The Victorian Women’s Health and Wellbeing Snapshot found Victorian women’s health was worse in every dimension relative to men.
While on face value this decision may appear to limit access to mental health care, it’s actually a step in the right direction towards equity-focused mental healthcare reform.
Australian women have lower income, less labour force engagement and poorer health than men.
Are you considering having a family, are pregnant, or already a parent? Chances are you’re on a journey with significant changes to your health, lifestyle, and work life.
Women, work and the poverty trap: Time for a fair go to support health and wellbeing for Australian women
Is it time for a women’s health institute? “We can no longer fail to recognise and address the fact that inequity by gender is a major challenge in this country with key health and wellbeing impacts, especially for women,” says Prof. Helena Teede.
One in five Australian women aged 55 to 64 have high levels of mental distress associated with financial insecurity, an increase of 40 per cent in the last 20 years, according to an analysis led by Monash University.
The public health measures introduced to limit the spread of COVID-19 were swift and unprecedented. The impacts will reverberate for many years to come.