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BPD Awareness Week 2018

BPD Awareness Week 1-7 October 2018. Know BPD. No stigma.

Women’s Centre for Health Matters have a series of articles on our Borderline in the ACT website as part of BPD Awareness Week from 1 to 7 October 2018. There will be a new article published each day. Share them with your friends, family, and work colleagues to help raise awareness about Borderline Personality Disorder.… Read more

New Walk In Centre opened

It was good to see the Minister for Health and Wellbeing, Meegan Fitzharris MLA, opening the new Gungahlin Walk in Centre on Monday.  WCHM knows from our work that women in the ACT value these services as affordable and local options for minor issues.

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New Leadership in ACT Health – UPDATE

Recently appointed CEO of Canberra Hospital and Health Services, Janet Anderson PSM, has resigned her position after three days. She was to start in her position on October 1st. In the interim, there is a deputy director-general for Canberra Hospital and Health Services. More information regarding a recruitment for the Chief Executive Officer role will be forthcoming. For more information, … Read more

Women’s Centre for Health Matters Board vacancies

WCHM currently has some vacancies on its Board, and we are keen to hear from interested Women. If you are interested in nominating for a Board position you will need to complete the below Nomination Form and attach a brief biography about yourself and return it via e-mail to  by COB Friday 13th September – NEXT THURSDAY.

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WCHM’s Recent Involvement in Consultations

WCHM has attended the following recent consultations to ensure they pick up the needs of ACT women.

ACT Regional Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan Forum – ACT Health and the Capital Health Network (ACT PHN) are developing an ACT Regional Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan, to align with the Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan. As … Read more

Tell us what you think about safety around Section 72 in Dickson

Tell us what you think about safety around Section 72 in Dickson

ACT Government are currently looking at development options for Section 72 in Dickson. This is the vacant land next to the Parkland Hotel & Apartments (see map above).

Women’s Centre for Health Matters are conducting a safety audit of the pathway from the Dickson shops, past the swimming … Read more

Assistance Beyond Crisis scheme recognised with national award

The Australian Philanthropy Awards recognise partnerships between philanthropy and non-profits , and on 26 July at the 2018 Awards event at the Sydney Opera House, WCHM’s CEO and Mirjana Wilson, CEO of Domestic Violence Crisis Service were delighted with the announcement that the Snow Foundation and Women’s Centre for Health Matters were the recipients of the Best Small Grant Award … Read more

WCHM membership for 2018-19

With the end of financial year, membership with the Women’s Centre for Health Matters for 2018-19 needs to be renewed. And if you are not yet a member then consider becoming a member of WCHM.  Membership is free and all you need to do is to complete and submit the 2018-19 Membership Form.

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Launch of WCHM’s latest report ‘Hidden disadvantage among women in the ACT’

The latest WCHM report – Hidden disadvantage among women in the ACT – was launched on Monday, 4th of June 2018 at the University of Canberra. The report highlights that disadvantage is gendered in the ACT and that,  because disadvantages are spread across instead of being concentrated in certain suburbs, the gender dimensions of marginalisation are often hidden and overlooked.… Read more