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Women’s Stuff: Ballarat & Geelong

Media releases 26 Mar 2018
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Women of all ages and backgrounds can have their health questions answered on a wide range of topics at "Women's Stuff," a free event being held in both Geelong and Ballarat in May.

Jean Hailes for Women's Health, one of Australia's leading and most trusted women's health organisations, will present this fun and informative community evening with support by local partners and health services. Women will have access to some of Australia's most experienced clinicians and health professionals with the latest evidence-based health information. Topics to be covered include food and movement as medicine, menopause and women's health checks.

This evening is a great, informal way for women to learn about today's big health issues as well as ways to improve and manage health, both now and into the future. It will also connect women with important services and supports. Refreshments, health information resource packs and giveaways will be available for all attendees.

"All women are encouraged to come along to hear about ways they can improve and manage their health from health professionals who are actively listening to women in the community about their health needs," says Janet Michelmore AO, executive director of Jean Hailes. "Women will also be able to connect with local services on the night."

The evenings will be hosted by celebrated comedian Nelly Thomas and will include refreshments, resource packs, a mini health expo and giveaways. BreastScreen Victoria will be there for information and mammogram bookings.

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The night's sessions are:

  • At the heart (and bones) of it: Menopause 101, by Dr Sonia Davison, endocrinologist at Jean Hailes.
  • Eat well, move well—food and movement as medicine, by Sandra Villella, naturopath at Jean Hailes.
  • Women's health checks, by Dr Kerryn Rae, specialist women's health GP at Jean Hailes and Epworth Geelong.
  • Your pelvic floor, by Naomi Nalder, physiotherapist at Barwon Health.

The event will take place on Wednesday 16 May from 6pm to 9pm in the Presidents Lounge at GMHBA Stadium, South Geelong. Entry at Gate 14, accessed via Kilgour St or Latrobe Terrace.

Jean Hailes for Women's Health will present this fun and informative community evening with support from Women's Health and Wellbeing Barwon South West, Barwon Health, GMHBA and the City of Greater Geelong.

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If you would like to share the details of this event in your specific community:

Women's Stuff Ballarat

The night's sessions are:

  • At the heart (and bones) of it: Menopause 101, by Dr Sonia Davison, endocrinologist at Jean Hailes.
  • Eat well, move well—food and movement as medicine, by Sandra Villella, naturopath at Jean Hailes.
  • Women's health checks, by Dr Amy Litras, Ballarat GP.
  • Mindful eating, by Carly Taylor, dietitian at Ballarat Community Health.

The event will take place on Wednesday 23 May from 6pm to 9pm at the Mercure Ballarat Hotel & Convention Centre, 613 Main Road, Ballarat. *New venue due to popular demand

Jean Hailes for Women's Health will present this fun and informative community evening with support from Ballarat Community Health, Women's Health Grampians, Ballarat Health Services, GMHBA and the City of Ballarat.

Book online

If you would like to share the details of this event in your specific community:

Bookings are essentials as seats are limited. These events have been made possible thanks to the support of the Percy Baxter Foundation.

About Jean Hailes

Jean Hailes for Women's Health is a national not-for-profit organisation committed to improving women's knowledge and understanding of complex health issues. Jean Hailes has a unique model, with three integrated units: medical centres; the Jean Hailes Research Unit (a formal partnership with Monash University); and a department that translates the latest health findings into practical, accessible information on our website, through the media, and through resources, educational programs and health professional events. Jean Hailes only produces trusted evidence-based information reviewed by our in-house team of clinicians. In 2016, Jean Hailes was officially recognised as the Federal Government's national digital gateway for women's health.

For Media

For more information on Jean Hailes or to arrange an interview, please contact Janelle Carrigan on 0409 939 920 or email [email protected].