eSafety and young people meeting
Our next SHARE meeting (for people who work with young people around sexual health) on 25 August will feature a special presentation from the Office of the eSafety Commissioner. Don’t miss this great event – only online spots available! For more information and to register, follow the link below.
Trans and gender diverse project
• identify and reduce barriers to accessing services
• increase testing pathways.
LGBTI Family Violence Forum: 10-14 August
This annual community-led forum offers a platform to the LGBTI community and allied organisations to present their work, share knowledge and highlight areas that need further development. Head to the Thorne Habour Health Eventbrite page to check out the different sessions on offer.
2020 NAIDOC Local Grants
NAIDOC Local Grants offer an opportunity for community groups to organise activities that celebrate our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures, achievements, and their continuing contributions to our country and society. To find out how to apply for a grant, head to the website.
Keep sexual health accessible through telehealth
Changes to telehealth Medicare subsidies has meant that sexual health-related consultations are now less accessible to many people. To show your support for the campaign to reinstate telehealth sexual health consults, check out the Fair Agenda website.
SPHERE National Health and Medical Research Council’s Centre for Research Excellence is also running a campaign to allow continued access to Medicare funded telehealth for women to be able to access early medical abortion services. You can sign the petition below.
Let’s yarn about syphilis
The Department of Health have released a brand new video about syphilis. The video provides information about what syphilis is, the symptoms and how to prevent the spread of syphilis.
National Orgasm Day – 31 July 2020
Australasian HIV&AIDS and Sexual Health Conferences 16 – 20 November 2020
ASHM have announced this year’s HIV&AIDS and Sexual Health Conference is going online! Abstract submissions for the conferences are open until 16 August. For more information about the conference, head to the website.
The Turnaway Study
Jean Hailes annual Women’s Health Survey
Do you work in the youth mental health field?
Certificate in Sexual and Reproductive Health (Nursing)
Are you a nurse looking to upskill in the field of sexual and reproductive health? Participants will explore the physiological, psychosocial and environmental aspects of sexual and reproductive health using current research findings, clinical guidelines and knowledge and experience of experts in the field. For more information and to register follow the link.
STIs In WA Primary Care – new online module
This course is intended to provide primary health care professionals with comprehensive education about discussing STIs with patients, STI testing and STI management. For more information on the module and to register follow this link below.
Do you work with young people? Don’t miss this opportunity.
Youth workers and nurses are two of the most trusted sources of sexual health for young people.
Do you feel prepared to have conversations with your young people about sexual health and relationships? Nuts & Bolts is an interactive course which provides you with the key information and skills to support young people around sexual health and relationships.
Discounts available for WA Youth Workers! For more information and to register today follow the link below.
Wear It Purple Day – 28 August 2020
World Sexual Health Day – 4 September 2020
Send in your submissions for future SHQ Newsletters!
Got something you want to see in the next SHQ Newsletter? To submit something for consideration, just email us.You can head to our Newsletter page to check out the distribution schedule and cut-off dates for submissions for upcoming newsletters.