Tell us your COVID-19 story

May 19, 2020

Women’s Health Goulburn North East (WHGNE) is interested in listening to, documenting, learning from and amplifying the voices of women, men and gender diverse people across our region, regarding their experiences living through the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are compiling a series of personal stories, anecdotes, impressions, observations and accounts from people in our communities about their experiences during the pandemic as part of our Reflections from a Distance project and we invite you to take part.

These stories will help inform our women’s health and gender equality advocacy during and after the pandemic, as well as our organisational strategic planning for the future.

They will also be used – without identifying their contributors – in our social media and information resources.

We’re interested in discovering the “pressure points” that the pandemic and its response have revealed for people in our communities. We want to learn about how COVID-19 might have impacted your personal life, support networks, family and social relationships, parenting, access to services, resources and facilities, health and wellbeing and your economic and working life. However, your account does not need to be limited to these spheres. We’re looking for a broad range of stories and experiences and invite you to pursue any ideas you feel might be relevant. Or get in touch with us to talk about any ideas you wish to pursue.

You do not need to identify yourself unless you want to, however all stories will be “de-identified” by WHGNE prior to publication to maintain contributor confidentiality.

If you would like to talk to the team at Women’s Health Goulburn North East about this project, please email whealth@whealth.com.au or phone 03 5722 3009.

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COVID-19 has impacted people in different ways

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Lifeline: 13 11 14
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Safe Steps: 1800 015 188
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Kids Helpline: 1800 551 800
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