March Newsletter: happy international women’s day ♡ welcoming a new practitioner ♡ health insurance update ♡ year of the midwife

Happy International Women’s Day! #EachforEqual

March 8th is International Women’s day, a day to celebrate women’s achievements, increase visibility for women, call out inequality and help forge towards a gender equal world. The theme this year is “an equal world is an enabled world”.

International Women’s Day is a community call to action to accelerate women’s equality in all aspects of life; in regards to healthcare, the mission for 2020 is to assist women to make informed decisions about their health. Women’s equality is strongly linked to better health outcomes, however disempowerment and discrimination against women and girls in our global society often puts them at a greater health risk than men.

Individually, we’re all responsible for our own thoughts and actions. We can actively choose to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations and celebrate women’s achievements. Collectively, each one if us can help to create a gender equal world.

Celebrating 2020 the “Year of the Midwife”

2020 was designated as the “Year of the Nurse and Midwife” by the World Health Organization (WHO) in recognition of the contributions nurses and midwives make to the community as health professionals, as well as highlighting the risks associated with nursing shortages. WHO estimates that there will be a worldwide shortfall of nine million nurses and midwives by 2030 unless radical action is taken now.

Nurses and midwives play a vital role in providing health services. These are the people that devote their lives to caring for mothers and children; giving lifesaving immunisations and health advice; looking after older people and generally meeting everyday essential health needs. They are often the first and only point of healthcare in some communities.

Join us in celebrating nurses and midwives! You can express your thanks to someone special here or for more information on how to get involved, follow this link.

Upcoming Workshops
<Herbal Medicine and Nutrition for Midwives and Birth Practitioners>
Saturday 28 March 2020 at 08:30 AM
Tuesday 2 June 2020 at 10:00 AM
Saturday 19 September 2020 at 08:30 AM
Tuesday 1 December 2020 at 10:00 AM
Find more information here

Private Health Insurance update

The Australian Government update of its ‘2015 review of rebates on private health insurance (PHI) for natural therapies’ is underway. Towards the end of 2019 there was hope that PHI rebates would be reinstated for Naturopathy and Western Herbal Medicine on 1st  April 2020. However, that time-frame now looks unlikely. Whilst the delay is frustrating, we remain positive about the ongoing consultation process and are hopeful that once again you will be able to claim the cost of your Naturopathy appointments through your PHI.

You can keep up to date with this process here and help to contribute to a future where naturopathy and herbal medicine treatments are available to everyone, here.

Welcome to our newest practitioner: Art Therapist Zeva Mirankar

Zeva has worked as an Art therapist with children and adults experiencing illness and trauma, in both hospital and refugee settings. She has a passion for helping people to express themselves creatively and discover more about themselves and their relationships, whilst nurturing curiosity and awakening their full potential. Zeva is currently taking new clients on Sunday mornings and is running a Sunday morning self-care session from 11-1 pm; no prior art ability is required and all materials are provided.

For more information visit

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