About the WELLer Network
The WELLer Network is a platform for educating and empowering others on the life lessons we can learn from sharing our own health and wellness challenges.
Founded in 2016 by Jess Weller, who had overcome significant health challenges of her own, The WELLer Network encourages connection and collaboration so others living with, and recovering from, health issues can experience the value of a supportive and empowering environment in which to share their experiences.
Jess Weller was diagnosed with depression at 23 while in her final year of university. Four years later, while on her OE in London, she was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer.
We believe everyone deserves to be well and have the tools and knowledge to live their best life
We believe in increasing health literacy and self advocacy through sharing stories
Health literacy develops overtime when an individual has the capacity to obtain, process, and understand health information. By learning of the services they can access in their community, they can make informed and appropriate health decisions that are right for them.
The WELLer Network sets out to empower individuals to have the ability to ask for what they need and want, and to speak candidly to family, friends, healthcare professionals and their GP, about their thoughts and feelings, in regards to their health and wellbeing.
What WELL means to us
W – WISDOM about WELLNESS
E – EMPOWER each OTHER
L – LISTEN to your BODY
L – LIVE your BEST LIFE
We are committed to facilitating healthy conversations with those living with a health challenge, and empowering them to have the same conversations with their family and friends.
We’re building relationships and connecting with:
- Young people
- Teachers / Educators
- Anyone who wants to improve their health and wellbeing
We encourage self-awareness and self-advocacy and empower individuals when receiving medical support to seek the support and answers they need to live their best life.
We are sharing stories of living with health challenges to:
- Encourage others to do the same
- Communicate information and statistics in a relatable and understandable way
- Empower individuals to ask or seek for a second opinion or push to be referred for diagnostic testing
- Help others to speak-up for themselves and make decisions about their life
- Enable other to become more aware of the health challenges that can affect them
We collaborate with organisations, advocates, education providers and learning institutions to share our message and help facilitate their health and wellbeing activity.
We’re collaborating with others to achieve the following outcomes:
- Increased health literacy
- Empowering individuals to self advocate
- Instilling resilience
- Facilitating healthy conversations
- Inspiring and motivating the masses to be healthier and WELLer
The content provided on this website is for informational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice or as a substitute to advice from a General Practitioner or any other medical professional.