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SHQ Review May 9 2019

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New SHQ STI & Counselling Brochures available!

Our brand new STI and SHQ Counselling services brochures are now available! You can check out the STI brochure here and the Counselling brochure here. They are both available to download for free, or you can place an order for professionally printed copies.

Community News

Consultation wanted for safe access zones

The Department of Health WA is seeking feedback on a discussion paper which proposes placing safe zones around termination services to protect clients and staff. Feedback provided will be used for a reform of WA’s current laws. You can provide feedback via an online survey, post or email – for more information head to the HealthyWA website

I Had One Too campaign to share stories about abortions in Australia

I Had One Too is a website which features real-lifestories about accessing abortions in Australia. The campaign aims to highlight how public perception and laws around abortion impact access to abortions. Check out their website here or you can follow their Instagram page here

Do you work with young people? Provide feedback on upcoming The Line resources

The Line is creating new resources to help explore sex, relationships, gender inequality and violence against women with young people. The resources are in the final stages and The Line need feedback from people who work with young people to find out how useful these upcoming resources will be. To get involved or find out more information check out this link here

Patient Opinion seeking feedback on new Patient Opinion Hub

Patient Opinion is an independent non-profit feedback platform where you can share your experiences in WA health services to begin a conversation between consumer and service provider. They are creating a new webpage via HealthyWA to display how consumer’s sharing their stories and experiences with health services have impacted how the service runs, along with other information. For information or to get involved with the consultation check out the survey here

Have you participated in health and medical research?
If you have participated in health or medical research as health consumer, carer, family member or community member, the Health Consumers’ Council of WA would love to find out about your experience. To participant please fill out this 10 minute survey here

Relationships & Sexuality Education Symposium – Monday July 1st 2019

Join the Relationships & Sexuality Education Project for a full-day event showcasing the most recent developments in school-based relationships and sexuality education. There will be speakers from a range of different WA agencies who can support school staff, school nurses, pre-service teachers and agencies talk to students about relationships and sexual health. Early bird and group registration discounts available – check out the RSE registration page for more information and to purchase tickets.

Andrology Australia changes name to Healthy Male

Andrology have rebranded to Healthy Male and have launched a brand new website! Healthy Male still offer the same services and still aim to be the leading evidence-based authority on male reproductive and sexual health. Go check them out here

Registrations now open for 2019 Australasian Sexual Health and HIV & AIDS Conferences

The Australasian Sexual Health Conference and the Australasian HIV & AIDS Conference are coming to Perth on September 16th – 19th. Abstracts have now closed but registrations are now open! Head over to the conference website to find out more information about the conferences and to register. We hope to see you there!

Upcoming Training Opportunities

IUD Training for Doctors and Nurses 2019
SHQ offers IUD insertion training for doctors and nurses who want to upskill in this area. The training is open to anyone who is registered with AHPRA as a medical practitioner or nurse. Dates for upcoming trainings are:

  • Tuesday May 14th
  • Wednesday July 10th
  • Tuesday October 1st

For more information and to apply head to the SHQ webpage

Unplanned Pregnancy Counselling Training: May 21st – 22nd 2019
SHQ offers a two-day course that will provide you with the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary to provide sensitive and effective counselling for someone with an unplanned pregnancy. The course is appropriate for anyone who is a counsellor, psychologist, chaplain, or nurse, or who is qualified or experienced in providing counselling. For more information and to register head to the SHQ webpage

Certificate in Sexual and Reproductive Health (Nursing)
June 12th – 20th 2019

Are you a nurse or midwife looking at gaining more detailed knowledge and skills around sexual and reproductive health? SHQ offers training for nurses and midwifes around sexual health so that you can be better equipped to support clients with sexual health needs. You can complete the course in a two-week block or across two years. For more information about the Certificate course and to register head to the SHQ webpage

Scholarships available for an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Doctor and Nurse
In support of the Close the Gap campaign, SHQ is offering scholarships for one Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander doctor and one Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nurse to attend one of our Certificate Programs for FREE! For more information and to see how to apply for a potential scholarship check out our website

Nuts and Bolts: October 14th – 16th 2019
Relationships and sexual health are what young people want and need to talk about. Nuts and 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 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!

Tools of the Trade October 17th – 18th 2019
Have you attended our Nuts and Bolts or Bare Essentials training and want to learn about facilitation skills? Do you want to know how you can develop your own sexual health sessions or program? This is the course for you! Tools of the Trade provides you with the knowledge and skills to recognise the sexual health needs of a group, plan sexual health education sessions, and apply group facilitation skills.

Discounts available for WA Youth Workers! For more information and to find out how to register, head to our Tools of the Trade page

Expressions of interest wanted to bring sexual health training to your community
Are you interested in bringing training about cervical screening, STIs, contraception counselling or contraceptive implants to your community in Western Australia? For more information and to place a request, please email the Manager of Clinical Education elena.donaghy@shq.org.au

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.

SHQ Staff Profile

Hi, my name is Jye Walker and I am one of the new educators at SHQ. I have been here for a month now and I will be assisting both education teams in Mooditj and Nuts and Bolts, as well as helping with the very exciting Mooditj 2 program.

I love the team here, they are very welcoming and passionate and I really look forward to seeing what we can achieve together. My goal for the year is to find my grounding up in the big city, and form a strong network of working relationships with various workers in the sector.

In my spare time I binge watch anything I can and love getting outdoors as much as I can especially near the water. My biggest inspirations for what I do would be my Mum and my Nan who are both health professionals and have set the bar really high.


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.