Women’s Health Week is run by Jean Hailes, a national not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving the knowledge of women’s health throughout the various stages of their lives. Now in its eighth year, the week shines a light on women’s health and reminds women, and girls, to invest some time on their health and wellbeing.
Women are great at ‘checking in’ with family, friends and colleagues says Brenda Jones, campaign manager Women’s Health Week, but often put their own their health last. “This hasn’t been an easy year, but your health has never been more important. This Women’s Health Week we will be urging women to ‘check in on their health’ by making sure their health checks and screenings are up-to-date and setting aside time for their health—both physical and emotional.”
“This year we are pleased to again be partnering with BreastScreen WA to help spread our health check messages in West Australia and encourage women to learn more about their breast health,” says Ms Jones.
Dr Liz Wylie, medical director, BreastScreen WA says “regular screenings and health checks should be routine, but we know this year has not been easy. Our services are now up and running, and we urge women to schedule mammograms and other important health check-ups.”