Oct 15
Fifty Shades Of…midlife & Mood - Live Health Webcast

Western NSW Local Health District & Family Planning NSW is inviting women to learn more about what they can do to ensure they experience the best midlife years possible.

The Health District is participating in a nationwide forum, which will hear the latest in women’s health direct from the experts.

Women are invited to attend Dubbo RSL’s free online health information event Fifty Shades of midlife – menopause, mood & more from 6:45pm to 9:30pm on the evening of Wednesday October 31, 2012.

National organisation, Jean Hailes for Women’s Health, has joined with Dubbo Women’s Health and Family Planning NSWto make some of Australia’s leading women’s health experts accessible to women all around Australia.

Speakers include Jean Hailes gynaecologist Dr Elizabeth Farrell, clinical psychologist Professor Jane Fisher and naturopath Sandra Villella, together with sex educator and columnist Maureen Matthews and host and media presenter Dr Sally Cockburn. Collectively they will bring you the latest evidence-based information on a range of midlife women’s health issues including menopause, mood, emotional wellbeing, mental health, sexuality and intimate relationships, as well as food, nutrition and natural therapies.

“There is so much going on for women at midlife, and sometimes it can feel like a physical and emotional roller coaster.

“I hope women come along to find out what they can expect at this time in their lives in terms of their health and lifestyle, and that they take away some practical tips to help make this a positive life experience,” said Dr Farrell.

Local organiser Joanne Phillips (Women’s Health Nurse) at Dubbo Community Health Centre said women are being encouraged to take part in this special women’s health event that will be beamed live right around Australia.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about what we can do to ensure women experience the best midlife years possible and also join with other women in the community to hear the latest in women’s health direct from the experts.” Ms Phillips said.

Family Planning NSW Medical Director, Dr Deborah Bateson will be on hand after the webcast to take questions from the audience.

A free bus has also been organised to leave from the Wellington Community & Allied Health Centre at 6pm. Numbers are limited, so please contact the Wellington Community & Allied Health Centre on 6840 7210 to book a place.

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Jean Hailes for Women’s Healthis an independent, not-for-profit national organisation, caring for the health and wellbeing of Australian women through education, research and clinical care.

Family Planning NSWhas been helping people make informed choices about their reproductive and sexual health for more than 85 years with clinics operating in Dubbo, Ashfield, Fairfield, Penrith, and Newcastle, and providing clinical services, health promotion, training and research on reproductive and sexual health.

For more information or interviews with the speakers or organisers, please contact Joanne Phillips on  (02) 6841 2222 or Aleeza Zohar from Jean Hailes for Women’s Health on (03) 9562 6771 or 0425 758 729.      www.jeanhailes.org.au