Sexual Health Programs and Resources

Health Education Sessions

Sticky Stuff Webinar -August 2022

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A free 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 Sexual Health Promotion. Sticky Stuff is delivered by Megan Hall online & to 30 locations across NSW annually.

Megan is driven to provide holistic health information and practical solutions to ensure that participants feel prepared and comfortable to open up the conversation of sexual health with young people. Megan comes from a nursing background, having spent 3 years working in the area of sexual health. Before this, she worked with children and young people in many different capacities, as an Indigenous Group Training Consultant, a Boarding Supervisor at a Residential college and an Outdoor Education Instructor. Regardless of her role, Megan has always been passionate about empowering individuals to challenge themselves.

Tuesday 23rd August  10am for 3 hours Register here

 

On the Couch with Sexologist Aleks Trkulja-September 2022

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Join Caddyshack Project as we host Aleks for a one hour webinar. Aleks (she/her) is a certified sex therapist and clinical counsellor running private practice in Eora (Sydney). Aleks has specialty training in issues of mental health, sexual function, relationships, and eating disorders. Her therapeutic practice is sex-positive, trauma-informed, and guided by multiple evidence-based therapeutic approaches. In practice she works with all sexual and gender identities, individuals and couples.

Tuesday 6th September 12 Noon for 60 minutes Register here

 

On the Couch with Kirli Saunders- October 2022

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Join Naomi Viret, Health Promotion Officer from Caddyshack Project as she hosts Kirli Saunders to discuss decolonization, feminism, Queer space & the importance of language.

Kirli Saunders is a proud Gunai Woman and award-winning multidisciplinary creator and consultant. An experienced speaker and facilitator advocating for the environment, gender and racial equality and LGBTIQA+ rights, Kirli was the NSW Aboriginal Woman of the Year (2020).

Kirli’s booksThe Incredible Freedom Machines (2018, Scholastic), Kindred (2019, Magabala) and Bindi (2020, Magabala) have been celebrated by the Prime Minister’s, QLD, WA, QLD & Victorian Premier’s Literary, ABIAs, Kate Challis RAKA, Speech Pathology, ABDA and CBCA awards. Her work is published in anthologies and public art. She has 8 forthcoming titles.

Kirli’s solo exhibition, Returning showed at SHAC Gallery in Nov-Dec 2021 and was supported by Australia Council for the Arts. Kirli’s art has been exhibited in Shoalhaven and Wollongong Galleries and commissioned for public art with Google, UOW, NSW Department of Education.

Kirli’s first Solo play, Going Home has been commissioned by Playwriting Australia and will take the stage in 2022. Kirli is a board member for Merrigong Theatre.

Wednesday 19th October 1.00pm for 60 minutes Register here

 

Let's talk about HIV with ACON-November 2022

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Join Josef Garrington, ACONs' Southern Regional Health Promotion Officer to talk about HIV. Interactive and thought provoking, this free lunchtime webinar is designed to inform or refresh knowledge on HIV. Josef will discuss the importance of prevention and the latest on testing and treatment available in Australia.

Wednesday 16th November 12 noon for 60 minutes Register here

 

Because You Care-Online Learning Module

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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.

 

Doin it Right-Online Learning Module

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The Aboriginal Health & Medical Research Council (AHMRC) has created a new online program, Doin it Right', which explores issues related to sexual health. The online program was created as a tool to educate workers around sexual health topics including sexuality, gender, reproductive systems, self-esteem, STI’s, healthy relationships and pregnancy in the Indigenous community. The program was created to address the gap in sexual health education for Indigenous Youth and aims to equip Aboriginal Health Workers & other Professionals with the resources needed to communicate around these complex issues.

Free  Online Approximately 90 minutes Register here

Hepatitis B Online Learning Module

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Hepatitis B, also called hep B, is a virus that infects and affects the liver. When the hep B virus gets into the body it tries to set its home up in a person's liver and can cause serious liver damage. Our liver is an extremely important but often overlooked organ in our body with more than 500 different jobs.

The liver is a real powerhouse of an organ and essential to keeping us healthy so it’s important that we look after our livers. Many people aren't aware that hep B is a major public health issue in Australia.

Hepatitis NSW have designed online learning modules to be for everyone who is interested in the topics but they should be particularly relevant for people working with people affected by or at risk of hep B as well as those with advanced liver disease. This might include people who work in: Homelessness, Harm reduction, Alcohol and other drugs, The criminal justice sector, Immigration, Non-clinical health services, Mental health, Community health, Youth services, Allied health and Multicultural health.

The free online module takes approximately 45-60 minutes to complete. There’s a short evaluation survey at the end of each module as well as a form to complete in order to receive your certificate of completion.

Free Online Approximately 45 minutes Register here

 

Nitty Gritty Online Learning Module

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Do you work in a role providing services for young people?

Would you like to enhance your skills to improve the sexual health outcomes of young people?

Participants will develop their knowledge of specific areas of sexual and reproductive health and build skills to confidently and appropriately support young clients.  The course has a focus on developing knowledge and strategies to work effectively with priority populations to support their needs.

This free course by Family Planning NSW has been designed to build on and complement Sticky Stuff training.

Topics in each module:

We encourage everyone to complete the Core Module first to understand some essential information about aspects of reproductive and sexual health relevant to young people.  Then go on to complete the course by working through the other modules to learn about supporting the reproductive and sexual health of particular groups of young people. 

Core Module - This module covers 4 topics: 

  • Communication about reproductive and sexual health and health literacy
  • Legal and social aspects of consent
  • Sexually Transmissible Infections
  • Contraception options and considerations

 Priority population modules:

  • Working with young lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, and asexual people
  • Working with young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Working with young people with disability
  • Working with young people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds 
Online approx 4 hours 4 weeks to complete Register here

 

Sexual Assault in LGBTQ communities Online Learning Module

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ACON Pride Training’s Sexual Assault in LGBTQ Communities eLearning is a quick and easy way to increase your knowledge, skills and confidence when working with LGBTQ people. This eLearning was co-designed with health and wellbeing service providers and LGBTQ community members affected by sexual assault. It will cover a range of areas to broadening your understanding of LGBTQ people and communities so that you can not only a better ally but also more inclusive in your work, services, and programs. These modules allow for access anytime and ability to start and stop as necessary. Video testimonials deliver personal stories and experiences directly from members of the community, helping to build your empathy and understanding as you compare them to your own lived experiences with gender, sexuality and bias.

Funding for this project came from NSW Government and is free to the first 4,000 participants.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the difference between gender and sexuality
  • Understand the health disparities affecting LGBTQ communities.
  • Appropriately respond to an LGBTQ person affected by sexual assault.
  • Reduce barriers for LGBTQ people accessing health services.
  • Confidently and effectively engage with people from LGBTQ communities.
  • Improve access to health services by creating an inclusive environment that supports LGBTQ communities.
Online anytime Approx 2.5 hours Register here

 

Hepatitis C Online Learning Module

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This program will take you through 6 different parts in the hepatitis C online learning module. This module was designed specifically to give a non-medical, non-clinical introduction to hepatitis C. The information introductory and aims to give those who work in and around hepatitis C a basic, non-clinical overview of this topic. 

The free online module takes approximately 45-60 minutes to complete. There’s a short evaluation survey at the end of each module as well as a form to complete in order to receive your certificate of completion.

Free online Approximately 45 minutes Register here

 

Resources

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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