Good Health Down South: A Sexual and Reproductive Health Strategy for the Southern Metropolitan Region 2018-2021 is a three-year region-wide Strategy that promotes, celebrates and guides future directions that continuously improve Sexual and Reproductive (SRH) outcomes throughout the Southern Metropolitan Region (SMR).
The Strategy is the result of a consultative process with organisations, including local and state government organisations, non-government organisations and other organisations and groups.
The development of the Strategy has been guided by a sexual and reproductive health promotion framework (WHW 2011) that acknowledges the multiplicity of factors that impact on health and wellbeing.
The role and purpose of the Strategy is to promote and improve SRH amongst all people throughout the SMR. Implementation is overseen by a Steering Committee, comprised of senior representatives.
A Community of Practice is responsible for implementing the annual action plans, and is comprised of practitioners in the region working in SRH.
As part of the Strategy, WHISE coordinates multiple reinforcing activities across the SMR focused on local needs and priorities in the community. By working together, organisations in the SMR have already benefited from increased coordination and collaboration, capacity building, and the ability to coordinate advocacy to improve the overall SRH of the SMR.
If you would like to become involved in the new Strategy, please contact WHISE.
Good Health Down South is supported by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services.
WHISE has compiled a number of regional data snapshots to provide an overview of the sexual and reproductive health status of women in the SMR.
The snapshots provide insight into the most recently available data and information about contraception, fertility management, unintended pregnancy, sexually transmissible infections, cervical screening, HPV immunisation, negotiating consent, young people and safe sex, and sexual assault.
For the regional data snapshots, head to the resources page.
South East Women's Sexual Health Directory
WHISE has a directory of women’s health services in the South East, which should be used as a guide only. Most of the services listed here are free or bulk-billed but for detailed information about services, fees and contact information, please access the organisation’s website or call them directly. If you discover that information here is incorrect or missing please contact us.
- Cardinia Shire
- Central Bayside Community Health Services
- City of Greater Dandenong
- Connect Health & Community
- Department of Education and Training
- Family Planning Victoria
- Frankston Mornington Peninsula Primary Care Partnership
- Glen Eira City Council
- Hepatitis Victoria
- Jean Hailes for Women's Health
- Kooweerup Regional Health Service
- Monash Health
- Mornington Peninsula Shire
- Peninsula Health
- South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault
- South Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network
- Southern Melbourne Primary Care Partnership
- Star Health