Aug 29
Women�s Health Week: No More Elephants In The Room! - Dubbo

When it comes to health, every woman has an elephant in the room. It’s time to start talking.

Jean Hailes for Women’s Health will be getting rid of those elephants during Women’s Health Week 2016 (5-9 September).

Women can be good talkers, but when it comes to health we often don’t take the time to ask questions, seek out credible information and work out a sound plan of action.

Across five days, Women’s Health Week will be online and on-the-ground. This year’s theme is ‘Am I Normal?,’ giving women across Australia the chance to learn more about their health and talk about issues they might not usually discuss. Free events, articles, videos, podcasts, recipes, tools and much more will be supported by a range of experts to help make women’s health a priority.

To celebrate the week, there are a number of events planned for women to get involved in.

Family Planning NSW Dubbo and the Women’s Health Nursing Program at Western NSW Local Health District invite you to come along to a Women’s Health information night on September 5 at 5.30pm–8pm at 23 Hawthorn Street, Dubbo.

There will also be a women’s health information stall and morning tea on September 5 from 10:30am–12:30pm at the BreastScreen NSW Clinic at Dubbo Hospital on Myall Street.

Women will also be given the opportunity to drop in for a FREE screening mammogram and pap test from 10am to 12.30pm.

“The information night is a great opportunity for women to find out what they need to know about women’s health, what they want to know and what’s not being talked about,” Jean Hailes Executive Director Janet Michelmore said.

“‘Am I Normal?’ is such an important theme for women,” Jean Hailes Deputy CEO Dr Mandy Deeks said.

“It’s a question we all ask ourselves at some stage, whether it’s about weight, body image, mental health or sex.”

Western NSW Local Health District Clinical Nurse Consultant for Women’s Health, Joanne Phillipsencourages women to join in the Women’s Health Week conversation by taking part in the Women’s Health information night.

“It will be a fun night with experienced presenters including Dr Jenny Geraghty, Womens’ Health Physiotherapist Natalie McConochie and Dietitian Leslie Ho Man Tang to give the real facts of ‘what is normal?’” Ms Phillips said.

A light supper, lucky door prizes and show bags will be available on the night.

Please RSVP for the Women’s Health information night by September 2 by phoning (02) 6841 2222.

This program is supported by the Australian Government Department of Health & Ageing.

Media enquiries:Brendan Williams, Media Manager, Western NSW Local Health District via