Australian Philanthropy Award

The Australian Philanthropy Awards recognises partnerships between philanthropy and non-profits and honour the achievements of those working to create lasting, positive change and impact in the community.

The 2018 Awards event was held on 26 July at the Sydney Opera House, and WCHM’s CEO and Mirjana Wilson, CEO of Domestic Violence Crisis Service attended and were delighted with the announcement … Read more

WCHM success in ACT Women’s Grants

The Minister Berry announced the successful grant recipients for the ACT Women’s Grants Program 2017-2018 on 13 July 2018. The program provides funding for initiatives aimed at improving the status and lives of women and girls in the ACT, and initiatives that focus on the prevention of violence against women. A total amount of $180,000 was made available for the … Read more

Consultation on post birth support

Back in 2016 asked women about their experiences of maternity services in the ACT. We will be shortly surveying women who have had a baby about their experiences of post birth support. Keep an eye out on our Facebook and website for this and help us to share with friends who could contribute.… Read more

WCHM Partnership with SANE

We’re excited to advise that the Women’s Centre for Health Matters has signed up to be a partner with SANE Australia!

SANE Australia is a national mental health charity working to support Australians affected by complex mental illness including schizophrenia, bi-polar, borderline personality disorder, eating disorders, OCD, PTSD and severe depression and anxiety. They are recognised as an international pioneer … Read more

Women’s health Advice from Jean Hailes

Four things you didn’t know about periods
Often shushed by society, period talk can seem like whispered ‘women’s-only’ business, a taboo topic rather than a crucial and celebrated part of women’s health. So in case you missed a menstrual memo, here are four things you may not know about periods.

Hormones: a balancing act?
The term ‘hormonal imbalance‘ … Read more

My Health Record

The Health Care Consumers Association has provided us with the following information.

This year, all Australians with a Medicare or Veterans Affairs Card will get a My Health Record unless they choose not to.  During the opt out period (16 July – 15 October 2018) individuals who do not want a record will be able to opt out by visiting … Read more

Health Apps

Are health apps good for your health? Have your say

The Consumer Health Forum has introduced an online mechanism which will survey consumers on the health issues that matter. The new online platform – Australia’s Health Panel – is the first Panel project to gauge community trust in health apps, which are a growing part of modern health responses.  The … Read more

Charter of Rights for Victims of crime in the ACT

The ACT is developing a Charter of Rights for Victims of Crime so that more support is provided to people in the justice system to reduce ongoing trauma. The Charter of Rights for Victims of Crime will ensure that their rights are upheld at a time that can be very traumatic. The Charter’s aim is to ensure that victims of … Read more


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