Aboriginal Communities

At SHINE SA we aim to foster a safe and inclusive environment for Aboriginal people to access relationships and sexual health services.

We work hard to ensure that we collaborate and partner with communities and service providers to develop culturally appropriate information and services, and promote a holistic approach to health.

Our vision and commitment to Reconciliation is expressed through our Reconciliation Action Plan.

Our vision for reconciliation

Our vision is that SHINE SA will build positive relationships with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community in SA to support real and lasting improvement in the sexual health of the community.

Our commitment to reconciliation

  • We are committed to building AUTHENTIC partnerships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff and community
  • We will work towards increasing meaningful PARTICIPATION of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in our work
  • We will advocate with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for EQUITY of sexual health outcomes
  • We will increase the capacity of SHINE SA workforce to work COLLABORATIVELY with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Yarning On: Community Sector Workers

Our courses aim to provide Aboriginal workers with an increased level of knowledge and confidence when working with clients and colleagues in the area of sexual and reproductive health and relationships.

The Yarning On program is run state-wide so please contact SHINE SA about support for your community.

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Yarning On: Schools Support

The Yarning On program provides training and curriculum resources for the teaching of relationships and sexual health in Aboriginal / Anangu schools, and schools that have high numbers of Aboriginal students.

The Yarning On program runs training for Aboriginal support staff (e.g. ACEOs, ACETOs), who play a vital role in connecting families and parents with the school system, and often have to address relationships and sexual health issues in their work with students.

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SHINE SA Services

For sexual health services, you can make an appointment or drop in to a clinic. Counselling services are available for individuals, couples and families. Telephone appointments can be requested, especially for rural / remote clients.

Our clinical teams at SHINE SA include doctors, registered nurses/midwives and counsellors.

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Community Education

SHINE SA offers community education. Small group sessions, activities and events are run to inform communities about the importance of sexual health and wellbeing, covering topics such as STI checks, HIV, pap smears, and contraception.

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Aboriginal-specific resources

We have a number of Aboriginal-specific resources available for purchase from our online shop, including card sets, board games and posters.

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Reports and Documents

Click here to view the Yarning On Initiative: Stage One Final Report.

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