Mental health & wellbeing

One of our goals at Women’s Health West is to improve women’s mental wellbeing.

We operate within a feminist framework that recognises the impact of women’s socio-economic and political status on their health and wellbeing.

This goal sits within the context of work we do to redress all forms of inequality and oppression of women, including that directed towards women as a result of their sexuality, culture, ability, age, religion and citizenship status.

Given this, we foster the development of networks, skills, knowledge, processes and strategies that strengthen women’s ability to make connections with each other, participate in their community and engage in practices conducive to good mental wellbeing.

Similarly, we aim to promote attitudes and practices in all of our health promotion activities that are conducive to this goal, ensuring that our work in relation to mental wellbeing is integrated with all other work.