CEO Update

The Board has agreed the date for the Centre’s Annual General meeting as 21 September. More information will be coming out soon, and we also will be seeking nominations for membership of the WCHM Board.

This week – 24th to 30th July – is National Pain Week, and research shows that more women than men suffer from chronic pain (described … Read more

Women’s Health Week 2017

WCHM has also been busy starting to plan for some events during Women’s Health Week 2017 which runs from 4th-8th September. This is an annual national event dedicated to women across Australia to make good health a priority. The theme for this year is focused on women putting themselves first.

When it comes to health, many Read more

New Report – Beyond Crisis

On 8th August WCHM will be launching a new report – BEYOND CRISIS: Working with Canberra’s professional firms and businesses to make safer choices easier for survivors of domestic violence – which describes the project which WCHM, supported by the Domestic Violence Crisis Service, conducted to engage and start conversations with ACT business and industry about the impacts … Read more

Learning about ABS data at ANU

Our Health Promotion Officers and Deputy CEO attended the ANU-ABS 2016 Census Data Symposium on Wednesday 26 July.

Hosted by the ANU’s College of Arts & Social Sciences, we heard interesting presentations from the ABS and ANU on the 2016 Census.

ABS staff were also available to answer questions about how to access Census data using Table Builder.

The information … Read more

Having A Baby In Canberra

Our new website with resources to help women planning a pregnancy or having a baby in Canberra will be launched during August. Expect an email about this once the venue and date are set.

Also, it’s World Breastfeeding Week from 1-7 August 2017. For local events, try the Australian Breastfeeding Association – put in your postcode and then follow the … Read more

WCHM Submissions

WCHM has been busy preparing submissions to local ACT discussions and inquiries.

On 30 June, WCHM made a submission to the ACT Legislative Assembly’s Standing Committee on Education, Employment and Youth Affairs Inquiry into the extent, nature and consequence of insecure work in the ACT. Our submission is now available online.

Our submission talked about the impact of low … Read more

Award Nomination

Beyond Bank, who WCHM has been working with in relation to domestic and family violence in the ACT, nominated WCHM to be in the running for a Community Grant for the Bank. The Community Grant had a two stage process, with the first element involving a vote by Beyond Bank staff to select the shortlist of 3 organisations that would … Read more