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Women with a disability

About Sunrise women’s groups

Sunrise women’s groups are for women under 65 years of age who are living with disability and want to meet other women and feel connected. The groups are open to women with a physical and/or intellectual disability, and women who experience mental illness.

We come together to:

  • Build friendships and support each other
  • Get information about staying healthy
  • Build our confidence
  • Get to know our local community
  • Find out about services
  • Try new things and have some fun!

There are groups that get together fortnightly in Laverton, Melton, Sunshine and Wyndham. All venues are wheelchair accessible and public transport is nearby.

If you are interested in joining but feel a little unsure, how about just trying us out? The Sunrise project worker is happy to talk to you on the phone or come and meet with you.

If there are things that make it difficult for you to get out and about let us know — the Sunrise project worker can help you work out what support you might need. You can even bring a friend to the group if this would help.

Watch a short video about Sunrise

In this short video, participants in the Sunrise program talk about their experiences of being in the group.

Every six months, as a group, we plan what we want to do when we get together. It’s free to join and mostly the things we get up to are free too. Morning tea is provided. We often have guest presenters come to speak to us about things like:

  • Keeping safe when out in community
  • Managing pain and medication
  • How to build healthy relationships
  • Getting a good night’s sleep

We’ve also done things like:

  • Jewellery making
  • Visiting the zoo
  • Beauty therapy and massage
  • Tai Chi

How to get involved

To find out more about the group or where it is and to get a copy of our latest calendar of events, please call or email the Sunrise project worker at Women’s Health West.
Phone: 9689 9588
Email: info(at)whwest.org.au

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