From May to July, 2016, WCHM conducted a community consultation survey around women’s health utilisation. This was an opportunity for women to share their voices and let us know what is working and not working for them when seeking to maintain good health. The survey was open to women aged 16 and over, who live and work in the ACT.… Read more
This is a scoping project to help identify the degree to which information, services and support are relevant to younger women living with autoimmune disease(s) in the ACT and whether there is a need for further research.
This project aims to gather insight and understanding into:
- Young women’s knowledge and experience of pre-existing local programs, courses and services which are
With many years having passed since WCHM last explored ACT women’s experiences of maternal care and a lot having changed in that time, WCHM has now released the Women and Maternal Care in the ACT Consultation Report based on women’s stories about pregnancy, birth and post-birth care in the ACT.
The findings of this report highlight several areas of future … Read more
This research sought to explore women’s experiences of seeking help for domestic violence (DV) in the ACT.
Here is a video marking the launch of the report into the research findings:
Seventeen women participated in the research via in-depth interviews or a focus group discussion.
The results of this study add depth of understanding to women’s lived experience of seeking … Read more
This research investigated the experiences of women with lived experiences of being diagnosed or labelled with BPD in the ACT and the experiences of service providers who helped and supported them. The findings of this report highlight several areas of future work that we hope will assist in helping the ACT Government, health service providers and the range of other … Read more
WCHM received an ACT Women’s Grant to undertake research into gaps in service provision for LGBTIQ people experiencing domestic violence in the ACT. While LGBTIQ people experience high rates of interpersonal violence, anecdotal reports suggest that domestic violence services are not always set up in ways that best support their needs. This project brought together ACT domestic violence service providers, … Read more
Throughout 2011-2012 WCHM partnered with Women With Disabilities ACT (WWDACT) to run a survey for women with disabilities who live in the ACT. The survey was undertaken with two aims in mind: firstly, to complement existing disability data, and secondly, to highlight areas of need where data does not currently exist, particularly ACT specific data disaggregated by sex and … Read more
In April 2012 the Women and Mental Health Working Group (WMHWG) held a consultation forum for women living with mental health issues or caring for someone with a mental health issue. The purpose of the consultation forum was to gather information about women’s views and experiences of mental health. The WMHWG and WCHM used the findings to influence the health … Read more
From 2009-11 WCHM completed a research project to document good practice peer support models, presented in the report Peer support for women living with mental health issues. In particular the research set out to explore the need for and experiences of peer support programs for women living with a mental health issue in the ACT. The research found that … Read more