View of the building at 1 Moore Street where ACT Women's Health Service is located

Women only health services in the ACT

Women’s Centre for Health Matters are conducting a short survey to better understand:

  1. ACT women’s knowledge of the ACT Women’s Health Service.
  2. Whether there are barriers to accessing ACT Women’s Health Service.
  3. What women value in a women-only health service.

The survey forms part of a larger consultation process that may be used to inform future projects and/or advocacy work … Read more

Exploring what impacts on ACT women’s ability to maintain healthy behaviours

Exploring what impacts on ACT women’s ability to maintain healthy behaviours  

This WCHM research explored with a range of ACT women their experiences of maintaining healthy eating and physical activity, and what impacted on their ability to do this. The research was undertaken because women are busier than ever, and health messages can often be confusing or conflicting. The survey … Read more

Hidden disadvantage in quintile 2 income groups

As a follow-up to WCHM’s recent report, Hidden disadvantage among women in the ACT , a  second report, looking at data provided by NATSEM about people in the ACT with incomes between $55,000 and $100,000 per year, is currently being finalised and is planned to be launched in August 2018. This report will again look at the differences for women … Read more

Woman in beanie and coat

Women in the ACT experiencing disadvantage

In 2017, a study was undertaken by the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM). The study was commissioned by ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) in partnership with Anglicare NSW South, NSW West & ACT; Belconnen Community Service; Marymead; St Vincent de Paul Society – Canberra/Goulburn; UnitingCare Kippax; Woden Community Service; and YWCA Canberra. The study was published Read more