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SHQ Review August 8 2019

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SHQ offering LGBTI+ diversity training for professionals

We are excited to announce we are now offering training to organisations around LGBTI+ diversity and inclusive practice! The interactive training can be tailored to your organisation and to the needs of your staff and clients. Subsidised rates available to organisations who sign-up early and support us in piloting this new area of work.

For more information and to register your interest click here

Community News

Survey of Primary Care Clinicians in Western Australia 

This survey aims to gain a better understanding of the requirements and preferences amongst primary care clinicians in Western Australia for training in transgender and gender diverse health. The results of this survey will inform the development of the WA Primary Health Alliance training strategy in Gender Diversity and Transgender Health. Click here to complete the survey.

Launch of WA Report on National Survey of Australian Secondary School Students and Sexual Health

The WA-specific report of the 6th National Survey of Secondary Students and Sexual Health (2018) will be launched on 16 September by the Curtin University RSE Project at the Perth Convention Centre. Lead Researcher Associate Professor Christopher Fisher will present the WA results followed by a panel discussion.Tickets are $10 and free for those attending the ASHM Conference. Check out the Eventbrite page to register or for more information

Aboriginal Health Council of WA Birds and the BBVs Training

The Birds and the BBVs aims to increase the knowledge, skills and confidence of Aboriginal Health Workers, and other professionals who work with Aboriginal people, to yarn with clients and community members about STIs and BBV testing.

The next free training will be held on 3 September at AHCWA, so head over to the AHCWA website to register.

YEP Youth Sector Summit: Technosexual World – November 12th 2019

The YEP Project are hosting their second Youth Sector Summit around how technology, digital media and social media impacts the sexual health of young people. Abstracts for presentations and speakers are open until 14 August 2019. For more information check out the YEP Project website

Sexual health campaign survey for young Aboriginal people

On behalf of the WA Department of Health, Painted Dog Research is evaluating two Aboriginal-specific social marketing campaigns that focus on STIs and BBVs. A survey has been developed for young Aboriginal people aged 16-29. Respondents can go in the draw to win 1 of 10 $200 JB Hifi vouchers. Access the survey

Headspace Joondalup launch hQ Space: new drop-in service for LGBTIQA+ young people

hQ Space is a new drop-in space at headspace Joondalup where young LGBTIQA+ people aged 12–25 can feel free to be themselves. There is no pressure to say if you are queer or questioning, or how you identify. You also don’t need to be a current or previous headspace client to attend.
Location: headspace Joondalup – Suite G8, 126 Grand Boulevard, Joondalup
When: The first Saturday of every month, 1pm-3pm.
Contact headspace Joondalup via phone (08 9301 8900) or email for more information.

Equality Rights Alliance Young Women’s Advisory Group (YWAG) survey on sex education

Equality Rights Alliance YWAG want to know about the experiences of sex education of young women aged 16-21 in Australia. Data will be used to create a report which will be distributed across Australia. The survey is open to women, trans women or non-binary people. For more information or to complete the survey click the link 

Wear it Purple Day – Friday August 30th

Wear it Purple Day is coming up at the end of the month! Wear it Purple Day is about wearing something purple to show your support for young LGBTI+ people in your community and around Australia. To find out more information about Wear it Purple Day, get some ideas for events workplaces can hold, or to download free resources, check out the official Wear it Purple Day website 

Upcoming Training Opportunities

Training for Medical Professionals

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 the link

Contraceptive Implant Training for Doctors and Nurses – 2019

SHQ is pleased to offer theory training workshops for doctors and nurses to begin to become approved contraceptive implant inserters. The training covers how to discuss contraceptive options with clients, information around contraceptive implants, and practice inserting and removal of implants.For more information on the Doctors and Nurses click on the links below

IUD Training for Doctors and Nurses 2019 – October 1st 2019

SHQ offers IUD insertion training for doctors and nurses who want to upskill. The training is open to anyone who is registered with AHPRA as a medical practitioner or nurse. For more information and to apply, click here

FPAA Certificate in Reproductive and Sexual Health (Doctors) – November 11th – 15th 2019

This national certificate course covers sexual and reproductive health issues at a postgraduate level. The course focuses on primary care aspects of sexual and reproductive health, a core aspect of both general practice and specialist training in obstetrics and gynaecology.For more information and to apply, click here

Training for Youth Workers and Community

Nuts and Bolts October 14th – 16th 2019

Relationships and sexual health are what young people want and need to talk about. Nuts and Bolts is an interactive course which engages you in the development of core knowledge, attitudes and skills required to provide information and support for young people around respectful relationships and sexual health. The course runs over three days with a different focus on each day.Discounts available for WA Youth Workers! Click below for more information and to register today. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity! Register here

Tools of the Trade October 17th – 18th 2019

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.Discounts available for WA Youth Workers! For more information and to find out how to register, click here

Expressions of interest wanted to bring sexual health trainings to your community

Are you interested in bringing cervical screening training, STI workshops or contraceptive counselling and contraceptive implant training to your community in Western Australia? For more information and to place a request please email the Manager of Clinical Education

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 below.

What has SHQ been up to?

NAIDOC WEEK July 7th – July 14th

We attended a family event in Ashfield as part of NAIDOC Week celebrations, and had a great time helping some young community members make colourful bags!

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.