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29 June 2022
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It’s all about you this Women’s Health Week

5-11 September 2022

‘It’s all about you’ – that is the new message for this year’s Women’s Health Week organised by Jean Hailes for Women’s Health. The highly-respected national not-for-profit organisation has been the voice and leader in women’s health for 30 years.

Celebrating its 10th year, the Women’s Health Week annual campaign is the biggest week in Australia dedicated to good health and wellbeing for women, girls and gender-diverse people. Last year, over 128,000  people registered for over 2200 events spread across Australia – from Darwin to Hobart, Perth to Brisbane, as well as communities in the country’s centre.

This year Jean Hailes for Women’s Health expects an even larger participation and seizes the popular campaign to let women know it’s okay to put yourself first. The organisation is also encouraging women to set aside time during Women’s Health Week to check in on their health.

“It may seem absurd, but women need reminding that it’s okay to put themselves first. So often they put the needs of family, friends, even their pets, above their own,” says Women’s Health Week & Community Engagement Manager Renea Camilleri. “These seven days will be a perfect opportunity to prioritise their own health.”

This year’s Women’s Health Week daily themes are:

Day 1: Check me out – health checks at every age
Day 2: Menopause matters – menopause and perimenopause ​​​
Day 3: Pelvic power – pelvic floor health and pelvic pain
Day 4: Mind health – mental wellbeing and brain health
Day 5: Move and improve – physical activity and your health.

Themes reflect the huge demand for information about these topics by women across the country who contact Jean Hailes for advice. They also align with results of research undertaken by Jean Hailes showing that a new focus on health checks is needed post-lockdowns.

To reflect Jean Hailes’ heritage, one day of Women’s Health Week 2022 will be dedicated to menopause. The organisation is named in honour of Dr Jean Hailes – an extraordinary medical practitioner who opened Australia’s first (and only second in the world) women’s health clinic dedicated to menopause.

Also available is a comprehensive promotional toolkit for those hosting a Women’s Health Week event. “The kit has everything you need to make sure your event is as vibrant and successful as possible – from themed invitations, email signatures, social tiles for Facebook and Instagram, presentation slides, posters, event decorations and more.

“Events are about celebrating and prioritising your health with the people around you – whether it’s a walk in the park that you organise, a staff morning tea, a webinar about menopause in the workplace or an event focused on women in a sports club ,” says Ms Camilleri who knows first-hand how important health is for women having worked as a registered nurse and midwife.

For more information about hosting an event for Women's Health Week, visit Host an event.

About Jean Hailes

Jean Hailes for Women's Health is national not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the health of all women.  The organisation was founded 30 years ago in honour of pioneering medical practitioner, Dr Jean Hailes, who established the nation’s first (and only second in the world) women’s health clinic dedicated to menopause. In 2022, Jean Hailes now operates two clinics in Victoria, servicing all women’s health needs.

Jean Hailes for Women’s Health provides free, evidence-based health information for all women, girls and gender-diverse people. Consumers can access fact sheets, booklets, health tips, videos, animations, articles and podcasts. Resources and educational kits are available in easy-to-understand English as well as Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Dari, Farsi and Hindi, amongst others. Jean Hailes also offers accredited e-learning courses, webinars, and plain English and in-language resources for health professionals to support their clinical practice.

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For more information on Jean Hailes for Women’s Health or Women’s Health Week, please contact Claudia Loeber-Raab 0425 785 143 or email [email protected] or email [email protected].