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SHQ Review 12 December 2019

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SHQ Christmas Closure

SHQ would like to wish everyone a happy and safe holiday period. SHQ will be closing on Tuesday December 24th and reopening on January 2nd. Please call Health Direct on 1800 022 222 if you require medical advice during this time.

Cervical Screening Theory
17-20 February 2020

Are you a nurse looking to upskill in cervical screening and women’s sexual health? Our Cervical Screening Theory module covers cervical screening, common gynaecological issues, pelvic floor and continence, taking sexual health history, and menopause. The module meets the National Standards for Cervical Screening Providers, and is endorsed by ACN. For more information or to register follow the link

Community News

ASHM release new HIV guidelines

HIV Management in Australasia: a guide for clinical care launched on 1 December 2019 to coincide with World AIDS Day. HIV Management in Australasia is for health practitioners managing people with a HIV infection in Australasia and is being continually updated with new information. You can check out the guidelines by following the link

Become a SiREN Network Member

The WA Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Applied Research and Evaluation (SiREN) supports service providers, researchers and policy-makers working in sexual health to conduct research and evaluation. By joining the SiREN network you will receive updates on the latest sexual health and blood-borne virus related developments. For more information or to sign up visit the SiREN website

YEP youth and youth sector sexual health surveys

The aim of these surveys is to assess the current context of sexual health awareness and education for young people in WA, and to get feedback on the YEP Project. There is a $100 Coles/Myer gift card to be won for each survey.

To complete the youth survey follow this link

To complete the youth sector survey follow this link

National Condom Day – 14 February 2020

It’s nearly that time of year again…National Condom Day! Keep an eye out for our launch in early January to secure your resources.

Let’s YARN! website

The Let’s Yarn! website is designed to support educators, parents and health professionals to talk to young Aboriginal people about sexual health, blood-borne viruses (BBVs) and healthy relationships. The website brings together useful resources developed by government and non-government agencies around Australia – check it out

Support the Your Help WA campaign

Your Help WA launched last week to help convince the State Government to urgently increase funding for community services providers. For more information on what you and your workplace can do visit the Your Help WA website

Mission Australia Youth Survey results released

The Mission Australia Youth Survey is the largest annual survey of young people in Australia. The report provides a platform for young people aged 15-19 to share their concerns about issues impacting young people today. To view the report follow this link

Research Project: the use of social media in NFP organisations

This research study is looking for participants to complete a short survey to understand the use of social media in not-for-profit (NFP) organisations and obtain a profile of WA NFPs using social media.

For more information you can contact the Ethics Officer (08) 9266 9223 or email.

To complete the survey follow this link

Growing Up in Australia: Longitudinal Study of Australia Children released

Growing Up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC) is a major study following the development of 10,000 young people and their families from all parts of Australia. The study started in 2003 and regularly releases a report with the latest findings of the research.
For more information on the study follow this link

16 Days in WA
25 November – 10 December

16 Days in WA is a campaign aiming to raise awareness of violence against women and advocate on behalf of organisations that oppose violence against women. We are proud to support campaigns like this through our intimate partner violence and reproductive coercion project – check out the WA Primary Health Alliance website to read a recent article we wrote.

Upcoming Training Opportunities

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 follow this link here.

Medical Training

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

IUD Training for Doctors and Nurses
27 February 2020

SHQ offers IUD insertion training for medical practitioners who want to upskill in this area. The training covers theory and practice putting in an IUD. Prerequisites exist before attending the course. For more information follow this link or contact our Clinic Education Coordinator

FPAA Certificate in Reproductive and Sexual Health (Doctors)
16-20 March 2020

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. To register or to find out more information click on this link

Youth Workers and Community

Nuts and Bolts: 10-12 March 2020

Relationships and sexual health are what young people want and need to talk about. Nuts & 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 here for more information and to register today. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!

STARS: 29-30 April 2020

STARS is a two day introductory course for Aboriginal community members and others working with young Aboriginal people. The course covers a range of sexual health and relationship topics in a culturally safe way, using fun group activities and Aboriginal Educators. For more information and to register follow the link

Psychologists and Counsellors

Unplanned Pregnancy Counselling Training

Are you a counsellor, psychologist or professional that provides counselling? This training provides the fundamental skills to provide unplanned pregnancy counselling and covers topics such as issues assisting in decision-making, issues that may arise due to pregnancy and referral pathways. For more information and to register follow this link

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

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.