Keep up to date with women’s health news and media releases from Te Hā o Hine-ahu-one Palmerston North Women’s Health Collective.
We launched our Crowd Funder project on givealittle at the end of May 2019. We are busy seeking sponsorship and help to spread the word with the aim of raising $90,000 to assist us as we try to transition to other funding sources to replace the $90,000+ a year that will be lost when the MDHB ends our women’s health contract in July.
We presented to the MDHB Board 26/02/19 in an attempt to get them to reconsider their termination of our women’s health contract. The Mayor and Dr Anna Skinner joined us for the delegation and we had great community support. The vote of 6 against 4 was fairly close – it was a divided Board. We continue to strive to find a way to replace this huge funding loss. STILL OPEN AND AVAILABLE AS USUAL.
In January 2019 we were notified of the termination of our MDHB women’s health contract which provides well over half of our annual income. This hit the news in February when it became public. We are having wonderful support from the community, PNCC support including the Mayor, and support from local doctors. We have a good feeling that we will survive this huge challenge and hopefully have the MDHB reverse it’s decision.
The Palmerston North Women’s Health Collective has now rebranded with a Te Reo Māori name alongside our existing name to become Te Hā o Hine-ahu-one Palmerston North Women’s Health Collective.
We held our rebranding launch and open day hui September 19th at 53 Waldegrave St and had a wonderful day of celebration https://www.pressreader.com/new-zealand/manawatu-guardian/20180920/281547996803728 https://www.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/news/107160839/womens-health-collective-celebrates-suffrage-with-mori-name.
We chose this important date which is also a time to celebrate 125 years of suffrage.
View the Open Day flyer.
Like us at Facebook.com/pnwomenshealth
The Disordered Eating Support and Education Group is a small supportive co-facilitated group for women aged 18 years and over who wish to explore their relationship with food and their bodies. The group will run over 13 weeks on Wednesday evenings and also includes one Saturday afternoon in November.
Some of the themes covered by the group include: what is disordered eating, body image, media respresentations, self-esteem, self-acceptance, managing emotions, health and well-being, emotional eating, interpersonal dynamics, assertivenss, mindfulness, creativity and self-expression.
Please phone 06 357 0314 for more information.
The Palmerston North Women’s Health Collective is to run a support and education group for women aged 18 years and over who want to change their relationship with their bodies and with food. This will be a small supportive group for women who struggle with disordered eating / eating difficulties including overeating, restricting food intake, binge eating, yo-yo dieting and any other problematic ways to manage food.
The group will run over 15 weeks on Wednesday evenings from September 2013 and will be FREE to participants. (As with all services we offer a koha/donation is always appreciated.) Please phone 06 357 0314 for more information.