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SHQ Review March 2020

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Want to have your say on sexual health training in Perth and WA?

We are reviewing our Tools of the Trade training, and want your feedback on the course and the needs of your community. You don’t have to have attended previously to provide valuable input! The survey should take no longer than 5 minutes to complete, and you can go into the draw to win a $50 Coles Group and Myer gift card.

To complete the survey follow the link by 27 March 2020.

SHQ leading in diversity

At SHQ we are strongly committed to making services more accessible and safer for members of the LGBTI+ community. Check out what we’re doing in this space, and learn more about how you can make your own workplace more inclusive!

Family and Domestic Violence support posters now available

We had such a great response to our new poster encouraging people to speak up about family and domestic violence, we have developed one for other agencies to use in their own workplaces! Download the poster.

Community News

Birds and the BBVs Training heads to Carnarvon, Kalgoorlie and Wiluna

The Birds and the BBVs aims to increase the knowledge, skills and confidence of professionals who work with Aboriginal people to yarn with clients and community members about STIs and BBV testing. AHCWA is bringing their training to Carnarvon, Kalgoorlie and Wiluna – for more information and to find out how to register follow the link.

Speaking Out Survey 2019 released

The Commissioner for Children and Young People has released the Speaking Out Survey, which provides a snapshot of the experiences and wellbeing of young people across WA. To read the report follow the link.

That’s a wrap – National Condom Day

SHQ would like to thank the individuals who worked tirelessly within their communities to promote healthy relationships and safe, consensual sex. We distributed over 4,700 condoms, 2,200 stickers and 250 posters to 60+ organisations that ordered print resources across the State.

In addition, we would like to thank the many organisations who accessed our downloadable resources, and the many individuals who engaged with us on social media throughout the campaign. We look forward to planning for another successful National Condom Day in 2021!

If you would like more information about the campaign evaluation for 2020, please email Lauren.

Sexual minority women’s HIV Stories

Macquarie University are exploring sexual minority women’s experience with HIV in Australia. As part of this project, Macquarie University have launched a website where women can submit their experience with HIV. To find out more about the project and to view what has already been posted follow the link.

Lifestyle release new sex education resources for teachers.

It’s Your Choice: Choose your own Sex Edventure is a new interactive video and resource series by Lifestyles designed to initiate discussions about sexual health in the classroom. You can view the videos and order the education kit by visiting the link.

Are you interested in research and action on HIV and mobility?

The WA Community of Practice for Action on HIV Mobility are looking for members to join and contribute to the group. If you are interested in getting involved or want more information, please email the Project Coordinator.

IPPF release sex-positive approach toolkit

International Planned Parenthood Foundation (IPPF) have created a new resource pack: A Sex-Positive Approach in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Programming for youth. To view the toolkit or to download a copy follow this link.

Snapshot of mental health and suicide prevention statistics for LGBTI people

The National LGBTI Health Alliance have released updated statistics on the mental health and suicide statistics of LGBTI+ people in Australia. To read the statistics follow this link.

eSafety Commissioner releases esafety toolkit

The eSafety Commissioner has released a new toolkit for schools to create safer online environments and to address cyber bullying. To find out more information about the toolkit or to download a copy head to the eSafety website.

Conference Updates

Australasian Sexual Health and HIV & AIDS Conference: 21-23 September 2020

The Australasian Sexual Health and Australasian HIV & AIDS conference is heading to Melbourne this year! To find out how to register or submit an abstract head over to the website.

Closing the Gap on Indigenous Health Conference: 27-29 July 2020

This conference is a platform for uniting Indigenous communities, health professionals and policymakers to push for health equality for Australian Indigenous people. To check out the conference follow the link.

Upcoming Training Opportunities

Medical Training

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

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.

Upcoming Key Dates

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.