Women’s Health Week: More than 40,000 women taking part in over 1,000 events across Australia

03-Aug-2017 6:00 AM

When it comes to health, many women are great at caring for others but often put themselves last. Jean Hailes for Women’s Health will be helping women make their health a priority during Women’s Health Week 2017 (4-8 September).

Across five days, Women’s Health Week will be supporting women to make healthy choices. Women across Australia will learn more about their health and talk about issues they might not usually discuss. Free events, articles, videos, podcasts, recipes, tools and much more will be supported by a range of experts to help make women’s health a priority.

Content from Women’s Health Week has been informed by the results of Australia’s largest survey of women’s health. This year, more than 10,000 women responded to the Jean Hailes survey, offering insights into topics such as mental health and anxiety, physical activity, and sleep and fatigue. The results of this survey will be announced at a media launch on Sunday, August 27.

More than 40,000 women have already signed up for more than 1,000 Women’s Health Week events in every state and territory across Australia. They’re taking place everywhere from Kimberley in Western Australia to Coober Pedy in South Australia, Moranbah in Queensland and Lawitta in Tasmania. From health and wellness checks to afternoon teas, bike rides and movie screenings, find a list of registered events here: www.womenshealthweek.com.au/events

“Women’s Health Week is a fantastic opportunity for women around Australia to take a little bit of time out for themselves,” says Jean Hailes Executive Director Janet Michelmore AO. “They can get together with friends and share a cooking class or join a bike ride—it’s whatever they want to make of it. Women’s Health Week is about setting aside some time in our busy lives to think or talk about health issues and possibly think about ways you can make a few positive changes. By investing more time in ourselves, we’re better able to look after the ones we love and care about.”
To receive daily updates, videos and all of the information on events, sign up to Women’s Health Week at www.womenshealthweek.com.au
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 offers current, medically reviewed information via its website, associated portals and social media channels, as well as a bi-annual magazine and printed materials that are distributed through health professionals, women and community organisations. Millions of women access the Jean Hailes website every year for trusted information and tens of thousands visit our Medical Centres. Jean Hailes has a unique model, comprising three fully integrated business units: the Medical Centres; Translation, Education & Communication Unit and the Jean Hailes Research Unit (in conjunction with Monash University).

For more information on Women’s Health Week, including images and key social media messages, go to www.womenshealthweek.com.au

For interviews with Jean Hailes spokespeople or for more information about Women’s Health Week and the women’s health survey launch this month, please contact Janelle Carrigan on 0409 939 920 or email janelle.carrigan@jeanhailes.org.au
Jean Hailes is supported by funding from the Australian Government

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