Next GK Cooking Class for PLHIV announced

SAMESH, March 2017

SAMESH’s next cooking class for people living with HIV is ready to serve!
If you’re interested in learning how to cook healthy meals on a budget contact SAMESH and RSVP your spot today – places are limited.

  • When: Wednesday 12 April 2017 10 am – 2 pm
  • Where: 57 Hyde Street, Adelaide 5000
  • RSVP: Monday 10 April 2017 – Call SAMESH on (08) 7099 5300

Presented in conjunction with Bobby Goldsmith Foundation, Centacare, & PEACE Multicultural Services.

Download flyer (PDF) here: GK April 2017

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Homophobia is harmful to workers and businesses

The Conversation, March 21, 2017 12.21pm AEDT

Homophobia is costly to workers and the businesses that employ them, research shows.

Businesses increasingly recognise that homophobia and transphobia limit their organisation’s ability to attract and retain a high calibre workforce and is hurting their bottom-line.

Read more here 

 

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Harm reduction should address the specific needs of couples who inject drugs

nam/aidsmap, 21 March 2017

The sharing of drug injecting equipment most often occurs between sexual partners, but the ways in which couples manage risks and care for each other have been largely ignored by harm reduction services, say Australian researchers.

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Developing a national LGBTIQ disability strategy – a national consultation

National LGBTI Health Alliance, March 2017

  • Are you an LGBTIQ* person living with disability?
  • Are you the intimate partner/carer for an LGBTIQ person living with disability?
  • Would you like to ensure your lived experience contributes to guiding the work of the National Disability Insurance Agency [NDIA] into the future?

*Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, or Queer

How to get involved:  

Step One: Apply to attend the Lived Experience Forum in Melbourne on 31 March
Step Two: Click here to complete the online survey before March 31
Step Three: Share this page with your friends!

About the Consultation

The LGBTI Health Alliance, in partnership with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), is conducting a nationwide consultation that will contribute to the development of an LGBTIQ Strategy. This Strategy will guide the work of the NDIA in the coming years and help to ensure that LGBTIQ people and communities can access and benefit from the National Disability Insurance Scheme [NDIS].

The consultation has two parts: A survey and a Lived Experience Forum

  1. The Lived Experience Forum

The Lived Experience Forum will bring together LGBTIQ people living with disability from around Australia for an in-person meeting with the NDIA in Melbourne. This is an incredibly important opportunity for LGBTIQ people who live with disability to meet with the NDIA and share their wisdom gained from personal experience. Funding is available to support travel costs.
We call on all LGBTI people living with disabilities, and their intimate partners/carers, to apply to attend this Forum.

Click here to submit your expression of interest

  1. The survey 

The survey will ensure that people from around Australia can contribute their wisdom to this consultation – wherever they are. If required it is also possible to complete the survey by telephone. The survey will take 15-30 minutes to complete and is anonymous.

Click here to complete the survey now

Inquiries: If you have questions about this consultation please contact info@lgbtihealth.org.au or call us on (02) 8568 1123

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Youth Mental Health First Aid Course at SHINE

SHINE SA, March 2017

Learn skills and gain confidence to assist young people experiencing mental health problems or crises.

If you have frequent contact with young people at work, or you are the parent of a young person, this course will help you:

  • identify the signs of mental health problems
  • know how and where to get help
  • understand what sort of help has been shown to be effective

Course Outline

Delivered by an accredited and experienced instructor, this course covers topics including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, substance use as well how to provide help and first aid in a mental health crisis such as suicidal thoughts.

This course is the latest edition (4th edition, released in 2017).

Course Details

By completing the online assessment after the course, you will receive a Certificate of Accreditation valid for 3 years.

Location: SHINE SA, 64c Woodville Road, Woodville

Catering: Lunch is not provided in order to keep costs down. Please bring your own lunch, or there are several delis and cafes close to the venue if you wish to buy your lunch.

Course Cost

$160 (student discount of 10% available) – includes a copy of the Youth Mental Health First Aid manual

Course Dates

Date start: 03 May 2017
Date end: 04 May 2017

Date start: 31 August 2017
Date end: 01 September 2017

 

  • Enrol here
  • For more information, please contact Zac Cannell on
    1300 794 584 or zac.cannell@shinesa.org.au

 

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