The Sexual Health, Lifestyle and Relationships Program (SHLiRP) is a collaboration between Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT (SHFPACT) and The Canberra Sexual Health Centre, located at The Canberra Hospital, that brings sexual health screening clinics, and sexual health / sexuality education to secondary colleges in the ACT.
The SHLiRP Program team visits up to five ACT secondary colleges per year to offer sexuality, relationships and sexual health education, as well as in-school clinics to offer screening for sexually transmissible infections (STIs) and blood-bourne viruses (BBVs). Each cohort of Year 11 & 12 students will get an opportunity to participate at least once during their time at college.
The Program works on a voluntary model, students are all encouraged to attend the health education session, and are then offered the opportunity to participate in a clinical consultation. Students aged 15 years are required to provide parental consent to participate in the consultation. Otherwise, participation and results are kept strictly confidential. Young people enjoy the same right to privacy about their use of health services as other community members.
SHLiRP's successful model has been operating with the support of ACT Government Health Directorate and Education & Training Directorate, ACT Government secondary colleges staff and students, for more than ten years.
For more information or help please contact any of the services below:
RESOURCES FOR U
Do you need somebody to talk to about sexual health, lifestyles or relationships?
The free services below are only a text, click or call away.
- SHLiRP's Facebook page
Links to local services and other sexual health info resources.
- Sexual Health & Family Planning ACT
1st Floor, 28 University Ave, Canberra City
Clinic 02 6247 3077
SMS 0400 770 999
Canberra Sexual Health Centre
Building 5, Canberra Hospital behind National Capital Private Hospital
Call 6244 2184
- The Junction Youth Health Services
30 Scotts Crossing, Canberra City
Call 02 6232 2423
- Tuggeranong Walk-in Centre
Anketell St & Pitman St, Greenway, Tuggeranong
Call 13 22 81
- Belconnen Walk-in Centre
56 Lathlain St, Belconnen
Call 13 22 81
Free Call: 13 11 14
Call: 6201 5343
A Gender Agenda
Call 6162 1924
Canberra Rape Crisis Centre
Call 6247 2525
- AIDS Action Council
Call 6257 2855
SHLiRP is assisted with funding from the ACT Government.