Sexual Health Programs and Resources

Health Education Sessions

Foof & Wanger-the importance of using correct terms Webinar September 2021

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Talk Soon Talk Often is a book written to help parents & carers navigate some of those ‘tricky’ conversations with young people…right from the start. Young people have to navigate and negotiate a lot more around sex than ever before. Talk Soon Talk Often is an informative webinar with Naomi Viret & Kaitlyn Middleton, Sexual Health Education Officers from Caddyshack Project.

While this session will be focused on tweens and upwards, it’s never too early to start talking and in particular using correct terms. We want to empower you to empower young people(well, everyone really) to be able to describe or explain what is going on for them without resorting to foof and wanger.

You will receive a post pack from Caddyshack Project once you register for this webinar. That's why we need your best postal address.

Thursday 9th September 10.00am for 90 minutes Register here


Out Of Home Care- trauma informed training Webinar

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If you work with clients who have experienced trauma? If you work within a trauma informed framework? If you are interested in improving health outcomes for those who have experienced trauma please join Naomi Viret, co-leader of the Play Safe Programs state-wide Out of Home Care working group as she explores sexual health through a trauma informed lens.

This webinar will focus on young people in the out of home care sector and introduce the “Because You Care: Fostering conversations around sexual and reproductive health” online training.

The session will also look at NSW Health’s trauma informed framework and offer practical tips for working with clients who may have experienced trauma.

You will receive a post pack from Caddyshack Project once you register for this webinar. That's why we need your best postal address.

Thursday 14th October  10.00am for 60 minutes Register here


HIV 101 Webinar November 2021

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This webinar was so well received in 2020, that we felt it was important to continue to keep HIV on the agenda.

HIV 101 is a webinar designed to inform or refresh knowledge on HIV. This webinar will cover a brief history of HIV, discuss the importance of prevention, types of prevention available in Australia, as well as testing and treatment options.

We invite you to join Josef Garrington, ACONs' Southern Regional Health Promotion Officer and Naomi Viret the Health Education Officer from Caddyshack Project, as they take you through HIV in an interactive and thought provoking way.

When you register for the free ticket, please provide your best postal address, as we will post out a Caddyshack pack with a few goodies for you.

Thursday 11th November 2.00pm for 90 minutes Register here


Because you care-fostering conversations about sexual & reproductive health

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This free online training is for foster carers, those working in the OOHC sector, and those with an interest in trauma informed sexual health conversations. The development of Because you care involved extensive consultation with key agencies in both the trauma and out of home care sectors.

The training takes approximately 90mins to complete and is made up of 3 modules which are self-paced and can be completed either all together or separately. Topics covered include: sexually transmitted infections, trauma informed care, contraception and conversation starters. At the completion of the 3 modules, you will receive a certificate of participation.

Because you care was developed by Yfoundations in partnership with the Play Safe Programs Out of Home Care working group.

Online training Approx 90 minutes Register here.


Illawarra Shoalhaven HealthPathways August 2021

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Registrations are now open for Illawarra Shoalhaven HealthPathways.

Join Steve Gibbeson, Program Manager for HealthPathways in the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District to look at how to best utilize HealthPathways for your clients.

Steve will give a live run through of the following pathways:

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander People

Culturally & Linguistically Diverse People

Sexuality & Gender Diverse People

Pathways for People with a Disability

HealthPathways offers agreed information to make the right decisions, together with clients, at the point of care. HealthPathways content is developed collaboratively by general practitioners, hospital clinicians, and a wide range of other health professionals. Each pathway is evidence-informed, but also reflects local reality and patient choice. HealthPathways is designed and written for use during a face to face session. Each pathway provides clear and concise guidance for assessing and managing a client or patient with a particular symptom or condition. Pathways also include information about making requests to services in the local health system

  • Wednesday 11th August 10am for 90 minutes Register here.


Consent Labs- Lunchtime Webinar July 2021

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Consent Labs is a youth-run organisation that delivers engaging workshops on sexual consent to young people in high schools and universities. This need arose from the team's own lived experiences navigating relationships, dating and sex and realising the prevalence of sexual harassment and assault, and the need for more robust consent education. 

In this webinar they will discuss their work, the barriers and challenges to delivering consent education, and the key takeaways they've learnt about how young people want to talk and learn about consent! 

Monday 26th July Noon for 60 minutes Register here


Sticky Stuff October 2021

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Sticky Stuff is back! Did you miss the May webinar? Register for the October session now!  Sticky Stuff Webinar, Tuesday 26th October at 10.30am for two hours.

A free, 2 hour webinar designed for people who work with young people. Sticky Stuff aims

to increase confidence, knowledge and skills of all participants around the area of sexual health

by providing workers with tools, valuable tips and activities to support young people.

Sticky Stuff is a collaboration between Yfoundations, NSW Health’s STI Programs Unit and

NSW Health Promotion.

Sticky Stuff is delivered in 30 locations across NSW annually.

Tuesday 26th October 10.30am for 2 hours Register here



Online resources

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Do you need a test for Hepatitis C?  Order a kit online Order a free, easy, private and accurate way to test. . Return the kit to NSW Health in a reply paid envelope and receive the result by phone, text or email
Do you need a test for HIV?  Order a kit online Order a free, easy, private and accurate way to test. Return the kit to NSW Health in a reply paid envelope and receive the result by phone, text or email. 
Could you have Hepatitis C? Take the self-assessment quiz  
Could you have a Sexually Transmissible Infection (STI)? Take the self-assessment quiz.  
Illawarra Shoalhaven Sexual Health Service Provides confidential medical, nursing and counselling services for people with symptoms of a sexually transmissible infection (STI).
Nurse Nettie A real, qualified sexual health nurse based in Sydney. If you’ve got a confidential question about sexual health, ask Nurse Nettie.
Play Safe Pro Tools for workers to assist in working with young people around sexual health.
Play Safe website Connects young people aged 15-24 years old with sexual health information. 
Sexual Health InfoLink Sexual health nurses, doctors and counsellors who can answer your questions on sexual health and provide referrals to your nearest service.
Take Blaktion Is all about taking charge of your life and taking care of yourself and your partner for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander People.
Talk soon. Talk Often A book written to help parents and carers navigate some of those ‘tricky’ conversations with their kids…right from the start.
Free Play Safe condoms Services can order 144 free Play Safe branded condoms from the NSW STI Programs Unit (STIPU).Order one bag of 144 condoms every month for your service.

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