Sexual Health

Condoms

Did you know that your service can order a free bag of 144 Play Safe  branded condoms every month from Playsafe Pro. Click HERE to order.

If you are making takeaways for your clients, please consider a simple condom pack with any other goodies you may have.



Women’s Health- Lunch & Learn Webinar for UOW students

Are you a student at UOW: University of Wollongong, Australia?

Join this Lunch & Learn webinar!

When: Tuesday, 2 June, 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Where: You will receive an email invitation on the morning of the ‘Lunch and Learn’ with details on how to connect via Webex Meetings.


What: This information session will cover the importance of breast screens and pap smears and protecting yourself from sexually transmissible infections.

Register here

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/womens-health-and-wellbeing-with-nsw-health-online-lunch-learn-tickets-94291025997

Or click HERE to register.


Women and Girls

Illawarra Women’s Health Centre


Women’s Health- Lunch & Learn Webinar for UOW students

Are you a student at UOW: University of Wollongong, Australia?

Join this Lunch & Learn webinar!

When: Tuesday, 2 June, 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Where: You will receive an email invitation on the morning of the ‘Lunch and Learn’ with details on how to connect via Webex Meetings.

What: This information session will cover the importance of breast screens and pap smears and protecting yourself from sexually transmissible infections.

Register below

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/womens-health-and-wellbeing-with-nsw-health-online-lunch-learn-tickets-94291025997

Or click HERE to register.

Funding

Sydney Water Grants

Sydney Water is offering over $80,000 in grants to community groups and we hope there may be some in your LGA interested in applying.

Grassroots community groups, including schools, can now apply for Sydney Water’s Community Grants Program, with over $80,000 up for grabs.

The program provides grants of up to $4,000 to organisations supporting their local community through digital innovation, embracing diversity at a grassroots level and protecting our environment. 

Online applications opened on Monday 4 May and close on Friday 29 May, with recipients announced in late July.  

Community organisations in the following areas are eligible to apply:  

  • Greater Sydney 
  • Blue Mountains 
  • Illawarra 

For more information including terms and conditions, FAQs and to apply visit sydneywater.com.au/communitygrants .

Family

New Digital Lunchbreak Website

Like so many members of the NGO sector and across government, we continue to focus on the needs of children and young people when responding to COVID-19.

There have been many great resources and activities created for children and young people in response to COVID-19, and we have collated a variety of materials in one place for easy access through the new Digital Lunchbreak website.

Digital Lunchbreak assists children and young people with finding online resources and activities to do at home in their lunchbreak, around learning hours and on weekends during the current social distancing measures. See the new website here

www.digitallunchbreak.nsw.gov.au.

Please help us reach and involve as many children and young people as possible by letting your networks know about the Digital Lunchbreak website.

Click here to access the media kit for pre-written text, images and social posts which you can share.

As this project progresses we will be adding more content, so if you have any activities or resources that you would like to let us know about, please contact the ACYP office on 02 9248 0970 or email acyp@acyp.nsw.gov.au.

Training for Child & family specialists includes;

123 Magic® & Emotion Coaching – Next available webinar – 20 May 2020 with more dates throughout the year.

This course equips you with the knowledge to teach parents and carers of 2-12 year-old children, skills to manage their children’s difficult behaviour

Click HERE for further information or to register for training.

Engaging Adolescents™ – Next available webinar – 4 June 2020 with more dates throughout the year

Provides easy-to-use techniques to teach to parents and carers skills that they can use to enlist adolescents to manage their own teenager behaviour problems and emotional reactions

Click HERE for further information or to register for training

No Scaredy Cats™-Next available webinar – 19 May 2020 with more dates throughout the year

Assist parents to take a preventative role in the development of anxiety problems in 2-12 year olds and teach them  practical steps to develop resilience thinking skills in their children.

Click HERE for further information or to register for training

Tough Conversations™ in Child Protection – available by appointment (booking terms apply)

Assisting effective parenting capacity conversations for workers in the Child Protection System

Click HERE for further information or email service@parentshop.com.au to discuss booking.

COVID 19

Mission Australia Services

We are pleased to advise that we continue to provide high quality psychological support to clients and families impacted by problem gambling.

