Women’s Health Week 2021

Jean Hailes “Women’s Health Week is a week dedicated to all women across Australia to make good health a priority.”

St John Ambulance ACT supports all initiatives that encourage healthier lifestyles and this Women’s Health Week we’d like to encourage women and girls to:

  • Stay active
  • Make an appointment for a health check
  • Stay connected, especially if you, a family member, friend, or colleague is in lockdown
  • Eat well
  • Sleep, and
  • Avoid alcohol and drugs.

We asked a few staff what Women’s Health Week means to them:

“For me Women’s Health week is a reminder to set aside time for myself. It is so easy to get caught up with life that annual check-ups, being active and making time to do things for ourselves gets neglected. Being involved with Women’s Health Week reminds me to take time out and get those checks done. Meditate more. And reconnect with family and friends 😊”

“Women’s Health Week is a time for us to stop and check-in on all the women in our lives. It starts at home but should extend to friends and colleagues too. Say thank you and check if they are ok!”

“I use this time to make those calls I have planned with friends and family, start or update my exercise regime, set aside time for myself to read a book, that has been sitting on my bedside table, and book in for my annual health check-ups.”

When considering your health take a wholistic approach and check in on physical, emotional, social, spiritual and intellectual health.

Mental health is a very serious illness and becoming more prevalent, especially concerning suicide and addiction.

The following services are available to individuals:

To provide organisations with the skills to recognise and help their employees with mental health issues including suicidal thoughts, depression, anxiety, and addiction, St John Ambulance ACT delivers Mental Health and Crisis Support Training. For more information about this course click here.

Women’s Health Week 2021

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