About Us

We aim to provide a Women’s Health Centre that is non-discriminatory, accessible and affordable to all women.
As a woman visiting our Centre and joining the community of the Centre, we ask that you…
As a woman visiting our Centre and joining the community of the Centre you can expect a quality service.

A Brief History

Mother and daughter at autumn parkIn 1989 a group of women concerned at the lack of resources available for women in the Wide Bay/Burnett region formed a women’s health group…

Membership

autumn rainWomen are encouraged to be part of the Centre by joining our membership. The cost is $5 per year and entitles members…

Our Philosophy

The Wide Bay Women’s Health Centre is about positive personal and social growth. This growth encourages women to take control of their lives and participate in making decisions which affect their wellbeing.

The Centre provides:

  •  A point of contact for women in need of support, information, counselling and/or referral
  • Information and resources, including a library, on issues specific to all women’s needs including Aboriginal and Torres Strait women and women from non-English speaking backgrounds
  • Education/Personal Development and Social Groups, workshops and courses in relation to women’s health issues
  • Counselling in all areas specific to women
  • Outreach programs for women in isolated/rural areas such as Monto, Gayndah, Biggenden, Kingaroy and Childers including the provision of information, resources, workshops and support for women’s projects
  • Aboriginal Health Worker sensitive to the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women
  • Programmes for the Indigenous and non Indigenous youth
  • Support and resources for women’s self-help groups
  • An assessment service to assist with the appropriate referrals for women with specific needs to the relevant services e.g. Sexual Assault Services, Mental Health Services, Family Services