Our service is being delivered via phone or Skype until further notice.

On a national level, all clubs and pubs are currently shut down. This has closed off one avenue of problem gambling. However the online gambling world continues to thrive at this time, providing an alternative outlet or coping strategy or even a form of “stress management”.

At this time of extreme community anxiety in the wake of the global pandemic, we know how important essential services are, especially in mental health support. Now more than ever people need a place to turn to to make sense of this “new normal”.

Our service is totally free of charge, unlimited and no mental health plan referral is required. Our counselling service is not limited to simply address problem gambling, people are far more complex than that. To get access to our service please contact us on the number or email below all enquires welcome

Please Contact – Mission Australia Gambling Counselling Service

Desiree on 0455 098 237 or ZeballosDe@missionaustralia.com.au

or

Mariette 0432 799 877 or EnnikM@missionaustralia.com.au

Diversity

ACON will be hosting a live online information session to explore coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on regional NSW sexuality and gender diverse communities on Wednesday 13 May 3pm – 4.30pm.

We know that COVID-19 is having a profound effect on the regional communities ACON works with and for. Misinformation is everywhere, and this can sometimes make understanding COVID-19 difficult. ACON will be hosting this online information session to dispel myths and misunderstanding, and come together as a community to discuss COVID-19 and how it is changing the ways in which we socialise, work, and have sex. The forum will include experts from the Regional NSW community as well as local entertainers from the Hunter and Northern Rivers areas who will guide, inspire and entertain us through this difficult time.

We are inviting members of our communities to submit questions about COVID-19 and our health to be answered by the panel. We will attempt to group questions together and answer as many as possible in the time we have. If you have a questions you would like considered, please let us know when you register.

Click here to register

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/3477828728899756/

Living Trans During COVID 19

You are invited to a free online forum for trans and gender diverse people and our allies to learn more about staying safe, well and connected as a trans person in a global pandemic. Hear from a diverse range of NSW speakers, ask lots of questions and interact with the audience. Hosted by Teddy Cook, ACON’s Manager, Trans and Gender Diverse Health Equity and Liz Duck-Chong, ACON’s Community Health Promotion Officer, Trans and Gender Diverse Health Equity.

  • Panellists include:
  • Aunty Lisa Taylor – Sistergirl Elder, advocate and community organiser
  • Panda Cheong – Psychologist, community leader and artist
  • Eloise Brook – Media Manager – Gender Centre, writer, advocate and academic
  • Mish Pony – Trans and Gender Diverse Specialist Advisor – LGBTI Health Alliance, Trans Sex Worker Representative – Scarlet Alliance and Board Director – AFAO
  • Cristyn Davies – Senior Research Fellow – Child and Adolescent Health, Westmead Children’s Hospital, Adjunct Scholar – Sexualities and Genders Research (SaGR), Western Sydney University and Board Director – Twenty10 Inc GLCS NSW
  • Dr Martina Gleeson – Gender affirming GP in the Sutherland Shire and GP Clinical Lead for South Eastern Sydney HealthPathways

Delivered by ACON in partnership with our friends at the National LGBTI Health Alliance.

When: Wednesday 6th May 4:30pm – 6pm

Where: Register for link at https://www.acon.org.au/tgd-c19

The forum will be cast live to this Facebook event and recorded for sharing with captions as soon as possible.

We also hope (pending funding applications) that this forum will kick off a series with our friends at Trans Pride Australia.

Sexual Health & Relationship Kit for the Culturally & Linguistically Diverse community

Registrations are now open for Unpack The Kit Webinar– Tuesday 26th May 2020 from 1.00-2.30 pm.

We invite you to unpack the Sexual Health & Relationship Kit which has been designed for the Culturally & Linguistically Diverse community but can be used for many different groups. Learn how to use The Kit as a teaching tool to run health education sessions and focus groups by giving participants the opportunity to unpack and discuss the information around sexual health and healthy relationships in an open and respectful manner(even online).

Please register early allowing, enough time for us to post out a pack that you will interact with during the webinar.

Click here to flick through or download The Kit online. Click HERE to register.

This event is free & you can cancel up to 24 hours prior to the event.

