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SHQ Review May 2 2018

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Expressions of Interest – Specialist Curriculum Writers and Reviewers Panel

The Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Program at the WA Department of Health is responsible for planning, coordinating, implementing and monitoring the public health response to sexually transmissible infections and blood-borne viruses among priority populations in Western Australia. SHBBVP also manages the Growing and Developing Healthy Relationships (GDHR) website (https://gdhr.wa.gov.au) for school educators.

SHBBVP is seeking to establish a panel of specialist Curriculum Writers/Reviewers with demonstrated experience in Sexuality and Relationships Education to review curriculum content and develop assessment tasks for the GDHR website.

Appointment to this pool of writers is on a casual basis. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements over the next 12 months.

More information https://gdhr.wa.gov.au/-/specialist-curriculum-reviewers-and-writers-wanted-for-gdhr

The deadline for EOIs is 13 May 2018.

International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia

On 17 May people all over Australia will stand against discrimination in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer (LGBTIQ) mates, colleagues and families.

Go rainbow on IDAHOBIT and use the day to publicly stand with the LGBTIQ community. It’s the perfect opportunity for your school or workplace to start small changes that can make a big difference.

More info at https://www.idahobit.org.au/

Multi-drug Resistant Gonorrhoea in Australia

The two cases of multi-drug resistant gonorrhoea recently detected in Australia (one case was diagnosed in Western Australia, and a second in Queensland) serve as an important reminder about the importance of always practising safe sex, and getting regular STI tests.

Gonorrhoea can be passed on through unprotected vaginal, anal and oral sex, and many people with an infection don’t have any symptoms. If left untreated, gonorrhoea can cause serious health complications. Multi-drug resistant strains can be difficult to treat.

Gonorrhoea infections are on the rise across Australia. If you’ve had unprotected sex in the past, if it’s been awhile since your last STI test, or you have a new partner/s, consider getting tested at your GP or SHQ.

If you have any questions about gonorrhoea you can contact the Sexual Health Helpline on 9227 6178/1800 198 205.


Contraception Essentials End of Financial Year Special!

From 2 May until 30 June 2018 get 10% off our Contraception Essentials Flipchart!

This A3 flipchart contains pages on contraceptive methods such as long acting reversible contraceptives, shorter acting hormonal contraceptives, barrier methods and emergency contraception.

We are also offering 50 free condoms with every purchase of a condom demonstrator or Contraceptive Kit. All purchases from the SHQ Resource Centre during this time will automatically go into the running for a Coles/Myer voucher!

Head to https://shq.org.au/resources/eofy-offer/ for all the details.

Share Your SHQ Story

Have we made a difference in your life?

Are you a client who’s used one of our many services? Perhaps you’re a past staff member, or you’ve participated in a course or workshop. Hopefully we’ve helped you in some way.

Share your story and help others be part of SHQ. You can send us a message on social media, or email [email protected]. We’d love to hear from you.


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.