!

  • When: 25 June 2019
  • Time: 3.00pm to 5.00pm
  • Location: To be confirmed

Express your interest with Sabena Lund (Health Education & Peer Support Coordinator) on 9365 4858 or Sabena.Lund@mswa.org.au


Cognition

Cognition - Butler

This 5-week program is for MSWA members with a neurological condition who would like to improve their memory, attention and thinking. Come along to meet others, gain support and learn new strategies.

  • Dates (2019): 14 June | 21 June | 28 June | 5 July | 12 July
  • Time: 10.00am to 11.30am
  • Location: MSWA Butler

Contact Occupational Therapy for further dates and locations - 9365 4854 or OT.Referrals@mswa.org.au

Places are limited - please register by Friday, 7 June.


Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology

Come along to meet others, gain support and learn new strategies about Assistive Technology that could help you with scheduling, reading, writing and typing, cooking and housekeeping or grooming and moving around the bathroom.

The program is open to anyone living with a neurological condition.

  • MSWA Rockingham: Thursday, 27 June 2019 | 9.30am to 12.30pm

If you are interested in attending, please contact MSWA Occupational Therapy on 9365 4854 or OT.Referrals@mswa.org.au


MSWA Fremantle Coffee Crew

Fremantle MS Coffee Crew

Do you live in the Fremantle area? Were you diagnosed with MS in the last five years? Connect with others to share experiences and ideas. We’re a new group that will meet on the second Saturday of the month.

  • When: Second Saturday of each month
  • Dates (2019): 13 July | 10 August | 14 September | 12 October | 9 November | 14 December
  • Time: From 10am

Register your interest and venue preference with Sabena Lund (Health Education & Peer Support Coordinator) on 9365 4858 or Sabena.Lund@mswa.org.au


Peer Connect

Peer Connect - Rockingham

A space for sharing, connection and support.

Open to people living with a neurological condition, sessions will be facilitated by MSWA Counsellors, Janice and Lil.

  • Dates (Saturdays - 2019): 20 July | 24 August I 5 October I 16 November
  • Time: 10am to 12pm
  • Location: MSWA Rockingham

If you are interested in attending, please contact MSWA Counsellor Janice on 0455 461 832 or Janice.Petrovic@mswa.org.au


MSWA Peer Connect

Peer Connect - Mandurah

A space for sharing, connection and support.

Open to people living with a neurological condition, sessions will be facilitated by MSWA Counsellors, Monique and Janice.

  • Dates (Tuesdays - 2019): 25 June I 30 July | 27 August I 24 September I 29 October I 26 November
  • Time: 10am to 12pm
  • Location: MSWA Mandurah

If you are interested in attending, please contact MSWA Counsellor Monique on 0447 648 505 or Monique.Chas@mswa.org.au


Peer Connect

Peer Connect - Register your interest

We are registering interest for more Peer Connect groups, for people who have been diagnosed with MS in the past 5 years.

Dates and locations will depend on interest. Please contact Sabena Lund (Health Education & Peer Support Coordinator) on 9365 4858 or Sabena.Lund@mswa.org.au



MSWA I'm Fine Support Group - Beechboro

I'm Fine Support Group

A space to come together, to support and be supported whilst sharing the MS experience. Each session will include sharing ideas, challenges and solutions. Sessions will be facilitated by MSWA Counsellors.

  • Dates (2019): 25 June | 30 July | 27 August | 24 September | 29 October | 26 November
  • Time: 1pm to 2.30pm
  • Location: MSWA Beechboro

If you are interested in attending, please contact MSWA Counsellor Kathryn on 0419 847 897 or Kathryn.Budzinska@mswa.org.au.


MSWA I'm Fine Support Group - Butler

I'm Fine Support Group

A space to come together, to support and be supported whilst sharing the MS experience. Each session will include sharing ideas, challenges and solutions. Sessions will be facilitated by MSWA Counsellors.

  • Dates (2019): 9 July | 13 August | 10 September | 8 October | 12 November | 10 December
  • Time: 1pm to 2.30pm
  • Location: MSWA Butler

If you are interested in attending, please contact MSWA Counsellor Sandra Suverijn on 0417 604 365 or Sandra.Suverijn@mswa.org.au for more information.



These programs might be subsidised by MSWA to support MSWA Members without individual funding through the NDIS.

Please contact Sabena Lund (Health Education & Peer Support Coordinator) on 9365 4858 or Sabena.Lund@mswa.org.au about education sessions coming up at MSWA.

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