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Services for Women in Canberra ACT

Women – sources of help in Canberra ACT

  • ACT Human Rights Office  – can help if you’ve been discriminated against in employment, education and many other areas.
  • ACT Office for Women
  • Alternatives to Violence Project  The Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) is a network of independent not-for-profit grass-roots volunteer groups offering experiential workshops on creative conflict transformation in prisons, schools, and the wider community.
  • Anti-Discrimination Commission can help if you’ve been sexually harassed or discriminated against in employment, education and many other areas.
  • Australian Women’s Health Network – acts as an advocate, lobbyist and information centre for Australian women and their health.
  • Canberra Rape Crisis Centre – Sexual assault counselling for women and children.
  • Domestic Violence Crisis Service  – 24 hours, seven days a week crisis service for men and women.
  • Domestic Violence Resource Centre
  • Government Services for Women – The Women’s Portal is an online directory of government information and services for women.
  • Let’s Face It  – Based on the film The Man Who Stole My Mother’s Face, deals with issues surrounding sexual assault.
  • Marie Stopes International Australia offers care in family planning and sexual health, offers support and essential information regarding abortion, vasectomy, contraception, STI (STD) check-ups for men and women, and unplanned pregnancy help  in a caring and non-judgemental way. See locations around Australia here
  • Maternity Coalition Inc.  – An umbrella organisation to bring together support groups and individuals for effective lobbying, information sharing, networking and support in maternity services.
  • PANDSI (Post & Ante Natal Depression Support & Information Inc.) provides support, health promotion, advocacy, perinatal mental health education and referral information for families in the Canberra and ACT region who are experiencing Ante Natal Depression (AND) or Post Natal Depression (PND). Our services are designed to complement existing mental health services and improve the perinatal mental health of ACT women and their families. PANDSI aims to develop strengths and skills to cope with depression and anxiety related to pregnancy, birth and early parenting. Our services include telephone support, one-on-one support, day support group, exercise classes and support, yoga evening support, partners information evening, pram walk, play group and library.
  • Relationships Australia – Provides a range of relationship support services.
  • When Love Hurts  – A guide on love, respect and abuse in relationships
  • Women’s Centre for Health Matters  – Offers services to support women in their pursuit of health and wellbeing.
  • Women’s Information and Referral Centre
  • Women’s Legal Centre  – Community legal centre for women in Canberra and the surrounding area, run by women, offering a Legal Advice Service

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