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SHQ Review October 14 2019

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New COCP Resource Released

We have launched the first of our revamped, consumer-approved contraception information sheets, complete with icons and inclusive language!

Click this link here to download the new Combined Oral Contraceptive Pill (COCP) sheet. Alternatively, to purchase professionally printed copies from our online shop click here. Stay tuned for more topics!

Community News

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health promotion scholarship role

Are you an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person looking to progress your career in health promotion?

Perhaps you have qualifications or experience in Aboriginal health, nursing, youth work, or other related fields, and would like to move into a health promotion role?

Want to work with the fantastic team at SHQ to conduct an impact evaluation on our new Mooditj program, starting in February (part-time)?

If this sounds like you, please check you meet the requirements by
clicking here and contact Rebecca Smith

Online Syphilis Outbreak Training Available

The ASHM website is hosting online training for health workers in regions impacted by the syphilis outbreak.The course will cover a range of topics including epidemiology, testing, management and outbreak responses. For more information and to find out how to access the training follow the link

YEP Youth Sector Summit: Technosexual World

The YEP Project are hosting their second Youth Sector Summit on 12 November 2019 around how technology, digital media and social media impacts the sexual health of young people.The day includes presentations, interactive workshops, stalls and Q&A sessions with several experts in the sexology, youth, community and research sectors. For more information and to register for a spot follow the link to the Eventbrite page

SHQ proudly supports Noongar Boodja statement

ASHM has released a new statement encouraging governments to do more to reduce the rates of STIs and BBVs in Indigenous Peoples of Australia. ASHM is currently seeking more organisations to sign up to the Noongar Boodja statement. To read the statement and to find out how your organisation can support it follow the link here

Porn Down Under: The Politics of Consumption, Pleasure and Regulation

UWA is hosting a special event panel about porn in Australian society on 30 October 2019. You will hear from three speakers about their research into porn and its relationship to areas such as pleasurable relationships and urban planning. For more information and to find out how to register follow 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 here

Get the Facts website launches Find Free Condoms feature

The Get the Facts website now has a page where young people can see what services offer free condoms via a postcode search. You can find the website by following the link. If you are a service with free condoms and want to add your details click this link here.

First Trans and Gender Diverse Sexual Health Survey results released

The 2018 Australian Trans and Gender Diverse Sexual Health surveyed 1,613 trans and gender diverse people in Australia around sexual health.The results were released last month as part of ASHM and can be viewed online by following the link

LGBTIQ young people wanted for study exploring health and wellbeing

The Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health & Society is conducting research into the health and wellbeing of young LGBTIQ Australians.The evidence from the study will be used to inform organisations, policy makers and government to make better informed decisions about LGBTIQ health. For more information about the survey or to participate in the research follow the link

Gnarla Boodja Mili Mili
(Our Country on Paper) Initiative

Started by Aboriginal History WA, Gnarla Boodja Mili Mili seeks to acknowledge the names of Noongar places throughout the Perth CBD area. It is an interactive document which can be updated as more knowledge comes to light. For more information on this initiative 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 for more information.

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

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 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, click here

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

What has SHQ been up to?

SHQ at ASHM in September

Did you see some of our SHQ staff members attending the ASHM conference last month? We had a whole range of different staff members speak at presentations, host our SHQ stall and submit posters!

Special congratulations to our team who won Best Poster for our poster on Intimate Partner Violence and Reproductive Coercion!


Mental Health Week: October 6th – 12th

Mental Health Week aims to raise community awareness of mental health and to encourage discussions about mental health. Here at SHQ we thought about how we can make a more conscious effort to consider mental health when we work in sexual health. Follow our social media accounts to see what else our staff said.

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.