Women’s Health Week is Jean Hailes’ national signature campaign that runs every September.
This year, the theme is ‘Am I normal?’ This is a question that every woman at some stage asks herself, whether it’s about weight, body image, mental health or sex, let’s get rid of the elephant in the room and start talking about our health.
If you want to get involved, you have a few options.
You can host an event to raise money for Jean Hailes, a not-for-profit dedicated to improving women’s health, or simply to have some fun by connecting and sharing knowledge in your community. Some event ideas for individuals include trivia nights, healthy morning teas or a group walk. Workplaces can organise a range of activities, from a healthy lunch, to mindfulness training or an exercise class. Event hosts can order free guest showbags if you register before 17 August. You’ll also go in the running to win a ‘Fun, Fit & Fabulous’ 5-night stay for two people at the Solar Springs Resort in NSW.
If hosting an event isn’t your cup of tea, you can join the first ever Women’s Health Week webcast on Monday 5 September from 7.30pm – 8.30pm. Hosting the webcast will be sex educator & Sunday Age columnist Maureen Matthews, dietitian & author Karen Inge, and psychologist & Jean Hailes’ deputy CEO Dr Mandy Deeks – a fabulous mix of health professionals! The topic of the webcast is what’s normal when it comes to women’s health. The interactive webcast will also be streamed live so you can join in wherever you are located or listen to the recorded copy at your own convenience.
An even simpler way to show your support is to wear an elephant pin on your jacket throughout the week – they’re only $5 each.
CLICK HERE for information on hosting and registering an event.
If you have any questions about Women’s Health Week, visit the website or phone 1800 JEAN HAILES.