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 subscribed to take part in a week of events and online activities, learning more their health.
Now in its 10th year, Women's Health Week is a celebration of women in Australia, women from all walks of life. In 2021 (despite a second year impacted by lockdowns and restrictions), more than 128,000 women participated in 2277 events, over 54,000 women subscribed to the online campaign and we reached over 3.6 million people via social media.
We are proud that Women's Health Week attracts the support of organisations, high profile ambassadors, businesses, community, sporting and media groups across the country.
Women's Health Week is recognised as the biggest week for women’s health and wellbeing in Australia and takes place annually in the first week of September.