As the lead sexual health agency in South Australia, SHine SA is responsible for educating the community and professsionals about sexual health matters.
SHine SA's Primary Health Care Teams offer a range of community education and health promotion activities that are aimed at improving the sexual health of South Australians.
Some of this work includes:
- providing consultancy on sexual health
- running workshops and group education sessions
- youth participation and peer education
- health promotion
SHine SA's workers have developed strong links with other organisations and often work in partnership to increase sexual health awareness and promote open discussion. If you would like to know more about how we can help your community, contact your local Primary Health Care Team:
- East/West team (08) 8300 5300
- Northern team (08) 8256 0700
- Southern team (08) 8186 8600
SHine SA's Workforce Development & Resources team works in partnership with a range of different professionals to to increase positive sexual health and relationships outcomes for South Australians by providing education for workers in the community.
We deliver education courses in sexual health and relationships for doctors, nurses and midwives, teachers, youth workers, disability workers and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workers.
Courses provide the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge and to explore values and attitudes so that professionals can address sexual health and relationship issues within daily work practices with their clients.
Most of our courses have a formal assessment process and are accredited either through the Vocational Education and Training (VET) system or through a South Australian University. This allows participants to negotiate recognition of their Sexual Health certificate as part of a relevant tertiary qualification with their institution.
We also host sexual health networks for specific groups to discuss new developments and to share issues and concerns arising from their work.