New service providing mental health support to people of CALD backgrounds

Relationships Australia South Australia, May 2020

ASKPEACE is available to provide mental health support to people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds living in South Australia who have been impacted by COVID-19.

The ASK Peace Project will provide a virtual service based on counselling and case management, referrals, support and advocacy services to respond to the mental health and wellbeing of CALD individuals, families and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

It is not necessary to speak English to access this service.

You can refer your client to this service; they also accept self-referrals.

There is no cost for the service.

Survey for Women living with HIV

napwha, femfatales, Relationships Australia South Australia, September 2018


This survey is the result of a collaboration between MOSAIC, NAPWHA and Femfatales. They encourage all women living with HIV, regardless of age, to be motivated to consider their health, to reflect on living with HIV, and to complete this survey so that their voices may be heard.

The feedback from this survey can be used to make positive changes in the delivery of support to women living with HIV. Please complete this survey by Friday October 26th 2018. The survey should take 10-15 minutes to complete.

HIV Women’s Health Program Update

Relationships Australia South Australia, February 2018

Information for Service Providers 

The HIV Women’s Health Program of Relationships Australia South Australia has been established to provide a range of services to empower women affected by or at risk of HIV to lead a healthy life that is free of stigma and discrimination.

Their service is for all women affected by HIV regardless of their cultural backgrounds. Women can be referred to the service or contact them directly.

All women accessing this service will be initially seen by the female Program Coordinator who has extensive experience in working with gender based issues, HIV and culture. The Coordinator will first meet women face to face, conduct a general assessment and will discuss the most suitable interventions and future directions.

Their services include:
• Individual support, counselling, case management, advocacy and referral services.
• Bi-monthly women’s peer support group (all participants must register with the program coordinator).
• A specific website that provides information relevant to women’s living with HIV. The information is useful for people living with HIV, the wider community and service providers.
• Peer development pathways to empower women who are interested in being involved in providing peer support and/or in public speaking about HIV.

They will regularly consult with women to identify concerns and gaps in service delivery.

Free community BBQ for World AIDS Day, December 1st

December 1st is World AIDS Day, and a number of South Australian organisations, supported by SA Health, are hosting a free community BBQ next Friday in Hindmarsh Square/Mukata from 11.30 AM – 2.30 PM.

Vegetarian and halal options available.

All welcome!

Come along and feel free to chat with the staff and volunteers about HIV/AIDS in Australia.

Family friendly event, with music, food and activities!

Facebook event page



Next free cooking class for people living with HIV announced

SAMESH’s next cooking class for people living with HIV is ready to serve.

The theme for this class will be “pasta”: the chef will be showing participants how to make pasta from scratch.

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 6 September 2017 10 am – 2 pm

Where: 57 Hyde Street, Adelaide 5000

RSVP: by Monday 4 September 2017. Call SAMESH on (08) 7099 5300.

Download PDF flyer Gk Cooking Sept 2017

SAMESH’s next free cooking class for people living with HIV

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 5 July 2017 10 am – 2 pm

Where: 57 Hyde Street, Adelaide 5000

Cost: Free

RSVP: Monday 3 July 2017, call SAMESH on (08) 7099 5300