Women’s Health and Wellbeing Barwon South West
CEO Emily Lee- Ack Womens Health and Wellbeing Barwon South West

Chief Executive Officer
Emily Lee- Ack

Women’s Health and Wellbeing Barwon South West

Women’s Health and Wellbeing Barwon South West

Women’s Health and Wellbeing Barwon South West Inc. (WHWBSW) is an independent women’s health promotion organisation that works in partnership with regional communities. We bring a coordinated approach to women’s health and wellbeing in the Barwon South West (BSW) region by strengthening and supporting initiatives that prevent illness and promote independence, health and wellbeing for local women.

We work with stakeholders to build the capacity of programs, services and health literacy, as well as undertake advocacy work with local and state government to influence policy — related to the key areas of:

  • Gender equality
  • Prevention of Violence Against Women
  • Improving Sexual and Reproductive Health outcomes

We cover nine Local Government Areas, from the South Australian coast in the west, to the Surf Coast in the east, the Southern Grampians in the north and Colac Otway in the south.

Women’s Health and Wellbeing Barwon South West Inc. was incorporated as an independent incorporated association in May 2011. A board of governance of highly skilled women from across the region brings strong experience and leadership to our organisation.  The board employs a full-time Chief Executive Officer who is responsible for implementing the actions arising from this plan.

In addition, WHWBSW is supported by our members (organisations and individuals) who are committed to promoting women’s health and wellbeing.

WHWBSW receives core funding from the Victorian Government’s Department of Health & Human Services; however we will also seek funding from other sources to help increase our capacity and outcomes.

Our Vision:         “Women will be safe, valued, healthy and resilient and have the opportunities and skills required to learn, work, engage in community life and influence decisions that affect them.”

Our Mission:      “To be a leader in promoting independence, health and wellbeing and preventing illness among women by working in partnership with communities to deliver a range of evidence-based initiatives.”

Contact details:

1/116 Koroit Street
Warrnambool
Victoria 3280

Web: www.womenshealthbsw.org.au
Email: info@womenshealthbsw.org.au
Phone: 03 5500 5490