We at ALLIED HEALTH SUPPORT SERVICES are looking to save you guys precious time and resources wherever we can… Have a read, save for later, share on social – here are some awesome links you, as an awesome allied health professional, and your clients, need to know about right now…

Anything you want to be featured or chased up?  Let us know!  We produce this awesome round-up blog at the end of every month…


This month’s LRUB focuses on WOMEN’S HEALTH.

“Healthy Women, Healthy World” – A slogan that describes the role of women as custodians of the family’s health. More often than not though,  she takes a back seat to her family’s health care needs. It’s about time the health and well being for women is brought to focus.  Check out the resources we’ve collated for women to do just that.



Returning to practice after maternity leave…

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Sarena with her kids

I’m Sarena, an Occupational Therapist, and Director at Allied Health Support Services.  After returning to practice after 3 years of maternity leave, I didn’t feel confident, I didn’t feel skilled, I didn’t feel supported and unsurprisingly – I wasn’t happy!

I struggled with my new role delineation and how to look after my family, my clients, and of course, myself.   I spent hours trying to find Allied Health resources, accessible online PD and supervision and to connect with online Allied Health communities. So I decided to create what was needed and in doing so, found a steep learning curve with many challenges, founding Allied Health Support Services in early 2016.

What to know about ALLIED HEALTH SUPPORT SERVICES? Have a look!


Through the ups and downs of MOTHERHOOD, no one better understands what it takes to be a mum than other mums- MOPS Women

MOPS stands for Mothers Of PreSchoolers and welcomes all mums with babies, toddlers and preschool children. A MOPS group is an open, accepting place for mums to experience authentic community, personal growth, practical help and spiritual hope.  Learn more about MOPS- click here.


Single Parenting

Beanstalk Support and Inspiration for single mums

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Photo credit to Beanstalk by Lucy Good

What does it actually mean to 50/50 co-parent?

There are many different ways to parent after separation, including 50/50 co-parenting. But what actually is it? How can it work? And why does it cause so many complications? Learn from Melinda Nutting and Tania Fitzpatrick from Step By Step Support to unpack what 50/50 co-parenting actually means. Tune in now on Beanstalk podcast! 

Listen to Lucy on the BEANSTALK PODCAST and get expert advice for FREE



2019 AAHA Gala night photo2019 Australian Allied Health Gala Night

“These awards are designed to recognise, inspire & promote innovation and excellence, as well as healthcare impact within the Allied Health community. With categories such as Occupational Therapist of the Year, Dietitian of the Year, Exercise Physiologist of the Year, Rural and Remote Excellence – it’s understandable why there’s been such overwhelming support and excitement about the Awards! We couldn’t be prouder,”-  Sarena 

Did you miss the LIVE FEED of GALA NIGHT? Head to the Australian Allied Health Awards website and find out the 2019 WINNERS!

Congratulations to all the 2019 Australian Allied Health Awards FINALISTS &  WINNERS!



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Denise Austin

What are the best exercises that you could do in your forties???

Want a total body workout and learn how to burn fat in your 40s? Try these suggestions from Denise Austin, they are quick and easy ways to squeeze in fitness.

Denise Austin – A renowned fitness expert, author, and columnist for more than 30 years, is a champion for women who aspire to be healthy, active and vital at every stage of life. Her zest for life, positive outlook and purposeful attitude have endeared her to millions of fans across the country and helped make her a leader in the fitness industry.




Woman yarning circle is a place of connection, hope and new outlooks and an important part of Indigenous culture.

Women's Yarning Circle Aboriginal and Torres strait islander

Photo credit to Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA)

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women with facilitators Dr Miriam Rose Ungunmerr and Miliwanga Wurrben, take part in “yarning circle” and shared the experience with the delegates during day 1 of the 2019 IAHA National Conference.

The use of a yarning circle is an important process within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. It has been used by Indigenous peoples from around the world for centuries to learn from a collective group, build respectful relationships, and to preserve and pass on cultural knowledge.

Visit the Indigenous Allied Health Australia website.


“Girls and women who play sports have higher levels of confidence and self-esteem and lower levels of depression”

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Women Leaders in Sports

Women Leaders in Sport providing women with developmental opportunities to reach their leadership potential in the sports industry.

In 2020 the WLIS program will offer the following:

– Leadership Workshops for individuals and organisations, and

– Development Grants for individuals and organisations.

Learn more about WOMAN LEADERS IN SPORT.


National Women’s Health Strategy: 2020-2030 by Australian Government- DOH

The Strategy aims to drive continuous improvement in the health and wellbeing of all women in Australia. It identifies specific actions to address the health issues that affect women and girls throughout their lives and aims to reduce inequities in health outcomes between men and women, and between sub-population groups of women and girls. Head to the Australian Government website to find out more…


Women’s Health Queensland is dedicated to ensuring that no woman feels alone in a real-time of need. They provide access to reliable support and information to women across Queensland, Australia.  Check out WHAT’S NEW on Women’s Health Queensland.


Resources & Innovations

“If a woman is in good health, her family, community and the society around her also benefit.”- Dr Jean Hailes

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Jean Hailes for women’s health website has been developed to provide women with information, knowledge and clinical care to assist them to actively manage their own health and wellbeing throughout the whole of their life. You can access information relevant to your life stage including toolkits, videos, podcasts, webinars, books, and magazines.

Jean Hailes also provide women’s health information for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander health workers to improve knowledge and build their capacity in the area of women’s health.  Head to Jean Hailes’ website to find out more!


Women’s Health Week

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Women’s Health Week was celebrated on 2-6 September. The week serves as a reminder for women to make their health a priority and build positive health habits for life.  Jean Hailes Women’s Health Week website provides health information and free resources to support women across Australia.  Explore the health topics from Women’s Health Week.


