a calendar

 

  1. KNOWING WHAT MATTERS!

 WCHM consultations with ACT women in 2019

  • Conducted a community consultation survey with ACT women about the changes to ACT’s bus routes, and how this had affected women and their feelings of safety
  • Conducted a community consultation survey on the health and wellbeing of older ACT women
  • Conducted a community consultation survey and focus groups on the health and wellbeing of same sex attracted women
  • Conducted consultations with women in the AMC to inform a submission from them to the healthy Prison Review
  • Conducted a consultation with community services to inform a submission to the Healthy Prison Review.
  • Consulted with women in the AMC about their health and wellbeing, and their use of health services
  • Conducted several consultations with vulnerable ACT women about the Women’s Health Service
  • Conducted several consultations for ACT Health with women and service providers about the proposed changes to ACT’s maternity services
  • Organised a consultation for ACT Health with women about the Birth Centre at the Centenary Hospital for Women and Children
  • Consulted with ACT women about their views on the value of women only health services in the ACT and the Women’s Health Service
  • Hosted a local consultation to inform the National Obesity Strategy

WCHM use of gender based data in 2019

  • Conducted an analysis of gendered data as part of a codesign project with the Office for Women to inform the ACT Women’s Summit
  • Explored the available data on young women’s mental health and wellbeing in the ACT to inform a report
  • Explored the risk of disadvantage for women with an equivalised household income of $52,000 to $103,999 per year using NATSEM gender based data

 

  1. COMMUNICATING WHAT MATTERS!

WCHM launched 10 new reports

 WCHM submissions

  • Submission to the Standing Committee on Health, Ageing and Community Services: Inquiry into Maternity Services in the ACT
  • 3 Submissions to the ACT Healthy Prison Review (WCHM, Women in the AMC, and for women’s services)
  • Submission to the National Women’s Health Strategy
  • Appeared before the public hearing for the Health, Ageing and Community Services Inquiry into Maternity Services

 

  1. INFLUENCING WHAT MATTERS!

 WCHM participated in Government consultations

  • Represented the issues for ACT women in the AMC at a Ministerial Roundtable
  • Participated in the ACT Women’s Summit
  • Participated in a Justice Housing Program ACT Community Roundtable
  • Participated in a Ministerial Workshop on Reducing Recidivism in the ACT by 25% by 2025
  • Participated in a Roundtable on the ACT Wellbeing Indicators

WCHM represented the views of ACT women on many advisory bodies, reference groups and working groups

  • ACT Domestic Violence Prevention Council
  • the Core Design Group for the Family Safety Hub
  • the Capital Health Network’s Community Advisory Council
  • a Reference Group to inform the development of an ACT Women’s Offender Framework
  • the First 1000 Days Reference Group
  • Children and young people experiences of DFV project Steering Group
  • the ACTCOSS Peaks group
  • the ACT Justice Reform Group
  • the Maternity Design Working Group for Canberra Hospital for Women and Children Expansion Project
  • the Canberra Health Services Strengthening Health Responses to Family Violence Steering Committee

WCHM advocacy and lobbying

  • Engaged the ACT Health and Wellbeing Minister, the Minister for Women, the Minister for Corrections, the Minister for Transport and other MLAs
  • Used the findings from the research into sexual and reproductive health to influence improved responses to the provision of termination of pregnancy in ACT
  • Contributed to the codesign project for the ACT Women’s Summit and Women’s Plan
  • Used the information from ACT women in the AMC to influence changes in the AMC delivery of services and responses for women
  • Used the findings from the bus top safety research to inform ACT Transport and Ministers 

 

  1. EMPOWERING WOMEN IN WHAT MATTERS!

 WCHM information provision and online support for ACT women

 Health promotion events and information

  • Used Facebook to provide regular and up-to-date information on women’s health and wellbeing in the ACT and to raise awareness about issues relating to women’s health and wellbeing
  • Developed articles for social media during BPD Awareness Week,Mental Health Month and Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Week
  • Facilitated health promotion information sessions for women in the AMC
  • Held a Women’s Health Week event with the women in the AMC
  • Held a Women’s Health Week event at WCHM at which Tara Cheyne MLA spoke about her experiences and the importance of reducing stigma around sexually transmitted infections