GK’s Cooking Demonstrations for people living with HIV

SAMESH will be running a number of cooking demonstrations aimed at people living with HIV (PLWHIV) on lower incomes, and the first demonstration will be held Thursday 25 August.

The sessions will run bi-monthly from then (in August, October, and December). These classes are aimed at encouraging and teaching people how to cook healthy and nutritious meals at home.

We also have a broader approach by inviting a health professional to attend the demonstration to provide an informal discussion on the benefits moving to a healthier lifestyle can have on their overall quality of life. This would include such areas as dieticians, dentists, fitness instructor/trainer, cardiologist, and so on. This isn’t a clinical visit nor meant to interfere with any on-going treatments; it is a chance for those attending to hear from professionals in the field who can provide some advice that may otherwise prove intimidating to seek themselves or feel they cannot access for any reason.

The event is open to all ages, genders, and cultural backgrounds.

We ask that people register their interest as soon as possible to ensure we have accurate numbers for the day to accommodate accordingly.

  • First session: Thursday August 25th at 10 AM – 2.30 PM, at SAMESH, 57 Hyde Street, Adelaide
  • To book, call 7099 5300 or email kat.elsby@shinesa.org.au


CALD Women’s Forum on 20th May 2016

“CALD Women in the 21st century Stand Up, Speak Out & Be heard!”

CALD Women’s Forum on 20th May 2016

This  an event that the Women’s Legal Service is working on, in collaboration with the Migrant Women’s Lobby Group.

The forum focuses on providing CALD women with the knowledge and empowerment that is needed to combat issues they may face on the day to day basis. it also allows women the right to share their views or ask any questions that they may be dealing with in this day and age.

CALD Women are invited to participate and contribute to the forum around issues that impact on our lives. Topics include: training, employability, health and more.

Date: Friday, 20th May 2016
Time: 10.00 am to 4.00 pm
Venue: Hellenic Macedonian Cultural Centre, 94 Henley Beach Road, Mile End SA 5031

This is a FREE event

Registration for catering purposes:
Eventbrite http://cald-women.eventbrite.com.au

Email here or Phone: 08 8241 9900

Please feel free to share the flyer (link below) around your networks, and if you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact Didi Ngor at the Women’s Legal Service on 8231-8929 or via this email

Invitation to CALD Womens Forum

Training for accredited, unaccredited or aspiring interpreters of African background (free)

Relationships Australia, Monday, 1 February 2016

Free Training For African Communities

PEACE Multicultural Services of Relationships Australia SA is offering a learning opportunity for accredited, unaccredited or aspiring interpreters of African background.

This program will provide an opportunity for individuals to develop and enhance their interpreting skills, improve their knowledge base on appropriate health terminologies and learn how to promote meaningful practice in working within the blood borne virus sector.

Lunch will be provided and Certificates will be awarded upon completion of this training.
Places are limited and registration is essential.

Dates: Saturdays, 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 April 2016
Time: 11.00am – 3.30pm
Venue: Relationships Australia SA
49a Orsmond Street, Hindmarsh 5007

For further information or to register for this program, please contact Laura Adzanku on 8245 8133 or on email Laura l.adzanku@rasa.org.au

Download flyer below InterpreterTraining

The health effects of homophobia

Yale News, June 8, 2015

Gay and bisexual men living in European countries with strong attitudes and policies against homosexuality are far less likely to use HIV-prevention services, test for HIV, and discuss their sexuality with health providers, according to research led by Yale School of Public Healt.

Read more here

The health & welfare of Australia’s Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples, 2015

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 9 June 2015

The AIHW has released a new report today.

The health and welfare of Australias Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples 2015 is the eighth in a series of reports that provide a comprehensive statistical picture of a range of topics considered important for improving the health and wellbeing of Indigenous people. The report presents up-to-date statistics, as well as trend information. It examines differences between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, as well as differences by factors such as age, sex and, in particular remoteness.

Download report (PDF) here

Sexual orientation, gender identity linked to eating disorders

HealthCanal, 13/05/2015

Transgender and non-transgender lesbian, gay and bisexual students are at greater risk for eating disorders, finds a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Read more here