Entries by Emma Davidson

Expression in Photoart Workshop

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

BPD Awareness Week

Button badges with slogan: Know BPD. No Stigma. Decreasing stigma and discrimination of BPD through education

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

October is … Mental Health Month

Mental Health Month - October 2018

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

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We need your help! Tell us what makes you feel unsafe in Woden and Tuggeranong town centres

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

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