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, Geraldton and Kalgoorlie

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

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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 Thursday, 10am - 12 noon. Next session is in February.

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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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: A 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

Butler Mindfulness and Meditation Workshop

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

Come along to our NEW monthly Mindfulness & Meditation Group starting in November, facilitated by our experienced counsellors Eve Parsons and Ian Sampson.

Places are limited, please register to save your spot.

When: 10.00am - 12.00pm, Tuesday, 14 February.

Where: MSWA Butler

RSVP: 6 February to Eve.Parsons@mswa.org.au 0427 124 391 or Ian.Sampson@mswa.org.au 9365 4888

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Workshops

Introduction to Self-Compassion

  • Do you have difficulty being kind to yourself?
  • Do you have a strong inner critic part?
  • Do you expect too much from yourself?

Learning about Self-Compassion may help!

Self-Compassion is a therapeutic approach grounded in psychology research and evidence of benefits, which can gently but radically transform your relationship with yourself: your feelings, self-image, circumstances and vulnerabilities.

In this course you will learn about the theory, neurobiology, impacts and practice of Self-Compassion, and you will experience its effects for yourself – guided by your facilitators.

The course encourages learning and discovering through exercises, personal reflection, and group discussions. We will hold the challenges of living with chronic illness in focus throughout the course, because Self-Compassion is particularly relevant to anyone living with a neurological condition or disability.

When: 7-week workshop beginning 13 March. 10am-12pm

Where: North Beach

RSVP: 24 February to Dajana.Tesevic@mswa.org.au 0429 267 970 or Eve.parsons@mswa.org.au 0427 124 391


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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.