Free Wellness Workshops for Parents

Ability Centre is very pleased to offer the following FREE parent workshops for our customers with young children aged 0-7 years.

Parent empowerment workshop

Learn how to positively communicate with health professionals to get the best outcomes for your child.

Run by Rachel Callander, this workshop will give you the tools to communicate the dignity, humanity and identity of your child when you are talking to healthcare professionals. Rachel will share her story as the mother of Evie, a daughter with complex medical needs, and her years as a patient (and Rachel’s as a parent) in the healthcare system.

Rachel unpacks the Health Language Matrix, showing how different communication styles affect patients, parents and healthcare professionals in their efforts to collaborate.   

12-3pm on Monday 1 February

Tuart Hill Community Centre – 164 Cape Street, Tuart Hill 

RSVP essential by 5pm 25 January 2021

RSVP here

Wellness for you and your family workshops 

Each workshop will be run by our senior therapists and will provide you with practical ideas and tools as you navigate parenting a young child living with disability. 

Free gift and practical resources for all attendees


Prioritising me

Practical self-care and goal setting.

Leanne Mirabella (Social Worker) and Rebecca Kerr (Physiotherapist).

Guest Speaker
Carers WA will provide Carer Gateway Information and the opportunity to sign up for supports as required.

10am – 12pm, Wednesday 17 February

Tuart Hill Community Centre – 164 Cape Street, Tuart Hill

Family first

Practical tips and goal setting for a thriving family.

Leanne Mirabella (Social Worker) and Kim Wood (Occupational Therapist)

7–9pm, Tuesday 23 February

Tuart Hill Community Centre – 164 Cape Street, Tuart Hill

Dads are in this too

Come and join a conversation with other dads about the trials and triumphs of parenting a child with disability.

Chris Whynot (Social Worker)  

From 5:30pm, Wednesday 24 February

The Camfield – 1 Roger MacKay Drive, Burswood (Opposite Optus Stadium)