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Queensland overhauls sex education with the Respectful Relationships Education Hub

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Queensland Government, October 2022 The Queensland government has overhauled the way respectful relationships and sexual consent is taught in schools. Revamped educational materials — such as lesson plans — are available for Queensland teachers to use with students from next year. The Respectful Relationships Hub also contains resources for parents and carers, and for students. In March 2021, the...

Suicide prevention in LGBTQA+ young people: Best practice guidelines

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Suicide prevention in LGBTQA+ young people: Best practice guidelines for clinical and community service providers Telethon Kids Institute (Perth), 5th August 2022 These guidelines are intended to improve insight into the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and questioning, asexual (and those of other diverse sexualities and genders; LGBTQA+) young people. They were designed to aid...

FAQs for: SHINE SA’s Gender Wellbeing Service, Gender Affirmation/Transition Pathways in SA, and more

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SHINE SA, 2022 SHINE SA’s Gender Wellbeing Service is a free, confidential mental health service for people who are questioning their gender identity or identify as trans or gender diverse. (This service provides psychological therapies, peer support, general information and support within the metropolitan area of Adelaide. If you would like to see if you live or work within the Adelaide...

New free resource for young people: A Quick Guide to the Menstrual Cycle & Periods

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SHINE SA, 10th May 2022 It can be hard to get accurate and helpful information for people getting their period for the first time. We’ve designed a new guide to answer the questions that young people want to know, like… What is a period? Why do we have periods? What is a menstrual cycle? What period products should I use?, and more. This quick guide helps to demystify periods and to reduce...

Open letter to PM signed by over 250 organisations, including SHINE SA

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23/11/2021 SHINE SA are pleased to be one of the many signatories to the Joint Letter to the Prime Minister calling for laws that protect us all, equally. Media Release from Equality Australia, November 23, 2021: Olympian Ian Thorpe has today teamed up with LGBTIQ+ organisation, Equality Australia, to launch a campaign urging the Australian Parliament to oppose a Religious Discrimination Bill...

Research demonstrates student support for SHINE SA’s Relationships and Sexual Health Program

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SHINE SA,  October 13, 2021 Recent research demonstrates student support for SHINE SA’s comprehensive relationships and sexual health curriculum. The study draws on surveys completed by 29,533 South Australian secondary students aged 12-16 years conducted over a twelve-year period between 2006-2017. University of Adelaide researcher Sophie Kedzior1, analysed surveys of students who had engaged...

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SASHA is a current awareness service with news and views on various aspects of sexual health and sexuality, from a wide range of sources. These range from credible sources of sexual health and related information, to relevant opinion pieces in the media.

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