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SHQ Review February 2018

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Mooditj funding boost

SHQ is the pleased and proud recipient of Healthway funding to expand our Mooditj program for Aboriginal young people, and we were delighted to host a visit from the Hon. Roger Cook MLA, Minister for Health – who even took part in one of the program’s activities!

Read more here

National Condom Day event

Got CAKE? We have!

Come along and help us celebrate National Condom Day on February 14 with games, freebies and CAKE!

Been wanting to know more about SHQ services? Now’s your chance! Drop by 70 Roe Street Northbridge, grab some morning tea and have a chat to our friendly staff. Heaps of sexual health information available – and free condoms!

Hope to see you there!

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women encouraged to participate in cervical screening

Aboriginal Health Promotion Officer Kay Walley is encouraging all women to find out about the new Cervical Screening Test, and to get tested if they are due or overdue for screening.

Kay, the Aboriginal Health Promotion Officer at the WA Cervical Cancer Prevention Program, works to encourage Aboriginal women across the State to participate in cervical screening.

“Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers, and your best protection is regular cervical screening.”

“It’s really important to be up to date with your cervical screening, and now there is a new Cervical Screening Test. This new test will feel the same as a Pap smear but is a better test, so you only need to have it every five years.”

The Cervical Screening Test looks for human papillomavirus (HPV) which causes abnormal cervical cell changes. “This new test picks up HPV and any cervical cell changes early so that they can be monitored and, if needed, treated before they have a chance to develop into cervical cancer.”

All women aged 25 to 74 are encouraged to have a Cervical Screening Test every five years. “Your first Cervical Screening Test is usually due two years after your last Pap smear, and then it will be every five years if your results are okay.”

“Talk to your healthcare provider about the new Cervical Screening Test and check if you are up to date with your cervical screening.”

“Regular cervical screening as part of your women’s health checks is the best way to stay healthy and strong for yourself, your family and your community.”

Find out more at healthywa.wa.gov.au/cervicalscreening or by calling 13 15 56.

Safer Internet Day – 6 February 2018

SHQ is a proud supporter of Safer Internet Day.

Safer Internet Day (SID) is an annual, worldwide event to help encourage a better internet. This year’s theme is ‘Create, connect and share respect: A better internet starts with you’.

For more information go to https://www.esafety.gov.au/saferinternetday

It’s time to bind!

Pro-choice members of the Australian Labor Party have just launched a push to change way the party deals with the issue of terminations at all levels of government. The party binds elected members on nearly all state and national policy – except when it comes to women’s reproductive rights.

You can read more about the push here:


And/or sign the petition here:



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.