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01 September 2018
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Step into Women’s Health Week

Women’s Health Survey and Women’s Health Week launch

Jean Hailes for Women’s Health surveyed more than 15,000 women across Australia this year to find out their greatest health concerns, practices and needs. The results of the survey were released in Melbourne at the Step into Women’s Health Week event on Saturday.

Women’s Health Week is the annual Jean Hailes campaign that encourages women to put themselves first for a week and think about their health and wellbeing. This launch event was one of 100 Step into Life group training sessions held simultaneously across Australia. 

The Women’s Health Survey is an insight into the state of women across the country as they juggle busy home lives with work, family demands and the increasing pressures of the digital world. Survey results are used to create videos, podcasts, stories, recipes and other engaging content for Women’s Health Week.

The survey report is now available on the Jean Hailes website. It features highlights such as:

  • 50.8% of surveyed women describe themselves as overweight or obese
  • 9.5% of women drink daily
  • 46.1% of surveyed women have been diagnosed with depression of anxiety by a doctor or psychologist
  • 66.9% of women reported feeling nervous, anxious or on edge nearly every day or on more than seven days in the past few weeks.

Women’s Health Week’s major partner Step into Life, an outdoor group personal training organisation, ran a group training session at Catani Gardens in St Kilda to launch the survey results and celebrate the launch of Women's Health Week 3-7 September. Step into Life participants in purple 'Step into Women's Health Week' t-shirts did a range of exercises including kick-boxing and circuit training.

Step into Women's Health Week

About Jean Hailes

Jean Hailes for Women's Health is a national not-for-profit organisation committed to improving women's knowledge and understanding of complex health issues. Jean Hailes has a unique model, combining medical centres, research and a department that translates the latest health findings into practical, accessible information on our website, through resources, educational programs and health professional events. Jean Hailes only produces trusted evidence-based information reviewed by our in-house team of clinicians. In 2016, Jean Hailes was officially recognised as the Federal Government's national digital gateway for women's health.

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For a copy of the report please click here