Our Work in the Southern Metropolitan Region of Melbourne

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.

Our service:

  • Addresses the health needs of women and assists them to access services that they need
  • Liaises with and complements other health services
  • Provides information and referral to other providers
  • Encourages women to take responsibility for their own health
  • Works within the UN conventions on the elimination of discrimination, violence and disadvantage towards women.

WHISE:

  • Advocates to governments, organisations and community groups on behalf of women within the region
  • Works collaboratively with women and our service partners to improve access and appropriateness of services for women
  • Works collaboratively with women and our service partners to actively address the social determinants that contribute to poor health and wellbeing outcomes for women
  • Conducts research in collaboration with academic institutes and developing associated resources
  • Build community and organisation capacity and capability

We deliver services over 10 local government areas in the Southern Metropolitan Region of Melbourne:

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