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Fabulous guest speakers for Men's Self-advocacy!

Our second last week was a great one with guest speakers from SHFPACT and Canberra Men’s Centre.

Rose and Mel from SHFPACT (Sexual Health & Family Planning ACT) came along to speak with the men about safe relationships. We talked about kinds of relationships and what’s OK in them. We also talked about consent and ways of saying “no” and “yes” to sexual touching, or touching of any kind. We also learned about the services they provide in their clinic including sexual health and contraception.

You can find out more about SHFPACT on their website http://www.shfpact.org.au/ and their disability program here http://www.shfpact.org.au/index.php/community-health-promotion/disability-services-programs

Alastair from the Canberra Men’s Centre spoke with the men about recognising and managing emotions, including anger. One of the men had previously done an Anger Management course with CMC and told us how much it had helped him with remaining calm and dealing with issues.  Alastair also spoke about their services including counselling, accommodation for men at risk of homelessness or in the criminal justice system, and a program for men with disabilities. Find out more about CMC on their website http://www.menscentre.org.au/

Afterward the men commented how interesting they’d found all the information.  Thank you so much to Rose, Mel and Alastair!

 

If you’re interested in finding out more about SHFPACT they are holding a morning tea for service providers:

Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT (SHFPACT - the hard to say acronym!) would like to invite service providers from the ACT and NSW to come along to morning tea on Friday 28 March 2014 from 10.00am - 12.00pm.

We would like to inform people of the services we provide including the clinical, education, disability and training programs we run. Come for a relaxed morning tea, a short presentation, take a tour of the clinic and browse the bookshop for a gem that might help in your work.

We have lots of resources and knowledge to help you understand more about sexual and reproductive health, the development of healthy relationships and a positive sense of self through providing everyone with access to comprehensive and current information.

If you would like to come along and catch up please RSVP to training@shfpact.org.au or call 6247 3077 and ask for the Education Team.

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