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The Jean Hailes Women’s Health Week is a week dedicated to all women across Australia to make good health a priority.

Women's Health Week is a time to focus on your health, learn more and take action.

No more elephants! Let's talk.

In 2015, we launched our new campaign No more elephants! It is time to get rid of the elephant in the room and get talking about women's health. 

Women can be good talkers, but when it comes to health, we often don’t take the time to ask questions, seek out credible information and work on a sound plan of action.

What does the odd saying "There is an elephant in the room" mean?

It means there is a problem or difficult situation that is obvious, but nobody wants to talk about it, or address it.

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The 2016 theme

Am I normal?

A question, we know, every woman at some stage of her life asks. Whether it's about weight, body image, mental health or sex, let’s get rid of the elephant in the room and start talking about these subjects and more!

During the five days of the 2016 Women's Health Week (5-9 September) we will focus on

  • Monday: What’s normal?
  • Tuesday: Body image – you are your own critic
  • Wednesday: Healthy weight – know the three Ss
  • Thursday: Mental health – what can you do?
  • Friday: Let’s talk about sex
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Time to start talking! Let your workplace, local community, friends and family know about Women’s Health Week by using our free promotional material.

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Why Women's Health Week?

In 2013, realising that there was no event dedicated to women’s health in Australia, Jean Hailes for Women's Health ran the very first national Women’s Health Week. Thousands of women across Australia registered to take part in a week of online activities, videos, resources and information.

Now in its 4th year the event continues to gain groundswell nationally and Jean Hailes provides health information and free resources to support thousands of subscribers and hundreds of local events organised by communities Australia-wide.

Here is a snapshot of the 2015 Women's Health Week:

We are proud that this event attracts the support of organisations, high profile ambassadors, businesses, community, sporting and media groups across the country. 

Women’s Health Week is now a permanent feature on the Australian calendar taking place in the first week of September.

Watch the highlights from the 2015 Women's Health Week:

Evaluation Report 2015


So many people and organisations contributed to the success of Women’s Health Week 2015. We are indebted to each and every supporter for the role they played to ensure women across Australia heard about and were able to participate in this important national health promotion event.

After a thorough process of evaluation we are proud to present this report as a review of program achievements.

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About Jean Hailes

Jean Hailes for Women’s Health is Australia's leading and most trusted women's health organisation. We are a national not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving women’s health. We provide women with health information, resources and clinical care to assist them to actively manage their own health and wellbeing.

We believe in physical and emotional health and wellbeing in all its dimensions
for all women in Australia throughout their lives.

 
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Founded in 1992, Jean Hailes for Women’s Health reflects the enduring legacy that Dr Jean Hailes AM made to women’s health. Jean was a passionate, caring Australian General Practitioner (GP). She had a far sighted vision to improve the quality of women’s lives and give them practical information based on the best available evidence. 

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

- Dr Jean Hailes

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