Living with HIV and want to learn how to cook nutritious meals on a budget?

SAMESH, May 2019

June is the month for SAMESH’s next free cooking class hosted by resident chef G.K.  Bring your culinary talents up to speed, and get some healthy lifestyle tips too!

Next class: Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 10 AM – 2 PM at 57 Hyde street, Adelaide, South Australia. Free of charge.



Act To Prevent Men’s Violence Against Women A Guide For Community Action

Women’s Health West. 2018

This resource is for community members or groups who are planning to undertake actions to prevent men’s violence against women.

This resource details practical things you can do every day to prevent men’s violence against women. It also includes important information to consider before you take action, as well as links to further resources.

New resources: Staying Strong During The Marriage Equality Debate

ACON, November 2017

In light of all the emotional distress being caused by the protracted and harmful  debate surrounding marriage equality, ACON has put together these resources that they hope will help everyone within the affected communities, particularly younger community members who often find themselves most vulnerable to hate speech.

  • Download the full-sized resources below:

Staying Strong PDF

Staying Strong JPG

Staying Strong Text Only PDF

  • Other ACON resources on marriage equality:

Marriage Equality Health Evidence Review

Marriage Equality Guide for Health Services

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:

Guest presenter announced for IDAHOT ReFRESH Forum

We are delighted to announce that our lead presenter at out ReFRESH Forum for IDAHOT is Sarah K Reece.

Sarah is an amazing individual who is part of the queer community, a consumer of mental health services, and a worker in the sector also. Her open and creative approach to life will  inform her presentation which will kick off our proceedings. She will take a fresh look at self-care – we all hear about it as workers in regard to ourselves and our clients, but how useful is the way we frame it? When self-care becomes more work which is measured in terms of success or failure, and carries with it notions of obligation and shame, can we take stock and look at it in a different way?

The forum on 17th  May (the International Day Against Homophobia,Transphobia & Biphobia) at Woodville will explore mental health and LGBTI people, with particular reference to some of the people who exist at the intersections in the community: nonbinary/genderqueer people and bisexual/pansexual people.

After Sarah’s presentation she will join our specially invited panel of guests to answer some of our questions in a Q & A session.

When the formal proceedings have finished we will have an afternoon tea featuring rainbow cake!

To register for the forum please go to this link:

When 17 May 2016 (Tuesday)

Where SHine SA, 64c Woodville Road, Woodville

Time 1.30 – 4.30 pm

Cost $50 (Student Concession $25) Invoice issued on receipt of enrolment form



IDAHOT ReFRESH forum – Mental health, Gender & sexual diversity: supporting clients who are LGBTIQ

May 17 is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia (IDAHOT). SHine is marking the occasion with a ReFRESH forum on Mental Health and Wellbeing among LGBTIQ communities, followed by afternoon tea with rainbow cake!

The forum will feature a panel of speakers who will discuss mental health and wellbeing of same-sex attracted and gender diverse people, from their lived and/or professional experience. While we will look at the LGBTIQ communities as a whole, we will focus on nonbinary and bisexual people especially, as their voices are often left out of the conversation.

The forum will feature:

> A presentation on self-care for LGBTIQ workers and their clients
> An interactive panel of guest speakers, with professional tips and strategies, and personal stories
> Opportunities to ask questions and engage in discussions
> Introduction to resources and referral options, when supporting your clients from these populations
> Networking with other workers from the sector
> Rainbow cake!

When 17 May 2016 (Tuesday)

Where SHine SA, 64c Woodville Road, Woodville

Time 1.30 – 4.30 pm

Cost $50 (Student Concession $25)

Invoice issued on receipt of enrolment form

Afternoon tea provided.

Online enrolment:
Closing date for enrolment: Friday 6 May
Enquiries Phone 8300 5317 / Email

Download flyer here ReFRESH IDAHOT