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Sexual Health Week 2012 NBLHD

Nepean Blue Mountains LHD
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Lisa Bogie

on 5 September 2012

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Transcript of Sexual Health Week 2012 NBLHD

Aim Sexual Health Week (SHW) has been in running since 2006 and aims to work with individuals, groups and communities to increase awareness of sexual health issues and promote sexually healthy choices among our target groups. Each year SHW provides community grants to encourage community involvement in sexual health promotion. Grants of up to $1000 are available to support non-government organisations and local councils who work with marginalised young people. Sexuality and Young People Concerns About the social and relational implications of safe and consensual sex as well as possible risks Possible risks STIs and unplanned pregnancy Rewards Pleasure and intimacy Sex Aware: To know about the physical, emotional and relational skills needed for a sexual relationship. Sex Positive: To accept diversity and the belief that sexual expression should be a good, affirming and pleasurable experience for all involved. Sex Responsible: To practice sexual behaviours that ensure the physical, emotional and relational well-being of all involved. Target Groups Young people aged 16-25 who are marginalised specifically those who are:
Homeless
In correctional facilities
Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
From Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds
Living with disabilities
Gender diverse, same sex attracted or transgendered SHW wants partner organisations to:
Promote the campaign to young people and organisations working with young people.
Distribute SHW resources within their service
Encourage young people to be involved in activities promoting awareness of sexual health and access to services and information.
Run a sexual health activity with young people being sure to utilise the campaign resources.
Apply for a SHW grant in 2013! SHW wants to help young people become: Encouraging young people to access the services and information they need to take control of their sexual health. Campaign 2012 Check It Out Community Grants Campaign Resources What some other organisations and young people are doing.... c Campaign 2012: Check It Out! Chlamydia Card 'Check it Out' Safe sex pack The Little Black Book Chlamydiastic game Raise awareness of sexual health and SHW 2012.
Reinforce the use of condoms and water-based lube.
Increase access to sexual health info and support services for young people.
Provide info about sexual health including check-ups, treatment and prevention of STI's.
Encourage access to doctors for sexual health check-ups. Campaign Resources aim to: Chlamydiastic! is a fun, interactive sexual health game to provide an example of the ease of transmission of chlamydia and to demonstrate that it’s not always possible to tell if someone has an sexually transmissible infection (STI) just by looking.

The game also creates great opportunities for discussion centred on STIs like chlamydia, condom use and beliefs about relationships and sex. Chlamydiastic! is aimed at young people aged 16 years and over. Chlamydiastic! requires 6-10 players and it takes about 30 minutes to play.

Training is essential. Please contact your local Sexual Health Week representative for information.
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