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What’s on at SHQ – December 2017

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CAKE for Condom Day 2018

It’s nearly that time of year again – no, not Christmas – National Condom Day! Each year on the 14th of February we celebrate not only Valentine’s Day, but National Condom Day too (coincidence? I think not!). What a great opportunity to promote sexual health and healthy relationships when love (and/or lust) is in the air.

Every year we create a different theme for you to share amongst your friends, workmates, and within your communities. From ice creams and oral sex to summer essentials, we have listened to your feedback and created something super exciting for 2018.

Let us give you some hints: think of a delicious and rich treat, think ingredients and flavours, think celebrations. That’s right! The theme for 2018 is ……. Got CAKE?

You may be asking yourself what CAKE has to do with sexual health, condoms or healthy relationships. Don’t worry; there is method to our madness! Everyone loves CAKE, so we have used CAKE as an acronym to remind people about the importance of consent.


C – Consent
A – Ask first – Both partners of legal age actively agree to take part in sexual activities without fear, coercion or intimidation.
K – Keep safe – Both partners have the right to use condoms and other contraception to protect themselves from sexually transmissible infections (STIs) and unplanned pregnancies.
E – Every time – Both partners have the freedom to choose when and what sexual activities to take part in, and the freedom to change their mind at any time.

We have everything you need to celebrate National Condom Day 2018. The webpage goes live in the first week of January, so make sure you check it out via the SHQ homepage.

If you’re a WA-based organisation, you will be able to order FREE (yes, FREE) resources including condom packs, posters, consent brochures, pens and stickers. We also have downloadable banners and bunting templates, as well as event/activity ideas and a social media toolkit to make your life super easy.

Make sure you connect with us on Facebook, Instagram or sign up to our enewsletter for National Condom Day updates. We would love to see your preparations and celebrations too! Simply tag SHQ in your posts and use #CondomDay2018 #gotCAKE.

RELATE professional development for teachers – Monday 16 April 2018

RELATE is an 8-week sequential respectful relationships program for years 7-10 written by WA teachers and sexual health education experts. It explores the issues of gender stereotypes and expectations, respectful/disrespectful relationships, imaged based abuse, consent and sexual assault in real life contexts in a developmentally appropriate way.

By the end of the workshop you will have:

  • increased confidence and enthusiasm to implement RELATE and RSE in your school
  • engaged in activities from RELATE
  • reflected on the teaching strategies and pedagogy used
  • deepened your awareness of the fundamentals of comprehensive RSE
  • gained an understanding of some current sexuality issues for YP
  • explored the values, barriers and challenges related to RSE
  • a bank of practical teaching strategies for implementing RELATE
  • links to the WA curriculum
  • assessment tasks and reporting tools

To register your interest for this one-day workshop please email relate@shq.org.au or go to https://shq.org.au/relate/

Changes to cervical screening

Cervical screening has recently changed in Australia.

The Pap smear has been replaced with a new Cervical Screening Test. The new test looks for the cause of most cervical cancer, human papilloma virus (HPV), and it is advised to have one every five years. If you have had a Pap test before, the way the test is done will
look and feel the same.

More information https://shq.org.au/service/cervical-screening/

Calling all clients!

Have you recently used our services? We want to hear from you!

We are reaching out to clients who have previously used our services and would be willing to undertake a short survey about their experience. You will be rewarded with a café voucher for your time! Send us a DM or email info@shq.org.au to have a survey sent to you.

YEP Youth Survey

If you are a young person aged 12-25, want to win a $100 Coles/Myer voucher and give your feedback regarding important youth sexual health and blood-borne virus issues in WA today, please complete the 2017 YEP Youth Survey!


Christmas closure

We would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday period. SHQ will be closed from December 25th to December 1st inclusive. Please call Health Direct on 1800 022 222 if you require medical advice during this time.


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.