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Transvaginal Mesh Peer Support Groups

Transvaginal mesh peer support groups

Women’s Health Victoria has been selected by the Victorian Government to deliver a series of peer to peer support groups for women impacted by transvaginal mesh surgery.

Transvaginal mesh is a specific surgical mesh that has been used to manage stress urinary incontinence problems for women. It has now been recognized that some women are adversely impacted following transvaginal mesh surgery and for many this has had life altering consequences.

Peer Support is recognised as being valuable in many sectors. The idea that someone else has walked in similar shoes, even if their lived experience has been different, cannot be underestimated and there are often many similarities. Peer Support offers non-judgemental, empathic and authentic support. It can acknowledge the experience of others while providing emotional and practical support.

What will the groups do?

The groups will:

How can you get involved?

The first group will be held on Monday 19 February, 1.00-4.00 (registration 12.30),
at the Health Issues Centre, Level 1, 255 Bourke Street Melbourne.

You can register to attend by clicking here.

Other events will be organized in the coming months in locations around Victoria.

Contact us

If you are interested in attending a group, finding out more information or joining the mailing list, you can contact Women’s Health Victoria:

Resources that might help you

Victorian mesh information and helpline:

The following units provide a multidisciplinary team of health professionals to help women on a case-by-case basis:

Content Reviewed: 08 February 2018
Last Updated: 08 February 2018