New women’s health and wellbeing program for Sunbury

The program will provide health education, and social opportunities (supplied)

A new women’s health and wellbeing program is open to Diggers Rest women from July 11 to provide health education, and social opportunities.

Sunbury and Cobaw Community Health (SCCH) and Western Bulldogs Community Foundation are delivering the free ‘Daughters of the West’ women’s wellbeing program, which will be held for two hour sessions over 10 evenings.

Western Bulldogs general manager of community and government relations Kashif Bouns said he encourages women from Sunbury, Diggers Rest and the surrounding areas to get involved.

“We have been able to help thousands of women over the years on their health and wellbeing journeys through Daughters of the West,” Mr Bouns said.

“The program provides an inclusive and supportive space, and we welcome women of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to register.

“We look forward to taking more women on that journey in 2023.”

The program will include an education component and practical components, where participants will undertake activities to build connections and have exercises tailored to their ability.

Various experts will speak at the sessions on a range of health topics, including; nutrition, social inclusion, and mental wellbeing.

‘Daughters of the West’ was first delivered by the Western Bulldogs Foundation in 2017, and this year will be the first time it is delivered in Sunbury.

Program coordinator Kylie Stafford said there has been a lot of interest in the program coming to Sunbury following the successful running of ‘Sons of the West’.

“We have limited spaces available so we recommend you book your place early,” Ms Stafford said.

This program is made possible through the Western Bulldogs Community Foundation, and its sponsor WorkSafe Victoria, as well as funding from the state government through the West Gate Tunnel Project’s Sunbury and Bulla Neighbourhood Fund.


Zoe Moffatt