The Bird and the Bees training course – 21-22 March 2018
Run by the Aboriginal Health Council of WA in partnership with SHQ and Hepatitis WA, the Birds and the BBVs is a two-day training course which aims to bring together Aboriginal Health Workers, and others who work with Aboriginal people, to increase their knowledge, skills, motivation and confidence to yarn with clients and community about why testing for STIs, HIV and BBVs is important, and to identify ways to normalise testing within a routine health check.
Click on the following link to find out more about training in Kalgoorlie
New video resources now available
Produced by the WA AIDS Council, ‘She’s Chill – Looking After Yourself, with Taylor and Lilly’ is a film and resource focused on good sexual health for young Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people.
‘She’s Chill…’ takes a humorous look at STIs, testing and the relationship between sisters.
Ordering details here http://waaids.com/item/775-she-s-chill-looking-after-yourself-with-taylor-and-lilly.html
The YEP Project, in conjunction with SHQ, have produced a fantastic new video covering everything you need to know about getting an STI test.
Check it out here https://shq.org.au/resources/video-library/
Stay Safe You Mob campaign
WA Health’s ‘Stay Safe You Mob’ campaign kicked off again this month and will run through till late March. This is an Aboriginal-specific STI campaign which focuses on promoting condom use and STI testing.
This particular burst will feature advertising on:
- Metro television (Networks Nine and Ten);
- Regional television (GWN7, WIN and Goolarri);
- Radio (Noongar Radio, Goolarri, PAKAM, 6PAC Tjuma Pulka, Ngaarda and SCA Regional Station); and
- Online (Facebook, Instagram and other targeted digital methods).
Two videos have been developed for this campaign which you can view on You Tube;
‘Stay Safe You Mob- Wear a Condom’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBDokYzbzkU
‘Stay Safe You Mob- Get an STI Test’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtI9MMl7lPE
In addition to the videos, ‘Stay Safe You Mob’ posters are also available for ordering. If you would like to order a supply, please contact the Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Program on 9388 4841 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Insight from regional WA needed!
Health in Difference is Australia’s premier conference on the health and wellbeing of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, queer and sexuality, gender, and bodily diverse people and communities throughout Australia. https://healthindifference.org/
The Freedom Centre and Safe Schools Coalition WA want to hear from individuals who are working and/or living in regional WA about their experiences of working with LGBTI+ people, or their experiences of being LGBTI+ in regional WA.
Input will allow researchers to better advocate for resources and support needed. You can take part in this important survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BR65WVF
National Condom Day thank you
A big thank you to all the organisations who took part in National Condom Day 2018 – we couldn’t have done it without you! Over 6,500 resources were distributed across WA, and we received great feedback about our CAKE for consent message. Evaluation forms will shortly be distributed.
See you next year!