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Working with young people

PLEASE NOTE: In regards to upcoming bookings, we will continue to monitor the current COVID-19 situation and follow official recommendations. We are happy to discuss these recommendations and let you know closer to the date how this may impact the session.

SHQ is committed to engaging with young people in community settings and supporting the services that work with them. SHQ is keen to work with community organisations and can offer a range of services that aim to achieve sexual health and wellbeing for all young people. Below are some of the ways we can support and work with organisations.

Interactive education sessions for young people

SHQ can facilitate interactive sexual health and relationships education sessions for a range of organisations and their clients. SHQ educators have experience working with a diverse range of young people and tailor all sessions to meet the needs of the group.

Our educators can deliver single sessions or whole programs on a range of topics including, but not limited to:

  • Respectful relationships
  • Consent
  • Bodies, sexual & reproductive systems
  • Gender expectations & relationships
  • Sex, pleasure & rights
  • LGBTI+ and being an ally
  • Contraception
  • STI & BBV prevention
  • Puberty
  • Pregnancy choices
  • Pornography
  • Sexting and sexuality in online spaces

The number of sessions and length of each session depends on the needs of the group. SHQ works closely with organisations to understand the needs of their clients and ensures these are met in accordance with best practice.

Capacity building – training and support for staff

Want to learn how to speak with young people about sexual health?

SHQ can support staff and provide training so they are equipped with the relevant sexual health knowledge and feel empowered to have these conversations. SHQ training and support options include:

  • Short workshops for staff to raise awareness of sexual health issues
  • Scheduled training courses, such as the Nuts and Bolts of Sexual Health and Mooditj Leader Training (see below), at our Northbridge premises or regionally
  • Training tailored for your staff and organisational needs, including modified or shorter versions of Nuts and Bolts
  • Consultation and review of your sexual health education activities
  • Development of sexual health education sessions and programs in collaboration with your staff
  • Co-facilitation of sexual health education sessions.

Nuts and Bolts of Sexual Health training course

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

Nuts and Bolts is made up of one core day and two full day electives. The core is a pre-requisite for all electives.

Core (one day) – You and your role, sexual health, diversity and rights
Elective 1 (one day) – Bodies, pleasure and safety
Elective 2 (one day) – Contemporary sexuality: Respectful relationships, porn and the online world

For more information check out the upcoming Nuts and Bolts courses.

Mooditj Program and Mooditj Leader Training

SHQ is continually working towards improving our services for the Aboriginal community.

Mooditj is a program designed for Aboriginal young people aged 10-14. It takes into account the cultural diversity of this group in WA. The fun, interactive sessions explore such things as identity, relationships, feelings, goal setting, puberty and making decisions about sexual activity. To be able to run the Mooditj program you must attend 4 day Mooditj Leader Training offered in Perth and regionally. Youth, health and education workers find the training and resources very practical.

For more information about Mooditj and other support available for Aboriginal young people and their service providers, please check out our Working with Aboriginal People page.

Community Youth Events

SHQ may be able to host a stall at community events. Our stalls include interactive activities and provide relevant information and resources to the target audience of the event.

If we are unable to attend, we may be able to send out resources for you to display or use.

Please head to our Event Requests page to place a request or contact Lauren on 08 9227 6177 to discuss further.


The SHQ Library and Resource Centre has educational games, contraceptive kits, condom demonstrators and Magno-mate Reproductive Kits for hire or sale.

SHQ produces print resources available on a range of different sexual health topics. You can view and print these resources from our Information Sheets and Brochures page. Professionally printed copies of most of our brochures and information sheets can be purchased from our Online Shop. Our free service brochures and wallet cards, as well as free condoms for your service can be requested via our Free Resources page.

Visits to SHQ

Come visit us at our Roe Street site!

You can organise a time for a group of young people, staff or both to come check out SHQ and learn about the different services we offer. For more information or to book a visit check out the Group Visits page.


SHQ is a non-government, not-for-profit organisation, therefore SHQ services and support are free or low cost. We are happy to negotiate prices for our services and you can get in contact with us to discuss the options available to you.


For general enquires and further information, please email Karen Molhuysen on karen.molhuysen@shq.org.au or call 9227 6177.


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