Women’s Health Week is the biggest week in Australia focusing on good health and wellbeing for women and girls. Held in September (7-11 September), the health awareness campaign is a timely reminder for women to take positive and proactive steps to being healthy in mind and body.
With issues such as COVID-19 placing stress on our lives, it’s important that we don’t overlook our overall health and wellbeing, says Federal Health Minister, Greg Hunt.
“Women’s Health Week provides Australian women with the opportunity to reflect on their physical and mental health. This year, more than ever, I would encourage women not to ignore their own health and utilise the resources, activities and support services available during Women’s Health Week. Even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, I would urge all women to continue to see their doctor and seek health advice when required,” says Mr Hunt.
“Women’s Health Week will be a great reminder that we need to try to take time out to check in on our health,” says Brenda Jones, Women’s Health Week campaign manager.
“Whether it’s scheduling a health check, setting aside time to check in on your mental wellbeing, or even arranging virtual walking sessions with friends via video. And, of course, signing up to womenshealthweek.com.au to learn more about looking after your health and wellbeing.”
“This year there will be extra online sessions and events to ensure everyone can take part in the week’s activities.”
Jean Hailes also encourages workplaces and communities to get involved in the week by sharing health messages and/or fundraising for Jean Hailes to help more women and girls get the health information that they deserve.
Sign up now to receive campaign updates. During the week, subscribers will be given access to free podcasts, quizzes, videos, recipes and practical health articles. Check in on your health and wellbeing this Women’s Health Week 7-11 September 2020. Visit womenshealthweek.com.au for further information.