Sexual Health Programs and Resources

Health Education Sessions

How to drive the Caddyshack website Webinar

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In this webinar we will unpack features of the Caddyshack Project website to make it more useful for you. Find out more about the Condom Dispenser Project in the Illawarra Shoalhaven. Visit each recommended link and find out why we selected them. Have a look at the Blog topics and tell us subject areas that you would like to know more about. Explore our free resources in more depth.

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

Tuesday 23rd February 10.00am for 45 minutes Register here

 

Sexual Health Pathways Webinar

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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. HealthPathways offers agreed information to make the right decisions, together with clients, at the point of care.

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.

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. 

Steve will introduce the broader application of HealthPathways and then demonstrate  specific sexual health pathways, including Contraception options, Sexually Transmissible Infections, Transgender Health & Gender Diversity.

Tuesday 16th March 10.00am for 60 minutes Register here

 

 

Dolly Doctor answers the Top Ten Webinar

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Associate Professor Melissa Kang, also known as Dolly Doctor will answer the top ten most google searched questions on sexual health. Melissa's career has been devoted to the health and health care of adolescents and young adults. She is an academic, a clinician, and an advocate. Melissa's research has taken a population health approach, with major projects exploring access to health care, health system navigation, young people’s sexuality and sexual health (particularly sexually transmitted infections). We are thrilled to host Melissa Zooming with us for for this webinar.

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

Wednesday 5th May 10.00am for 60 minutes Register here

 

STIs 101-Webinar

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Sexually Transmissible Infections (STIs) are on the rise. About 16 per cent of Australians report having an STI at some point in their lifetime — that's roughly 4 million people. With the exceptions of hepatitis and HIV, Australia's most common STIs are on the rise. 

Join Naomi Viret, health education officer from Caddyshack Project and Naomi Hoffman, Clinical Nurse Consultant from the Illawarra Shoalhaven Sexual Health Service in going back to basics.

Learn more about the 3 different types of STIs: bacterial, viral and parasitic that are transmitted through sexual contact.

We will be covering Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis and other STIs, Testing, Treatment. 

Access to STI information, including comprehensive, accurate information on how to prevent STIs and where to seek testing and treatment, is an integral part of sexual health and overall health and wellness for adults and adolescents.

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

Tuesday 22nd June 10.00am for 60 minutes Register here

 

Foof & Wanger-the importance of using correct terms Webinar

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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

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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

 

The Nitty Gritty -Face to Face training

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  • Do you work with young people in a youth service or community setting?
  • Feeling uncomfortable or unsure speaking to young people about sexual health?
  • Looking for up to date information and resources for workers and clients?
  • Want to learn about supporting good sexual health in particular groups of young people?

Youth workers and others who work closely with young people have the potential to support them to develop positive attitudes and make informed decisions about relationships, sexuality and sexual health. This course identifies opportunities and strategies for workers to talk about sexual health with young people within their role so that they can confidently guide clients to find reliable sources of information or make referrals to relevant services.

Participants will develop or enhance their knowledge of specific areas of reproductive and sexual health affecting young people and their relationships.  The course focuses on developing inclusive and appropriate strategies to work effectively with young people, especially those groups who are at risk of poor sexual health outcomes, including young people with disability, LGBTIQ, CALD, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth.

This face to face training will be provided by Family Planning NSW and builds on and complements ‘Sticky Stuff’ training, also supported by NSW Health.

Tuesday 20th April9.00am-5.00pmWarillaRegister 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

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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

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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

 

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.

Our Story

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Find out more about us, subscribe to our monthly e-newsletter, read our blogs or find the nearest free condom dispenser in the Illawarra Shoalhaven at the Caddyshack Project.