Frequently Asked Questions about MCWH bilingual health education programs
We hold sessions wherever women want to gather, in workplaces, organisations, community spaces and people’s homes. We have delivered sessions at all times of the day and night, depending on their availability.
Currently we can offer sessions in Arabic, Amharic, Burmese, Cantonese, Croatian, Dari, English, Farsi, Greek, Hindi, Italian , Lotuka, Madi, Mandarin, Marathi, Spanish, Sudanese-Arabic, Tigre, Tigrigna, Karen, Punjabi, Tagalog, Tamil, Hakka, and Vietnamese.
Our programs are divided into 7 different modules which can be taken separately, or in sequence. Modules cover many topics including occupational health and safety, sexual and reproductive health, mental health and much more. See our full program list for details.
Sessions are free of cost. We are a government funded, non-profit organisation.
Confidentiality is assured from the beginning of the process for all participants.
Our BHEs approach the women they meet as peers and not as experts who will tell them what is ‘best’ for them. Women have a choice about how much they want to be involved in discussion and are acknowledged for their own experience and knowledge.
MCWH has been providing health education and information to women in the workplace and in the community for over thirty years.
Our BHEs provide women who attend sessions with written resources in their preferred language for future reference and additional information.
Our bilingual health educators receive regular up-to-date training from key health organisations including Jean Hailes, Heart Foundation, Diabetes Victoria, Cancer Councils.