Women’s Health Week 2022

Women’s Health Week takes place from the 5th to the 11th of September. Migrant Resource Centre Tasmania is proud to support the health of women from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds through a number of responsive services.

Ensuring positive health outcomes for women from CALD backgrounds means recognising that health is not only about physical health — mental, emotional, and social health are all important components of a person’s wellbeing. At MRC Tas, we have targeted programs to support the overall health and wellbeing of CALD women.

The MY Skills Empowered Women’s Group is one of these programs, offering women from CALD backgrounds an opportunity to make connections, learn together, share their skills, and participate in the community. As part of the MY Skills program, participants are invited to attend a special women’s wellbeing session, held on the last Friday of every month. This session encourages women to learn about health and wellbeing, and to identify organisations that can offer support.

For more information or to view the MY Skills Empowered Women’s Group program, visit our website. To register for the group, please call 03 6221 0999. To call with an interpreter, phone 131 450 first. Or email youth@mrctas.org.au

This year, Jean Hailes for Women’s Health is also taking steps to reach Australia’s diverse communities. The organisation has released health messages in 10 different languages, including Arabic, Filipino, Hindi, Punjabi, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese and Vietnamese. These translated messages — ‘Get your health checked out’ and ‘It’s okay to put yourself first’ — can be found here.

Posted: 5/09/2022

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