Women’s Health and Equality Queensland (WHEQ) are leaders in women’s health, gender equity and the primary prevention of violence in Queensland. We provide counselling, therapeutic groups & women’s health services for women with experiences of violence, as well as professional education, community programs & structural reform.
Our head office is in Brisbane and we maintain a state-wide footprint through partnering with local organisations and through the leveraging of technology.
Founded in 1982, the idea for our organisation came out of a consciousness-raising group for women who were concerned about the lack of services specifically catering for the health needs of women. The founders wanted to see high quality, free and accessible healthcare and information for women in the state of Queensland.
We are run by women’s health specialists, community engagement educators, and social workers. We remain an independent non-profit organisation, we are a registered charity and our work is funded by the Queensland Government Department of Justice and Attorney-General.
The Women's Health Queensland Information Centre aims to provide a space to easily access health information, services and organisations that can help with all issues that affect women, gender diverse and AFAB (assigned female at birth) people in Queensland.