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YWCA Encore program

RomlaRomla AdelaideMember Posts: 2,082
edited February 2018 in Health and wellbeing
Just checked the YWCA site and from what I have seen Encore seems to be a dimishing program in all bar NSW .Probably funding is the issue but a great pity as think it has meant a lot to many in recovery from breast cancer.There are no dates up for Qld , SA and ACT. Victoria doesn’t even get a mention.Anyone heard anything ?


  • SoldierCrabSoldierCrab Bathurst NSW Member Posts: 3,373
    Our local one in Bathurst NSW runs regularly....I know they train at various times most run by volunteers 

  • RomlaRomla AdelaideMember Posts: 2,082
    Yes NSW I think has state gov financial support so it is offered at 40 locations I think including in regional areas - sadly SA had only 3 with 1 regional but doesn’t look like there are any courses running atm.
  • SoldierCrabSoldierCrab Bathurst NSW Member Posts: 3,373
    @Romla I would give them a call I think the link for SA has not been updated.  I have put the info for SA here to save you going to get it again. 


    ywca encore in South Australia

    Term 1, 2018




    7pm - 9pm

    17- Oct


    5 - Dec

    Mt Gambier






    Please note that programs will only commence if there is enough interest. If you would like more information about the YWCA of Adelaide and their programs they can be contacted by phone on 08 8203 9400, email at [email protected] or through their website

  • lrb_03lrb_03 Member Posts: 1,244
    I haven't been able to get information on a program in the ACT since I finished treatment 2 years ago 
  • socodasocoda LeumeahMember Posts: 1,773
    I completed the Encore program in Sydney CBD last year and was told that to run the program they need a specific number of new members to sign up each time. I was asked if I would be willing to re-enrol to add to numbers once they had reached their quota as they also have to have specific numbers to get their guest speakers to attend. I'm sure that this has an impact on running their courses.
  • SoldierCrabSoldierCrab Bathurst NSW Member Posts: 3,373

    Australian ywca encore programs

    General information about ywca encore

    For information about ywca encore please call 1800 305 150 (a free call from most fixed phones in Australia) or email [email protected]

    Currently programs are offered in NSW, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania and Western Australia.


    ywca encore in New South Wales

    ywca encore programs in NSW run in over 40 locations across the state from Central Sydney all the way to Broken Hill. 

    Culturally specific programs for Chinese, Arabic and Vietnamese women are offered.

    ywca encore in NSW is coordinated by YWCA NSW and funded by South East Sydney Local Health District

    » Find out about ywca encore programs in NSW in 2018



    ywca encore in Queensland

    All ywca encore activities here are run by the YWCA Queensland, programs are offered in Cairns, Maryborough, Townsville and Toowoomba.

    » See a list of the ywca encore programs in Queensland in 2018


    ywca encore in South Australia

    ywca encore in South Australia is coordinated by the YWCA of Adelaide.

      » See a list of the South Australian ywca encore programs for 2018


    ywca encore Tasmania

    ywca encore in Tasmania is coordinated by the Hobart Women's Health Centre. 

    For more information please contact the Hobart Women's Health Centre on 03 6231 3212.

    » See a list of the ywca encore programs in Tasmania in 2018


    ywca encore in Western Australia

    ywca encore in Western Australia is coordinated by the YWCA of Perth and funded by Government of Western Australia, Department fo Health.

      » See a list of the Western Australian ywca encore programs for 2018


    ywca encore in the Australian Capital Territory (Canberra)

    ywca encore in the ACT is coordinated by the YWCA of Canberra. 

    There are currently no programs running in Canberra.

    For more information please contact the YWCA of Canberra on (02) 6175 9900 or [email protected]


  • Mrs_HMrs_H Brisbane SouthsideMember Posts: 100
    I emailed for the program in Qld as I’m interested in this now I am post surgery. Haven’t heard anything back as yet. Will have to follow up next week.
  • RomlaRomla AdelaideMember Posts: 2,082
    Encore SA starting Hampstead Rehbilitation centre Tues 30/1 7-9pm just saw it on website  - contact is Jemma Taylor. Website for YWCA SA says they are looking for new venue for southern Adelaide Encore.
  • SoldierCrabSoldierCrab Bathurst NSW Member Posts: 3,373
    I hope that means there will be another venue for Encore in SA soon. 
  • RomlaRomla AdelaideMember Posts: 2,082
    Me too @SoldierCrab as was good on so many levels - exercise , information and meeting others.Just wish all state governments provided the support NSW has esp in regional centres
  • SoldierCrabSoldierCrab Bathurst NSW Member Posts: 3,373
    Romla our  program here in Bathurst runs via the local hospital hydrotherapy pool,
     our Ladies who run it went and trained at YWCA  to run it ....
    They are BC survivors.
    Do you have a local support group for BC maybe they can look at if the local hospital has a pool and if you have some women willing to train and run the course. 

  • RomlaRomla AdelaideMember Posts: 2,082
    @SoldierCrab having volunteers to run it is not the problem it’s lack of a hydrotherapy pool .We used the pool at a large teaching hospital but govt filled in the pool to use for storage. A new one has been built but access for Encore currently not available. Other local private hydrotherapy pools have been looked at but quite expensive.
  • SoldierCrabSoldierCrab Bathurst NSW Member Posts: 3,373
    oh Romla that sucks ...... 

  • SisterSister Adelaide Hills, SAMember Posts: 4,938
    @romla Do you know if they've looked at the ARC at Campbelltown?
  • RomlaRomla AdelaideMember Posts: 2,082
    @Sister have no idea but the key I gather is cost as no funding.I know Minda at Brighton was looked at but too expensive.Also I guess they are looking for north and south venues where the population bases are.Am stunned to discover Naracoorte has hydrotherapy pool used by local community and only one in South East.Have read is some govt negotiation with ACH owners of Repat site to keep its hydro pool open not sure what is happening though.
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