Webinar to support women’s health

CITY of Whittlesea will partner with Yarra Plenty Regional Library, DPV Health and The Butterfly Foundation to present a program which will explore women’s health – from September 7 to 11.

As part of Women’s Health Week, Exploring Women’s Health plans to inform and empower women, and encourage them to look after their health and wellbeing.

This year, the focus of the program is Health At Every Size (HAES), and with the theme in mind, organisers have created a week of online events to promote healthy relationships with food and body image.

HAES is a weight-neutral approach to health, and will mean practitioners advocate for focussing on healthy behaviours rather than focusing on reducing body size.

Practitioners say it is the most useful way to support people of all sizes and to take care of their health.

DPV Health will present three interactive education sessions to introduce and promote the HAES philosophy and help women build a better relationship with eating and weight.

The online sessions will include; Myth Busting, at 2pm September 7; Breaking All The Food Rules, at 2pm Wednesday September 9; and Making Peace with Food, at 2pm Friday September 11.

The Butterfly Foundation will present a webinar to provide information and practical tips for parents and carers to better understand and promote positive body image in the home.

The online session, at 2pm Thursday September 10, will see The Butterfly Foundation sharing practical knowledge with the community about promoting positive body image.

Women’s Health Week is a national campaign of events and online activities centred around improving women’s health and encouraging healthier choices.

For more information on the seminars and online sessions, visit yprl.vic.gov.au or contact City of Whittlesea Council.