Let’s talk about sex!


We’re not talking about the retro 90s song, we’re talking about the best community online! Join the Play Safe Community Forum to discuss sexual health, sexual education, get relationship advice or ask our resident Nurse, Nurse Nettie any sex-related question. It’s open 24/7 and is moderated, anonymous and fun!


Score an A in sexual education by getting the info on all things safe sex, STIs, birth control, and other sex-related topics at the Play Safe website: http://www.playsafe.health.nsw.gov.au. It’s advice that will certainly make you come back for more. PLUS there’s a whole community where you can discuss sexual health, sexual education, get relationship advice, and ask our resident nurse any burning questions you may have. It’s open 24/7 and is moderated, anonymous and fun! http://www.community.playsafe.health.nsw.gov.au


Places still available for ‘The Talk’

nan-tien-institute Tuesday 7th February 2017 at the Nan Tien Institute Unanderra http://www.nantien.edu.au/ (not The Nan Tien temple)

‘The Talk’ takes participants on a journey through sex in society, a personal story of ‘coming out’, a sexually transmissible infections update, LGBTI perspectives and an HIV positive speaker.

Now it’s in sixth year, ‘The Talk’ continues to change to meet the ever evolving needs of workers.

This workshop is FREE- refreshments and lunch are provided.

Click here to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-talk-wollongong-tickets-28134132949

Would you like to host the Aboriginal Surfboards?

After an extremely popular tour in 2016 with over 3000 entries, the Aboriginal surfboards tour is returning next year between January to July 2017 and winners will be drawn on the 5th July during NAIDOC week.

The Aboriginal Surfboards continues to raise awareness in the Illawarra & Shoalhaven around sexual health & blood borne infections while offering the opportunity to win the surfboards.

The surfboards will feature art work by Zachary Bennett-Brook, who creates his own style which best represents his culture, his passions and himself.



The HARP unit invite you to display the boards at your service or organisation for a two week stay.

All you need is a highly visible, safe area to display the surfboards to your clients or the wider public, giving them a chance to go into the draw to win by texting ‘stay safe’ to the HARP Unit.

HARP will securely install and remove the surfboards.

This EOI will close Friday 2nd December. Hosts will be advised week commencing 5th December.

If you are interested, please email Natalie.Beckett1@health.nsw.gov.au or jennifer.farinella@.health.nsw.gov.au

Breaking the Silence

Family Violence Awareness Dinner

BReaking the silence“Where the Church is present, the mercy of the Father must be evident. Where there are Christians, everyone should find an oasis of mercy.” Pope Francis proclaiming the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy.

In response to Pope Francis’ call, the Diocese of Wollongong, through an initiative led by the Diocesan Schools Council and supported by the Office of the Bishop, CatholicCare and Catholic Education, is hosting Breaking the Silence: Family Violence Awareness Dinner on Thursday 11 August 2016. The dinner will gather people from around the Diocese and beyond to listen to and engage with three amazing keynote speakers who deal with the ramifications of family violence in our community:

  • Dr Eman Sharobeem (Australia Day Ambassador and SBS Community Engagement Manager) will give a powerful testimony on her experience of family violence.
  • Judge Paul Conlon SC (NSW District Court Judge and Former NRL Judiciary Chairman) will speak on the increasing prevalence and motivating factors of family violence before our courts.
  • Mr Michael Austin (Director of CatholicCare Wollongong) will speak on the effects of family violence on family members and the wider community.

Breaking the Silence promises to be an unmissable evening in the diocesan calendar in this Year of Mercy.

Tickets are only $60 per person which inlcudes a three course dinner (drinks can be purchased at the bar). We are encouraging parishes, schools, agencies and communities to get in early and book there table of 10.

WHAT: Breaking the Silence: Family Violence Awareness Dinner
Thursday 11 August 2016, 6.30pm
The Fraternity Club (11 Bourke St, Fairy Meadow)
$60 per person (includes three course dinner)

You can purchase your tickets by clicking the icon below or this link events.dow.org.au.

Dementia Awareness Training Part 1

You are invited to attend:

Monday, June 27, 2016 from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

This is a FREE event for all community members. Training will be facilitated by Alzheimer’s Australia, NSW Educator Danielle White.

Participants may also like to book into the second part of the training to receive further insight into how to support people with dementia in a community setting: https://dementiaawarepart2.eventbrite.com.au Morning Tea is provided.

Gerroa Boat Fishermans Club

68 Crooked River Road

Gerroa, NSW 2534

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