Celebrating Women’s Health Week in the Centre

Women are being encouraged to take time to focus on their health and wellbeing during Women’s Health Week 6-10 September.

In Alice Springs community members are invited to come and meet the services supporting women in the Centre at a morning tea on the Flynn Uniting Church Lawns, Todd Mall.

The event provides a focus on women’s health and wellbeing and includes:

·         free hand massages

·         tea, coffee & cupcakes

·         speakers

·         local service provider information

Women attending on the day can also go in the draw to win a wellbeing hamper filled with goodies to support relaxation and health.

‘’Women’s health is essential to community health.  Working together, specialist women’s services and health providers can make a big different to the future of our community,’’ said Janet Taylor, Managing Principal Solicitor, Central Australian Women’s Legal Service.

“The demands on women are high, and for many the challenges since COVID-19 have increased. Providing a focal point for mental health and wellbeing is important. MHACA values working with other local organisations to support the wellbeing of our women,” said Helen Lambert, Manager Health Promotion, Mental Health Association of Central Australia.

The event is a collaboration between the Mental Health Association of Central Australia, Central Australian Women’s Legal Service, Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia NT, Women’s Safety Services of Central Australia, NT Working Women’s Centre, Multicultural Services of Central Australia, Tangentyere Council and the Plaza Wellbeing Centre.


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