Programs, workshops & events

At MSWA the safety and security of our Clients and staff are our priority. Please note some restrictions may apply during in-person workshops due to COVID-19, in respect to the WA’s Department of Health’s guidelines.

Please contact MSWA group coordinators for more information.

MSWA holds a variety of events throughout the year for people living with a neurological condition, their families and carers. These range from physical exercise to meditation and stress management to social interaction.

Take a look at the upcoming MSWA workshops below.

MSWA may subsidise funding for Clients without NDIS funding.

Social events

Peer Coffee Catch-Ups

Connect with others living with a neurological condition to share experiences and ideas over a cup of coffee.

When: Monthly - Saturday mornings

Where: Kingsley, Rockingham and Kalgoorlie

RSVP: Please register your interest with Dajana Tesevic on 0429 267 970 or Dajana.Tesevic@mswa.org.au

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Will You Play-Doh with Me?

When was the last time you played? Maybe you remember playing hopscotch or chasey as a child? Or maybe you played games of running through the sprinklers in summer to try and avoid getting drenched.

Engaging in play can help us deal with the more serious aspects of life. This workshop is an opportunity to slow down and use Play-Doh to connect with others, with yourself and feel more grounded.

The group will be facilitated by Counsellor, Sidrah Khan.

When: The next session is planned for October. Specific date to be announced soon.

Where: MSWA Butler

RSVP: To find out more information or to register, contact Sidrah at sidrah.khan@mswa.org.au or 0447 041 205.

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MSWA Art Group

Would you like the opportunity to explore your story with art and work creatively with a group to gain connection and understanding? If the answer is yes, then you need to come along to a new monthly art group starting in September.

Facilitated by our experienced counsellor Alyson Yearsley, who will provide you with the opportunity to explore your: Life Journey -Emotions – Relationships – Resolving past - Goals – Coping skills, creatively through art. Places are very limited, so please register your interest.

When: TBA (next session to be held in October)

Where: Gary Holland Community Centre, 19 Kent Street, Rockingham

RSVP: To find out more information or to register, contact Alyson at alyson.yearsley@mswa.org.au or 0439 790 490.

Art group

WOULD YOU LIKE TO ATTEND OR START UP A COFFEE PEER SUPPORT GROUP NEAR YOU?

If so, please contact MSWA Counsellor | Peer Support and Health Education Officer, Dajana Tesevic on 9365 4858 or Dajana.Tesevic@mswa.org.au.

PEER SUPPORT GROUPS

Northam MS peer support – sharing, connection and support

Join others living with MS along with our Counsellors, Eve Parsons and Dajana Tesevic, for morning tea, a catch-up and to share information. Partners and carers are also welcome. Refreshments are provided.

When: Quarterly, on a Wednesday, 10am - 12 noon. The next event is in September.

Where: Bridgeley Community Centre, Northam.

RSVP: To find out more information or to register, please contact Counsellor Dajana Tesevic on 9365 4858 or Dajana.Tesevic@mswa.org.au. Or contact Eve Parsons on 0427 124 391 or Eve.Parsons@mswa.org.au.

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Men's Resource Group - Kelmscott

Come along to meet with other men living with a neurological condition. Share challenges, ideas, information and resources. Gain valuable insight as to how to improve your wellbeing while living with a neurological condition from the group and other experienced health professionals. The group is facilitated by Counsellor, Michaela Mundy.

Where: MSWA Kelmscott
When: Thursday, 8 September (10am - 12pm)
RSVP: To find out more or to register, contact Michaela Mundy on 0455 453 620 or michaela.mundy@mswa.org.au.

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Men's Resource Group - Mandurah, Rockingham and City of Cockburn

We're accepting expressions of interest for new groups in Mandurah, Rockingham and City of Cockburn.

The aim of this group is to meet with other men living with a neurological condition. Share challenges, ideas, information and resources. Gain valuable insight as to how to improve your wellbeing while living with a neurological condition from the group and other experienced health professionals.

A similar group has been running at MSWA's Kelmscott Services Centre successfully for the last couple of years. Nutrition, fatigue management, resilience tools, breathing exercises to reduce stress anxiety and promote relaxation are just a few topics that have been presented at these groups.

If you are in the area of Mandurah, Rockingham or City of Cockburn and interested in attending any of these groups, please express your interest by 15 September 2022.

Where: To be confirmed - in the Mandurah, Rockingham and City of Cockburn areas
When: To be confirmed
RSVP: Express your interest by 15 September by contacting Michaela Mundy on 0455 453 620 or michaela.mundy@mswa.org.au.

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Carer Support Groups

Neuro Carer Group - Life-Limiting Conditions

Monthly sessions, facilitated by MSWA Counsellors, Liesl Murdoch and Eve Parsons

Are you caring for a person with a life-limiting condition such as MND or a brain tumour?

Share thoughts and feelings about caring, identify ways of coping with stress of caring, reflect on the stages of caring and get support in grieving the ‘living losses’.

When: Monthly

Where: MSWA Wilson

RSVP: To find out more information or to register, please contact Liesl Murdoch on Liesl.Murdoch@mswa.org.au or 0447 810 647, or Eve Parsons on Eve.Parsons@mswa.org.au or 0427 124 391.

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MS and Other Neuro Conditions Carer Support Group

When: Monthly

Where: Central metro area

RSVP: To find out more information or to register, please contact Counsellor Liesl Murdoch on Liesl.Murdoch@mswa.org.au or 0447 810 647.

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Rockingham Carers Group

When: Held on the first Thursday of each month
Where: Community venue in Rockingham
RSVP:
To find out more information or to register, please contact Counsellor Eve Parsons on Eve.Parsons@mswa.org.au or 0427 124 391

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Educational events

Mindfulness and Meditation Group

  • Are you interested in learning mindfulness and meditation?
  • Would you like to improve your stress management?
  • Incorporate more relaxation into your life?

We run a regular Mindfulness & Meditation Group in the Rockingham/Baldivis area. If this is a group you are interested in, please send through your interest as spaces are limited.

Sessions are be facilitated by Janice Petrovic and Lil O'Toole.

When: Monthly. The next sessions will be held 10am - 12 noon on Friday, 16 September and Friday, 9 December

Where: Gary Holland Community Centre, Rockingham

RSVP: RSVP by 5 September and 5 December. Register your interest with Janice Petrovic on 0455 461 832 or Janice.Petrovic@mswa.org.au.

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CONTACT US

If you'd like to find out more or participate in MSWA programs, please complete the form below and one of our friendly team members will contact you with more information.