Women's Health Service

The Women's Health Service acknowledges ‘wellness’ as being inclusive of the physical, emotional, environmental, psychological, spiritual and mental well being of women.

We recognise that women's health issues can arise due to inequities for women within our culture, and therefore believe in women-centred approaches, which value women's wisdom and support them in making their own informed health choices. Women seek counselling for many different reasons. The National Women’s Health Program has identified some contributing factors below:

Emotional and Mental Health Issues
Examples may include: women experiencing depression, anxiety, eating disorders, the effects of trauma, relationship issues, drug and alcohol issues and  cultural identity issues.

Women and Violence
Examples may include: women experiencing domestic and family violence issues, sexual abuse, sexual assault and other forms of violence.

Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Issues
Examples may include: women seeking pregnancy options, menopause, sexuality concerns and sexual identity issues.

Women's Health Counselling

The Centre has a Women’s Health Counsellor who is available to provide face-to-face counselling and support for women covering a large range of health issues. The Women’s Health Counsellor is also available to provide;

  • Health information
  • Referral to appropriate services
  • Facilitate special interest groups
  • Provide wellness promotional activities
  • Community education and training
  • Activism around women’s health issues

Women's Health Promotion

The Centre supports Women’s Health Promotion via:

  • Wellness promotional activities
  • Liaison, networks and partnerships between Women's Health workers of different sectors
  • Promotion of the principles of social justice
  • Engagement in activism around women's health issues

If you have any ideas or questions concerning Women’s Health, please feel free to contact the Women's Centre on (07) 4775 7555..

Useful Links

Children By Choice-Pregnancy options issues

Eating Disorders Resource Centre Qld

Isis- Centre for Women's Action on Eating Issues

Family Planning Queensland

Pregnancy Counselling Link

Sisters Inside

North Qld Mental Health Illness Fellowship

Women's Health State Wide-South Australia

Sexual Health Qld Health

Queensland Health

Queensland Women's Health Network

Australian Gynaecologists and Obstetricians

Living with HIV

Crisis numbers

24hr telephone support services available include:

DV Connect

1800 811 811

Homeless Persons
Information Centre

1800 474 753

Lifeline

131 114

Sexual Assault Helpline

1800 010 120 (until 11.30pm)

National Sexual Assault,
Domestic Family Violence
Counselling Service

1800 010 120 (1800 RESPECT)