The coronavirus pandemic won’t stop the Western Bulldogs Community Foundation’s Daughters of the West program from being delivered in 2020.
The fourth year of the free women’s health and wellbeing program will kick-off in October in an online format, with eight sessions running on Zoom.
Registrations are open now for female participants living in Melbourne’s west and in Ballarat.
The program, run in partnership with local councils and community health services across western Victoria, prioritises crucial aspects of women’s wellbeing, including nutrition, mental health and stress, gender equity, respectful relationships and intercultural understanding.
The Daughters of the West program has been successfully running for three years, with 514 women participating in 2019.
Last year, 97% of participants said they better understand services offered by local health organisations, 90% felt more connected to the community and 80% felt more knowledgeable about each of the health topics.
“The program itself motivated me to be happy, exercises to keep me healthy and the most important thing for me was making friends, having someone to hang out with, sharing laughs and joy with many likeminded women,” said former participant, Nuong Huynh.
Who can join?
Daughters of the West is open to females aged 18 and over who live in Maribyrnong, Brimbank, Hobsons Bay, Melton, Wyndham and Ballarat.
When and where?
The program commences October 6, 2020 with the option to participate in either a session from 9.30am-11am or 7.30pm-9pm online via Zoom every Tuesday for eight weeks.
Places are limited. To express your interest in your local government area, visit the sites below:
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