This program is designed for mothers especially with children under 12, to support them in their parenting role by providing a range of information on early childhood development, parenting challenges for migrant and refugee mothers raising children in Australia, navigating the children’s support services system, knowing the laws on children’s safety, preparing children for school, setting boundaries, self-care, and respectful relationships.
Wellsprings supports women requiring one-to-one support including liaising with other services, applying for housing, accessing material aid or food, passport application, citizenship applications, or seeking individualised English literacy support in addition to classes they attend. The support provided varies depending on the women’s needs and circumstances.
Women’s Self-Care Program
Formerly known as Mentor Program, this revamped program provides women with space, time and support to connect with other women, build confidence and friendships and engage in a variety of activities designed to enhance the women’s health and wellbeing and build their resilience and emotional capacity.
These courses are based on the idea of staying active to keep participants feeling and looking their best. The programs involve seated exercises based on everyday movements that are natural and unforced and focus on the longevity of the body and mind.
Wellsprings offers reflexology service which is a form of complementary therapy, through the massage of the feet. It aims to promote wellness in other areas of the body. It is based on the principle that the foot has ‘reflex’ points that correspond to the various structures and organs throughout the body. Great way to relax and unwind.
This is a gentle Yoga class to help participants increase flexibility, strength, and balance. It also provides a variety of health benefits such as calming anxiety, improving the mood, easing menopausal symptoms and managing stress. Classes are delivered at Wellsprings for Women by a qualified instructor in a friendly and safe atmosphere.
Walking is the most effective, accessible and sustainable form of physical activity that has tangible benefits. Join Wellsprings Walking group and discover the various walking trails and places of interest in Dandenong neighbourhoods.
Wellsprings for Women offers women the opportunity to participate in practising their cycling skills on weekly basis by joining Wellsprings Women’s Riders Group.
Learn how to grow your own herb and vegetable garden and enjoy the fun of engaging with other women who are also keen to learn.