Women and health

While your back was turned: How mental health policymakers stopped paying attention to the specific needs of women and girls

The mental health of young women and girls is deteriorating, and the gap between men and women has widened over recent years. As the evidence section in this paper will show, the last fifteen years have seen an unprecedented rise in reported mental health problems amongst young women and girls. We now see their needs reaching crisis levels.

Women’s mental health needs underestimated - new agenda survey

Nine out of 10 people do not realise women are more likely to have poor mental health than men, a new survey has shown. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is also more likely to be seen as a male condition than female, according to the poll from Agenda and Opinium. Agenda, the alliance for women and girls at risk, is raising awareness about mental health as part of its Women in Mind campaign. 

Young Women's Film Academy Festival of Film - inviting submissions

Film submissions are invited from female film makers in the North East who would like to screen their films in a supportive environment, curated by the Young Women's Film Academy who are a group of girls and young women aged 12-25 years.

Films of any genre, up to 15 minutes in length that have been made by and for women in the North East, suitable for an audience aged 12+ should be submitted by email to the following email address: youngwomensfilmacademy@gmail.com 

Join the Knicker Revolution!

The theme for International Women’s Day 2018 is #pressforprogress, progress for equality for all, progress for ending violence against women, girls and other vulnerable people. Newcastle has been at the forefront of women’s radical action, from the Suffragettes plotting to break windows as they drank tea in Fenwick’s café in the 1900s, to the first Women’s Liberation conference held outside London in the 1970s, to being one of only four British cities to host a Slutwalk in 2011.

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