Karratha Women's Place

Empowering the women of Karratha

Assisting women living in the City of Karratha to maintain and enhance their social, mental and physical health

Our services include

Social events
Workshops & presentations
Referral & resource services
Support groups
Counselling

Our Programs

For women of all ages, religions, cultural backgrounds and sexual orientations

Conversation Café

Conversation Café is a monthly morning tea that offers an opportunity for women of all ages to meet and make new friends, resulting in a broadening of their social networks and alleviating social isolation, in a safe and friendly environment while having a cuppa. The Conversation Café has a different social theme each month and a guest speaker is invited to present and start around-the-table discussion.

WHEN: Monthly (See this month’s calendar on our Facebook page.)

COST: Free

Chit Chat Online Catch Up

The Chit Chat Online Catch Up originally began during COVID-19 when we were unable to meet face to face. However, we continue to offer this online chat on Zoom, and all women are welcome to attend. This makes it possible for ladies who have moved away from Karratha, to continue being part of the Karratha Women’s Place family.

WHEN: Monthly (See this month’s calendar on our Facebook page.)

COST: Free

Have a Chat

Every week, the Karratha Women’s Place is open for women to drop by and chat to the Program Coordinator, Dee Van Beek, about anything that may be affecting their mental and/or physical health. Dee is a qualified counsellor with over 20 years’ experience working in the community service industry. She will happily listen to your problems/issues and then guide you to the best resource or resolution.

WHEN: Weekly (See this month’s calendar on our Facebook page.)

COST: Free

The Karratha Stronger Aboriginal Women’s Group

The Karratha Stronger Aboriginal Women’s Group

The Karratha Stronger Aboriginal Women’s Group is open to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island women and meets once a month on a Wednesday at the Karratha Women’s Place.

The purpose of this group is to ensure that Aboriginal women of all ages, living in the City of Karratha, are supported and have the opportunity to achieve their full potential, which will result in empowering these ladies to be able to make informed decisions that will improve their quality of life.

Objectives:

  • Decrease social isolation
  • Improve mental, physical and sexual health.

  • Increase the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal women.

  • Provide Aboriginal women with social opportunities.

  • Support Aboriginal women to feel connected, and equal within the community.

  • Provide education and knowledge in areas of concern that will empower Aboriginal women to make informed decisions. 

WHEN: Monthly (See this month’s calendar on our Facebook page.)

COST: Free

Multicultural Women’s Group

The Multicultural Women’s Group is a group of women from different cultural backgrounds who get together once a month to discuss issues that may be affecting their wellbeing.  It is also an opportunity for them to make new friends and possibly improve their English language skills in a safe and friendly environment.

WHEN: Monthly (See this month’s calendar on our Facebook page.)

COST: Free (If you can, just bring a plate of food along to share.)

Community Awareness Presentations

Community Awareness Presentations

Community service providers and professionals within the City of Karratha volunteer their time to present a range of workshops and presentations at the Karratha Women’s Place. These sessions cover a range of topics that are relevant to our community, and the aim is to increase awareness about these topics as well as the support available.

WHEN: For specific dates, check this month’s calendar on our Facebook page.

COST: Free

Health Awareness Presentations

Health Awareness Presentations

Health professionals and service providers volunteer their time to present a range of workshops and presentations at the Karratha Women’s Place. These sessions cover a range of health topics revolving around physical, mental as well as sexual health, and although they may be educational, they are still a lot of fun.

WHEN: For specific dates, check this month’s calendar on our Facebook page.

COST: Free

Health Awareness Presentations

The Pause & Me Workshops

The ”Pause & Me” is a series of FREE community awareness workshops on Perimenopause and Menopause, created by Dee Van Beek. These are educational presentations on Perimenopause as well as Menopause and provides an opportunity to start a conversation, on a stage of life that is often ignored.

WHEN: For specific dates, check this month’s calendar on our Facebook page.

COST: Free

Mix and Match Fitness

Mix and Match Fitness

Mix and Match Fitness supports the physical health of women in the City of Karratha, where qualified trainers facilitate each session and cover a range of exercise to ensure that there is something for everybody and something for every fitness level!  

