Dr Kerry Sargent-Cox from Australian National University is conducting research, funded by the ACT Office for Women, into the underlying causes of psychological distress in young Canberran women.

She is seeking participants for focus groups, including:

  • Young women aged 15 to 19 years that do not have a clinical diagnosis for depression, anxiety, or other major mental health disorder
  • Parents of young women aged 12 to 25 years
  • College and university educators
  • Allied health professionals who work with young women aged 15 to 19 years

Findings will be de-identified to protect the privacy of participants, and reported to the ACT Office for Women, and a summary will be provided to participants.

Find out more:


Young-Women-Project – Allied Health Professionals

Young-Women-Project – Educators

Young-Women-Project – Parents

Young-Women-Project – Young women