Queensland Mental Health Week
(8-14 October 2017)
Women's Health was recently successful in securing a grant through the Queensland Alliance for Mental Health Ltd on Behalf of the Queensland Mental Health Commission.
The grant money will be used to hold a high tea in the Atherton community. The event will draw attention to key messages to supports available for women and families in managing their mental health and wellbeing during the perinatal period.
Firstly, I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the new CEO of Women’s Health Queensland Wide. I’m looking forward to working with you all over the coming year.
I also would like to extend a special Thank You for your support during the past 12 months. With your support, Women’s Health continues important work in providing advice, support and information to vulnerable women across Queensland, particularly those living in rural and remote areas of the State.
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