Illawarra Shoalhaven Women’s Health and Wellbeing Survey

Picture1The Labrys Project aims to explore the issues affecting the health and wellbeing of lesbian, bisexual, queer and same sex attracted (SSA) women across the Illawarra and Shoalhaven regions.

The survey is completely anonymous and will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.

Take the survey, or share the link with your networks:

www.surveymonkey.com/s/labrysproject

Be sure to spread the word!

Focus Groups
To accompany the Illawarra Shoalhaven Women’s Health and Wellbeing Survey, we will be facilitating a number of focus groups across the regions.

The focus groups will provide an opportunity for women to have an in-depth discussion about the health and wellbeing issues affecting you, what health means to you and a number of other topics.

Sign up to receive news about upcoming focus groups in your area.

For more information on the Labrys Project, to sign up for project updates and to find out about upcoming events, or to get in contact, visit www.acon.org.au/labrys or email labrys@acon.org.au Picture3

2014 Regional Wellbeing Survey

There’s still time to take part in the 2014 Regional Wellbeing Survey

The Regional Wellbeing Survey’s mission is to support research that improves the wellbeing and quality of life of people living in rural and regional Australia. To achieve this, we need to hear the views of all people living in rural and regional Australia.

Our 2014 survey is still open, but to be eligible to enter our prize draw, you need to complete the survey by 30 November (the survey as a whole remains open until December 14). Please consider participating, and forward this email to others who might be interested in the survey. Everyone aged 18 or over who takes part in the survey by November 30 can enter the draw to win one of nine prizes worth a total of $7,000.

Do the survey online at www.regionalwellbeing.org.au

Call 1800 981 499 if you’d like us to post you a paper survey, or for help with the survey.

This year, you can choose to do a short, regular or long version of the survey. People who choose to do a longer survey receive additional entries into the prize draw.

Your participation helps us produce data your community can use, as we produce results for every community from which we receive more than 100 responses. Many communities are now using the Regional Wellbeing Survey’s results as a key resource. To see last year’s results, click here.

The survey is voluntary, confidential and anonymous. Thank you for taking the time to participate in this important study and sharing your valuable insights.

 

Illawarra Shoalhaven Women’s Health and Wellbeing Survey

The Labrys Project aims to explore the issues affecting the health and wellbeing of lesbian, bisexual, queer and same sex attracted (SSA) women across the Illawarra and Shoalhaven regions.

The survey is completely anonymous and will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.

Take the survey, or share the link with your networks:

www.surveymonkey.com/s/labrysproject

Be sure to spread the word!

Yarndi and Pregnancy

Picture1We have found an increasing number of young Koori girls using Yarndi to help with morning sickness. So, this months topic is about Yarndi and Pregnancy.

It is recommended that pregnant women and their partners do not use yarndi due to the potential harmful effects on their developing baby.

Any form of smoking can disrupt the supply of oxygen and nutrients to the foetus, which can result in restrictions to the growth of the foetus (including overall length, foot length, head size and body weight), and in rare cases, premature birth, miscarriage and stillbirth.

For more information download the factsheets

Di Drew |Women’s Health & Diverse Sexualities Project Officer

I am Di Drew, the brand new Women’s Health Diverse Sexualities Project
Officer working in the Illawarra Shoalhaven region.

I am very excited to be starting with ACON, working on a promising new set of research and resources for lesbian and same-sex-attracted women living in the Illawarra
Shoalhaven, in partnership with the Local Health District.

My background is in Psychological Science and Community Engagement, and I’ve had the pleasure of a colourful and diverse career so far, with roles ranging from theatre festival director to youth venue officer to dog groomer.

I very much look forward to presenting the project over the next 6-12 months, giving a much-needed regional perspective to lesbian and SSA women’s health and well-being.

When I’m not out and about in the community, I can be found in my office in Warrawong from Tuesday-Thursday. I can be contacted at ddrew@acon.org.au, or on my direct line at 02) 4221 6713.