SHQ’s engagement with consumers is shaped by our vision, values, and the communities we directly target.
We are committed to seeking the views of those who use our services, or could potentially use our services, such as individuals, their families and carers, members of the community, and representatives of advocacy committees relevant to their areas of expertise.
We also actively seek partnerships with stakeholders that help us to deliver on our promise to the community.
If you would like to provide feedback about any of our services or resources please use our feedback form, or if you are interested in joining one of our consumer groups, please click on the headings below to read about groups currently looking for members and complete the expression of interest form.
SHQ (Sexual Health Quarters) is seeking expressions of interest to join its Aboriginal Advisory Committee (AAC).
SHQ is committed to working closely with Aboriginal people, helping them achieve good sexual health and wellbeing outcomes.
Established in 2013, SHQs Aboriginal Advisory Committee provides guidance and input to ensure we are delivering culturally safe services across our organisation.
We need individuals who can continue assisting us to break new ground in our relationships with and services to Aboriginal people and communities.
The Committee meets four times per year (once per quarter), compensation for time and travel expenses to be determined upon application. SHQ is seeking to appoint members with a mix of ages and genders to reflect our diverse service.
If you are interested in joining the SHQ AAC, please complete the form below. If you require further information, please contact David on 9227 6177.
The purpose of the Consumer Reference Group (CRG) is to:
- Provide direction and input into our services
- Review our existing sexual health information to ensure it is accurate, appropriate and accessible to our target audiences and the wider community
- Provide extensive input into new SHQ publications, campaigns and other resources.
The group comprises of the Health Promotion and Resource Development Coordinator and other relevant SHQ staff members, as well as 2-6 members of the community. SHQ will seek expressions of interest for membership into the group, as and when appropriate. Diversity with respect to ages, cultures, genders, beliefs, identities, abilities and sexualities is highly valued. Meetings will take place quarterly, with additional correspondence via email.
The Disability / Participant Reference Group (PRG) was established in 2013 with the aim of ensuring people with lived experience of disability (including intellectual disability, developmental disability and neurodiversity) have a real voice in specialist counselling and education services at SHQ.
The PRG plays an important role in the co-design of our services which are funded by the NDIS and the Department of Communities (People 1st Programme). The PRG providing feedback and input into:
- Service development and strategy
- Policies and procedures
- Continuous improvement and inclusivity
- Publication and client materials eg leaflets, handouts
The group meets monthly at SHQ and members are paid for their involvement. The PRG meetings are run by our Peer Educator Andrew and include the Counselling Coordinator / Manager, Administration Officer, and up to 8 members of the community. Parents, carers and other support people are also encouraged to join the PRG group.
If you are interested in joining, please complete the form below or call us on 9227 6414.
We are looking for individuals to join our LGBTIQA+ Reference Group!
The SHQ LGBTI+ Reference Group is to provide guidance and feedback on the continuous development of LGBTIQA+ inclusive practice at SHQ. Including by providing guidance and feedback on the LGBTIQA+ inclusivity of SHQ services, promotional activities, publications and other resources.
The reference group is composed of 2 SHQ staff members and up to 12 community members who are same-sex attracted, transgender, gender diverse or intersex. Meetings are held quarterly, and members must reside in WA.
Please complete the form below to register your interest. If you require further information, please contact Katrina on 9227 6177.
You said, we did
At SHQ we are committed to receiving feedback about how we can improve our services and resources.
These are some of the changes we have implemented thanks to feedback from our clients and Consumer Reference Group:
- New brochures and information sheets with inclusive language and improved design features
- Gender neutral toilet signage for use throughout the building
- Inclusive promotional resources like our pop sockets, stickers and lanyards
- Free dams as well as condoms available in our clinic waiting area
- Improved signage throughout the building to direct clients
- Inclusive questions on our client intake forms
- Staff can choose to display their pronouns in their email signature