Check out what has been happening with Women’s Health Victoria (WHV) over the last few months! ✨
- 1800 My Options has been refunded by the Victorian Government for an additional 4 years, providing Victorian women with another four years of access to information and pathways to trusted SRH services. The service is preparing for a large promotional campaign in September to promote the service to health professionals and the public – coinciding with both World Abortion Day and World Contraception Day. Any health professionals providing SRH services in Victoria can register their services in the 1800 My Options database, so that callers to the service can be referred to them as appropriate.
- Workforce Development: New training opportunities including free Introduction to Gender Equality, and Introduction to PVAW. All training courses – paid and unpaid – can be found here.
- The Women’s Mental Health Alliance and WHV are holding an event: The Royal Commission and women’s mental health: Challenges and Opportunities on Tuesday August 17th from 12 to 1:30pm – details here. The event will examine the implications of the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System for women’s mental health and opportunities to ensure that the redesign of the mental health system meets the needs of women and girls. This webinar is aimed at mental health practitioners and service providers, policy-makers, and the social services and women’s sectors.
🗞️ New publications from WHV
👥 Peer Support Service
Counterpart – WHV’s peer support service for women experiencing breast and gynaecological cancer – has a number of upcoming sessions for women scheduled.
Medical Intern at Royal Melbourne Hospital. IT/Memberships Officer for VMWS.