Policy Consultation Forum: LGBTIQ and youth community feedback sought

SHINE SA, August 2018

LGBTIQ and youth community feedback is sought on SA Health Equity and Access in Health Care Policy Directive & Southern Adelaide Local Health Network (SALHN) Adult Community Mental Health Model of Care. 

Members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) communities and young people (under 30) are invited to an information session to learn about the draft Equity and Access in Health Care Policy Directive for SA Health as well as the draft SALHN Adult Community Mental Health Model of Care. SA Health and SALHN, in partnership with SHINE SA, are facilitating an information and feedback session about these important documents. We look forward to hearing your views on the policy and model of care.

The SA Health Policy aims to provide a comprehensive overarching framework which consolidates equity and access requirements for South Australia’s diverse health consumers consistent with the South Australian Government Universal Access and Inclusion Guidelines (the Guidelines). The Policy is intended to provide strategic direction to SA Health employees, or persons who provide health care services on behalf of SA Health, to ensure that access to public health services is equitable for all South Australian health consumers.

The central purpose of the SALHN Adult Community Mental Health Model of Care is to provide high level guidance pertaining to the provision of safe and high quality care to Southern Adelaide Local Health Networks diverse mental health consumers. The core principles speak to the provision of person centred, evidence based recovery oriented care that is provided by an appropriately diverse multi-disciplinary team. Strong emphasis has been placed upon care delivery within the context of a culturally and linguistically safe service that engenders strong collaborative partnerships across agencies and between consumers, carers and health professionals. A Service Plan is being developed to operationalise the Model of Care, and both elements will be implemented in parallel once development is complete.

Tuesday, August 28 at 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

At SHINE SA, 57 Hyde Street, Adelaide 5000

Free event

Light refreshments will be provided

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Teen sexting: pleasure is missing from the discussion

Sexting has increased among teens in recent years, and increases as youths age, according to new research published in JAMA Pediatrics.

An estimated one in seven teens sends sexts and one in four receives them, according to the research.

The paper reviews 39 studies conducted between 1990 to 2016 involving more than 110,000 participants. Two studies took place in Australia, and others in countries including the United States, Korea and South Africa.

Summary of results: Trans Pathways: the mental health experiences and care pathways of trans young people

Telethon Kids Institute, Perth, September 1, 2017

Trans Pathways is the largest study ever conducted of the mental health and care pathways of trans and gender diverse young people in Australia (859 participants). It is also the first Australian study to incorporate the views of parents and guardians of trans young people (194 participants).

What did Trans Pathways tell us?

  • Trans young people are at very high risk for poor mental health, self-harming and suicide attempts
  • Trans young people found it difficult to access health services
  • Many trans young people have experienced negative situations that affect their mental health such as peer rejection, bullying, issues with school, university or TAFE, and a lack of family support
  • Participants told us they used music and art, peers and friends, activism, social media and pets to make themselves feel better and take care of their mental wellbeing

The authors have provided a list of recommendations for governments and health providers, as well as guidance for schools, parents, peers and young trans people.

Download report:

If you or anyone you know needs help:

Careers at SHINE: Young Leader/Project Worker, Safe Schools Anti-bullying Initiative

SHINE SA, 6/6/17

Young Leader/Project Worker, Safe Schools Anti-bullying Initiative

  • ASO 4, part-time Project Worker position
  • Based at Woodville, SA
  • Opportunity to positively change young people’s lives

Is making school life safer and more inclusive for LGBTIQ people your passion?

We have an opportunity for an enthusiastic person to join our team on a part-time basis of up to 22.5 hours per week to support the development, implementation and evaluation of our Safe Schools Anti-Bullying Initiative. To be successful in this role, you will be committed to engaging positively and effectively with young people, demonstrate values and attitudes that celebrate sexual diversity and gender diversity, and strive to reduce homophobia and transphobia in schools.

SHINE SA is the leading sexual health agency in South Australia. We are a not-for-profit, non-government organisation working in partnership with government, health, education and community agencies, and communities to improve the sexual and reproductive health and relationship wellbeing of South Australians.

The position requires flexibility in hours to accommodate the needs of schools. Same sex attracted, intersex and/or gender diverse applicants are especially encouraged to apply.

 

This appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Child-Related Employment Screening. SHINE SA is an equal opportunity employer.

Closing date: 23/06/2017

  • Click here to download the Job and Person Specification.
  • For further information about the position contact Kelly Treloar on 08 8300 5328 or email kelly.treloar@shinesa.org.au
  • Apply online here

State Government to fully fund Safe Schools anti bullying initiative

Hon Susan Close MP, Minister for Education and Child Development, Government of South Australia. Press release published: Wednesday, May 17, 2017

A new Safe Schools anti-bullying initiative will be made available from July to assist public secondary schools in tackling the unacceptably high rates of bullying and suicide among LGBTI students.

The refreshed initiative will be delivered by SHine SA and replaces the Federal Government program which expires at the end of June.

Actors wanted! (Young Aboriginal people)

SHINE SA, April 2017

Actors wanted!!

Our Yarning On program is currently working on a project to develop a film resource for young Aboriginal people in South Australia around sexual health and relationships.

We are looking for young Aboriginal people who may be interested in doing some acting and being involved in this film.

• No experience needed
• Theatre coaching included
• Great work experience
• Payment included

If you think this could be for you please email your name and contact details to jessica.wishart@shinesa.org.au
by Friday 5 May 2017 – or you can call Jessica for a yarn on 8300 5344

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Download flyer (PDF) at the link: YO Actors Flyer