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SHQ Review January 2020

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National Condom Day – 14 February 2020

SIt’s that time of year again! Each year on 14 February we celebrate both Valentine’s Day and National Condom Day. National Condom Day is an annual state-wide campaign to promote sexual health and respectful relationships.
This year’s campaign focuses on consent, pleasure and the importance of practicing safe sex.

To get involved check out the National Condom Day website! You can order FREE resources including condom packs, posters and stickers, and access downloadable content including posters, banners, bunting templates and a social media toolkit. Free stock only available to WA-based organisations – stock is limited so get in quick!

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

New SECCA resource released!

SECCA have released a brand new resource to support teaching sexuality education to people of all ages and abilities. The resource features over 700 illustrated cards for a range of different sexuality-related subjects, a board and carry bag. Check out the new resource by heading to the SECCA website.

RELATE manuals on sale

RELATE is an innovative Respectful Relationships and Education program that aims to provide teachers and students in Years 7-10 with a comprehensive, evidence-based curriculum that promotes respectful relationships and sexual health using a whole school approach.
Manuals are now on sale!

Opportunity to work with a great project

Western Australian Centre for Rural Health is looking for a Community Development Officer in Mount Magnet to work on “Stronger Together Health Promotion Young Leaders Program”. Project activities include being involved in the SHQ community trial of the new Mooditj program. For information and to find out how to apply contact Heath Greville.

Walkern Katatdjin

Walkern Katatdjin is a national research project that aims to understand and promote the mental health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Asexual young people, and to work with services to develop appropriate interventions.

If you are an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait LGBTQA+ young person (aged 14-25), and live in Perth or Greater western Sydney, they want to hear from you! Head to their website for more info.

Migrant blood-borne virus and sexual health survey

MiBBS is a national project looking at sexual health disparities among migrant populations. They are looking for participants who are over 18, born in South East Asia, North East Asia or Sub-Saharan Africa and lived in Australia for at least two years but no longer than 10.

For more information contact the Project Coordinator (Daniel Vujcich) by email or visit the SiREN website.

Support the Your Help WA campaign

Your Help WA launched last year 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

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

Contraceptive Implant Training for Doctors
5 February 2020

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 insertion and removal of implants. For more information and to register follow this 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

FPAA Certificate in Reproductive and Sexual Health (Nurses) 6-14 May 2020

If you are a nurse looking to develop a deeper understanding of sexual health this is the course for you! Participants will explore the physiological, psychosocial and environmental aspects of sexual and reproductive health using current research findings, clinical guidelines and knowledge and experience of experts in the field. For more information and to register click the 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.

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.

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.