Whats on at the Womens Cottage

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Women’s Advocacy Violence Emergency Support Worker

Available through the Drop In / Phone in Service. No appointment needed; advocacy, crisis counselling & referrals.

Specialist domestic violence support (including safety plans, advocacy, practical assistance and referrals).

Please be aware there may be a wait time on busy days.

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Drop-in / Phone-in Support Service

Monday 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

1.30pm to 4.00pm

Tuesday 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

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Fortnightly Jacaranda Group

Please come along and join our Jacaranda Group. This group is a  social networking & activity group for women 50yrs plus. Activities include bus trips, speakers, fun educational activities. Please see the attached link for our activities calendar.

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Counselling Appointments

Counselling appointments for women with a private Counsellor specialising in the effects of trauma & abuse. Free/low-cost appointments available through victims of crime /GP/Veteran affairs. Bookings essential. For enquiries please call the Cottage on 4578 4190.

Women’s Drumming Circle

Beginners and experienced drummers welcome; drums available. 11am to 12.30pm Tuesdays during school terms. This group is held at the Cottage. There is no need to book in for this group. Just come along for some drumming fun.  Please see the attached link for the group flyer  women’s drumming group16[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Wednesday” tab_id=”1485327671418-c81eafb7-624e”][vc_column_text]

The Women’s Circle Drop In Group

A safe place to be with others and share support
Open to women of all ages
A group offering company and support when life’s
hard times are feeling hard to carry on your own
Wednesdays 10.30am – 12.30pm
Starting 25th July 2018
Venue: The Women’s Cottage
22 Bosworth St, Richmond
For more information 02 4578 4190
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Art Therapy Group

This group will allow Women an opportunity to express themselves in a safe environment. Our Group is run by an accredited Art Therapist. You do not need to have any artistic skills to join this group. This group is run during school terms Wednesdays 10.30am to 12.00pm at Hawkesbury Leisure and Learning Centre. Bookings are essential. Please see the attached flyer for more information. Art Therapy group

Counselling Appointments

Free Specialist counselling appointments with Judith Shepherd-Pemell Womens Cottage Counsellor for women affected by childhood sexual abuse. Bookings essential.


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 Managing Difficult Emotions – Group

This group is run various times throughout the year. This is an 8 week group work program for Women to learn strategies in dealing with grief, anxiety, anger, sadness, self esteem etc. Learn strategies to increase self awareness and self confidence. Bookings are essential. Please call the cottage on 45784190 to see when the next group starts.

Qi Gong and Relaxation – Group

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Counselling Appointments

Specialist counselling appointments with Women’s Cottage Counsellor. Bookings essential.

Relaxation Meditation Group

10.30am – 12.30 Fortnightly (during school terms).

BLUSH (Bi and Lesbian United Sister of the Hawkesbury)

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Group Services Cost

Most groups & services at the Women’s Cottage are free of charge; some groups may ask for a gold coin donation to cover tea/coffee etc.

Child Minding

Free child minding is available for many groups, however bookings for childminding are essential!

Regular Groups

Jacaranda, BLUSH, Meditation & Drumming Groups continue throughout the year.

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Coming Events in 2017

6 – 8 wk Groups coming in 2017

  • Reclaiming Life for women who have left an abusive relationship, looking at recovery from the effects of abuse. Date TBA
  • VALOUR Valuable Authentic Lives Of Unlimited Resilience for women who are living with the effects of child sexual abuse.

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