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About Emma Davidson
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Entries by Emma Davidson
An invitation for women with chronic disease to express themselves through photoart
Art is a creative and expressive medium
Art can explore ideas and feelings that are hidden or difficult to see.
Art can say things that cannot be said with words.
For these reasons, art can be a way to explore difficult experiences such as the impacts of chronic … Read more
1 to 7 October 2018 is BPD Awareness Week! This year’s theme is Know BPD. No Stigma. This is the strapline from WCHM’s Borderline in the ACT website website, and WCHM was pleased to be asked if the national BPD Awareness Week campaign could share the strapline.
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is one of the most highly stigmatised mental … Read more
Mental Health Month is important because:
- In our recent research about ACT women’s views about their health and health needs 52% of the total survey respondents identified mental health as one of their top 3 health issues;
- Women’s mental health needs are significantly different from those of men – certain mental illnesses are more prevalent in women, they use mental
The Standing Committee for Justice and Community Safety has published the written submissions to the Inquiry. WCHM submitted a response endorsing the proposed amendments. You can read our submission on our website at and read the submissions from others on the Legislative Assembly website.… Read more
There has been significant discussion in the Canberra community in recent years about sexual consent, recognising that active consent is the best way to ensure that rights are respected.
Active consent means free and voluntary agreement. It is not enough simply to not say no – both parties must actively say yes, with no coercion or negating factors such mental … Read more
Women’s Centre for Health Matters knows from our previous work that women often feel unsafe in public spaces in the ACT. We are working with the Directorate of Environment, Planning and Sustainability to help make urban planning decisions that meet women’s needs. That is why we need your feedback about what makes you feel unsafe in public spaces in Woden … Read more
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