The Long Story Short project aims to elevate the voices and perspectives of women and gender diverse people living in the Goulburn North East and Loddon Mallee areas of regional Victoria. Centering the lived experience of women in fostering solutions around sexual and reproductive health (SRH) information and service access will inform WHGNE and WHLM’s advocacy and resource development around SRH in our regions. 

Share your experience-based perspective through the online questionnaire until Friday 10th March.

Long Story Short: Reshaping the narrative of women’s sexual and reproductive health (formerly Storylines), is a multiyear project collecting lived-experience perspectives to inform advocacy, resource development and research into improving sexual and reproductive healthcare and information for women* in regional Victoria.

Supported by quantitative data collection and the expert opinions of health professionals from across the Goulburn North East and Loddon Mallee regions, lived-experience perspectives form the heart of the Long Story Short project, and inform the solutions-based advocacy and practical resource development intended as an outcome of the project.

That is why WHGNE and WHLM will be holding a series of focus groups on sexual and reproductive health over October and November.

We want to hear your story and work with you to imagine a region – a world – serving women* with effective information and equitable access to good quality sexual and reproductive healthcare.

****Thank you to everyone who contributed to one of our three focus groups. The focus groups have all been completed – if you have any information to share please do so via our ONLINE QUESTIONNAIRE.****

If you are unable to attend a focus group, you can submit your perspective online, below.

Additional information can be found here.

Before participating in the focus group, you will be provided with a consent form which will ask for permission to use your story or perspective in project materials – including audio recordings. All information will be de-identified, which means you will remain anonymous.

The information you provide might be used in public advocacy, organisational reporting, resource development or presented as part of the Long Story Shory project on our website. If, during the session, you feel uncomfortable with anything you have shared you can ask not to include it and we will confirm your consent post-session.

More details around privacy and consent will be provided following registration.

Join the conversation and submit your perspective on sexual and reproductive health through our online questionnaire:

Submit your perspective

Your input is invaluable, and all the personal information you provide will be kept confidential. Please also read our information sheet for additional details about how the information you provide will be used for this project.