This year’s National Multicultural Festival from 16 to 18 February 2017 included a women’s health information stall on Sunday 18 February, hosted by WCHM. While we haven’t yet seen reports of how many people attended this year’s festival, there were more than 280,000 attendees over three days at the 2017 National Multicultural Festival.
We organised the stall three weeks before … Read more
WCHM’s CEO and Deputy CEO attended an ACT Health facilitated ‘World Café’ style consultative planning day for Community Based Health Services on Wednesday 21 February 2018. The location is to be advised.
The purpose of the day was to develop a Service Delivery Model for Community Based Health Services (CBHS) into the future – ie what health services can and … Read more
On Monday 19 February 2018 WCHM’s CEO joined the ACT Minister for Health and Wellbeing, Meegan Fitzharris, at an event on site at Canberra’s newest hospital. The University of Canberra Hospital is a specialist rehabilitation, recovery and research centre. It will offer physical and mental health services by referral, including tailored inpatient and outpatient programs.
Other attendees included representatives from … Read more
WCHM welcomed the news on 16th February that Ms Heidi Yates has been appointed the ACT’s new Victims of Crime Commissioner. Heidi is presently the Head of General Practice at Legal Aid ACT and has held a number of roles focused on the delivery of essential services to victims of crime in the territory, particularly those subjected to family violence, … Read more
Would you like to meet with others who share a similar journey for support and learning?
A new support group has been formed for anyone who loves and/or cares for a family member or friend who has been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) or who has BPD traits. The meetings will be a safe place, where loved ones and … Read more
The ‘gender pay gap’ is a major contributor to conditions that enable and perpetuate domestic and family violence. That women on average earn much less than men increases their vulnerability to financial abuse, makes it difficult for them to leave violent relationships, and leaves them much worse off financially if they do leave. Recent research suggests that it’s the … Read more
500,000 Australian women are estimated to be affected by endometriosis, with an estimated $7.7b in medical costs and lost earnings. Women suffer disruptive symptoms and debilitating pain, and endure multiple treatments to function normally. More research is needed into effective, non-invasive treatments.
A fundraising event for endometriosis research will be held at Ainslie Football Club on Sunday 18 March 2018 … Read more
In light of current debates the 2018 Pamela Denoon Lecture ‘Time’s up on sexual harassment’ will be given by Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Kate Jenkins.
The #MeToo campaign has gone viral and sexual harassment is in the news almost daily. We are witnessing a growing awareness of the magnitude of violence against women. The Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins is charged … Read more