It’s Women’s Health week!
Maryam Dadvar – Physiotherapist
If you haven’t heard about Women’s Health Week, in 2013, realising that there was no event dedicated to women’s health in Australia, Jean Hailes for Women’s Health ran the very first national Women’s Health Week.
Thousands of women across Australia subscribed to take part in a week of events and online activities, learning more about their health.
Now in its ninth year, Women’s Health Week continues to gain groundswell nationally. In 2020 (despite COVID-19), more than 90,000 women participated in more than 1400 events, and more than 45,000 women subscribed to the online campaign.
Women’s Health Week, held on September 6 to 11, is the biggest national health week for women and girls. In the Docklands Health clinic we celebrate women’s health and we are hosting Women’ Health Event on September 7, from 7pm to 9pm.
It’s a timely reminder to take time out to check in on your health and to keep making positive changes that can last a lifetime. Good health and wellbeing should be a priority for all women but there is a heightened focus for new and expectant mums with emotional and physical needs.
At Docklands Health, we’re encouraging women to put their health first and take proactive steps to being healthy in mind and body and urging them to set aside time to invest in their health.
This year, with the impact of COVID-19, good health is more important than ever. It’s so important to keep up with regular health checks and getting anything that doesn’t feel right checked out.
Our public talk is designed to provide the local Docklands community with the necessary health information to guide them through the various stages of life from pregnancy, post-partum and into healthy ageing.
Our speakers are:
- Physiotherapist – Maryam Dadvar
- Women’s occupation therapist – Emma Diepenhorst
- Gynecologist and obstetrician – Maryam Ebrahimi
- Healthy aging – Professor of Medicine at University of Melbourne Cassandra Szoeke
Book your tickets ($5) at docklandshealth.com.au/whw. The first 50 ticket holders will receive a free Jean Hailes Women’s Health Week tote bag. As a special event, Professor Cassandra Szoeke will be launching her new book Secrets of Women’s Healthy Ageing on the night.
We look forward to seeing you at the talk and book launch.