Sexual Health

Unpack the Sexual Health & Relationship Kit Webinar with NSW Health is now available on YouTube.

The 44 minute webinar demonstrates how to use The Kit as a teaching tool to run health education sessions and focus groups by giving participants the opportunity to unpack and discuss the information around sexual health and healthy relationships in an open and respectful manner. Click image below to play.

Click HERE to start or copy the URL into your browser

For hard copies of the Sexual Health & Relationship Kit please contact us.


Sofia Lema is of Colombian heritage and works for Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD) Multicultural Health Service. She holds a double degree in Social Science and political science as well as a Masters of Social Development from UNSW. Since moving to Australia in the mid 1990’S, Sofia has developed a cultural curiosity in terms of social cultural dynamics and how this groups interact with one another. Most recently she’s interested in enabling people and services to be aware of their own unconscious biases and how these can have an impact on Culturally and Linguistically Diverse clients when accessing service delivery.

Maddison Stratten is a health promotion officer with the ISLHD HIV & Related Programs Unit and also works part time with non-government organisation Healthy Cities Illawarra. Maddy has a Bachelor in Public Health major in Health Promotion (UOW), Master of International Public Health (USYD), and a passion for breaking down barriers, empowering marginalised communities and promoting a positive approach to health. As a co-leader for NSW Playsafe Programs International Students, Maddy has enjoyed developing resources and education sessions for international students. Maddy is interested in working alongside the CALD community to connect people with consistent messages around safe sex and healthy relationships.

Naomi Viret is a senior health promotion officer with the ISLHD HIV & Related Programs Unit and has worked in the field of sexual health for the past 10 years. For 5 of these years Naomi was also a sexual health counsellor. Prior to her current role, Naomi worked in Canberra for the Department of Health and Ageing in Family Planning and Aboriginal Health. Naomi’s qualifications are in Psychology and Population health, holding a Master’s degree in Public Health. Naomi has worked extensively with the youth sector and with Aboriginal communities in both NSW and the Northern Territory. Naomi is passionate about education and empowering communities to take a positive approach to all things sexual health and relationships.

Registrations are now open for the Confidence, Clarity & Contraception Webinar

Wednesday 29th July -10.00-11.30am.

Contraception is an important and necessary part of life for many. Now more than ever, there are options available to suit everyone for every stage of life. We will unpack the Contraception Kit from Family Planning NSW which contains barrier methods, hormonal, non-hormonal and long acting reversible contraception.

Once you have registered we will post you a pack containing an  O-cube, which has been specifically  designed to demonstrate the internal condom and a banana penis, which  is used  to demonstrate the external condom along with some other goodies.

Presenters are Health Education Officers, Kaitlin Middleton and Maddison Stratten from

Click HERE to register.

This event is free & you can cancel up to 24 hours prior to the event.

Please call 0421 098 342 or email if you need to cancel.

Contraception-which one are you?

We’ve recently had some fun creating a series of Facebook posts on contraception inspired by 1800 My Options on Instagram, who provide information about contraception, pregnancy options and sexual health in Victoria.

Please use these where you can and if you need us to convert these into electronic posters for use at your service, please let us know.

Have fun spotting which one you are!

Last few weeks to go into the draw to win this beautiful surfboard!

You can still go into the draw to win this surfboard from anywhere in the Illawarra Shoalhaven by texting ‘Take Blaktion’ and your postcode to Jen on 0434 568 233. You will get a reply text confirming from Jen your entry.

Winner will be drawn 21st July 2020.

Shout out to board creator Lani Balzan for your fantastic Sea Eagle artwork watching over us all. Which we really need right now.

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