The Queensland Government has developed a new range of resources to help build awareness of the importance of seeking help and support for people experiencing domestic and family violence.
This article is a reminder to watch out for signs of domestic violence in our communities and in particular for women who are pregnant. As this story states, expecting a child is a key risk factor for domestic violence beginning or escalating. We have republished the story below from The Conversation that has supporting research conducted by The Australian Institute of Family Studies.
We are pleased to reproduce in full, a press release from Greg Hunt MP Federal Minister for Health outlining the national action on endometriosis.
The Turnbull Government will today release Australia’s first National Action Plan for Endometriosis to improve the quality of life of patients through better treatment, diagnosis, and aiming to ultimately find a cure.
The Plan outlines a new approach to improving awareness and understanding of endometriosis, speeding up diagnosis, and developing better diagnostic and treatment options.
It’s a popular question to our Health Information Line – what is the cervical screening test?
The two-yearly pap smear has been replaced with a five- yearly Cervical Screening Test. We answer your important questions on the changes.
From 1 December 2017, important changes were made to the National Cervical Screening Program, the program that aims to prevent cervical cancer by detecting early changes in the cervix.
The key changes to the program are:
Firstly, I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the new CEO of Women’s Health Queensland Wide. I’m looking forward to working with you all over the coming year.
I also would like to extend a special Thank You for your support during the past 12 months. With your support, Women’s Health continues important work in providing advice, support and information to vulnerable women across Queensland, particularly those living in rural and remote areas of the State.
Morayfield and Caboolture mums, dads, grandparents, friends and family are invited to the Morayfield Wellbeing Event being held as part of Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month at the Caboolture Sports Club on 31 May 2016.
As mums sometimes it's the little things that can feel like achievements worth celebrating. As part of Qld Women's Week (7-13 March 2016), Women's Health ran a campaign on Facebook to celebrate the achievements of Qld women & girls. We are happy to announce the winner of our competition is Teresa Howard. Thank you for all those who entered the competition. We really loved reading all your entries and we hope our competition helped women appreciate their achievements, both big and small.
The campaign was funded by the Qld Government & supported by the YWCA Qld.
On 5 September Women’s Health Queensland Wide Inc (Women's Health) reached an important milestone - 30 years of providing health information and education services to the women of Queensland.
Women's Health Queensland has partnered with the Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation (ACCF) to launch the Cervical Health Info Line. The Cervical Health Info Line is a confidential service, staffed by registered nurses and midwives, which provides women concerned about cervical screening (formely Pap smear) with additional support and advice. They can answer a variety of questions, including:
How do I prepare for a Cervical Screening Test (CST) and what can I expect?
Is cervical screening safe during pregnancy?