Driving the Mental & Physical Health of Girls & Women (VIC)

Driving the Mental & Physical Health of Girls & Women (VIC)

Driving the Mental and Physical Health of Girls and Women in Sport through Leadership and Participation

Interested to implement workplace practices to drive the mental and physical health of girls and women at community through to professional sport? The focus of this half day forum is to present research outcomes on good practices to enhance leadership and participation for girls and women in sport and workshop how these good practices can be implemented into your workplace. 

Participants will take away new learnings and resources to assist implement practices to improve attraction and retention of women as leaders, grow participation of girls and women, and maximise the wellbeing of women athletes in their sport.

Presented by Victoria University, this project is funded by the Australian Government to Victoria University.

Attendees do not have to be ESSA Members to attend. See further details below under 'Registrations'.


Victoria University City Campus
Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday, 1 March 2023
9:00am - 1:00pm AEDT


Presentation 1: Build Capacity to Encourage Women from Culturally Diverse Backgrounds as Leaders in Sport
Professor Clare Hanlon and Q&A with Sarah Loh
A guide provided for industry implementation

Presentation 2:
A Cross-Sector Approach to Encourage Women as Leaders in Male-Dominated Sectors
Professor Clare Hanlon and Q&A with ESSA CEO, Anita Hobson-Powell and TradesWomen Australia CEO, Janet Cribbes
Launch of a guide for industry implementation

Presentation 3:
Participation and Retention in Sport for Girls and Women
Professor Rochelle Eime
Launch of summary snapshot infographic

Presentation 4:
Mental Health and Wellbeing of Women as Semi and Professional Players
Professor Alex Parker
Launch of summary snapshot infographic

Throughout the program there will be breakout sessions allowing participants opportunities for to discuss takeaways, good practices and resources. 

Registration Fee



  • Three-hour professional development
  • Arrival tea and coffee
  • Morning tea
  • Certificate of attendance for ESSA Members, gaining you valuable ESSA CPD points
  • Networking with the presenters and your peers

    Target Audience

    Any Accredited Exercise Scientist and/or Accredited Exercise Physiologist, non-members and leaders in the sport industry interested to drive change in this field.
    This event is suited to graduate students.


    For ESSA Members
    Online: After signing into your ESSA profile, select the blue "Register Now" button
    Manual Form: click here

    For Non-members
    1. Select the 'Register Now' button.
    2. This will direct you to a link that will ask you to first sign into the ESSA website.
    3. If you do not have an existing non-member login with ESSA, please create one by using the create account link.
    Creating an account allows you to register for ESSA events. It will not register you as an ESSA member. 
    Please note: The information provided upon registration must be collected for the purpose of registering for this event. Communication preferences can be updated in your profile following registration. 

    Registration for this event will close at 7:00am AEDT on Wednesday, 1 March 2023.
    Please note: Upon registering to any ESSA professional development, you automatically agree to our terms & conditions. 

    ESSA CPD Points



  • All accredited persons, regardless of any professional development completed/ attended must refer to their accreditation’s Scope of Practice/Standards, and only treat/practice within the same.  
  • ESSA confirms that at the date of release, this professional development meets the requirements of the ESSA Continuing Professional Development Points Guidelines. The information contained in this professional development is of a general nature only, and while every effort and care has been taken to ensure that all representations are accurate as at the date of its release, ESSA accepts no legal liability for any loss or damage suffered as a result of any information provided in this professional development. 
  • ESSA recommends that its members seek appropriate independent professional advice specific to their particular purposes and circumstances (including the provision of medical advice to patients) before relying on it. 
  • All Professional Development logistics are correct at time of publication. Subject to change at any time without notice.
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