SHLiRP : Sexual Health, Lifestyle and Relationships Program

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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:


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.

Visit the SHliRP website

  • 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
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • 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
  • Lifeline
    Free Call: 13 11 14

  • Headspace
    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.


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Call 6247 3077 during business hours Monday to Friday.

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).

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