Long Story Short Video Series Online Launch Event

We were thrilled to share with our communities a new video series developed in partnership with Women's Health Goulburn North East at our recent online launch, where we also discussed the wider Long Story Short project, and some of our initial findings from, quantitative research, focus groups, and consultation with health professionals and community members.

Women in rural and regional areas struggle to be heard when it comes to their sexual and reproductive health. Education surrounding women’s health is vital, so we can work together to ensure women in regional areas are heard, understood and helped.

We were thrilled to share with our communities a new video series developed in partnership with Women’s Health Goulburn North East at our recent online launch, where we also discussed the wider Long Story Short project, and some of our initial findings from, quantitative research, focus groups, and consultation with health professionals and community members.

Together, we can create positive systemic change that ensures all women in regional Victoria receive the respectful, inclusive, and compassionate care they need.  Our hope is that the video series provokes plenty of discussion around the barriers and the enablers when it comes to providing sexual and reproductive health services to women across our regions. Please share the series with friends, colleagues, and wider community.

About Long Story Short: 

The ‘Long Story Short- Reshaping the narrative of women’s sexual and reproductive health’ project, a collaboration between Women’s Health Goulburn North East (WHGNE) and Women’s Health Loddon Mallee (WHLM), aims to ensure women in the Goulburn North East and Loddon Mallee regions have access to safe and appropriate health services that are delivered free from stigma and discrimination.  Learn more… 

Want to learn more and stay informed? Sign up to receive a copy of the final report of our project, to be published in late 2024 HERE. The report will outline key findings and ongoing advocacy efforts to create lasting change in regional healthcare for women.  

In the meantime, please share the videos widely. The series is available via YouTube HERE.  

For those that were unable to attend the event, or wish to look back on any of the information shared, please see our event recording below.

Launch Event Recording


View the full 5-part video series here: Long Story Short Videos

The following is a list of resources that were referred to during the launch event.

MENOPAUSE

Plain English information:   FINAL-SRH-Plain-English-Resources_2020_online-3-4.pdf

WHLM Menopause information presentation video with Auslan interpretation: Auslan Menopause Information Presenta…  

Maybe It’s Menopause – Imperfects podcast episode with Dr. Louise Newson:  https://open.spotify.com/episode/0tyH…

Senate Inquiry into menopause and perimenopause. https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_…

WOMEN’S PAIN

Plain English information resource about endometriosis: FINAL-SRH-Plain-English-Resources_2020_online-5-6.pdf

Inquiry into Women’s Pain: https://www.health.vic.gov.au/inquiry…

PREGNANCY OPTIONS  

For information about contraception, pregnancy options and sexual health in Victoria: https://www.1800myoptions.org.au/  

Telehealth Medical Abortion Service: https://shvic.org.au/for-you/abortion…

Straight forward guide to abortion: https://www.whealth.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/FINAL-SRH-Plain-English-Resources_2020_online-11-12.pdf

Pharmacist Pilot:  https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/s…

Bendigo-based Well Women’s Clinic and Pregnancy Options Clinic:   https://whlm.org.au/well-womens-clinic/

Support Services
It’s important to note that sometimes subject matter around sexual and reproductive health can bring up difficult feelings and memories. If you’re affected by any of the stories or content presented in the videos please visit our list of trusted support services.
https://whlm.org.au/family-violence-support-services-and-information/ 

Watch the Video Series