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SHQ Review November 2 2018

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National Cervical Cancer Awareness Week

November 12-18th is National Cervical Cancer Awareness Week, and to celebrate, SHQ is offering FREE Cervical Screening Tests for the whole month of November! Appointments essential, and please bring your Medicare card.
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Expressions of interest wanted for sexual health training in your community

Are you interested in bringing the Nuts and Bolts of Sexual Health training to your community? We want to hear from you!

Dates open anytime in February 2019 (with the possibility of other times during the year) Complete an EOI

Community surveys now open!


SiREN is conducting its biennial survey on research and evaluation in the Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus (SHBBV) sector. The survey results will help SiREN understand how to better support you. The survey should take approximately 15 minutes to complete.Your feedback will also ensure that the Department of Health’s investment in SiREN is directed to activities of most importance and value. Results from the 2016 needs assessment survey have contributed to SiREN offering regular emails summarising the latest SHBBV evidence, and creating online videos about how to undertake aspects of program planning and evaluation.

Responses to the survey remain completely confidential and will not be identifiable to you or your organisation. Views from those who aren’t already SiREN Network members are also wanted! Complete the survey

The survey will be open until November 30th. A summary of the results will be posted on siren.org.au early in 2019.

Freedom Centre

Freedom Centre is currently undertaking a community needs assessment, and are asking LGBTIQ+ young people under the age of 26 to provide feedback about their service and how they can improve their model to be more accessible/relevant to young people.

This assessment has a particular focus on:

  • Women who are attracted to women
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTIQ+ young people
  • Culturally and/or Linguistically Diverse LGBTIQ+ young people

However, anyone from the community can participate and provide feedback. The results are anonymous, and will be used to create recommendations for Freedom Centre to guide changes in service delivery. Complete the survey

Australian Trans and Gender Diverse Sexual Health Survey

The Kirby Institute recently announced the Australian Trans and Gender Diverse Sexual Health Survey, the first national survey of its kind.

Any Australian trans or gender diverse person over the age of 16 is able to take part in the survey, which only takes 15 minutes to complete. Those who complete the survey will be in with a chance to win a $300 gift card. Head to the website here

The YEP Project (Youth Educating Peers)

Are you age 12-25? YEP would love to hear your thoughts on what the YEP Project has done this year, and what they can do to improve their work moving forward into 2019!The survey should take less than 10 minutes to complete. If you complete the survey before 5pm (Perth time) on Friday 21 December 2018, and fill in your details on the final page of the survey, you will go in the draw to win a $100 Coles/MYER voucher. Your email address to win the prize will be kept separate to your answers, so your opinions and feedback will not be identifiable. All your answers will remain anonymous.
Complete the survey

Opportunity to develop youth-focused practitioner resources for The Line/Our Watch

Our Watch is seeking a consultant/s or organisation to develop a range of practitioner resources to complement The Line campaign. Our Watch delivers The Line, a social marketing initiative for young people aged 12-20 years that aims to support young people to develop healthy, respectful and equal peer and intimate relationships through talking about what’s ok and what’s not when it comes to sex, dating and relationships.

The aim of The Line practitioner resources is to enable and support practitioners to promote equal and respectful relationships among young people, and thereby strengthen and sustain the breadth and depth of The Line’s impact on young people.

Our Watch is looking for an organisation or consultant/s who could meet the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated understanding of the drivers of violence against women and the role of prevention practice and practitioners to address these drivers.
  • Demonstrated experience in writing about complex concepts and summarising evidence in an accessible way within the primary prevention/gender equality context.
  • Demonstrated understanding of, and/or experience in, working with and for young people to promote equal and respectful relationships.
  • Demonstrated understanding of intersectionality and how this applies to primary prevention.

For more information please contact Anna Stewart

SHQ is hiring!

We are seeing a Director of Corporate Services!
Sound like you? Head here for more details.

New SHQ brochures

Our new ‘Get to know SHQ’ brochures are now available to order – for FREE!
Click here to order.



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.