About SHINE SA

Sexual health and relationship wellbeing for all

Established in 1970 as the Family Planning Association of South Australia, SHINE SA expands beyond traditional family planning services to provide comprehensive reproductive, sexual health and relationship wellebing services.

Today SHINE SA is a key not-for-profit provider of primary care services and education for sexual and relationship wellbeing.

SHINE SA’s service and education delivery model works to provide sexual health education, early intervention, health promotion, clinical services and therapeutic counselling.

SHINE SA provides nurse-led and medical clinical assessment, treatment and counselling services.

Drop-in clinics provide free responsive access to young people under the age of 30.

Our Values

  • Creative
  • Knowledgeable
  • Respectful
  • Genuine
  • Passionate

Our Communities – Who we serve

The communities that we service are:

  • people 30 years and under
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people
  • people with disabilities including mental health
  • people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • men who have sex with men
  • sex workers
  • people living with HIV
  • people living in regional, rural and remote SA

Our Approach

Our approach has been developed over the years as an organisation that works in partnership with governments, communities, education facilities and community agencies to improve the sexual and reproductive health and wellbeing of South Australians.

SHINE SA’s service and education approach is underpinned by:

  • The Ottawa Charter (1986)
  • The Jakarta Declaration (1997)
  • The Melbourne Declaration (2014)
  • The Cairo Declaration (1994)
  • The Beijing Declaration (1995)
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