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Well, Well, Well

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SunSmart and Skin Cancer
Jan 14, 2021 44 min

SunSmart and Skin Cancer

image credit Toby Lawrence via Unsplash As we relish the warm sun and increased outdoor activity Michael and Tex chat with Heather Walker from SunSmart at Cancer Council Victoria about staying safe this summer. We talk about signs of skin abnormalities and screening for skin cancer, as well as protecting ourselves every day - in a time when outdoor entertainment activity has been widely supported for its COVID safety. SunSmart and the SunSmart App Cancer Council Victoria BOM
Conversion Practices
Jan 07, 2021 52 min

Conversion Practices

Last month, Victoria's Change and Suppression (Conversion) Prohibition Bill banning conversion practices seeking to change a person’s sexual orientation and gender identity passed the lower house of the Victorian Parliament. As the bill is soon to be debated in the upper house, four survivors of conversion practices (Nicole, Percy, Aba, and Nathan) join Cal to share their stories and talk about why this bill needs to become law. At several points during the episode, the Brave Network is mentioned. The Brave Network is a support and advocacy group for LGBTIQ people of faith and allies. You can check them out online at: thebravenetwork.org You can also check out the SOGICE Statement online: socesurvivors.com.au - written by survivors of Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Change Efforts, and the LGBTQA+ Conversion movement. And finally, Nathan mentioned that everyone can look up who their upper house Members of Victorian Parliament are at vec.vic.gov.au
New Year’s Resolutions – Getting Fit & Quitting Smoking
Dec 31, 2020 48 min

New Year’s Resolutions – Getting Fit & Quitting Smoking

As we close the book on 2020, Tex and Cal take a closer look at two of the health topics commonly at the centre of New Year's Resolutions - improving our physical fitness and quitting smoking. Movement coach Ian Blamey returns to the show to discuss setting goals and managing expectations when it comes to physical fitness as well as digging a bit deeper to think about the concepts of motivation and commitment. Later in the show Cal and Tex are joined by Dr Sarah White from Quit to discuss some of the strategies for quitting smoking, including considerations for our LGBTIQ communities. The Quitline can be reached on 13 78 48 or check out their website: www.quit.org.au Movement coach Ian Blamey can be reached via email: [email protected] or via Facebook. At the end of show Tex and Cal also mentioned Northside Bizarre coming up on Saturday 6 February 2021. For more details, including how to support the event, head to: www.northsidebizarre.com
Stay Homo: Mental Health during & after COVID
Dec 24, 2020 48 min

Stay Homo: Mental Health during & after COVID

For this episode of Well, Well, Well, Jessie is joined by both Jono, the creative mastermind behind BARBA & Stay HOMO, as well as Chris Cheers, a psychologist and part of the BARBA family, to have a chat about the campaign and some practical tips to manage these unique times. BARBA is an all-inclusive, sex-positive queer collective run by queer people of colour (POC) and showcasing some of the finest queer talent from Australia and across the globe. BARBA aims to be bring people together by giving opportunities to LGBTQ+ people to party together, create art, express themselves and break free of societal constraints. The BARBA collective and followers are a diverse mix of LGBTQ+ individuals and POC, some of them who were born overseas, whether international students, migrants or refugees. BARBA has a strong brand identity and is seen as trusted influencer and community leaders in the Queer Artist and multicultural LGBTQ+ communities. When COVID hit, a lot of the members felt disconnected from their tight knit community. BARBA decided to create the campaign STAY HOMO to support their friends through the isolation of COVID with practical steps to manage their mental health, social health and overall wellbeing. Click here to check out the STAY HOMO campaign
Alcohol, Drugs, and Social Isolation
Dec 17, 2020 44 min

Alcohol, Drugs, and Social Isolation

Luis Villasmil via Unsplash Michael and Tex this week chat with Thorne Harbour Health's Alcohol and other Drug Team Leader Nic Robinson-Griffith about our alcohol and drug consumption over the past year, and how we can support one another in improving our health and wellbeing when it comes to substances. We discuss services to help folk manage their use, to check-in, and make our use safer. Later Michael and Tex catch up about how to cope with social isolation over the holidays, something our community has become adept at over the tumultuous year of 2020. For Thorne Harbour Health services head to: thorneharbour.org Rewired and Rewired 2.0 Admin Counselling For support these holidays contact: Rainbow Door Lifeline
Family Violence
Dec 10, 2020 47 min

