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Representative Opportunities: Lived Experience Advisory Group – Mental Health Services in SA

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Office of the Chief Psychiatrist (SA), September 2022 The Office of the Chief Psychiatrist (OCP) is the team assisting the current Chief Psychiatrist of South Australia, Dr John Brayley, in meeting his statutory responsibilities and upholding the rights of people who require mental health care. The OCP are currently recruiting new members to join the Lived Experience Advisory Group (LEAG). The...

Monkeypox update: Your Questions Answered video with Dr Dr Vincent Cornelisse / Updated Clinical Guidance from ATAGI / Responding to MPX: GBM in Australia (Survey)

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MPX – Monkeypox – Your Questions Answered (video) Thorne Harbour Health, 26 Aug, 2022 Thorne Harbour Health’s Cal Hawk is joined by Dr Vincent Cornelisse to unpack the latest information we have about the current global outbreak of the monkeypox virus (MPXV) including what our communities can do now to reduce their risk. Vincent is a specialist in sexual health medicine and...

Report: Submissions re Draft Legislation To Protect The Rights Of Intersex People In Medical Settings

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Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate  (ACT), August 2022 Consultation on the draft Variations in Sex Characteristics (Restricted Medical Treatment) Bill 2022 closed on Friday 8 July. A Listening Report has been prepared summarising the input provided by stakeholders during the consultation. This report is intended to provide transparency regarding the range of views and...

First Queer Minds Matter workshop this Friday (free event)

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Queer Minds Matter, August 2022 Queer Minds Matter is a unique program that runs mental health awareness sessions for LGBTIQA+ people. The project began last year when Emma O’Loughlin teamed up with Margie Fischer from Feast Queer Youth Drop In to run 3 sessions about BPD and mental health for the LGBTIQA+ community, with a small grant for Mental Health Awareness Month. They received...

Free Sexual Health Week resources from SHINE SA

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SHINE SA, August 2022 Sexual Health Week runs from 12-18 September, 2022. Sexual Health Week invites all South Australians to have conversations around improving our sexual health and relationship wellbeing. SHINE SA has a number of free digital and physical resources which can help your organisation get involved. Unfortunately many people feel embarrassed talking about their sexual health;...

The evidence related to partner notification for STIs in high-income nations

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Golden Matthew R., Gibbs Jo, Woodward Charlotte, Estcourt Claudia S. (2022) Priorities in the implementation of partner services for HIV/STIs in high-income nations: a narrative review of evidence and recommendations. Sexual Health , Online early, Abstract: Partner notification (PN) remains a crucial prevention tool to reduce sexually transmitted infection (STI) transmission and prevent STI...

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