What We Do

Health & wellbeing programs

We deliver programs that improve health and wellbeing and promote gender equity among communities.

We work with communities in Melbourne's west to deliver programs that are responsive to emerging health and wellbeing priorities.

We broadly focus on three priority areas: prevention of violence, mental health and wellbeing, and sexual and reproductive health.

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Sunrise Social Groups

Sunrise Social Groups are groups for women, gender diverse people and/or nonbinary folk, who have a disability, chronic health issues and/or mental health challenges.

The groups support participants to build friendships and a support network, get information about staying healthy and build their confidence, find out about local services and connect to their community.

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Sexual and reproductive health community education

We deliver sexual and reproductive health education to communities across Melbourne’s West.

Our workshops provide a comprehensive understanding of human sexuality, covering topics ranging from contraception and pregnancy options, to consent and healthy relationships. They are strengths-based and give young people the knowledge and tools to make informed decisions about their lives and their bodies.

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Family and Reproductive Rights Education Program

Family and Reproductive Rights Education Program (FARREP) is a state-wide program that works with communities to prevent female genital cutting (FGC).

The program aims to increase access to timely, culturally appropriate sexual and reproductive health services for women and girls who have experienced the practice.

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Take Up Space

Take Up Space encourages young people to share their experiences with others and recognise that you are not alone.

Throughout this project, we focus on topics that are sometimes hard to talk about, like mental health and wellbeing, sexual wellbeing, healthy relationships.

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Health education sessions in your language

The health educator team at GenWest offer free health education sessions in Hindi, Nepali, Urdu, Vietnamese or Easy English to multicultural women in Melbourne’s west.

Topics include healthy relationships and safe homes, physical and mental wellbeing and sexual and reproductive health.

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Our Community, Our Voice

Our Community, Our Voice is a flood resilience and recovery program that supports refugee and migrant women and their families affected by the 2022 floods in Maribyrnong.

It does this by bringing together displaced community members, giving people an opportunity to share their stories and resilience and supporting people to access services that support their recovery.

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Champions of the West

We’ve been collaborating to promote respectful and inclusive cultures for women, gender-diverse people, and girls in footy clubs in the West, and to harness the power of footy communities in the west to prevent gender-based violence.

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Working to prevent family violence

GenWest is the lead agency for the prevention of family violence in the western metropolitan region of Melbourne.

We coordinate the Preventing Violence Together (PVT) regional partnership, which is made up of 26 key organisations in Melbourne’s west.

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Contact us

Call us

1800 436 937

Email us


Visit us

317-319 Barkly Street


Naarm/Melbourne VIC 3011

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