Introduction About the Program

Who is this site for?

This website is for mothers like you.

Hear Helen welcome mothers to the workshop and talk about the website:

We know that mothers like to meet other women with similar interests, perspectives and life experiences. Many women really enjoy the workshops because this gives them a chance to connect with others. However for many reasons, including geographical location, difficulty getting out into the community secondary to a child’s needs, caring issues, family responsibilities, financial or transport issues, we wanted to make this information presented in the workshops available to mothers like you.

This site has been designed around the needs of mothers with disabilities in Australia. Research findings by the authors of this site, and many others, have informed the content and design of the learning modules in this site. Above all though, this site emphasizes the experiences of many mothers of children with disabilities who have shared their stories or participated in research.

The website will provide you with some of the content available in the Healthy Mothers, Healthy Families workshops. The workshops include large and small group discussion, encouraging active participation by attendees.

There are some quotes from real women included throughout this site. Many of the women have participated in the workshops. Others were interviewed at a different time in research activities with Helen. We bring you the knowledge and wisdom of other women, so that you can experience what others describe as meaningful. Only you will know what is relevant to you in your life.

Entry last updated 28 February, 2020