Our Region

Women’s Health in the South East (WHISE) provides health information, health promotion and education to the female community and health professionals. We assist women, particularly those who are significantly disadvantaged, to access services that they need – our own services, or those of our service partners. We advocate for improved health services, and we encourage women to take more effective control of their health and well-being.

The service is accessible to all women in the region in a safe and friendly environment.

(WHISE) provide services and support across 10 local government areas in the Southern Metropolitan Region (SRM) of Melbourne covering approximately 2,888 square kilometers, representing about one-quarter of the state’s total population of which approximately 689,000 are female.

Our region extends from Cardinia Shire and Casey into Stonnington, Port Phillip, and out to the Mornington Peninsula. Our region includes Dandenong, Frankston, South Yarra as well as Pakenham, Narre Warren and St Kilda.


Environmental Scan

WHISE continues its commitment to evidence based practice and our focus to improve health and wellbeing of women in the Southern Melbourne Region.

The Environmental Scan provides a snapshot of publicly available information that defines the direction that we are taking for the next 12 months.

WHISE recognises that the practice of health promotion and primary prevention are evolving.

To continue to be relevant, health promotion can’t ignore the realities of community, the individual’s need for agency in their own lives, and the causes of health and social problems.

Collaboration is key and the creation of meaningful equal partnerships of practice that achieve wide-ranging social impact will be the mainstay of primary prevention work.

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