Aware Women

The heart-centred digital mental health platform for busy New England women.

As of 1st NOVEMBER 2023, AWARE WOMEN WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTING REFERRALS FOR TELEHEALTH.

Hi, I’m Amy Ware – Accredited Mental Health Social Worker & founder of Aware Women.

We know how hard it is to access counselling or mental health treatment – especially in the bush! 

At Aware Women we have worked hard to develop an affordable and accessible women-centred digital health solution for the mental health and counselling needs of New England women. We put YOU in charge of your treatment with our unique combination of individual therapy and our sophisticated Monsenso mobile app.

The Monsenso app for individuals can help you increase awareness and learn more about your symptoms to support you and Amy in the treatment process. The app can help you play a more active role in your treatment, empowering you to better manage your mental health in between your sessions. Your self-reported data is shared Amy and provides both of you with a clear picture on how your mental health develops.

Work with us from anywhere – the comfort of home, on your lunch break or even sitting in the car watching the kids cricket training! No more worrying about who will look after the kids while you have an appointment or driving over an hour to see your therapist. All you need is your phone, tablet or laptop and some data and you’re set! 

Our affordable and accessible digital health platform provides a safe space for women to address the unique social and mental health needs that present across the life-course. We work with  teens, young adults, adults, mature-aged women and anyone who identifies as gender diverse or non-binary.

Our passion is restoring good mental health – not just easing mental illness or distress.

Life doesn’t have to be difficult. Getting help to get back on the right track can be one of the best investments you ever make in yourself.

To reach the rich and meaningful life you’ve been longing for, boil the jug and sit down with Amy for an e-cuppa therapy session. BYO cuppa!

Why a women-centred platform?

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Women who have experienced physical or sexual violence since age 15

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Women who are primary unpaid carers for children

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Women who are primary unpaid carers for the elderly or loved ones with a disabilty

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Women spend almost twice as many hours each day performing unpaid work compared to men

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Women who experience workplace discrimination as a result of pregnancy, parental leave or return to work arrangements

Woman-sensitive practice is an approach that recognises gender as a significant social determinant, acknowledging the different experiences, expectations, pressures, inequalities and needs of women (Department of Health, 2011).

Overall burden of disease

Women are exposed to a particular range of social, economic and biological risk factors that can increase the risk of poor mental health. Women disproportionately experience some mental health disorders and are more frequently subject to the social causes that lead to mental illness and psychosocial distress.

Women are more likely than men to have (or report symptoms of) the following conditions:

• anxiety disorders

• affective disorder such as depression

• eating disorders

• deliberate self-harm

• perinatal depression

• multimorbid physical illnesses.

Holistic approach

Men and women have different patterns of mental illness and other forms of mental distress and they are exposed to different risk factors and vulnerabilities.

Social Workers are trained in analyising the bio-psycho-social-spiritual domains which are required for a comprehensive understanding of a woman’s vulnerabilities to mental illness.

It is important that your therapist can understand and support your understanding of the ways that mental illness is shaped by a range of factors including gender expectations, negative life experiences; trauma; abuse and violence; physical illness; the impacts of regional, rural and remote living; gender diversity and social inequalities.

Common Presentations

We would love you to come see us at Aware Women if you are experiencing difficutlies with:

  • Anxiety
  • Balancing work and family
  • Career obstacles
  • Caregiving responsibilities
  • Overuse of drugs or alcohol
  • Childbearing or childrearing decisions
  • Depression
  • Divorce or separation
  • Domestic violence
  • Family disconnection or dysfunction
  • Fertility struggles
  • Grief and loss
  • Intimacy and sexual issues
  • Low self-esteem or lack. of assertiveness
  • Parenting struggles
  • Perinatal (antenatal or postnatal) depression, anxiety or adjustment to parenting
  • Dealing with Perimenopause or Menopause
  • Relationship issues;
  • Sexual abuse
  • Sexuality
  • Stress
  • Trauma.

If this sounds like you, book in an e-cuppa with Amy to discuss your journey to a rich and meaningful life

Trusted Guidance

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Balance

Grow

A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.

Coco Chanel

Do not hold back your waves because people want to swim.

Mawwada

Never apologise for being sensitive or emotional. Let this be a sign that you've got a big heart and aren't afraid to let others see it. Showing your emotions is a sign of strength.

Brigitte Nicole