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Taking it Step by Step Mentoring Women Program Yarra Ranges 2020-21

As a vital strategy to prevent violence against women Eastern Health - Health Promotion, Voices of Women, CIRE Services and Yarra Ranges Council partnered to deliver the Taking it Step by Step Mentoring Women Program.

The program aimed to promote women's independence and decision making in public and private life. The program matched 24 women in the Yarra Valley with the skills, capacities and wisdom to provide mentoring to other women with a keenness to learn, engage and self-develop.

Session were delivered online due to Covid-19 restrictions and 20 women fully completed the program. One participant stated "It's such a wonderful program. I am so glad to be part of it".

Outcomes:

  • 65% of mentees achieved their goal for empowerment
  • 75% of mentees goals were focused on personal empowerment
  • 25% of mentee goals were focused on health and wellbeing
  • 100% of mentees found the program extremely or very valuable and would recommend the program to other women.

Resource: Taking it Step by Step Mentoring Women Program Yarra Ranges 2020-21

Contact: Eastern Health - Health Promotion