Did you know SHFPACT has a wonderful range of information brochures covering STI’s, Contraception, Women's Health, Men's Health and more.
For urgent concerns where SHFPACT is unable to respond in the time required please see your GP or the Walk-in Clinic at the Canberra Hospital, or call HealthDirect on 1800 022 222. For assistance in an emergency please call 000 or 112 (digital mobile phone) or 106 (TTY, text based emergency number).
When you first learn about periods and get your first one, there's a lot to take in, and get used to; tracking your cycle, managing the flow, and regularly changing your pads or tampons.
Often shushed by society, period talk – even into adulthood – can seem like whispered 'women's-only' business, a taboo topic rather than a crucial and celebrated part of women's health.
So in case you missed a menstrual memo, or just want to learn more, here are four things you may not know about the menstrual cycle.
To start with, sex shouldn’t hurt, and if it does, a good tip is to say “stop”, no matter what! The aftermath of sex also shouldn’t hurt – whether it’s two minutes, two hours or two days later...
A new tool to help promote Social Safety.
SoSAFE! provides parents, carers, teachers, counsellors and other professionals with simple visual tools to enhance the training of social, socio-sexual and social safety skills. The explicit, rule-based format allows the learner to respond to situations, including intimate relationships, without having to make discretionary decisions, in response to their feelings or ‘early warning signs’.
SHFPACT offers a free counselling service for women experiencing an unplanned pregnancy.
The counselling provided is respectful, non-judgemental and non-directive and aims to provide accurate information and support for women, and their partners and/or families if needed. All options can be explored and discussed in a safe environment as needed by the individual woman.
Protecting yourself and your sexual partners from STIs is important and easy.
On this page you'll find all the info about Sexually Transmissible Infections ( STIs). The best way to protect yourself from STIs is still with a condom and if you are sexually active having a regular sexual health check-up is a vital part of staying health and in control of your sexual health status.
The group-based education program for people with Asperger’s Syndrome based on Isebelle Hénault’s The Sociosexual Education Program.
People with Asperger’s Syndrome (AS) have the same sexual interests, issues and diversity as occur in the general population. However, adolescents and adults with AS are different in terms of the ability to ‘read’ and understand the subtle and complex thoughts and emotions of another person and to effectively communicate their own inner thoughts and feelings.
This group-based education program is based on the SoSafe! framework which is an excellent tool for people living with an intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorder. It develops the skills needed to build and maintain healthy relationships.
Family, Friends and Relationships is a program specifically tailored to meet the needs of people living with an intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorder. These individuals often experience greater complexity in negotiating relationships and encounter increased social and sexual vulnerability. They have the right and need to safely access social opportunities and meaningful relationships.
A GROUP PROGRAM BASED ON THE SoSAFE! FRAMEWORK A GROUP PROGRAM BASED ON THE SoSAFE! FRAMEWORK DESIGNED FOR 10 TO 14-YEAR-OLDS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY AND/OR AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER
ME & YOU is designed to help young people understand their bodies, emotional and social needs and relationships with other people. 'ME & YOU' also builds skills and knowledge in parents/carers to enable them to support the developmental journey of their children.
Find out how menopause may affect your life and what The Canberra Menopause Centre can do for you.
Based at SHFPACT, The Canberra Menopause Centre is a dedicated service for those seeking information, support and medical management of menopause symptoms.
Menopause is the stage of life when periods cease. This occurs when the ovaries are no longer producing eggs, and is a natural life event. Menopause has three stages: perimenopause, menopause and post-menopause.
More and more Australian women are facing a silent career killer. It can increase their dissatisfaction with work, their absenteeism and their intention to quit their jobs. Menopause is one of the last great taboo subjects in the workplace but its impacts are great – and it’s time we talked about it.