Sexual health is an important determinant of overall health and wellbeing. What are effective ways to undertake work that improves sexual health for young people in an organisation context?

This workshop will share collaborative, practical work that undertaken by the Centre for Excellence in Rural Sexual Health (CERSH), Building Ethical Relationships Together (BERT) and Sexual Health Out and aboUT (SHOUT). It will also explore how participants could use similar approaches to integrate sexual health initiatives across different settings and sectors.  

The workshop will finish with lunch at 1pm. A strategy planning meeting will follow at 1.30–3.30 to develop local and regional approaches to progressing effective responses to improve young people’s sexual health in the Great South Coast.

Who should attend? 

Anyone working directly with young people or managing health, youth or community support services.

About the presenters

CERSH has been working in rural Victoria since 2009 to improve sexual health outcomes for various populations. Working collaboratively is a hallmark of the CERSH approach.

Dr Alana Hulme Chambers is a research fellow with the Centre for Excellence in Rural Sexual Health, which is located in the Department of Rural Health, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences (Wangaratta Campus). Alana has conducted research and evaluation for state government, local government, not-for-profit organisations and universities. Her research interests include rural sexual health service delivery, intersectoral partnerships and rural health, and health program evaluation. Alana worked within state government and in community health for 12 years before moving into the university sector.

For enquiries, please email Karen Walsh YACVic Rural Development Coordinator, Great South Coast or phone 0472 514 870.