Strong interest in inaugural Tamworth women's health forum

WELL WELL: Kate Ryan and Kylie Norman had some positive feedback after the inaugural women's health forum.

WELL WELL: Kate Ryan and Kylie Norman had some positive feedback after the inaugural women's health forum.

HEALTH issues facing local women were put front and centre on the weekend at a new forum in Tamworth.

Organisers believe it was the first forum of its kind dedicated solely to women’s health and there’s strong interest for more events of its ilk in the future.

Tamworth nutritionist Kylie Norman and diabetes educator Kate Ryan organised the event which raised money for the Jean Hailes Foundation.

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WOMEN'S WELL-BEING: Diabetes educator Kate Ryan helped organised the first of its kind health forum. Photo: Gareth Gardner 080918GGA03

WOMEN'S WELL-BEING: Diabetes educator Kate Ryan helped organised the first of its kind health forum. Photo: Gareth Gardner 080918GGA03

The guest speakers delved into a range of topics, including anxiety and depression, sexual health, fitness, breast cancer and diet.

“I think everyone found the topics very interesting, they’re all issues everyone could relate to,” Ms Ryan said.

“I think everyone got something out of it.”

The event was held in conjunction with women’s health week and the organisers are hoping to make it an annual occurrence.

Women’s health week was expected to attract more than 100,000 women to take part in over 2,000 events around the country.

A recent survey found more than 42 per cent of Australian women over the age of 35 perceived their overall health to be poor.

Forty per cent of women aged 18-35 thought they were in good health.

GUIDANCE: Kylie and Kate with some of their event's guest speakers.

GUIDANCE: Kylie and Kate with some of their event's guest speakers.

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