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These Artworks are available on redbubble and can be printed On Anything From Clothes & Apparel To Home Décor & Accessories.

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Woman Worn Out

Woman Worn Out evokes many powerful reactions. The sign of a successful artwork.

She is, after all, the poster "girl" of our campaign and has been hard at work over the decades.

She made her first public appearance on a postcard in a campaign in 2007 by Women’s Mental Health Network Victoria to the then Minister, Bronwyn Pike. Eventually in part due to the postcard campaign we got government funding to establish gender specific spaces in existing acute mental health services, including women-only corridors across Victoria. A band aid measure, as space does not answer all the issues in mixed sex psychiatric wards, but a good start.


She also made an appearance on the cover of a booklet by the Women’s Mental Health Network Victoria, ‘Nowhere to be safe. Listening to Women Consumers’ Experiences in Mixed Sex Psychiatric Wards

Woman Worn Out is currently doing the rounds as the flagship of the Impatient documentary and projects.



She has been around for decades.  Appearing on notice boards at various locations. When I was working as a consumer consultant at St Vincent’s Psychiatric Services, the most senior manager included a copy in his newsletter to all staff/workers. Over the years most people have related to at least one panel and are offended by at least one other. Some people relate to all the panels.


Female circle

embedded in the design of the female circle is the shorthand symbol for Psychiatry.  The letters Ψ or ψ can also be a symbol for Psychology. Also embedded in the image is the symbol for females.

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