Empowering Women’s Health: Celebrating International Women’s Health Day 2024

By Julia Macintyre

As we celebrate International Women’s Health Day on Friday, 8th March, it’s an opportunity to recognise and honor the incredible resilience, strength, and vitality of women around the world. This year, amidst the ongoing global health challenges, it’s more important than ever to prioritise women’s health and well-being.

In the beautiful region of Southwest Western Australia, there are several events and resources dedicated to supporting and empowering women in their health and wellness journey. 

Local resources for Women’s Health:

The Health Hub at Eaton Fair 

Located in Eaton, we offer a wide range of healthcare services tailored to women’s needs. From routine check-ups and screenings to family planning, antenatal care and menopause management, our compassionate team of healthcare professionals is dedicated to providing comprehensive and personalised care. 

Taking care of your mental health is just as important as your physical health. If you’re struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, or any other mental health issue, book an appointment with one of our friendly and empathetic GPs for a mental health care plan or just simply to have a chat. Book an appointment today and take the first step towards optimal wellness at The Health Hub. 

Medicare Urgent Care Clinic Bunbury at Eaton Fair:

Experience exceptional urgent care tailored to women’s health needs at The Medicare Urgent Care clinic in Bunbury. Our dedicated team of healthcare professionals understands the unique concerns and medical needs of women, providing compassionate and comprehensive care in a welcoming and comfortable environment. Whether you require prompt attention for Urinary Tract Infections ( UTIs), Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), minor cuts and burns and more, we prioritize your well-being with efficiency and expertise. For more information visit: Urgent Care Clinic Bunbury

Other Resources and Support Services:

For life-threatening Emergencies ring 000 

  • Crisis Care – 1800 199 008 – 24 hours 7 days, able to respond to any crisis situation.
  • Rural Link – 1880 552 002 –24 hours 7 days, for Mental Health Concerns including Depression, Suicide, Anxiety, Drug Use and Alcohol abuse
  • Waratah – 1800 737 732 – Waratah provides free, specialised intervention services for people who have experienced sexual assault and sexual abuse and/or family domestic violence; or for those who need to know how to deal with issues and impacts of the trauma in their lives. For more information visit: http://www.waratah.asn.au/
  • South West Refuge – For local response to family and domestic violence For more information visit: https://www.swrefuge.com.au/contact
  • Lifeline – 13 11 14For 24/7 crisis support call lifeline. For more information visit www.Lifeline.org.au
  • MumSpace – Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Support for more information visit: www.mumspace.com.au

Here’s a glimpse of what’s happening locally:

South West Makers

Sat, 9th Mar 2024 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Bunbury Public Library, 2 Parkfield St Bunbury, WA 

Want to explore your ideas or learn new skills? Come along and meet the South West Makers at Bunbury Public Library! The SWM group is a growing band of budding makers in Bunbury and South West who aim to provide a space where you can bring your imagination to life with like-minded people! From exploring 3D printers, laser cutters, 3D scanners, Raspberry Pi computers, CNC work, general electronics, drones, LEDs, Arduinos, orchid GIS Mapping, fabric/paper art, and more. South West Makers meet at Bunbury Public Library every second Saturday from 10am – 12pm.  For more information visit South West Makers Tickets, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite


The Fluid Experience – Half Day Retreat for Women in Dunsborough

Sun, 17 Mar 2024 1:15 PM – 5:30 PM AWST

Naturaliste Community Centre, Dunsborough Lakes Drive, Dunsborough WA

Pause from the ‘daily grind’ and your seemingly unending ‘To-Do’ List for an afternoon of inspiration and restoration. Revive your energy and zest for life by refilling your cup. For more information visit The Fluid Experience – Half Day Retreat for Women in Dunsborough MARCH Tickets, Sun 17/03/2024 at 1:15 pm | Eventbrite


Soulful Connection Women’s Circle – Manifesting A Balanced Life 2024

Sun, 24 Mar 2024 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM AWST

122 Forrest Street #unit 2 Collie, WA 6225

Are you craving balance in your life, feeling overwhelmed, needing to make some changes but not sure how to go about it? Or maybe life feels slightly out of control and not how you expected to start the new year? For more information visit Soulful Connection Women’s Circle – Manifesting A Balanced Life 2024 Tickets, Sun 24/03/2024 at 12:30 pm | Eventbrite

On this International Women’s Health Day, let’s reaffirm our commitment to prioritizing women’s health and empowering women to lead healthy, fulfilling lives. Together, we can create a world where every woman has access to the care, support, and resources she needs to thrive.

Please note that The Health Hub at Eaton Fair does not have any association with the events mentioned in this blog.