The Hidden World of Women
The Hidden World of Women - Partner in Prison

The Hidden World of Women - Partner in Prison

April 5, 2021

In this episode Melanie officially hands over the reigns of host to Emma and steps into the role of guest as Melanie shares her experience of having her partner go to prison. Melanie talks about her experiences, the grief, guilt, anger and shame that is common to family if prisoners.

Useful links:

Outcare https://www.outcare.com.au/

 

Keep an eye on the WHWS blog for a write up of the event and photos in the coming days https://www.whws.org.au/blog

To keep up to date on what is happening at WHWS you can check us out on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/womenshealthandwellbeingservices

We also continue to add content to our Youtube page https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCju-8oH3lDHZYi18wvgSJTQ

As mentioned in the speeches WHWS (and this podcast) rely on donations to support our community. If you would like to make a donation you can head to our Give Now page. https://www.givenow.com.au/whws

These recordings as well as the leadership workshops and more content on leadership will be added to The Hidden World of You, our online learning platform https://hiddenworldofyou.com.au/

The Hidden World of Women - Leaving a violent relationship

The Hidden World of Women - Leaving a violent relationship

March 22, 2021

Welcome to the Hidden World Of Women!

In this episode, Melanie is joined by Tash, a mother of two, who shares her story of living in a domestic violence relationship for over 20 years. Tash talks of her experiences whilst in the relationship and of the journey to finally leaving, and the personal growth she has experienced since then.

Thanks for listening :)

The Hidden World of Women - International Women’s Day 2021 Inspire Conference Part 1

The Hidden World of Women - International Women’s Day 2021 Inspire Conference Part 1

March 8, 2021

In this episode of The Hidden World of Women we celebrate International Women’s Day, with the episode broken into 2 parts. On the 8th of March we celebrate International Women's Day and to celebrate WHWS hosted an event: Inspire Conference. We had 4 guests share their experiences of leadership and followed it with 2 leadership workshops. In todays episode we will share two of the four guest speakers and in part two we will share the other two guests.  This episode we hear from Dr Alison Evans and Rebecca Tolstoy.

 

Keep an eye on the WHWS blog for a write up of the event and photos in the coming days https://www.whws.org.au/blog

To keep up to date on what is happening at WHWS you can check us out on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/womenshealthandwellbeingservices

We also continue to add content to our Youtube page https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCju-8oH3lDHZYi18wvgSJTQ

As mentioned in the speeches WHWS (and this podcast) rely on donations to support our community. If you would like to make a donation you can head to our Give Now page. https://www.givenow.com.au/whws

These recordings as well as the leadership workshops and more content on leadership will be added to The Hidden World of You, our online learning platform https://hiddenworldofyou.com.au/

The Hidden World of Women - Motherhood with Multiples

The Hidden World of Women - Motherhood with Multiples

February 22, 2021

Guest host Emma chats with Belinda about the real-life experiences of adjusting to the idea and reality of parenting new-born twins while parenting a toddler sibling.

Links from the show:
Multiple birth association of WA facebook https://www.facebook.com/pdmba
WHWS Parent Group (Facebook) https://www.facebook.com/groups/582342785825721
WHWS Circle of Security Group https://www.whws.org.au/event-details/circle-of-security-parenting-day
WHWS Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCju-8oH3lDHZYi18wvgSJTQ/videos
WHWS Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/womenshealthandwellbeingservices
Hidden World of You https://hiddenworldofyou.com.au/

The Hidden World of Women - Schooling in Uncertainty

The Hidden World of Women - Schooling in Uncertainty

February 4, 2021

Getting children ready to return to school or start school (kindy, preprimary, high school or tertiary) can be difficult at the best of times and it is fair to say we aren’t experiencing the best of times. In this episode (released early to allow time before school goes back) guest host Emma chats with child, family and individual therapist and mum of three, Cindy to discuss the experience of returning to school and how we can face the uncertainty of the moment.

 

Links from the show

Beyond Blue https://www.beyondblue.org.au/home

Lifeline 131114

Kids Help Line 1800 55 1800

WHWS Parent Group (Facebook) https://www.facebook.com/groups/582342785825721

WHWS Circle of Security Group https://www.whws.org.au/event-details/circle-of-security-parenting-day

WHWS Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCju-8oH3lDHZYi18wvgSJTQ/videos

WHWS Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/womenshealthandwellbeingservices

Hidden World of You https://hiddenworldofyou.com.au/

The Hidden World of Women - Having a hysterectomy

The Hidden World of Women - Having a hysterectomy

January 25, 2021

Welcome to the Hidden World Of Women!

In this episode, Melanie is joined by Lisa, who shares her experience of having a hysterectomy at age 42. Lisa talks us through what lead to her decision to have her uterus removed, and of the feelings she went through before and after the surgery. She also discusses her recovery and what supports she used in her healing, including the website Hyster Sisters which can be found at: www.hystersisters.com/ (Please be mindful of personal experiences discussed on this site, which include positive and negative ones).

Thanks for listening :)

The Hidden World of Women - Photographing women’s bodies

The Hidden World of Women - Photographing women’s bodies

January 11, 2021

Welcome to the Hidden World Of Women!

In this episode, Melanie is joined by Kate, a photographer and actor whose specialty is boudoir photography. Kate shares her journey as a model in her youth, before a cancer diagnosis stopped her in her tracks, leading her on a completely different life path. Kate shares her experiences photographing many women and how empowering it can be for them. Her work can be found at www.vergestudio.com.au

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The Hidden World of Women - Conception via egg donation

The Hidden World of Women - Conception via egg donation

December 28, 2020

Welcome to the Hidden World Of Women!

In this episode, Melanie is joined by Vicki, who shares her journey to motherhood from infertility through to conception via egg donation. She discusses the challenges and triumphs of becoming a mother despite early-onset menopause.

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The Hidden World of Women - Postnatal Depression

The Hidden World of Women - Postnatal Depression

December 14, 2020

Welcome to the Hidden World Of Women!

In this episode, Melanie is joined Jo, her shares her experience of severe postnatal depression after the birth of her second baby. Jo talks about her symptoms leading up to her admission to a Mother Baby Unit and how this hospital stay with her baby helped her. She offers insight into the journey through postnatal depression including how she recovered and healed, and the impact on her family and relationship with her baby of PND.

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The Hidden World of Women - Thriving as a FIFO partner and mother

The Hidden World of Women - Thriving as a FIFO partner and mother

November 30, 2020

Welcome to the Hidden World Of Women!

In this episode, Melanie is joined by Robyn who talks about how she and her FIFO (fly-in-fly-out) partner have maintained a good long-term relationship, whilst negotiating parenting when one partner is away for regular periods of time. Robyn discusses tips and strategies they use to thrive in the FIFO family lifestyle.

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