Women’s Health Week is an initiative of the Jean Hailes for Women’s Health Organisation, a national not-for-profit organisation promoting Women’s Health. Since 2013, it has been sponsoring a Women’s Health Week focusing on Women’s Health issues. This year, in observance of the event, the Sai Medial Unit of the SSIO Australia is collaborating with the Ladies Wings of a number of Regions and groups around Australia to put together locally appropriate Women’s Health seminars.
The event organisers report that, “the two biggest barriers for women not maintaining a healthy lifestyle is ‘lack of time’ and ‘health not being a priority’. Women’s Health Week is a time to do something for your health and start making positive changes that can last a lifetime.” There are a range of health issues that are a special concern for women and often it is a case of not knowing enough about what life-style choices are most appropriate or what support is available for good health. Another factor is being too caught up in a busy life to be aware of risks or doing what you know is the best for you. Women’s health not only impacts on the individual person but affects all those who interact or rely on her.
The different seminars being held around Australia will address a variety of women’s health issues drawing on the expertise of available health professionals and workers in a loving and supportive approach. Informative talks and discussions as well as practical exercises are likely to be parts of the seminars. The objective is to make ladies better informed, to help make connections and provide advice and tools for happier, healthier lives.
The local seminars will be held at different dates and times and reference to the available flyers below is necessary to access the information for any seminar in your locality. Please note that, whilst all are most welcome to attend, some seminars have number restrictions and require registration to attend. This information is contained in the particular flyer.