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Working with Aboriginal People


Working with Aboriginal People

SHQ is committed to working in partnership with Aboriginal people to promote respectful relationships and sexual health and wellbeing.

We deliver a range of training courses and programs for Aboriginal professionals, community members and other professionals working with Aboriginal people.

SHQ Educators, including Aboriginal Educators, are available for delivery of sexual health education programs for Aboriginal young people and community groups.

SHQ endeavours to work in a culturally secure way. We have an Aboriginal Advisory Committee and a Reconciliation Action Plan.



Mooditj Leader Training 2018: Perth March 13-16 Flyer and Registration Form. Please click here to download the Discount Application Form for this course.

Regional Mooditj Leader Training: Expression of Interest form for 2017

Nuts and Bolts of Sexual Health Perth 2018: March 26-28; July 17-19; October 30 – November 1

Mooditj Program

mooditjMooditj is a very popular and award-winning program for Aboriginal young people aged 10-14 years. The purpose of the program is to help build strong young Aboriginal people who can make positive and informed choices about their relationships and sexual health.

Mooditj helps young people learn about identity, respectful relationships, understanding feelings, speaking up, goals and staying on track, puberty, what becoming a young parent might mean, making decisions about sex, consent and their rights, and contraception and STI prevention.

Mooditj is designed to be run for Aboriginal young people by local community people. It was developed by SHQ in collaboration with Aboriginal people from all over WA.

Click this link for more information about the Mooditj program

In the metro area, SHQ Educators can come and run a Mooditj program for young people in your community or school. Better still, come to Mooditj Leader Training and learn to run a Mooditj program yourself! SHQ may be able to assist with resources and Educators to work alongside you while you build your confidence.

Mooditj Leader Training is a four-day course that builds the knowledge, skills and confidence to run Mooditj groups for young people. The training is interactive and fun. It is designed for Aboriginal community members or anyone who works with Aboriginal young people in their community.

Exciting news: SHQ has received funding from Healthway to grow the Mooditj program into a new resilience and respectful relationships program for Aboriginal young people. If you’d like to know more, contact Rose Murray on (08) 9227 6177 or rose.murray@shq.org.au.


Nuts and Bolts of Sexual Health – More than just the Plumbing

Nuts and Bolts develops the core knowledge, attitudes and skills required to have conversations, provide information and support for young people around respectful relationships and sexual health issues.

This course has been designed for youth workers and others in the youth sector. It is suitable for a wide range of people working with young people including Aboriginal health workers, AIEOs, SEWB workers and other mental health workers, AOD workers, peer educators and health promotion workers.

Nuts and Bolts is made up of one core day and two full day electives.

  • Day 1 Core – You and your role: young people’s sexual health and rights
  • Day 2 Elective – Bodies, sex, safety and pleasure
  • Day 3 Elective – Contemporary sexuality: ethics, diversity and technology

See the course flyer for more information.


For general enquiries and further information, please email Robyn Wansbrough, Manager of Education and Training. Alternatively, you can call on 9227 6177


SHQ offers a range of professional services including testing and treatment of STIs, contraception information and supply, unplanned pregnancy, Pap smears, STI drop-in clinics and counselling.