Helen Jeges is the candidate for Hotham
Helen lives in Dingley Village with her husband and two young children. She currently has three adopted companion animals: two greyhounds and a Burmese cat. Growing up with a father who was a veterinarian, she has had a life-long interest in the health and welfare of animals. She is a passionate advocate against animal cruelty and maintains a cruelty-free lifestyle.
Helen is employed as the Senior Doctor of Paediatric Neuropsychology at Eastern Health, where she works on the Child and Youth Mental Health Service and the Victorian Paediatric Rehabilitation Service Programs. As a health practitioner, Helen aims to treat her patients and their families with respect, compassion, empathy and kindness and strongly believes that all animals deserve the same fundamental rights.
Helen is a foster carer for greyhounds exiting the racing industry with the Greyhound Adoption Program (GAP), assists with the Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds and is a member of the Australian Animal Protection Society (AAPS) shelter in Keysborough. She also volunteers for and donates to several animal advocacy and welfare groups including Vegan Easy and Animals Australia. She participates in campaigns to end the live export trade, factory farming, puppy mills, jumps racing, and duck shooting.