We engage with women, communities, service providers and government to promote and enhance the health and wellbeing of women across the Gippsland area

Promoting Mental Health and Wellbeing

Mental Health BannerWhat is it?

Good mental health is a vital part of overall good health and wellbeing. It is just as important to maintain good mental health as it is to maintain good physical health.

Why is it important?

Almost half of all Australians will experience mental illness at some time in their life. About one in five Australian adults will be affected by mental illness each year.  Can we  gender this – ie rates for women re depression etc?  With appropriate treatment and support, most people affected by mental illness will recover well.

In Australia, more disability, dependence, and time out of the workforce can be attributed to mental illness than any other health problem. 

Our Programs

The LifeSkills for Women is designed for women at different stages in their lives, either as a full time program or through the delivery of specific modules.

There are six complementary and inter-related topic areas:

  • Self-esteem

  • Effective communication

  • Negotiation

To register your interest in a Lifeskills course to particpate in a program or to discuss delivery of a course in your workplace, please contact us.

Supporting Documents

Mental Health CoverEvidence-based mental health promotion resource (VIC Health)