Please call 0421 098 342 or email Jennifer.Farinella@health.nsw.gov.au if you need to cancel.

www.caddyshackproject.com

Sexual Health

Is COVID 19 impacting your sexual and reproductive health?

Condoms

what do you mean you want to have casual sex without a condom?

Did you know that your service can order a free bag of 144 Play Safe branded condoms every month from Playsafe Pro.      

Registrations are now open for Unpack The Kit Webinar

Tuesday 26th May 2020 from 1.00-2.30 pm.

We invite you to unpack the Sexual Health & Relationship Kit which has been designed for the Culturally & Linguistically Diverse community but can be

used for many different groups. Learn how to use The Kit as a teaching tool to run health education sessions and focus groups by giving participants the opportunity to

unpack and discuss the information around sexual health and healthy relationships in an open and respectful manner(even online).

Please register early allowing, enough time for us to post out a pack that you will interact with during the webinar.

Click here to flick through or download The Kit online.

Click HERE to register.

This event is free & you can cancel up to 24 hours prior to the event.

Please call 0421 098 342 or email Jennifer.Farinella@health.nsw.gov.au if you need to cancel.

www.caddyshackproject.com

Living Trans

You are invited to a free online forum for trans and gender diverse people and our allies to learn more about staying safe, well and connected as a trans person in a global pandemic. Hear from a diverse range of NSW speakers, ask lots of questions and interact with the audience. Hosted by Teddy Cook, ACON’s Manager, Trans and Gender Diverse Health

Equity and Liz Duck-Chong, ACON’s Community Health Promotion Officer, Trans and Gender Diverse Health Equity.

Panellists include:

  • Aunty Lisa Taylor – Sistergirl Elder, advocate and community organiser
  • Panda Cheong – Psychologist, community leader and artist
  • Eloise Brook – Media Manager – Gender Centre, writer, advocate and academic
  • Mish Pony – Trans and Gender Diverse Specialist Advisor – LGBTI Health Alliance, Trans Sex Worker Representative – Scarlet Alliance and Board Director – AFAO
  • Cristyn Davies – Senior Research Fellow – Child and Adolescent Health, Westmead Children’s Hospital, Adjunct Scholar – Sexualities and Genders Research (SaGR), Western Sydney University and Board Director – Twenty10 Inc GLCS NSW
  • Dr Martina Gleeson – Gender affirming GP in the Sutherland Shire and GP Clinical Lead for South Eastern Sydney HealthPathways

Delivered by ACON in partnership with our friends at the National LGBTI Health Alliance.

When: Wednesday 6th May 4:30pm – 6pm

Where: Register for link at https://www.acon.org.au/tgd-c19

The forum will be cast live to this Facebook event and recorded for sharing with captions as soon as possible.

We also hope (pending funding applications) that this forum will kick off a series with our friends at Trans Pride Australia

Health

Healthy Cities Illawarra

We are very excited to launch our first crowdfunding campaign to help us purchase additional portable water stations.  Donations are tax deductible and we are hoping that you can help us by making a donation and helping to find other contributors who share our passion for combatting plastic pollution as well as combatting the detrimental health effects of sugary drinks! 

We currently have one unit and the demand is definitely increasing from community event organisers! 

We want to promote drinking water because it has zero sugar, zero calories and is the best for keeping hydrated. Single use plastic bottles create litter and ends up as waste on our beaches, creeks, oceans or landfill. The production of plastic contributes to climate change and the consumption of sugary drinks contributes to lots of chronic health diseases.

Check out our campaign, please share, and chip in!  A tax deductible receipt will be issued.

https://chuffed.org/project/the-healthy-water-project

Toilet Paper

Quilton are donating toilet paper to elderly and vulnerable people – even if organisations aren’t eligible to receive the donation – maybe they can register their community with Quilton so that they know some isolated people and communities might not have access to shops with toilet paper.

Hope this helps

Home

https://www.kimberly-clark.com.au/en/contact-us/

https://www.encoretissue.com.au/

http://www.swantissue.com.au/

Suicide Prevention Collaborative

COVID-19 Supports & Resources

A number of supports and resources have been set up to help people who may be struggling as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. To help people find information about these supports, we have set up a COVID-19 Supports & Resources section on the Collaborative’s website.