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 Nationwide campaign of events and online activities: The organisers of Women's Health Week are encouraging women to check in on their health. One of many events is to make your steps count for the week.
Nationwide campaign of events and online activities: The organisers of Women's Health Week are encouraging women to check in on their health. One of many events is to make your steps count for the week.

During COVID-19, many people haven't scheduled in their appointments and health checks as usual.

Held on September 7-11 this year, the Women's Health Week campaign encourages all girls and women to take proactive steps to being healthy in mind and body.

"With issues such as COVID-19 placing stress on our lives, it's important that we don't overlook our overall health and wellbeing," Women's Health Week campaign manager Brenda Jones said.

"It's a timely reminder that we need to check in on our health whether it's scheduling a health check or setting aside time to check in on your mental wellbeing.

"And, of course, signing up to womenshealthweek.com.au to learn more about looking after yourself.

"There are many ways to get involved. Firstly, we want you to sign up to the week at womenshealthweek.com.au to receive the daily emails with important health information, links to video, podcasts, Facebook Live panel sessions and more."

There are also virtual and online events including the Women's Health Week Comedy Gala on Saturday, September 5 that is being live streamed around Australia.

Hosted by Claire Hooper and featuring Celia Pacquola, Cal Wilson, Steph Tisdell, Zoe Coombs Marr, Jude Perl and Aditi MIttal, it's a great night of laughs.

"You can also join women across Australia with the Take Steps for Women's Health virtual event," Brenda said. "Collectively we hope to travel 16,500km - the equivalent of 22 million steps - around Australia."

You can help women and girls get the health support they deserve, as Women's Health Week is proudly supporting @JeanHailes this #WomensHealthWeek.

Check out the fundraising page on the website and give a gift that means a little bit more.

Other ideas to raise funds for WHW include:

  • Host a virtual morning or afternoon tea session with a donation to join
  • Host an online interactive information session with a local health person
  • Teach a class (cooking, dance, craft) and donate event registration fees
  • Run a fitness or wellbeing class with participation fees going to not-for-profit Jean Hailes organisation
  • Stage an online trivia night

Details for events at womenshealthweek.com.au

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