Family Violence

Image attributed to Youssef Naddam via Unsplash Michael checks in with Thorne Harbour Health's Family Violence team worker Jesse to talk about how our community responds to intimate partner and family violence. 2020 has been a particularly stressful year for many and forced many of us into close quarters - not always in safe settings. We discuss what resources are available to support people experiencing or using family violence, and what techniques to utilise if you need to chat to a friend or family member. For support you can reach out to Rainbow Door 1800 729 367 Phone: 1800 729 367 Text: 0480 017 246 Email: [email protected] Switchboard/ QLife – 1800 184 527. Switchboard also offer Webchat 3PM-12AM everyday www.switchboard.org.au, Switchboard is staffed by volunteer counsellors and peers who can direct you to the right supports. Thorne Harbour Health – (03) 9865 6700 We provide counselling services to LGBTI communities and we also run the ReVisioning Men’s Behaviour Change Program that offers a group-based program to same-sex and same-gender attracted men who use violence. Referrals into ReVisioning can also be made via [email protected] Drummond Street Services - (03) 9663 6733 9AM-5PM, this service provides a variety of counselling services options to the LGBTIQ community. ds.org.au Men’s Referral Service –1300 766 491 From 9.00am -9.00pm, for men who are using relationship or family violence. Men’s Referral Service also provides ‘Live chat.' The Police - Call 000 The LGBTIQ Gay and Lesbian Liaison Officers (GLLO) are also a valuable resource to aid in supporting you to interact with mainstream police support should you feel uncertain about having direct contact with police; if you contact police ask to speak to a GLLO if possible. Contact your MP to help end conversion practices in Victoria https://equalityaustralia.org.au/endconversionvic/
International Day of People with Disability
Dec 03, 2020 49 min

International Day of People with Disability

Observed on 3 December, the International Day of People with Disability is a chance to have an important discussion about the individuals in our communities living with disabilities and how we can collectively take action. Joining Cal and Tex for this episode are Ruby Mountford (from JOY's Triple BiPass and pictured left) as well as longstanding community advocate Greg Axtens. Plus, Margherita Coppolino from the National Ethnic Disability Alliance and systemic advocate Giancarlo de Vera join in on the conversation. During the episode a couple different websites and resources are mentioned including: The National Ethnic Disability Alliance: http://neda.org.au/ ACON’s Queer Ability Toolkit – for LGBTIQA+ people with disability looking to access the NDIS: http://www.acon.org.au/who-we-are-here-for/people-with-disability/ Out for Australia 30 Under 30 Awards: https://www.outforaustralia.org/30-under-30-2020 General website: https://www.outforaustralia.org/ Australian GLBTI Multicultural Council (AGMC): https://www.agmc.org.au/ People with Disability Australia General website: https://pwd.org.au/ #MakeItSafeToSpeak campaign to ensure confidentiality in the Disability Royal Commission : https://dpoa.org.au/safetospeak/
Honouring People Living with HIV (PLHIV)
Nov 27, 2020 52 min

Honouring People Living with HIV (PLHIV)

AIDS Memorial Quilt & Food Relief Packs for PLHIV Skye Bartlett personally saw to bringing light to the AIDS Memorial Quilt for South Australia once again. Join us as we talk about how the quilt originated at the beginning of the AIDS pandemic and the sentiment behind it. For more information about the quilt or if you wanted to make a contribution, get in touch with Skye via SAMESH (South Australia Mobilisation & Empowerment for Sexual Health). Daniel also joins us to chat about the food relief packs that were provided for people living with HIV, especially during a very trying time this year, as part of the community pantry. For some delicious and nutritious recipes, check out the SASHA website, or get in touch via SAMESH website or Facebook page.
Transgender Awareness & STI Testing Week
Nov 23, 2020 35 min

Transgender Awareness & STI Testing Week

Transgender Awareness Week runs from 13th - 19th of November and it is when allies and organisations come together to help raise awareness and increase visibility about transgender people and issues their community faces. On the 20th of November it is Transgender Day of Remembrance, founded by Gwendolyn Ann Smith, originally to honour Rita Hester, a trans woman of colour who was killed in 1998 due to anti-transgender violence, like many before her. On this day we honour all transgender people we have lost of have been subject to anti-transgender violence. Miss Katalyna who is one of the founders of Trans Pride March and proud member of Pacifique X, joins us on the show to share her perspective and talk about the events of the week. As it is also concurrently STI Testing Week, we are joined by Dr. Jason Ong, a researcher and clinician from Melbourne Sexual Health Centre who chats about the state of STIs within the community and testing rates in relation to transgender people. Jason also shares with us some of the key learnings that came out of the "Diversifying Genders" symposium at this years' ASHM Conference chaired by Teddy Cook (ACON) and Christy Newman (CSRH). Resources Useful legal and health information for trans people: Trans Hub To download key learnings of Diversifying Genders from the ASHM Conference, click here. Check your symptoms and find out what kind of test you might need: Stay STI Free For more information about STIs, check out: Drama Down Under
Trust in Digital Health
Nov 12, 2020 48 min

Trust in Digital Health

This week Cal and Tex are joined by Christy Newman and Anthony K J Smith from the Centre for Social Research in Health at UNSW about their recent study findings - Understanding trust in digital health among communities affected by BBVs and STIs in Australia. To read the full report and to find out how to connect with the Associate Professor Christy Newman - head to: www.trustindigitalhealth.org.au.
Well, Well, Well
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