Department of Health

Women's health and wellbeing support groups and programs

Locations of support groups and programs for women in Victoria as part of our Women's Health and Wellbeing Program.

As part of the Women's Health and Wellbeing Program, $1.8 million over 4 years were allocated to 13 organisations to establish mental, physical and wellbeing support groups for women to address specific health issues, including chronic disease and menopause.

Focusing on women's unique health needs and experiences, these online or in-person programs will provide a secure and supportive space for women to openly discuss their various difficulties in their health journeys and access support.

List of participating organisations

Launched

  • TheShifra and Puah Social Support Group for Jewish Mumsoffers a face-to-face social support group program for mums of newborn children in the Jewish community in Melbourne.

    Location

    173 Balaclava Road, Caulfield North, VIC 3161

  • Wellsprings Culturally Safe Women's Support Group addresses the complex needs of new migrants and refugees in the Victorian community.

    Location

    79 Langthorne Street, Dandenong, VIC 3175

  • Mastering Menopause offers an in-person women's health and wellbeing support group focusing on ageing and menopause.

    Location

    Level 1, 70-74 St Kilda Road, St Kilda VIC 3182

  • A 12-week fitness, health and wellbeing program codesigned by women with lived experience of trauma (family and sexual violence, mental health barriers, poverty, addiction, displacement and re-settlement).

    Location

    1/25 Culcairn Drive, Frankston South VIC 3199.

  • Harmony East provides a mental health support program for refugee women, run by Hakha Chin women, delivered in language by bicultural workers in Melbourne's East.

    Location

    1/125 George Street, Doncaster East VIC 3109.

  • The Wellbeing Support Program for Young Mothers project aims to empower young mothers to make informed decisions about their health and wellbeing by engaging healthcare professionals to provide weekly group information sessions.

    Location

    278 Deakin Avenue Mildura VIC 3500.

  • Sister’s Healthy Yarning Circle supports First Nation women of all ages through a trauma-informed lens. It considers the intergenerational trauma and other systemic issues or mistrust that impact the community from accessing health care.

    The program has a holistic approach and supports a spectrum of issues that the community may experience, including family violence, mental health and addiction. It will facilitate connections to health and allied health organisations to improve health outcomes and health literacy.

    Location

    47-49 Patterson Street, Ringwood East VIC 3135.

  • TheVAHS Women's Group in the Community space offers a space where women can come together to share their experiences, offer mutual support, and foster personal growth. This group is facilitated by VAHS staff, including mental health professionals, Aboriginal health workers, AOD clinicians, midwives, maternal and child health nurses, as well as the women themselves.

    Location

    186 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065.

  • Balert Bagoork – Strong Women is a weekly women’s group tailored towards Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women focused on physical health and social and emotional wellbeing.

    This is a culturally safe space for women with lived experience of family and domestic violence to come together. The program will address 'women's business', decreasing shame around topics important to women’s health and increasing the baseline knowledge of women’s health conditions.

    Location

    62 Morgan St, North Geelong VIC 3215.

Launching soon

  • Commences in July 2024

    Healthy Women, Healthy Gippsland, is a health literacy program to support women across their whole of life stages through a range of place-based capacity building and engagement techniques.

    Location

    56b Cunninghame St Sale, VIC 3850.

  • Commences in July 2024

    Menopause@Work is a new women’s health and wellbeing support group program aimed at addressing menopause in workplace settings, specifically focusing on women in rural areas and women from diverse backgrounds.

    Location

    728 Barkly St, Ballarat VIC 3350.

  • Commences in July 2024

    The Abortion Project is a face-to-face peer support group for people with experiences of abortion.

    Location

    680 High St, Thornbury VIC 3071

  • Commences in July 2024

    The Abortion Project is a face-to-face peer support group for people with experiences of abortion.

    Location

    86-90 Rowan St, Wangaratta VIC 3677.

Reviewed 06 February 2024

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