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Are you a woman aged 55 – 64?

We need your help to participate in a focus group to inform our current research on the health and wellbeing issues for older women in the ACT. If you are interested and can attend a focus group at 1pm on the 26th of February at WCHM please let us know by emailing, or ringing Amber on 6290 2166.… Read more

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2019 Year in Review for WCHM

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See how global warming has changed the world since your childhood

Global warming is already changing the world before our eyes — with this article you can see what has happened in your lifetime. Read this interactive article by the ABC on the impacts of global warming on your life.… Read more

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2020 Australian of the Year Awards

It was great to see four women nominees representing the ACT at the 2020 Australia Day awards on the 60th Anniversary of the Australian of the Year Awards including Katrina Fanning as the ACT Australian of the Year, and Sue Salthouse as ACT Senior Australian of the Year.  Both these women have had connections to our work at the Centre.… Read more

Welcome to the new CEO of ACTCOSS

WCHM is pleased to Dr Emma Campbell as the new CEO. Prior to joining ACTCOSS, Emma worked in a range of roles across academia, the community sector, international crisis responses, business and government sectors. She previously worked in the community sector as the CEO of the Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA), Australia’s peak representative body advocating … Read more

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Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

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Positive Ageing Awards

As part of Senior’s Week 2020, the Positive Ageing Awards recognise and celebrate the work done by, and for, older people in the Canberra community. Nominations are open for the following categories:

Senior Achiever AwardThe Senior Achiever Award recognises the outstanding contribution made by an older person to the Canberra community.

Intergenerational Award – The Intergenerational Award recognises

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The health of Australian females

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Women’s health advice from Jean Hailes

New Resources!

(shared with the permission of Jean Hailes for Women’s Health) 

Jean Hailes has released some great new resources on perimenopause, menopause and endometriosis. Find them below!

Understanding early menopause

Understanding menopause

Understanding endometriosis Read more