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SHQ Review April 2020

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SHQ COVID-19 Update


All initial consultations (appointment and drop-ins) are now being undertaken over the phone unless otherwise advised.  If you have any concerns about payment for access to any of our services, please contact us to discuss options.

Professional Development

At the moment our upcoming face-to-face training courses for the next few months have been postponed. If you have any questions about upcoming courses, or wish to express your interest in attending a course when we reschedule, please email us and we will forward it to the relevant staff member.

We are closely monitoring government updates regarding COVID-19, and are continually reviewing our services to meet the latest recommendations. For the latest updates to our services please follow our social media pages.

Community News

Keep up-to-date with the Coronavirus Australia app

The Federal Government has launched the Coronavirus Australia app. This free app contains up-to-date information about COVID-19 and the latest announcements from the government. Search Coronavirus Australia in the App Store or Google Play to download!

Coronavirus community resources

 The Australian Department of Health have released resources to provide information about coronavirus for the general public. The campaign includes video, audio and images about distancing, risks and hygiene. Check out the English resources and follow this link here to the translations

How to keep it clean during COVID-19 (in the bedroom!)

Want to know how to keep yourself and your partner/s safe from COVID-19 while still keeping things active in the bedroom? Check out our latest blog post about being sexually active and preventing the spread of coronavirus.

Sexual Health and COVID-19

Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM) have created a webinar on how COVID-19 is impacting the STI and BBV sector. To view the webinar and other resources ASHM have created in response to COVID-19, follow this link

Mental health and COVID-19

We are facing a challenging time in our lives, and mental health must be at the forefront of all our thoughts. Thankfully there are a number of services available for people to access:

  • The Brave Program – An online program for the prevention and treatment of childhood and adolescent anxiety.
  • Down Dog – Free access to Down Dog Yoga
  • The Check-in – An app to help young people take the fear out of having a conversation with a friend who might be struggling
  • Niggle – self-help toolkit app
  • eHeadspace – Internet chat, email or phone support for young people (12-25 years)
  • ReachOut – Practical tools, support and moderated forums to help youth ​
  • Bite Back – Free online activities, psychoeducation and positive psychology

It’s important everyone knows there is support out there. Reach out, you are not alone.

Closing the Gap Report 2020

The Closing the Gap Report is an annual national report detailing the progress made towards health equality for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. To read or download the report follow this link

International Conference on Family Planning: 1- 4 February 2021

The next International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) is scheduled for Pattaya City Thailand in February 2021. Abstract submissions are currently being sought. Head to the ICFP website for more information and help on writing an abstract.

Young people needed for ICFP 2021

 ICFP are looking for youth leaders (aged 18-29) to moderate or speak at the upcoming conference. For more information on how to apply head to the ICFP website

LGBTI R U OK? Conversation Guide

The National LGBTI Health Alliance and R U OK? have collaborated in creating a guide for people to have supportive conversations with LGBTI people who are distressed. The guide contains tips and important referral information. To check out the guide follow the link

1800RESPECT release Disability Support Toolkit

1800RESPECT have released a Disability Support Toolkit with information for workers on how to best support a person with disability who has been impacted by violence. The toolkit contains research for best practice, videos to share with clients, easy English booklets and other resources. For more information or to view the toolkit head over to the 1800RESPECT website

Intersections at work –  LGBTQ talent report released

The Diversity Council Australia and Pride in Diversity have released a report about the experiences of culturally diverse LGBTQ workers and how workplaces can create more inclusive environments. To read the report follow this link

Upcoming Training Opportunities

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

My Year at SHQ

Can you believe our Educator Jye has been working at SHQ for a year? Hear what it’s been like to be a part of this amazing team by following the link

Upcoming Key Dates

This year’s Youth Week theme is Korra, Mila, Yeyi.
Korra, Mila, Yeyi are three Nyoongar words  meaning past, future and present respectively. Youth Week WA celebrates Korra, Mila, Yeyi and places significance on our past and potential future in order to better understand the present.

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.

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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.