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Women’s Health and Wellbeing Benefits From Victorian Budget 2022-23

Women’s Health in the South East is excited to report that health promotion and primary prevention of women’s health in our region will be strengthened through additional funding provided to the service through the Victorian State Budget 2022-23. “While we are relieved about this announcement, we are also incredibly excited about the opportunity it provides…

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Victorian Women are sick of small change: Underinvestment in women’s health increases illness and depression

Today, CEOs of Victoria’s 12 women’s health services, along with Rainbow Health Australia, are calling for an immediate uplift in investment to secure the health and wellbeing of Victorian women, following the release of alarming data which shows Victorian women have gotten sicker, more anxious and depressed since the commencement of the COVID19 pandemic. Representing…

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A Call for Investment in Women’s Health Amid Concerns About the Return to School

Women continue to bear the emotional burden of the Pandemic and lack investment in prevention. Local Women’s Health Service, Women’s Health in the South East (WHISE) is raising concerns about the increased mental load that women in community are carrying with schools returning and the transition to “COVID normal”. “While it is great news that…

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National plan to end violence against women released

WHISE encourages stakeholders, partners and members to have their say The next National Plan to End Violence against Women and Children 2022-2032 (the Plan) has been released in draft for public comment. Women’s Health in the South East (WHISE) is encouraging members to have their say on this next plan as it forms a keystone…