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SHQ Review February 21 2019

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Upcoming Training Opportunities

Mooditj Leader Training on March 5th – 8th

SHQ is hosting a Mooditj Leader Training on March 5th – 8th. Mooditj Leader Training builds on your current knowledge, skills and confidence so you can run the Mooditj program for groups of Aboriginal young people in your community. 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. For more information, to register for the course and to find out if you qualify for a discount check out the Mooditj page.

Check out our new Nuts and Bolts video!

Nuts and Bolts of Sexual Health training April 9th– 11th

Nuts and Bolts training equips youth workers and anyone who works with young people with the skills and knowledge to talk to young people about sexual health. The course is run over three days and covers topics such as creating safe spaces, bodies, STIs, contraception, diversity, consent, sexting and porn. For more information, to see how you can register and to see if you qualify for a discount check out the Nuts and Bolts page

Expressions of interest wanted for Nuts and Bolts in your community.

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

Community News

Street Doctor now available Wednesday evenings at Womens Health & Family Services

The Street Doctor drop-in clinic is now available every Wednesday evening (5pm-8pm) outside the Womens Health & Family Services (227 Newcastle St, Northrbridge). The appointments are bulk billed and are open for anyone to access. For more information click here

Save the date: Australasian Sexual Health and HIV & AIDS Conference 16 – 19 September 2019

The Australasian Sexual Health and HIV & AIDS Conference are happening this September and in Perth! Abstract submissions will be open this month and registrations are open in March. Check out the official website for more information – we hope to see you there.

My Health Our Health Forum – February 28th

My Health Our Health is a project run by MSCWA to address the complex health concerns of CaLD communities and enhance CaLD community member’s knowledge of sexual health. MSCWA is hosting a forum at the end of the month to present the results of their project and acknowledge the hard work of everyone involved in this project. To register head to the Eventbrite page

Get the Facts released new videos

Get the Facts website have released three new videos on their website about sexting, porn and sex and the media. You can check out their new videos on the Get the Facts website

Health Consumer Excellence Awards 2019

Have you received excellent care or support in the health care system? This could be from admin staff to a clinician to someone else who has made a difference to our health care system. You can nominate them for a Health Consumer Excellence Award. Nominations close March 31st. For more info or to place a nomination check out the Health Consumer Excellence Awards website

Get Involved

Sexual Health Perceptions SurveyWA AIDS Council is surveying the WA community on their perceptions of sexual health and HIV. Participants in the survey can go in the draw to win a $100 Coles Myer gift card. To complete or share the survey click on this link here

Marie Stopes looking for feedback from GPs and healthcare professionalsAre you a GP or healthcare professional who refers patients to contraception and abortion services? Marie Stopes is looking for feedback to better understand how people access these services and what they like about them. For more information and to express your interest to get involved check out this link here

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.

SHQ Staff Profile

I’m Kat, I started out as the Library Assistant at (what was then) FPWA in 2014, and I am now the Library and Information Coordinator for SHQ. I look after our library and bookshop, and records management system.

What do you love about working at SHQ?

The amazing people I work with most definitely, and I feel very lucky and proud to be working for an organisation that is making meaningful positive change in WA. I also love getting to read lots of the interesting books that come into the library.

What would you like to achieve this year?

I would love to finally finish the transition to our new library software, so that everyone can access the catalogue of our brilliant resources!

What is something you enjoyed working on at SHQ?

I’m really glad I got the opportunity to be involved with our records management project a couple of years ago, I probably wouldn’t have realised how much I like that aspect of information management without the firsthand experience of helping to set up a new system at SHQ.

If you didn’t work in sexual health, what would you be doing instead?

Working in another library I think. Before SHQ I had been working in a couple of music libraries.

What have you been doing a lot / bingeing recently?

I’m trying to finish an embroidery project for an exhibition later this year, but more often than not I’m probably procrastinating on Pinterest.

Who is someone who inspires you?

My family and friends, they are such a kind and supportive group of people, they inspire me to be kind and supportive to others in turn.


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.