Community Women’s Health and Pamper Day

As part of our Women’s Health Program and in celebration of Mother’s Day, a Women’s Health and Pamper Day event was held at the Northern Community Hub on the 12th of May. Around 70 women from different communities attended.  It was a great day around food, pampering and interactive workshops on health issues of interest to the women.

Pampering treatments on offer included facials, massages, henna, hair braiding and make-up; and the health education workshops where facilitated by health clinicians with support from The Water Well Project, Jean Hailes for Women’s Health and the Percy Baxter Foundation. In the spirit of celebrating mother’s and the amazing community of women, everyone left with a little gift bag filled with some goodies.

This event was part of our Women’s Health Program which aims to equip women from refugee backgrounds with the knowledge and skills to be able to make informed decisions about their health and the health of their families. The program is giving women from these communities the opportunity to identify, talk and improve their knowledge around health issues of concern.