Welcome to WHISE
Women’s Health in the South East (WHISE) is the regional women’s health service for the Southern Metropolitan Region. WHISE aims to improve the health and well-being of women in the Southern Metropolitan Region within a Social Model of Health and within a feminist perspective.
Our website is designed to provide women within the region with access to information and resources relevant to their health needs; to ensure positive health outcomes.
To ensure you are receiving the most up to date information, please refresh your browser.
Settlement Program Volunteer Training
Our Settlement Services Program is looking for female volunteers to participate in the home visiting program. The next training course will be held in September 2016.
For more information, click here.
The Art of WHISE Women
Due to circumstances outside of our control the Art of WHISE Women exhibition has been postponed. Information will be made available in the coming weeks.
Victoria's Family Violence Steering Committee
Victoria Police and the state’s peak service groups will work with the Andrews Labor Government to overhaul our family violence system from the ground up.
The announcement yesterday of the membership of the Family Violence Steering Committee marks the next phase of the reform agenda, with the Government working with the community to review and implement the 227 recommendations of the Royal Commission into Family Violence.
Read more about it here.
Preventing Violence Together
A strategy for the Southern Metropolitan Region
Thank you to all who were involved in the development of the Preventing Violence Together Strategy as well as those who attended the launch. For more information about the Strategy or to access a PDF version, click here.
Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence Report
The Royal Commission into Family Violence report was released yesterday. WHISE is pleased to have been able to contribute to the findings and congratulates the Royal Commission for their efforts.
WHISE is also pleased to have been cited in the report and looks forward to reviewing the 227 recommendations more closely.
A full version of the Royal Commission into Family Violence report can be accessed here.
Looking for a women’s group?
WHISE has partnered with local organisations to provide spaces where women can connect, learn and develop new friendships. To find out more about the women’s groups available click here.
Women's Health Atlas
The Women’s Health Atlas is an innovative, interactive web-based resource that provides sex-disaggregated data across a range of priority health issues for women.
The Atlas shows gender differences covering indicators for sexual health and reproduction, gendered demographics, mental health and violence against women for each local government area in Victoria. The aim of the Atlas is to assist state and local governments, health services and organisations to bring a gendered approach to health issues to ultimately improve health outcomes for women.
To access the Atlas see the link below.
To access the youtube Women's Health Atlas training module click here.
Online Family Violence support in the Southern Metropolitan Region
Check out the website Ask Someone designed to assit individuals experiencing family violence in the SMR.
Quick link to our latest news page.
Strength in Dignity, Choice, Diversity and Justice
WHISE acknowledges the traditional owners of the land on which we work and we pay our respects to their Elders past and present.