Teacher Resources

Dear Teachers,

Below you will find a list of useful resources and websites to guide you through the issues surrounding STIs and sexual health. Click on the organisation name to be directed to their website.

 

Alfred Hospital Education and Resource Centre  – The ERC is a free state-wide community service for all Victorians. They provide information on HIV/AIDS, hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections (STI’s).

Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society – ARCSHS is a centre for social research into sexuality, health, and the social dimensions of human relationships. It works collaboratively and in partnership with communities, community-based organisations, government and professionals in relevant fields to produce research that promotes positive change in policy, practice and people’s lives.

Ballarat Sexual Health Clinic   – The Sexual Health Clinic is located at the Lucas site of Ballarat Community Health. The team of qualified health professionals pride themselves on a non-judgmental, welcoming clinic providing services to men and women of all ages. BCHC does not discriminate; Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) and same sex attracted clients are welcome.

Bendigo Community Health - With a strong connection to their community and over 35 years of local health experience, Bendigo Community Health Services has a unique capacity to understand local health issues and respond to their consumers through a broad range of services and partnerships

Better Heath website – Australia’s leading health, medical and lifestyle website.

Centre for Excellence in Rural Sexual Health  -  CERSH: Smart and Deadly: A series of resources for both young Aboriginal people and Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal workers.

Clinic 35 at Gateway Community Health  - Gateway Community Health is a not-for-profit registered community health centre. They recognise the importance of understanding the whole person and the context in which they live. They are recognized as a leader in services that enhance community health and well-being through innovation and partnership. They provide a supportive, creative, diverse and growth based environment for learning.

Family Planning Victoria -  FPV’s focus is sexual and reproductive health care, education and advocacy. Their vision is sexual and reproductive health for all Victorians and our mission is to provide leadership in public policy, education and clinical care.

Gay & Lesbian Health Victoria  – Gay and Lesbian Health Victoria (GLHV) is a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) health and wellbeing policy and resource unit. GLHV is committed to improving the health and wellbeing of LGBTI Victorians and the quality of care they receive.

Headspace – headspace centres are located across metropolitan, regional and rural areas of Australia. Each centre can help with mental health, physical health (including sexual health), alcohol and other drug or work and study issues.entres are built and designed with input from young people so they don’t have the same look or feel as other clinical services.

Hepatitis Victoria - Hepatitis Victoria is the peak community organisation working across the State for people affected by or at risk of viral hepatitis.  Hepatitis Victoria have a long history of ensuring the community has access to information, treatment and care.

Melbourne Sexual Health Centre  – MSHC is Victoria’s leading clinic for the testing and treatment of sexually transmissible infections. It has a dedicated Clinical Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sexual Health Unit based in Carlton named The Wulumperi Sexual Health Unit.

Multicultural Health and Support Service  – The Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health (CEH) is a unique agency that provides specialist information, training and support on cultural diversity and wellbeing. They work to ensure that everyone in Australia has access to vital services such as health and education. Where people cannot access services due to cultural, language or educational barriers, they help tailor these services to their needs.

STI Health - The campaign provides young people with important information about the transmission, symptoms, treatment and, most importantly, the prevention of STIs.

TESTme - TESTme is a free service of Melbourne Sexual Health Centre (MSHC) for rural Victorians aged 25 years and younger, rural Victorian men who have sex with men and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.  TESTme offers online testing for chlamydia. TESTme also offers telephone consultations with a nurse for Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) testing and contraceptive advice. Call 1800 032 017 during office hours or email for a TESTme phone appointment.

Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation - The main aim of the unit is to support VACCHO member organisations to provide up-to-date sexual and reproductive health care through the provision of advocacy, training, support and health promotion services.

Victorian Aboriginal Health Service  – VAHS was established in 1973 to address the specific medical needs of Victorian indigenous communities. The organisation has expanded steadily over past 40 years to provide a comprehensive range of medical, dental and social services for our community.

Young People’s Health Service  -  YPHS is a nurse led primary health care service that provides opportunistic and strategic health interventions to young people who are homeless or marginalised between the ages of 12 and 24 years in Melbourne’s CBD.