WHEN: For specific dates, check this month’s calendar on our Facebook page.

COST: Free (You may need your own mat or towel.)

Mix and Match Fitness

Mums to Be and Bubs on Knees

This is a monthly social support group for soon to be Mums and new Mums with a bub who is 6 months old or younger. This social get together offers an opportunity for women to meet others who are on the same journey of adjusting to motherhood.                 

WHEN: Monthly (See this month’s calendar on our Facebook page)

COST: Free 

Yarn with Yarn

Yarn with Yarn

Yarn with Yarn is our popular weekly knitting and crochet social group, which aims to decrease social isolation and increase social networks, while helping improve the mental health as well as the emotional wellbeing of women living in the City of Karratha. It doesn’t matter what skill level you have, whether you have been knitting or crocheting for years, are a beginner or never picked up a knitting needle/crochet hook but would like to try something new, all women are welcome to attend this group. 

WHEN: Weekly (See this month’s calendar on our Facebook page.)

COST: Free (All you need is some wool and a crochet hook or knitting needles.)

Positive Feedback

A fabulous place for women to come together and support each other.

Interesting topics offered, warm and friendly atmosphere, serious talks as well as lots of laughs. Thanks Dee.

A very friendly and welcoming place to drop in for a cuppa and a chat, meet other ladies and learn new activities. Thank you Dee.

The KWP has made a huge difference in my life since joining. Have met so many lovely ladies, some likeminded and some totally different. Sharing our little daily problems and upsets, to the funny things in life - it is lovely to see them evolve from very quiet, sometimes depressed, not in a happy place due to illness, into cheerful, laughing individuals. Would not want to miss the Yarn with Yarn mornings, game afternoons, monthly conversations café with interesting topics. What a lovely "family” - not a club but a small home to spend "Me" time 😊

The ladies are very friendly and welcoming. I made some new friends and enjoy a cuppa and a chat 😊

Thank you all for making us feel so welcome. We will be there! What a great place xo

Can’t wait for Yarn with Yarn this Thursday! So looking forward to seeing my KWP family again.

Love your work and your vision Dee.

This was such a great morning spent with wonderful women caring about other women.

Know that you two ladies (Dee & Michelle) are awesome. I pray that you will have many ladies come and attend to be together to embrace, share and grow together supporting the community. Love your work.

Well, this is exciting. Looks like I will be spending Tue-Thu at my favourite place with my favourite people 😊 …. I guess I will now have to draw up a schedule as to when I can do my cooking, ironing, cleaning and am sure that I will be getting through these boring chores quicker 😉

I so look forward to my Thursdays Yarn with Yarn. Very welcoming and a lovely group of ladies 🌺

The 1st birthday was such a lovely morning. Quite emotional hearing Dee speaking, she has done some amazing work 🥰

The KWP sounds really nice, and exactly what I’m looking for. I’ve been without social life for almost a year now so I really crave some of that.

This is SO amazing!!! You are doing invaluable work.

Wouldn't want to be without the Karratha Women’s Place ever again. So glad our leaving has been postponed 😊

How You Can Help!

Registered Charity

The Karratha Women’s Place Inc. is a not-for-profit organisation. We therefore seek funding, sponsorship and donations.

Your donation will mean we can continue to provide our community with a wide range of services to support the wellbeing of women living in the City of Karratha.

Donate via bank transfer

Bank: ANZ
Account name: The Karratha Women’s Place Inc
BSB: 016725
Account number: 421200764

For donation acknowledgement

Send us a copy of your funds transfer details.
Email: karrathawomensplace@outlook.com
Or mail: The Karratha Women’s Place, PO Box 1062, Karratha, WA 6714

Containers for Change

Donate your Containers for Change refund to help support the wellbeing of women living in the City of Karratha.

Simply take your empty drink containers to a Containers for Change collection point and donate your refund to the Karratha Women's Place by quoting our scheme ID number: C10240557.

Acknowledgement

The Karratha Women’s Place Inc. would like to thank Woodside for the funding to create this website.

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