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A new podcast series for Women’s Health Week 2021

Women's Health Week 8 Sep 2021

Jean Hailes for Women’s Health is pleased to announce a new podcast series for Women’s Health Week 2021.

Hosted by Janet Michelmore AO, daughter of the late Dr Jean Hailes and a passionate advocate of women's health, The Jean Hailes podcast – Women’s Health Week series launched this week with nine new podcasts and an exciting line-up of guests and leading women’s health experts talking about a range of topics including mental health in the age of COVID-19, sexual health, periods, sleep and movement.

The Jean Hailes podcast – Women’s Health Week series hosted by Janet Michelmore AO is available now on the Jean Hailes and Women’s Health Week websites, and wherever you access your podcasts.

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The Jean Hailes podcast – Women’s Health Week series hosted by Janet Michelmore AO

Mental health & wellbeing

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  • ‘Mental health in the age of COVID-19’ – Leading mental health expert Professor Jane Fisher AO calls for the recognition of grief for all the important missed moments during COVID-19.
  • ‘The blurring of work-life boundaries’ – Unblur your work-life boundaries with psychologist Dr Sarah Cotton, co-founder of Transitioning Well.
  • ‘Mood and food’ – There’s an undisputed link between what we eat and how we feel. Get the tips and top foods from Jean Hailes naturopath Sandra Villella.
  • ‘Sconversations’ – It’s time for a cup of tea and a ‘sconversation’ with CEO of the NSW Country Women’s Association, Danica Leys, about the health needs of women in rural, regional and remote Australia.


  • ‘Rest easy!’ – The dreaded 3am wake-up… an eye-opening discussion with sleep expert and health psychologist Dr Moira Junge about night owls, sleep disorders and why there’s no need to panic if we can’t doze off.

Sexual health

  • ‘Let’s talk about s*x!' – A riveting chat with inspirational sexuality educator Vanessa Hamilton, who is changing the way we teach adults and children about sex, sexuality and consent.


  • ‘Period poverty’ – Eliminating period poverty and the stigma surrounding periods with 2021 Young Australian of the Year Isobel Marshall and Women’s Health Week Ambassador.
  • ‘Raised without shame’ – A conversation with our passionate Women’s Health Week Ambassador Shelley Ware, who transformed her painful experience with endometriosis into a mission to educate and support


  • ‘Just move it!' – We talk to Professor Flavia Cicuttini about the impact of lockdowns on our bodies, and how people should embrace mobility aides.

Series Producer: May Jaspar
Sound: Thomas Kunz