Gippsland Women’s Health is committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of any information provided by you.  We will only collect, store, use, disclose and destroy your personal information in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988.

Schedule 1 to the Privacy Act 1988 contains the Australian Privacy Principles which regulate the way in which organisations and government departments can collect and use personal information and Gippsland Women’s Health complies with these principles. We will:

  • Only collect personal information from you with your prior knowledge and consent.
  • Only use this information for the purposes for which it was collected.

In terms of the relevant privacy legislation, we ensure that your personal information will not be disclosed to others except if required by law or other regulation.

Social Media Comments Policy

A central part of our online content is that it focuses on real issues for women, and we provide information and links knowing that many of our readers are people who are experiencing a myriad of health issues, including violence and sexual assault.  We are therefore committed to making our social media platforms safe spaces. This means that while we encourage debate and discussion, we will not tolerate irrelevant, disrespectful, offensive, crude and hateful comments.

We retain the right to decide which comments will be approved and also to remove or edit comments that we feel are hurtful, unhelpful or otherwise not consistent with the values of our online sites.

Comments will not be published if:

  • your comment is off topic
  • your comment doesn’t add to the conversation
  • you attack other commenters
  • your comment is considered by GWH moderators to be inappropriate

Please also keep in mind that we don’t have the ability to monitor comments continuously or reply individually by anyone with professional expertise in dealing with personal, relationship or legal issues (such as a psychologist, counsellor or lawyer).

For yours and others safety, we don’t post comments that share urgent, identifying or distressing information.

Whether you are a family violence survivor, worker, advocate, academic, relative or friend of someone experiencing family violence, or simply interested in helping end family violence, we invite you to be a part of our online community.

If you need help or would like to talk to someone about a personal or relationship issue, or you have experienced violence or sexual assault please call –

1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732) to talk to a counsellor from the National Sexual Assault and Domestic & Family Violence Counselling Service.

If you require immediate assistance, are concerned for your safety or that of someone else, please contact the Police in your state or territory or call 000 for emergency assistance.

If you see something that does not coincide with our comments policy, please contact us.

Disclaimer: The statements or opinions expressed on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of Gippsland Women’s Health Inc.

The information is provided for interest and followup on medical/other health issues should be discussed with your health professional.

We are governed by strict guidelines about who and what we are able to promote. Our funding bodies rely on us to adhere to these guidelines.

Please contact us first if you wish to promote an event on our Social Media.