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

Body Esteem Educator Training

Doesn’t every young person deserve to feel good enough?    

Learn how to nurture body esteem in the young people you work with!

The Butterfly Foundation, Australia’s leading not-profit supporting all those with eating disorders and body image concerns, invites you to our:

Body Esteem Educator Training – Friday, 2nd September – Quality Suites Pioneer Sands

This is a 4hr prevention focussed experiential workshop suitable for those working in education and prevention roles with young people aged 8 -18

  • The latest evidence and information about body esteem and young people
  • The significant influences on body confidence, with a strong focus on social media, peers & language
  • Strategies to integrate body esteem into your curriculum/work with young people
  • How you can foster a positive body image environment
  • Basic early intervention information for disordered eating and eating disorders

Included in your $170 registration fee is:

  • A copy of The Butterfly Foundation’s Free to Be – a curriculum resource for Years 3 – 12 & Dove Self Esteem Project Tools.

For more information and to book a place online or request an invoice go to:


For further information contact: helen.bird@thebutterflyfoundation.org.au

Play Safe Volunteers


Do you love online communities? Do you love talking about sex? Do you love educating and supporting others?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you might be interested in an exciting professional development opportunity.

NSW Health is looking for volunteers to help moderate a new, interactive, online community for people aged 15-29 to ask questions and receive information about safer sex, STIs, and contraceptives.

We’re looking for a few young men and women with excellent communication skills, who are comfortable talking about tough subjects, and a have a couple of hours to spare each week to apply to become volunteer moderators.

You’d be part of the community management team helping create a fun and safe space by:

  • responding to users
  • starting new conversations
  • hosting community events
  • approving, editing, or deleting user comments in line with the Community Guidelines

Your Commitment: As all Play Safe volunteers will receive ongoing training and mentoring, this opportunity is a 12-month commitment where you’ll be volunteering for a minimum of two hours and up to four hours per week.


To find out more and apply, grab your CV and references, and head over to http://bit.ly/VolunteerModApply or if you have any question give Gemma Hearnshaw a call on 02 9382 7528.