This forum was started for women and men in our community to discuss the issues of women’s health and what impact they have on women, men, families, and our healthcare system. The forum began online followed by a community event held in March 2015. Since then the Womens Health Forum has continued and community groups have been initiated.
Why do we need an ongoing forum?
Women of all ages are being diagnosed with more medical conditions than ever before, and the impact is not only touching the life of the woman with the diagnosis, but equally for her loved ones and hence becoming a growing concern in our broader community.
A diagnosis of any description instigates much more than just the requirement for physical treatment. It brings equally a psychological and emotional impact to any woman, as well as her family and all persons in her life. In considering such impact, cohesive collaboration between patients, families, healthcare providers, health professionals, and our community is a true model for our future. This forum is aimed at tackling the obstacles to install such a model, and together as a community establish what can equally benefit all.
The Forum is open to:
The first Community Women's Health Forum was held on Saturday 21 March, 2015 in Wollongbar, New South Wales.
The forum included presentations from health professionals and women who have experienced health conditions as well as group discussions.
Community Groups have since been initiated in many areas of health and more Community Women's Health Forums will be held in the future.
We are the health care system, we all make it up, we all contribute to what it is - it’s not them and us.
What's happening in Women's Health?
The dedication of our medical profession and the real advances in education, treatment, and services is undeniable along with the significant resources being poured into medical research, currently in Australia the facts are:
These statistics are alarming and its time to consider, what’s really going on for the health of women? How can we best support women and their families when they do experience illness and disease? Why is it that the number of women with these conditions continues to rise? How can our community come together as a supportive network that addresses these issues?
Women and men of all ages are invited to explore these topical issues and participate in this timely and crucial forum either online or by joining one of the community groups available in many areas of health.
FOR GENERAL ENQUIRIES
Meet the forum Founder
Natalie Benhayon, founding director of Esoteric Women's Health hosted the community event, and was joined by many others to bring this cohesive model to our community.
Natalie practices as complementary therapist with a particular interest to women's health, well-being and healing. She is the creator of a smart-phone App aimed at supporting men and women tracking body cycles and revolutionising a pro-active approach to one's health-care.
As her clientele is largely women based, her experiences of the struggles in which women face during times of illness and disease brought to her attention the need for a cohesive community model that can support everyone and address these areas of concern.