Central Highlands Rural Health (CHRH) will once again celebrate Women’s Health Week, this September 7 – 11.
Women’s Health Week is a campaign run by Jean Hailes and is celebrated across Australia. It looks to improve all women’s health and help to encourage women to make healthier choices. With the current COVID-19 pandemic, it is now more important than ever for women to look after their overall health and wellbeing.
CHRH Population Health team is taking the campaign online this year, via their Facebook page and website, as they share a series of photos and videos, showcasing local women highlighting the importance of women’s health and practising self-care. Additionally there will be a short interview with Jean Hailes Women’s Health Week Ambassador and founder of Wheel Women, Tina McCarthy, who is an inspiring woman. All of these videos will be available on the CHRH Vimeo page.
CHRH Population Health team encourages community members to support this initiative by sending in an image of how you practice self-care and take time out for yourself. This will contribute to a series of photos that will be shared on social media to help break down the idea that taking time out for yourself is selfish or self-indulgent, but an important part of staying healthy. You can email in your photo to firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s important that women within the community are aware of how to best look after their health and what services and supports may be available. The Population Health & Wellbeing Newsletter will have a special edition on Women’s Health, relevant for women at all ages and stages within our community. To be one of the first to receive the special edition Women’s Health newsletter, subscribe to the Population Health & Wellbeing Newsletter via the link at the bottom of the CHRH website or here.
During Women’s Health Week staff at CHRH are taking part in the all abilities ‘virtual step challenge’ as they collectively walk the 210km Goldfields Track from Ballarat to Bendigo. They are participating to get active and make their moves count whilst raising funds for Jean Hailes to help women and girls access women’s health information, education and services across Australia.
You can help support CHRH in this challenge and donate at the Women's Health Week website.
CHRH are excited to be able to celebrate and promote Women’s Health Week as we feel there are many incredible women within our community.