New SHQ Consumer Engagement Group
SHQ is trialling a new Facebook group to allow interested consumers to have a say in the design, delivery, evaluation and improvement of our services and resources. This group is part of SHQ’s commitment to seeking the views of those who use our services, or could potentially use our services.
Everyone is welcome to respectfully share their thoughts. We will also use this space to share interesting information you won’t have access to through our other social media channels!
If you are interested in joining head over to https://www.facebook.com/groups/434243627022850/
Be Safe, Stay Well Campaign
The Department of Health is rebooting its “Be Safe. Stay Well” sexual health campaign for international students in 2018. The four short videos were developed in consultation with international students and aim to give students from across the world a good understanding of sexual health topics and the health care system in WA. ‘Be Safe. Stay Well’ explores topics such as:
- Health service costs – seeing a doctor, costs, insurance, accessing health information
- Sexually transmitted infections – avoiding STIs and how to get help
- Sex and the law – consent, domestic violence, where to get help
- Safe sex – protecting yourself and others
‘Be Safe, Stay Well’ posters can be printed and free fold-out wallet cards can be ordered via Joanna.Collins@health.wa.gov.au.
You can watch the videos at http://www.healthywa.wa.gov.au/Articles/F_I/Health-advice-for-international-students
Base Camp aGender
Base Camp aGender is a monthly drop-in space for trans and gender diverse young people who are experiencing homelessness and disconnect from family. It’s a place to be with peers and be themselves in a safe and supportive space. This is a spin off from Perth Inner City Youth Service’s weekly Base Camp drop-ins – a place for homeless young people to be and become.
Base Camp aGender is run by trans and gender diverse peers who are experienced and qualified support workers. We aim to support trans and gender diverse young people’s safety, wellbeing, resilience and connectedness to communities and homelessness services.
Open Saturdays once a month – contact firstname.lastname@example.org 9388 2791 for details.
Base Camp aGender is part of the Trans Homelessness Pathways Project in collaboration with TransFolk of WA, ConnectGroups and PICYS, funded by City of Vincent Collaborative Grants. www.picys.org.au
Upcoming SHQ courses
Mooditj Leader Training – 5 to 8 June 2018
Mooditj is a fun, interactive education program for Aboriginal young people aged 10-14 years. It helps build strong young Aboriginal people who can make positive and informed choices about their relationships and sexual health. It was developed in consultation with Aboriginal people from across WA.
Mooditj Leader Training is a 4-day hands on course that builds your knowledge, skills and confidence to run the Mooditj program for groups of young people in your community.
For more information and to register please visit https://shq.org.au/course/mooditj-leader-training/
Nuts and Bolts of Sexual Health – 17 to 19 July 2018
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:
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
For more information and to register please visit https://shq.org.au/course/nuts-bolts-sexual-health-july-2018/
Youth Week WA KickstART Festival
Now in its eighth consecutive year, the Youth Week WA KickstART Festival offers young people aged 12 – 26 an extensive range of free workshops, forums, performances, programs, special events and, new initiatives for 2018. KickstART is driven by young people with big ideas, and will once again roll into the cultural heart of Perth from Friday 13 until Sunday 22 April 2018.
More information at https://www.propel.org.au/kickstart-about/
New SHQ Posters
We have some fantastic new posters about our services and welcoming diversity now available for download at https://shq.org.au/booksresources/
Thanks to everyone for their great feedback and input into these new resources.