As I write, Melbourne is in its 5th Stage 4 lockdown, South Australia has announced a snap seven day lockdown and Sydney is in its 4th week of lockdown. We are all feeling the challenge and our patients are presenting with high levels of anxiety.
Safe and appropriate mental health support shouldn’t be a privilege available only to women who can afford private health services
In this article, originally published in the The Age newspaper, and written by Mischa Barr who is senior policy advisor at Women’s Health Victoria (WHV) where I have the privilege of being on the board, outlines clearly what mental health reform should consider.
The Challenge of Involving Medical Doctors as Important Frontline Responders in Fighting Domestic Violence
In this paper, originally published in CEPOL Europe website, our own Professor Bettina Pflederer, has issued this important paper, titled: View of The Challenge of Involving Medical Doctors as Important Frontline Responders in Fighting Domestic Violence. We are very proud of Professor Pflederer’s work and thank her for her immense commitment to fight against violence against women and girls.
15 JULY: Join Breast Cancer Network Australia for insight into the latest treatments for breast cancer, as well as for a glimpse into the pioneering research shaping the future of how we treat the disease. This virtual conference is a must-join for people wanting to know about what treatments are available, what treatments are on the horizon and the options and considerations that might impact your own experience, including managing side effects. Guest presenter includes Assoc / Prof Magda Simonis, AFMW President.
Mesopause has long been a taboo subject that many people still find uncomfortable to talk about especially women with limited English. During the talk I gave to the Greek women, I helped unpack the various stages of menopause and offered expert advice to help women experiencing this transition as well as increase their understanding of what it means to be menopausal.
AFMW President, A/Professor Magdalena Simonis recently contributed to the Better Futures Roundtable with the Climate Health Alliance. This article provides a summary of key points and discussions showcasing action, urgency and opportunity for the health sector on the climate crisis.
In this The Age article, AFMW President, A/Professor Magdalena Simonis discusses how funding GPs to provide ongoing support is critical given most women experiencing family violence do not leave the relationship, and that one in 10 women attending a GP is experiencing violence.
Adolescent mental health, school failure and the juvenile justice system: where are the integrated support services?
A/Professor Magdalena Simonis, President AFMW spoke to Rotary Club Melbourne on Wednesday 31st March 2021 on the topic of: Adolescent mental health, school failure and the juvenile justice system: where are the integrated support services?
A/Professor Magdalena, AFMW President has written to The Honourable Mr Scott Morrison to express the deep disappointment and anger to learn of the culture which has been permitted to flourish in Parliament House, putting women at risk of harm, derision and neglect.