Survey of Women’s Health in the ACT – Report Release


The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) takes a significant step forward in understanding and addressing women’s health concerns with the release of the comprehensive “Survey of Women’s Health in the ACT” report. This groundbreaking study, conducted over the past year, delves into various aspects of women’s health to provide valuable insights for policymakers, healthcare professionals, and the community at large. With a focus on understanding the unique challenges faced by women in the ACT, this report aims to drive informed decision-making and enhance the overall well-being of women in the region.

Key Findings:

The survey, administered to a diverse group of women across different age groups and socioeconomic backgrounds, uncovered several key findings that shed light on the state of women’s health in the ACT.

Mental Health:

Mental health emerged as a prominent concern, with a notable percentage of respondents reporting stress, anxiety, and depression. The report underscores the need for increased mental health support services and destigmatization of mental health issues within the community.

Access to Healthcare:

While the ACT boasts a robust healthcare system, the survey identified disparities in healthcare access. Factors such as geographical location, socioeconomic status, and cultural background were found to influence the level of access to healthcare services. The report emphasizes the importance of addressing these disparities to ensure equitable healthcare for all women.

Reproductive Health:

The survey explored issues related to reproductive health, revealing a need for improved education and awareness. Findings indicate gaps in knowledge about contraceptive options, family planning, and menstrual health. Recommendations include enhanced reproductive health education programs to empower women with the information needed to make informed decisions.

Workplace Well-being:

Workplace-related stress and challenges were highlighted, particularly for women juggling multiple roles. The report suggests the implementation of supportive workplace policies, flexible working arrangements, and increased awareness of work-life balance to promote the overall well-being of women in the workforce.


Building upon the survey findings, the report puts forward a set of recommendations to address the identified challenges and improve women’s health in the ACT.

Enhanced Mental Health Support:

Increase funding for mental health services, particularly those tailored to women’s needs. Launch public awareness campaigns to reduce the stigma associated with mental health issues and encourage seeking help.

Healthcare Access Equity:

Implement targeted initiatives to address healthcare access disparities. This includes outreach programs, mobile clinics, and improved transportation options to ensure that all women, regardless of their location or socioeconomic status, have equal access to healthcare services.

Reproductive Health Education:

Develop and implement comprehensive reproductive health education programs in schools, workplaces, and community centers. This should cover topics such as contraception, family planning, and menstrual health to empower women with the knowledge they need to make informed choices.

Workplace Support Policies:

Advocate for the implementation of supportive workplace policies, including flexible working arrangements, parental leave, and resources for managing work-related stress. Promote a culture that values work-life balance and accommodates the diverse needs of women in the workforce.


The “Survey of Women’s Health in the ACT” report represents a crucial milestone in understanding the health landscape for women in the region. By addressing the identified challenges and implementing the recommended initiatives, the ACT can strive towards creating a more inclusive, supportive, and healthier environment for women. This report serves as a valuable resource for policymakers, healthcare providers, and the community, fostering a collective commitment to the well-being of women in the Australian Capital Territory.