Health Promotion and Community Development

Bankstown Women’s Health Centre is committed to developing and implementing feminist health promotion strategies to improve the health status of women and their families in the community.

The organisation believes that health is not simply the absence of disease, but a proactive state of physical, mental and social wellbeing. Health promotion is an active process enlisting a variety of strategies to assist women to increase control over, and to improve, their health.

At BWHC, education, community development and advocacy are the most often utilised health promotion strategies. However, health promotion is any combination of planned activities and related organisational, political, social and environmental interventions that support health and wellbeing.

This service involves:
Health talks on a variety of women’s health issues including:

    • Pap smears
    • Breast Checks
    • Post natal Checks
    • Contraception
    • Menopause
    • Sexual Health
    • Pregnancy
  • Outreach groups such as:
    • Heart health awareness
    • Diabetes
    • Addictions such as smoking, alcohol, food.
    • Weight management and Nutrition

Community Development such as involvement in expos and events which can include the following:

  • Family Fun Day
  • Wellness expos
  • Grandparents Day
  • Older women’s wellness
  • Cancer Council Activities
  • White Ribbon Day
  • Mother’s Day events
  • Aboriginal Sorry Day
  • Canterbury Bankstown Council Events

If you are an organization or community group and would like a Health Promotion talk or activity, please call 9790 1378 and ask for the Health Promotion Officer.

If you are experiencing an emergency please call 000