A woman’s health is essential. For her to grow, thrive and feel whole.
As an organisation built on this philosophy, and as a proud partner of the creators of Women’s Health Week, Jean Hailes, each year we celebrate Women’s Health Week in a pretty big way.
This year, Women’s Health Week is about growing your knowledge.
Knowledge is the fuel that drives human life. It solves problems, creates opportunities, encourages compassion and connects us as people. By learning about women’s health – from pelvic pain and health checks to solutions to the domestic violence crisis – together we can create healthy women, and ultimately healthy communities.
Take a look through our free events happening throughout the week around Perth.
Look forward to seeing you there!
Northbridge Piazza Stall
Monday, 4th September | 10 am – 3pm
Our biggest event to kick off Women’s Health Week is a massive pop-up event in the middle of Perth city, at Northbridge Piazza. Pop in and speak to our health specialists, collect free giveaways, learn something new and join in with our wellness activities:
- 10:30am – 1pm: Practice mindfulness through the art of weaving with our family and domestic violence team.
- 10 – 11am: Meet our Dietitian and ask a question about nutrition, wellness and healthy eating.
- 10am – 1pm: Ask an expert a sexual heath question with the team at Sexual Health Quarters.
- 12:30pm: Join into our free Pilates session, run by our Health & Medical General Manager (and ex-physiotherapist), Liz Lang.
- 2pm: We’ll be closing the event with a short walk around the city together. Join in and connect with the community over some gentle exercise.
- Let us know you’re coming here, or just drop in!
Pelvic Pain Talk
Pelvic pain effects one in five women. Discover what could be causing yours in this presentation on all things pelvic pain: from endometriosis to PCOS, and other causes. Presented by our very own women’s health expert, Dorte.
- Monday, 4th September | 5:30pm – 6:30pm
- Location: Osbourne Library
- Free event – reserve your spot here.
Have you ever wondered, is my vagina normal? Vagina health effects more than just your sex life. Discover the signs and symptoms of vaginal problems and what you can do to protect your vaginal health, with our insightful team of medical experts.
12 – 12:45pm: Is My Vagina Normal? A presentation from our women’s health nurse, Jane Akerman. Held at our Northbridge clinic, as well as online through this teams link.
1pm – 3pm: Open Clinic. If you have a vagina-related health question you’d rather ask an expert in private, drop-in appointments with our women’s health nurses will be open to all. You may wish to ask about vaginal discharge, test for STI’s or discuss cervical screening. Available at our Northbridge and Joondalup locations.
This event is free! Register here.
Endometriosis is a heath condition where tissues similar to the lining of the uterus (womb) grows outside of the uterus. This condition affects about 10% of women of reproductive age, and the most common symptom is pelvic pain. Learn all about the symptoms, how to cope and adjust your lifestyle through this presentation with our women’s health expert, Dorte.
- Tuesday, 5th September | 11:30am – 12:30pm
- Location: Murdoch University
- Free event – register here.
Aboriginal Girls Health & Wellbeing
For Aboriginal women and girls, good health is more than the absence of illness. It’s a holistic concept that encompasses physical, social, emotional, cultural and spiritual wellbeing – for the individual and their community.
Our Aboriginal Women’s Service team have organised a special event for Aboriginal girls aged 11-17, held in partnership with Koya Aboriginal Corporation.
Join us to discuss health for Aboriginal girls, listen to health wisdom from the elders present, and finish the evening with dancing. Mothers are more than welcome to join with their daughters.
- A discussion on Aboriginal girl’s health & wellbeing, yarning circle, dancing and elders.
- For ages 11-17. Mothers are welcome to attend with their daughters!
- Friday, 1st September | 5:30pm – 6:30pm
- Held in partnership with Koya Aboriginal Corporation.
- Location: Indigo Junction Community Centre, 53 Great Northern Hwy, Midland.
- Free event! Let us know you’re coming here.