Exercise Right- Woman’s Health Resources

Can you believe it!?  More than half (54%) of Australian women aren’t getting the recommended amount of physical activity. Exercise can help to prevent and manage a range of women’s health conditions… Let’s take a look at how to Exercise Right for you! Great resource for your clients too!

  • Menopause
  • Mental Health
  • Prolapse
  • Pregnancy

Download Exercise Woman’s Health eBook.


NDIS guide for drivingHelp your clients to achieve their driving goals!

This guide, with an easy to follow checklist and funding application tool, will assist you to get the best out of your NDIS plan and to help you reach your independent driving or community mobility goals- Brad Williams, Director of Williams OT.

Allied Health Support Services Library of FREE webinars and presentations for health professionals, covering clinical, non-clinical and business-based topics – click here




Private Practice

Becoming a Women’s Health Expert in your early Physio days

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The Freshman physio


A lot of new grads would hear “women’s health” and immediately think pelvic floors and bladders and that’s fair enough, they are definitely a component of what I talk about all week! However, working in women’s health is so much more than that! – Kate Henry – Physiotherapist

Check out Kate’s top 3 tips if you want to get in women’s health expert in physio



In this episode, Sarena talks about what inspired her to start her business and how she juggles being a parent, running a business, and being a professional. TUNE IN NOW!


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Hiring the right person for the job is essential for your business. One bad hire and it can be detrimental to your revenue, reputation and staff morale. The tip is to plan ahead and give yourself plenty of time to interview and pick the right person for the job. You want a worker that fits the job and the CULTURE of your business, it is not ideal to try and fit a square peg into a round hole.

Hiring Graduates in Private Practice- Click here



Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain videoconference – Dr Susan Evans

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Part 1 and part 2 of endometriosis and pelvic pain videoconference by Dr. Susan Evans are available- click here!

The Australian Perinatal Loss Professionals Network

Founded by this year’s winner of the Australian Allied Health Rural & Remote Excellence award – Robyn McKinnon – an experienced mental health social worker based in Tasmania.  The Australian Perinatal Loss Professionals Network was set up to continue to improve the support families are offered, but also strengthen and encourage the incredible workforce of professionals who will continue to provide bereavement care to families in one of their most vulnerable times in their lives. Hop over to the website to check out the upcoming conference, online support group and amazing resources!



Cross-country analysis of the correlation between protection of women’s economic and social rights, health improvement and sustainable development

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Women’s Health Research

Within this study, it has been found that even in a state of low resources, a nation with strong instruments to promote and maintain WOMEN ECONOMIC and SOCIAL RIGHTS would still arrive at positive health outcomes. However, there are some states that highly respect ESR yet fail to extend these rights to include women. Research published in the online journal BMJ Open.

More interesting research for Women’s Health

Nutrition for woman and children- Are we doing the right things in the right way?

Evidence-based best-practice guidelines for preventing anterior cruciate ligament injuries in young female athletes: a systematic review and meta-analysis



2019 AAPM National Conference Allied Health Support Services Event Calendar

2019 AAPM National Conference


The 2019 AAPM National Conference will once again be filled with a range of dynamic and inspirational speakers, workshops and its social events. In 2019 they will also be celebrating AAPM’s 40th Anniversary at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC), from 01 October – 04 October 2019.



Australian Centre For Eating Disorders

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Eating Disorder Essentials- 18 Nov 2019/ Adelaide

This comprehensive eating disorders course is in line with the latest thinking from a range of psychological approaches.

Early bird registration closes 7 Oct 2019- Don’t miss out!



perinatal loss conference

Sensory modulation for NGO workers in mental health

Sensory Modulation for NGO Workers in Mental Health- 12 Nov 2019

“Sensory Modulation for NGO Workers in Mental Health.” In this workshop the participants will learn Sensory Modulation strategies to support clients who are experiencing panic, distress, anger, anxiety, dissociation and sensory overload.

Click here to find out more…




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Independent Living Specialists not only believe in improving the quality of life but in educating others in order to provide the very best quality care in the home, hospital or aged care environments.

Seating Series Day 1 – Pressure Care Cushion Prescription (Sydney)- 8 Oct 2019

Seating Series Day 2 – Wheeled Mobility & Seating Assessment (SYD)- 9 Oct 2019

Click here to find out more ILS Upcoming events…



Peta Stapleton Event

The Science Behind Tapping- Peta Stapleton

The Science Behind Tapping: Learn how this body-based stress management technique is applied and the research demonstrating its effectiveness. 

This is a unique opportunity to spend an informative afternoon with Dr Peta Stapleton, as she shares the research in an empowering manner. Register now!



Supervision Support & Chat database- Listing of a variety of clinical supervisors, mentors, business or life coaches and support networks available for Allied Health professionals. Visit our website- click here



Check out these great links, services and resources and let us know how we can help you!

Until next month’s ROUND UP BLOG, let’s support each other! #alliedhealthprofessionsrule


Sarena Jones

Director @ Allied Health Support Services

[email protected]





Allied Health Link Round Up Blog Aug 2019

Allied Health Link Round Up Blog Aug 2019

Read up, learn and share with family, friends, colleagues and clients these life enhancing, life saving resources. Read more…


Foods to avoid for good gut health blog


Keeping on top of gut health can seem daunting. Up until recently, we thought it could take months or even years to shift the good and bad balance of bacteria in our gut.  Read more…


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Drivers with a disability

A driver trained OT, through an assessment and rehabilitation focus can help build a person’s ability to get to the shops independently, pick up the kids in safety, get to work and earn an income, and visit family and friends. Read more…