Victorian Government promising investment for women, health and equality

Women’s Health in the South East (WHISE) has welcomed the State Government’s ongoing commitment to women, health and equality across Victoria.

WHISE warmly welcomed the investment and leadership in mental health, jobs and the caring industries and especially the boost to Women’s Health Services funding for the next 12 months.

“The boost to the funding for WHISE is greatly needed,” says Ms Kit McMahon, CEO of WHISE. 

Women’s Health in the South East (WHISE) submitted a response to the Victorian Government’s 10-year vision for social and affordable housing applying a gender lens to demonstrate the need for equitable access to housing for women. 

“Women are most negatively impacted by housing instability and homelessness and the two biggest risk factors are domestic and family violence and being aged over 55 years,” says WHISE CEO, Ms Kit McMahon. 

WHISE welcomes final report of the Mental Health Royal Commission

Opportunity to support women’s mental health in implementation of recommendations

Women’s Health in the South East (WHISE) welcomed the tabling of the final report from Victoria’s Royal Commission into Mental Health and its significant contribution to social reform.

The final report is a major statement of reform on Victoria’s mental health system – a system that is widely recognised as in crisis. 


Lack of certified MS-2 Step prescribers, the medication for an early medical abortion, is limiting women’s access to timely and local reproductive health care

Written by Jess Elsworth, Sexual and Reproductive Health Officer, WHISE