Sexual Health Week 12-18 September 2022

Let's celebrate safety, pleasure, respect.

Sexual Health Week invites all South Australians to have conversations around improving our sexual health and relationship wellbeing.

Unfortunately many people feel embarrassed talking about their sexual health, Sexual Health Week hopes to create destigmatising conversations about sexual health in a fun and positive way.

 

This year’s theme is ‘Better in Bed’ and invites us to consider how we can work towards better sexual health for all.

We encourage youth and community organisations and educators to get involved and start sharing destigmatising messages this Sexual Health Week!

Sexual Health Week Events

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to see what organisations are doing this Sexual Health Week!

Get involved!

Host an event

Sexual Health Week is the perfect excuse to host an event as part of your group or organisation.

It can be as simple or creative as you like.

For example:

  • Host a morning tea that focuses on what makes respectful relationships
  • Create a youth event with games that encourage people to think about safety, pleasure and respect
  • Share information around sexual health messaging in your next meeting or on your social media
  • Include top resources for sexual health in your next newsletter
  • Put up posters and include resources in your organisation that encourage the normalisation of sexual health

 

Social media

          

We have put together a range of social media tiles for you to download and share. These tiles can be used to share information about Sexual Health Week and to encourage destigmatising conversations around sexual health.  

Suggested captions:  

We’re celebrating Sexual Health Week [include information about your event etc.]

Be better in bed, take care of your sexual health.

This Sexual Health Week let’s talk about how we’re caring for our sexual health. When was the last time you had a sexual health check?

Be better in bed by practising safer sex.
Using a condom means you can focus on having pleasurable sex, without worrying about STIs or unintended pregnancy.   

Did you know most STIs have no symptoms?
Be better in bed, use condoms and get tested.

Use condoms. Get tested.

Suggested hashtags:  

#sexualhealthweek 

#betterinbed 

#safetypleasurerespect  

Plus, don’t forget to tag us: @shinesainc

SHINE SA is offering grants to community sector groups/organisations to host events and create opportunities to raise awareness of sexual health and relationship wellbeing. The theme for this year’s event is Better in Bed and focuses on safety, pleasure and respect in intimacy. 

Applications are now closed.

Download resources

SHINE SA have a host of free resources that can be used to start conversations around being better in bed.

Our Online Shop has resources including:

  • posters
  • cards and games
  • fact sheets
  • and more

If you are hosting a Sexual Health Week event, contact us for additional event-based resources.

You can also check out our Library and Resource Centre for activities, games and other resources.

Online Shop

 

 

Further resources

The Busy Youth Workers’ Guide to Talking Sexual Health 

A great resource that will support you in approaching topics about sexual health and relationships when talking to young people.  

Download Now 

 

Talk Soon. Talk Often. A Guide for Parents Talking to their Kids About Sex. 

To support parents/carers on how to approach educating their children about reproduction, sexuality and relationships, and more. 

Download Now 

 

Talking About Sexual Health tool

PlaySafe (NSW Health) have put together the Talking About Sexual Health tool, a great approach to facilitate conversation
with young people about sexual health.

Download Now

 

Keep up-to-date!

Subscribe to our Youth Sexual Health Newsletter to keep up to date with the latest news related to sexual health and relationship wellbeing, free resources, and professional development opportunities.

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