Services

WHISE specialises in women's health and gender equality.

We're dedicated to empowering your team with a range of services and workshops tailored to meet your needs.

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WHISE CEO, Kit McMahon undertaking a training session.
Kit McMahon, CEO WHISE. Photo credit: Shelby Brooks/Star News Group

We provide high-quality consultancy services to help businesses achieve gender equality. This includes audits, evaluations, setting targets or quotas and more.

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WORKSHOPS

Sexual & Reproductive Health

Sexual and Reproductive Health

⏱ Flexible | 👥 Flexible

This session or sessions are designed to increase participants’ knowledge of healthy, respectful sexual relationships, and give participants’ the knowledge to optimise their reproductive health. 

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Menopause and Perimenopause

⏱ Flexible | 👥 Flexible

Enhance understanding of menopause and perimenopause, including symptoms, diagnosis, hormonal and non-hormonal treatment options, and lifestyle behaviours that can support optimal well-being during this life stage.

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Reproductive coercion: What is it and how can we prevent it?

⏱ Flexible | 👥 Flexible

This workshop increases understanding of reproductive coercion as a form of gender-based violence. Participants will learn appropriate referral pathways and support options for victim-survivors of reproductive coercion and enhance their confidence to sensitively and appropriately support victim-survivors of reproductive coercion

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Cervical, Breast and Bowel Screening

⏱ Flexible | 👥 Flexible

This session will increase participants’ knowledge of cervical, bowel and breast cancer, including risk and protective factors for cancer, and increase willingness to participate in preventative screening. 

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Reproductive Health Issues (Endometriosis and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome)

⏱ Flexible | 👥 Flexible

Enhance understanding of common reproductive health issues that affect women and people with a uterus, including endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

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Consent, Pleasure and Sexual Relationships

⏱ Flexible | 👥 Flexible

This training will increase practitioner knowledge and understanding of the new affirmative consent legislation, within a feminist, sex-positive and pleasure-based approach to human sexuality.

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Body Safety for Children and Young Adults

⏱ Flexible | 👥 Flexible

This training will equip professionals and parents with the knowledge and skills to discuss sex, sexuality and body safety confidently with children and young adults.

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LGBTQIA+ Cultural Sensitivity and Awareness 

⏱ Flexible | 👥 Flexible

Understand how to deliver culturally appropriate and sensitive services for LGBTIQ+ communities, to optimise physical and mental health outcomes, including sexual and reproductive health, and prevent discrimination based on gender identity and sexuality.

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Gender & Mental Wellbeing

Applying a gender lens to mental wellbeing work

⏱ 2 Hours

This workshop teaches participants how to apply a gender lens over their wellbeing, inclusion and social connection work. 

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Promoting wellbeing with a size inclusive lens

⏱ 2x 2 Hours Sessions

This program teaches participants how to apply a size-inclusive lens over healthy eating and active living initiatives 

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A gender lens over mental health literacy – for parents

⏱ 2x 2 Hours Sessions

This program supports parents to promote positive mental wellbeing to their children in a gender-responsive way.

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Having courageous conversations

⏱ 3x 2 Hours Sessions

This program supports teenage girls and gender diverse people to have courageous conversations with their peers about mental health. 

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A gender lens over wellbeing for medicine, nursing and health sciences students

⏱ 90 mins

This workshop is designed for the emerging health workforce to learn about what it means to apply a gender lens over wellbeing.  

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Preventing Gendered Violence

Gender Equality 101

⏱ 2.5 hours | 👥 up to 25

This session helps attendees to increase the understanding of gender equity and how it would contribute to the prevention of gendered violence. 

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Intro to Family Violence

⏱ 2.5 hours | 👥 up to 25

This session helps attendees to increase understanding of all forms of gender-based violence. 

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Upstander Training

⏱ 2.5 hours | 👥 up to 25

This session will strengthen the capacity of community members to have courageous conversations about respect and equality. 

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Managing Resistance and Backlash

⏱ 2.5 hours | 👥 up to 25

The session will help you understand why resistance and backlash happen.  

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Managing and Referring Disclosures

⏱ 2.5 hours | 👥 up to 25

This session is to increase attendees’ understanding of what a disclosure of family violence looks like and how to respond and refer appropriately and sensitively. 

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Put your oxygen mask on first, before helping others!

⏱ 3 hours | 👥 10 - 25

Learn how to manage your own emotions and stress levels when you’re working in prevention of gender-based violence programs or supporting a friend, colleague or family member experiencing family violence. 

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Lessons in Disaster

⏱ 1 full day or equivalent | 👥 10 - 50

This training will give attendees a better understanding of how gender and disaster interact including why men’s violence against women increases after disasters, the impact of disasters on men’s mental health, and how to address these issues. 

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Prevention of Family Violence First Aid

⏱ 3 hrs/week over 6 weeks | 👥 10 - 20

This program is designed to empower members of our local community to play a role in preventing and responding appropriately to family violence. 

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