Below is a list of support options available to you, should you need them. Lifeline – for crisis support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – ph: 13 11 14 . For more information or online chat visit their website. Beyond Blue – for help with anxiety and depression 24 hours a day, 7 […]
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We caught up with Natalie this breast cancer awareness month. Natalie was diagnosed with a BRCA1 gene fault at age 21 and spoke to us about how important prevention is in this space. 1. Can you tell us a bit about your experience with breast cancer? I was diagnosed with a BRCA1 gene fault at […]
We caught up with Fleur and Maddy from the Positive Motion Rehabilitation Kingston Physio for the final day of Women’s Health Week 2022 – Move and Improve. Fleur is the director and a physiotherapist at the clinic and Maddy is a physiotherapist. Together they put on their move and improve hats and shared with […]
2022 has been a big year for reproductive health and rights. Overseas, the overturning of the Roe v Wade decision has seen the US slide back decades on access to abortion. In Australia, it has triggered collective action at the same time as a series of reforms have been implemented across the country, from decriminalisation […]
Happy Women’s Health Week! We met up with Maeve O’Brien who is a Continence and Women’s Health Physiotherapist working at the Community Pelvic Health clinic in Canberra to talk all things pelvic health! 1. Why is good pelvic health important? 1 in 4 Australians, men, women, and children, can have problems with their pelvic health […]
Additional funding to support abortion services in the ACT Women’s Health Matters (WHM) welcomes the decision in the ACT Government’s budget to ensure that women and people with a uterus in our region have access to safe, accessible, and affordable abortion services. From early next year, funding will be available for people to access free […]
For National Diabetes Week 2022, we caught up with Erin, who was diagnosed with Type One Diabetes when she was 5 years old. This year the week is focusing on challenging diabetes related stigma. Content note: this content may cause distress for readers. If you feel distressed after reading, please refer to the information about […]
Canberra Safety Map – Women’s Health Matters is seeking local women’s experiences of safe and unsafe spaces to help inform Woden Town Centre redevelopment. 27/01/2022 Women’s Health Matters (WHM) is inviting local Canberra women to share their thoughts via the Canberra Safety Map, on where they feel safe, or not safe in the ACT region. […]