Cyber safety resource for older women in the ACT (2015)

WCHM received an ACT Government Participation (Senior’s) Grant to develop a resource to address the need for accessible and specific information on cyber safety for older women in the ACT (55+). Much of the available information about cyber safety is targeted at young people, which means that older women lack knowledge about cyber safety and are not fully aware of … Read more

Women’s Health Matters (2015)

In 2015 the Centre re-launched Women’s Health Matters (replacing The Women’s Health Hub). Women’s Health Matters continues to be a central portal that provides links to already-existing, credible and trustworthy information about health and wellbeing online, as well as services in the ACT. It also now contains a blog feature where women from the ACT and surrounding areas have written … Read more

Living with endometriosis information session (2014)

WCHM supported the Canberra Endometriosis Network by hosting an information night exploring the impacts of living with the illness endometriosis on Tuesday 26 August 2014. Attendees heard from endometriosis researcher Maryam Moradi, Dr Omar Adham and Melissa Parker from the Canberra Endometriosis Centre, and Katie Williams, member of the Canberra Endometriosis Network. These speakers addressed the questions: What are the … Read more

Women’s health at every stage information session (2014)

As part of our International Women’s Day celebrations for 2014, the WCHM team collaborated with the ACT Women’s Health Service and the ACT Health Directorate to host a free, day-long information session called Women’s Health at every Stage! As women age, changes in our life impact on our health and our needs change—some things are welcome, and some not so … Read more

ACT women’s financial literacy guides (2014)

Financial security is an important aspect of the health and wellbeing of women in the ACT and access to good information is crucial in maintaining independence and facilitating choice. Women have very different financial needs than men and require targeted life-stage financial advice, particularly when facing relationship changes such as separation, divorce, the death of a partner, illness etc. Women … Read more

Midlife: Mood, menopuase and more information session (2013)

Many women reaching their 40s and beyond can be influenced by the myth that life is over, or at least on its way to being over, but this simply isn’t true. With a lot of life ahead, and a good amount of life experience behind, midlife is the perfect time to really focus on ourselves—our health and fitness, sexuality and … Read more

Playback theatre event: Rethink man woman (2012)

In October 2012, WCHM partnered with local transgender and intersex support organisation A Gender Agenda to host an event at the Street Theatre for Mental Health Week. The aim was partly to highlight the disproportionate rates of mental illness experienced by transgender and intersex people, but also to bring diverse members of ACT’s community together to have conversations about gender … Read more

Sex health and your life information session for women 40+ (2012)

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2012, WCHM, with the Jean Hailes for Women’s Health, Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT (SHFPACT) and ACT Health Directorate, co-hosted two extremely well attended information forums providing holistic information about Sex, health and your life: What women 40+ should know. Speakers included physiotherapist and fitness instructor for Physical Best Lisa Westlake, who explained … Read more

WCHM ASSURED: Guide to searching for health and wellbeing information online (2012)

The Internet has become a popular and influential source of health and wellbeing information, but it is not always easy to know if the information you access is credible or trustworthy. WCHM ASSURED offers a website review process that will help you to quickly assess the credibility and trustworthiness of the health and wellbeing information you find online, assisting you … Read more

A randomised controlled trial of a patient-led gender awareness intervention for medical students (2011)

Throughout 2011 WCHM worked with two students from the Australian National University Medical School (ANUMS) on research projects about gender sensitivity. This project set out to measure the effectiveness of storytelling as a way of teaching first-year medical school students about gender sensitive health service delivery. This project involved the creation of an audio-visual resource that features three women telling … Read more