What Is The Purpose Of The Network?
Whether you are working in the city, country or remote areas – sexual health is a sensitive and challenging issue. It is something that impacts on each one of us throughout our lifetime. We understand that to make informed, healthy decisions, people need clear, current information, education & clinical services and support from family and friends. Many people working in or around sexual health can feel quite isolated and find it hard to get the support, current information and resources needed to meet the local need. The Sexual Health Network aims to reduce this isolation.
Who Is The Network For?
Members are mostly from Western Australia and involved in delivering or providing access to sexual health information, education, healthy respectful relationships, health promotion or clinical services. Workers are mostly Aboriginal Health Workers, nurses, doctors, health promotion officers, youth workers, drug and alcohol workers, teachers, Aboriginal and Islander Educational Officers, etc.
The Network has a strong focus on Aboriginal health issues. There is an emphasis on providing support to Aboriginal people who work in sexual health and to rural and remote workers in their role in sexual health.
What Will We Do?
- Distribute up-to-date information on sexual health issues, by email and mail
- Share experiences, challenges, success stories and resources
- Support each other and reduce professional isolation
Each year the Network aims to be guided by the members in how it can provide extra support each and every one of you. So be ready to offer your suggestions!!
How Will We Do It?
The Network has state-wide and regional meetings by teleconferences which are usually conducted at member request or for organizing sexual health events such as regional training or the annual WA Aboriginal Sexual Health Forum. Currently information is distributed by email although we have the capability of mail out at member’s request. Members can also share information with each other through our email list or meet up at the annual gathering – see below.
The WA Aboriginal Sexual Health Forum
Come and meet other network members and people working in sexual health at the annual WA Aboriginal Sexual Health Forum. The Forum focusses upon Aboriginal health but the learnings are applicable across all community groups. Specific non Aboriginal health issues are included too.
Every year funding is available to assist members in attending the Forum – this is advertised through the email distribution list. If you are interested in being part of this annual event please contact the SHN Coordinator.
Click here to register for the eYarning forum