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Mental Health sector and community shines at WA Mental Health Awards

Mental Health sector and community shines at WA Mental Health Awards

Excellence in Western Australia’s mental health sector was showcased and celebrated last night with the WA Mental Health Awards ceremony. The Awards, which are presented by the Western Australian Association for Mental Health (WAAMH), commend the individuals, organisations, groups and projects for outstanding contributions to the state’s mental health sector and for benefitting the wellbeing […]

Perth Frontrunners celebrate Pride with an outing along the Swan

Perth Frontrunners celebrate Pride with an outing along the Swan

The Perth Frontrunners attracted a huge group of participants for their special Pride Walk and Run along the banks of the Swan River. The group, who usually meet each Saturday morning for a walk and run in Kings Park, opted for a scenic stroll or jog from Matilda Bay to The Old Swan Brewery and […]

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Parents urged to talk teenagers about sexual health before Leavers Week

Parents urged to talk teenagers about sexual health before Leavers Week

The Department of Health is encouraging parents to talk with their teens about sex and relationships before Leavers’ Week, which runs from 21 November. Conversations leading up to Leavers can help young people feel prepared and less likely to engage in risky behaviours in the spur of the moment. “It’s important to talk about informed […]

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Forum on ending conversion therapy practices to be held in Hobart

Forum on ending conversion therapy practices to be held in Hobart

A forum on ending the harmful practice of LGBTIQA+ conversion, suppression and change practices will be held at Tasmania’s parliament later this week. Organisers highlight that one in twenty LGBTQIA+ Tasmanians have experienced harmful conversion practices. Practices which increase rates of suicide, PTSD, depression, and homelessness. Equality Tasmania spokesperson, Dr Lucy Mercer-Mapstone, says this is […]

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Youth Educating Peers (YEP) Project to launch accessible new website

Youth Educating Peers (YEP) Project to launch accessible new website

The Youth Educating Peers (YEP) Project is a peer-based sexual health project, providing youth lead sexual health education for young people; and professional development and consultation services for the youth and sexual health sectors. YEP operates under the Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia (YACWA), in partnership with WAAC and supported by funding from the […]

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ACON launches 2022 red ribbon appeal for World AIDS Day

ACON launches 2022 red ribbon appeal for World AIDS Day

In the lead up to World AIDS Day, communities across NSW are encouraged to get involved with the Red Ribbon Appeal to raise funds and awareness for initiatives that help prevent new HIV transmissions, eliminate HIV stigma, and support people living with HIV. Organised by ACON, NSW’s leading HIV health organisation, the Red Ribbon Appeal […]

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Screening Saves Lives: Geri and Stephanie share their stories

Local couple Geri Garland and Stephanie Mutch talk to OUTinPerth about why they signed up to be part of a campaign that encourages LGBTIQA+ people to engage with cancer screening programs. The Screening Saves Lives campaign from North Metropolitan Health encourages people to get tested for bowel, cervical and breast cancer. October is Breast Cancer […]

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Kirby Institute launches new Monkeypox research project

Kirby Institute launches new Monkeypox research project

Monkeypox (MPX) has emerged as a public health threat internationally, and Australia is at the forefront of responding to the disease through case management, health promotion and vaccination programs. The Kirby Institute is calling for people at risk of MPX to enrol in the TraX study, which will provide the data needed to guide the […]

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Find out more about Monkeypox at an online forum

Find out more about Monkeypox at an online forum

Gay and bisexual men are being urged to attend a virtual monkeypox forum with Australia’s deputy chief medical officer and a leading sexual health specialist as the community rallies to prevent transmission. The free national forum at 6.30pm on Monday, October 10 will address community concerns and provide information about how to stay safe and […]

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Good Arts, Good Mental Health: New project connects arts and minds

Good Arts, Good Mental Health: New project connects arts and minds

We all have our hobbies – listening to music, reading novels, concerts, movies – and a new project shows just how these can improve our mental health. The Good Arts, Good Mental Health project is based on Dr Christina Davies’ multi-award winning PhD research that quantifies the arts-mental health relationship and highlights the benefits of […]

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