Caddyshack Summer Tour will be appearing at the following locations over Summer 2015/16!
- Friday 4th December at North Wollongong
- Friday 11th December North Wollongong
- Friday 8th January Thirroul beach
- Friday 15th January Kiama beach
- Friday 22nd January at Shellharbour beach
- Friday 29th January at North Wollongong
What is Caddyshack? A mobile testing unit that visits youth events and places young people hang out to improve awareness of sexual health, especially Chlamydia. We are set up in a marquee which offers a test for Chlamydia as well as fun give aways. The test involves young people who consent to screening providing a urine sample which is delivered to the sexual health service in a confidential manner. Results are handled by clinic staff for follow up within a week. When young people consent to having a test, they provide some brief information, including contact details and are directed to local public toilets to collect their own urine sample. The mobile screening process is simple, discreet, and youth-friendly.
Who puts Caddyshack together? The HIV & Related Programs (HARP) Unit of Illawarra and Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD), in collaboration with the Illawarra and Shoalhaven Sexual Health Service and Healthy Cities Illawarra have developed Caddyshack to meet the requirement for improved access for young people to Chlamydia testing.
Chlamydia infection often shows no symptoms, so most people are not aware that they have it. Undiagnosed and untreated Chlamydia can lead to serious infection, including Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) in women. PID left untreated can result in increased potential for ectopic pregnancy, and infertility. Chlamydia can affect male fertility by damaging sperm and causing scarring in the reproductive tract which can lead to permanent infertility.
If you would like some printed posters of the Caddyshack Summer Tour, please contact the HARP Unit and we will post them out to you.
Check out our Facebook page to find out more and to go into to the draw to win a $100 Coles Myer voucher.
Check out the brand new CaddyShack Project clips from our recent Summer Tour!
This year we not only asked young people about their experience of being involved in the CaddyShack Project’s Chlamydia screening activity, but also what sexual health means to them, their experience of sex ed, as well as some fun stuff J
Look out for more clips coming out over the next few weeks. They’ll also be posted on our facebook page (search thecaddyshackproject) and on our Youtube channel.
Here’s the first clip – “What does sexual health mean to you?”
Thanks to the HARP Unit ISLHD, Healthy Cities Illawarra & the Illawarra and Shoalhaven Sexual Health Service for coordinating the Project activity, Alex & Daniel at Xander productions for assisting with the film clips, Kiama Youth Centre, Ulladulla Youth Centre, Shellharbour Council Youth Services, and all the young people involved for making the Project so successful!
For more info on the CaddyShack Project and its activities, contact Marty on E: Marty.Janssen@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au
Thanks to everyone who helped out or got involved with The CaddyShack Project’s recent Summer Tour!
We had an awesome time on The CaddyShack Project’s Summer Tour, where we took our mobile Chlamydia screening program on a tour of beaches and parks down the Illawarra and Shoalhaven coast. Although we did have some events affected by bad weather L, it was a successful experience, and we can’t wait to go on tour again next Summer! J
Check out this clip to find out what happened ‘on tour’. Did you make it into the final edit?
Check out our new competition on Facebook to win a tandem skydive at Wollongong’s Skydive the Beach!
If you want any more info connect with us on facebook, or send us a message using the contact details below.
Marty Janssen | Project Officer
HIV/AIDS and Related Programs (HARP) Unit
Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District
T | 02 4221 6730
M | 0431 916 367
E | Marty.Janssen@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au