Share the Dignity Drive
The 2019 April Share the Dignity Drive has launched! The Share the Dignity Drive collects pads, tampons and hygiene products for people who menstruate who are experiencing homelessness or poverty. SHQ has registered as a collection point this month – so come on in to donate sanitary items to be passed along as part of the campaign! For more information and to find a collection point near you, check out the Share the Dignity website
HIV Self-Test Now Available
Australia’s only approved HIV self-test is now available to purchase. The Atomo HIV self-test will widen the scope of HIV testing so people who previously did not have easy access to HIV testing have another option available.
Head here for more information and to find out how to purchase one.
Upcoming Training Opportunities
Tools of the Trade – June 24th & 25th 2019
Location: SHQ – 70 Roe St Northbridge
Have you attended our Nuts and Bolts or Bare Essentials training and want to learn about facilitation skills? Do you want to know how you can develop your own sexual health sessions or program? This is the course for you! Tools of Trade provides you with the knowledge and skills to recognise the sexual health needs of a group, plan sexual health education sessions, and apply group facilitation skills. For more information and to find out how to register, head to our Tools of the Trade page
Expressions of interest wanted for Nuts and Bolts in your community.
Are you interested in bringing Nuts and Bolts of Sexual Health training to your community in Western Australia? We want to hear from people working in regional WA if you would like Nuts and Bolts training to come to your community this year. For more information and to place a request check out the EOI
Scholarships available for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Doctor and Nurse
In support of the Close the Gap campaign, SHQ is offering scholarships for one Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander doctor and one Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nurse to attend one of our Certificate Programs for FREE! For more information and to see how to apply for a potential scholarship check out our website
RSE Two-Day Professional Development Workshop
September 26th & 27th 2019
Location: Technology Park Function Centre
2 Brodie-Hall Dr, Bentley WA 6102
Do you need ideas on how to implement effective relationship and sexuality education in your classroom or school community? RSE Project are offering a FREE two-day professional development that will help build your confidence around relationships and sexuality education and give you the skills to plan, implement and assess effective relationships and sexuality education. Funding is available for people travelling outside of Perth. For more information and to register go to the Eventbrite page
Research Opportunity: Barriers for young people accessing STI testing
SHQ is participating in the first-of-its-kind research in Australia, to examine the barriers young people face around STI testing. To be eligible you need to be aged 18 – 29 years old, and must have attended SHQ for a STI consultation or test. For more information check out the Research Page on our website.
Save the Date: Engagement Forum
November 29th 2019
Engagement Forum WA is back this November at ECU Mount Lawley. Engagement Forum WA aims to provide educators, youth service staff and community groups working with young people with information around engagement programs and services so that young people stay engaged in education. To stay up-to-date as more information is released check out the Engagement Forum WA page
Ruah released video highlighting FDV in WA
RUAH has released a video last month on the impact family and domestic violence (FDV) has in Western Australia. The video provides a harrowing and clear snapshot on the current WA stats around FDV and how it impacts individuals and families in the state. Check out the video of Ruah’s Youtube
Abstracts now open for 2019 Australasian Sexual Health and HIV & AIDS Conferences
The Australasian Sexual Health Conferences and the Australasian HIV & AIDS Conference are coming to Perth September 16th – 19th. Abstracts for the conferences are now open. Head over the conference website to find out more information about how to enter an abstract or more information on the conference. We hope to see you there!
Board position at SHQ
Are you a collaborative, passionate and committed individual who is willing to actively participate as SHQ continues to evolve to best serve its vision? This may be the Board position you are looking for!
Edited by Louise Swinn
Choice Words is a timely collection of stories, essays, rants and raves from high profile women that seeks to demystify abortion and its surrounding stigma. Choice Words is now available to borrow from the SHQ Library
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.
SHQ Staff Profile
My name is Stephen and I work in the Education team here at SHQ as one of the Youth Educators. My role involves running sexual health workshops with young people and facilitating training for professionals.
What do you love about working at SHQ?
One of the things I love about working at SHQ is the people! Everyone is so passionate about sexual health and ensuring our clients have the correct information about sexual health and access to appropriate care. The culture here is like nowhere else!
What is something you enjoyed working on / got an opportunity to be a part of at SHQ?
I love facilitating sexual health workshops with young people. It is always great seeing the young people be a bit shy at the start and then really start opening up and asking you questions and get really engaged.
If you didn’t work in sexual health, what would you be doing instead?
If I wasn’t working in sexual health I would be working as a clinical psychologist working with LGBTI+ people. Otherwise, I really love fashion & clothes so I would love to do something in that area.
What have you been doing/bingeing recently?
Even though they always scare me I have been watching a TONNE of horror movies. And I have loved listening to the Hook-Up podcast by triple j which is all about sexual health!