Sex, Safe and Fun | Family Planning NSW

Family Planning NSW is excited to announce the launch of its updated workshop ‘Sex Safe and Fun’. This half-day workshop is designed for workers who support people with intellectual disability to assist them to use the Family Planning NSW easy English health resource, ‘Sex Safe and Fun’, in order to deliver positive and safe sex messages.

There is an upcoming workshop to be delivered in Wollongong. \Details are as follows:

Workshop | Sex Safe and Fun

Date | 18 June 2014

Time | 10:00am-3:00pm

Location | House with No Steps, 102 Auburn Street Wollongong NSW 2500

Cost | $150

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Participants are also invited to be part of a focus group to evaluate Family Planning NSW’s new Sex Safe and Fun resource suite.

The focus group will take approximately 30 minutes, and will begin immediately after the conclusion of the training session. Participation is voluntary and your time would be greatly appreciated.

For further information, or to register, please go to our website at

Sage ID Professional Focus Groups

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The Facts:

  • The life expectancy for people with Intellectual Disability (ID) is increasing dramatically, ensuring a rapidly expanding group of elders with ID.
  • Compared with non-ID peers, people with ID are at increased risk of health and mental health issues, which often deteriorate as they age.
  • This puts  pressure on services to respond to the needs of this population, which is continuing to grow.

Focus Group info:

The Successful Ageing in Intellectual Disability (SAge-ID) study is calling for professionals who are involved in the care and support of people with ID or have experience of working with adults with ID.

We are conducting focus groups , asking professionals to come together across service sectors and share their experiences of these issues.

We hope that together we can build a complete picture of the needs of the ID and family carer population and generate ideas on how we can respond effectively to this ageing group of individuals.

Successful Focus Groups in Sydney

We have already successfully conducted focus groups with professionals in the Sydney area. The information we collected from these discussions was valuable to the study, and the feedback we received from participants was encouraging. We are currently approaching professionals in the  Illawarra and Shoalhaven areas for a regional focus on the challenges facing this population.