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SHQ Review November 8 2019

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2019 SHQ Annual Report

Our 2019 Annual Report has been released. Find out about all the hard work we have been up to this year! To read this year’s report or to view previous reports click here

Welcome to our new CEO

SHQ is pleased to announce the appointment of our new Chief Executive Officer – Debra Barnes. We look forward to welcoming her to the team in January 2020. Read more

SHARE Meeting: Working with CaLD young people and sexual health – November 26th 2019

SHARE is a network for people who work with young people around sexual health and want support and up-to-date information. This SHARE Meeting we will be covering key issues and strategies for engaging CaLD young people in sexual health. If you have resources or questions relevant to the topic you can present them at the meeting! For more information or to register follow the link

Community News

Consent and Boundaries workshop – November 20th 2019

Inclusion WA is hosting a workshop around consent and boundaries for people of all abilities. The workshop will cover what consent is, what are healthy boundaries and how to have conversations with partners about boundaries. For more information or to register follow the link

Cervical Cancer Awareness Week November 11th – 17th 2019

Cervical Cancer Awareness Week aims to increase understanding of the importance of cervical screening, and encourage people to book an appointment for a cervical screen. The WA Department of Health have created a range of resources for individuals and organisations to support Cervical Cancer Awareness Week – head over to their website to check them out.

New version of Talk Soon, Talk Often released!

Talk Soon, Talk Often was created by the WA Department of Health and is a guide for parents and guardians to talk to their children about sexual health and relationships in an age appropriate way. You can view a digital version or find out how to order hard copies by following the link

November is WA PRIDE Month

PRIDE celebrations are happening all month to celebrate the LGBTI+ community and people in Western Australia. The end of PRIDE is celebrated by the parade in Northbridge on November 30th 2019. For more information on PRIDE and to check out what is happening this month follow this link to PRIDEWA’s website

16 Days in WA
November 25th – December 10th

16 Days in WA is a campaign aiming to raise awareness of violence against women, and advocate on behalf of organisations that oppose violence against women. Individuals and organisations are encouraged to educate and motivate their community to stop violence against women. For more information follow the link

2019 Women’s Report Card

The 2019 Women’s Report Card presents fact-based information to raise awareness of the status of Western Australian women. The Report Card adds to the evidence base which underpins actions to address the barriers for women and promote gender equity. To read the report card follow the link

New resource for LGBTI+ people experiencing homelessness

PICYS and their partners have launched a new resource “Where Can I Go?” – A referral resource for LGBTIQ+ young people who are experiencing homelessness. The resource has information on services that can support homeless young people, and information on inclusive medical services and changing gender markers. Check out the resource by following the link

MYANWA launches Shout Out

Shout Out is an opportunity for young people to present their stories and experiences. The speakers have been trained to deliver fresh, engaging and thought-provoking perspectives on topics from their perspectives and experiences. They will address a range of topics including: multiculturalism, education, refugee experiences, leadership, discrimination, identity and belonging.

You can browse Shout Out speakers and find out more by following the link

Breaking the Silence: Identifying as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander LGBTIQ+ research

Are you Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and LGBTIQ+ living in WA and over the age of 18?

The project aims to understand what life is like for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and LGBTIQ+ people, and how easy or difficult it is for them to access appropriate health and wellbeing support. For more information and to view the survey follow the link

Sexual health training and development scholarships available

The WA Department of Health Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Program (SHBBVP) has scholarships available for individuals to attend sexual health and/or blood-borne virus related workforce education and training. SHBBVP also have grants available for organisations to help develop or improve sexual health training for professionals. Check out their 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

Scholarships available for 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 the link

Youth Workers and Community

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

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.