News and Events

Help us celebrate 30 years of Women’s Health West

Women’s Health West is delighted to be celebrating a milestone in 2018: it’s our 30th birthday!

This year our AGM and annual conversation will be a special one. We’ll be celebrating with an incredible lineup of speakers, entertainment and of course, delicious food and cake! (more…)

New program for Aboriginal women’s health and wellbeing

Women’s Health West and cohealth are launching a new program called Tiddas Leading the Way, a health and wellbeing program for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander women. (more…)

Act to Prevent Men’s Violence Against Women Launch

Women’s Health West, along with plenty of help from our partners, launched a resource about the prevention of violence against women at the Newport Substation in June.

‘Act To Prevent Men’s Violence Against Women: a Guide for Community Action’ aims to support community groups in Melbourne’s west to take action to prevent men’s violence against women.

The guide details practical things you can do every day to prevent men’s violence against women. It includes important information to consider before you take action, as well as links to further resources. 

Thanks to our project working group HealthWest, Hobsons Bay City Council, Moonee Valley City CouncilcohealthWestern Bulldogs, City of Melbourne, Inner North West PCP, Djerriwarrh Health Services (Health Hospital Community)City of MeltonVictoria University, Melbourne Australia.

And our speakers Tarang ChawlaNelly Thomas, Working Together with Men, Women Making it Happen, Janet Galpin of Boon Wurrung Foundation, and Susan Timmins and Shelley Tait of Women’s Health West.

Check out the videos below of the event. With biggest thanks to NIASHA for performing at the launch and allowing us to use her music and Teagan Glenane for videography.

Women’s Health West’s year to date

Women’s Health West have compiled some key statistics and information about our year to date.

The flyer provides a snapshot of the demand on our services, and some of the challenges and successes we’ve had so far this financial year. The information covers the period 1 July 2016 – 30 April 2017.

These include:

  • We received 9,297 police family violence referrals.
  • We supported 1,073 women at court, and provided 243 children with counselling support.
  • We have experienced a significant decrease in ongoing recurrent family violence funding relative to non-recurrent funding in recent years, which impacts significantly on our ability to offer staff permanent contracts and sustainably plan for growth.

The flyer can be downloaded here.

Help us understand attitudes towards sexual and reproductive health

Women of the west: we need your voice. We want to hear from women aged 16 and above who live, work, study or play in the west. We want you to have your say in shaping the future of sexual and reproductive health services in Melbourne’s west. (more…)