Sexual Health

Watch a 2 minute clip on Hormonal Contraception Methods

Sexual Health Pathways’ webinar- Tuesday 16th March 2021 at 10.00am for 60 minutes

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 provides 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. You do not have to be a clinician to access the wealth of information. 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.

Register here or cut & paste the URL

Nitty Gritty

We’re pleased to announce we’re bringing The Nitty Gritty: Specialised Reproductive and Sexual Health Training for Youth Workers to Warilla in April.

Do you work with young people in a youth service or community setting and are unsure how best to talk with them about sex and relationships? If your work focuses on young people from a variety of backgrounds, The Nitty Gritty is the right training for you!

What will the course cover?

The Nitty Gritty will help you support young people to develop positive attitudes and make informed decisions about relationships, sexuality and sexual health. The Nitty Gritty is an engaging one-day course designed by Family Planning NSW, and funded by NSW Health (this means there is no cost to register for this course).

The content will include:

  • Defining and negotiating consent
  • The low-down on STIs
  • Contraceptive options and considerations
  • Communicating with young people about reproductive and sexual health
  • The Nitty Gritty also provides targeted and culturally sensitive messages for:
  • Young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Young people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • Young people with disability
  • Young lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer and asexual people

What do people say?

Past attendees of The Nitty Gritty courses said I feel confident, informed and equipped on how to communicate with young people on these topics. Participants also said the course was fun, informative, and interactive, and felt passionately genuine.

Family Planning NSW educators offer a blend of information, activities and video content, and provide each attendee with a workbook containing valuable resources.

Where will it be?

We’re bringing The Nitty Gritty to Warilla at Southern Youth and Family Services on Tuesday, 20 April 2021.

Can’t make those dates? We’re also coming to:
Springwood            Tuesday, 23 February 2021
Richmond               Thursday, 25 February 2021
Taree                       Thursday, 18 March 2021
Bellingen                Tuesday, 30 March 2021
Lismore                  Wednesday, 31 March 2021
Warilla                    Tuesday, 20 April 2021
Gosford                  Wednesday, 26 May 2021
Kogarah                 Tuesday, 8 June 2021

The Nitty Gritty training course will run from 9:00 to 5:00 at each of these locations.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Sign me up!

To register, click the button above, or this link here. For more information about The Nitty Gritty, email or phone (02) 8752 4300 and press 1 for Education Services.

Yarnin’ about Hep C

A webinar for Aboriginal workers.

Would your service like to make a  Condom Couture art piece for Youth Week 16th-24th April 2021?

We are seeking expressions of interest from services who work with young people in the Illawarra & Shoalhaven to create a 2021 condom art piece. Scroll down for details.

 We provide:

  • A mannequin
  • Condoms
  • $100 Spotlight gift voucher
  • Two HARP team members will come to the group for 2 x 30 minute consecutive education sessions, covering topics such as contraception, condom use, consent and chlamydia.
  • After the session we will take part in the making of Connie/Connor and have incidental chats on topic.

Your service and the group of young people provide:

  • Design
  • Development
  • Construction
  • The art piece takes longer than 2 hours to complete. We recommend about 8-10 hours being the average time for completion.
  • Some inspo from previous years here.

Please reply to this email by Friday 12th March if you are keen!

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