TasPPL Care and Assistance2018-10-08T00:57:27+00:00

Care and assistance

Our care and assistance program is called the Tasmanian Project for Positive Living, or TasPPL. The focus is on providing Tasmanian people affected by HIV with the help they need. We may not have all the answers, but we certainly know how to point you in the right direction.

TasPPL is comprised of three parts: the peer program, one-on-one care and support and case management. All our TasPPL services are completely confidential.

Care and assistance

Our care and assistance program is called the Tasmanian Project for Positive Living, or TasPPL. The focus is on providing Tasmanian people affected by HIV with the help they need. We may not have all the answers, but we certainly know how to point you in the right direction.

TasPPL is comprised of three parts: the peer program, one-on-one care and support and case management. All our TasPPL services are completely confidential.

Peer Program

TasPPL provides peer support for people who are newly diagnosed HIV positive – we provide support and service tailored to anyone who has acquired the virus. The program introduces topics such as understanding blood tests, food and nutrition, physical health, travelling with HIV, managing your work, family and social lives. We facilitate social support events such as coffee clubs, positive lunches and dinners, and HIVe, a programme which provides pantry supplies and emergency relief.

For more information please phone 03 6234 1242 or fill in the online form by clicking the button underneath.

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Peer Program

TasPPL provides peer support for people who are newly diagnosed HIV positive – we provide support and service tailored to anyone who has acquired the virus. The program introduces topics such as understanding blood tests, food and nutrition, physical health, travelling with HIV, managing your work, family and social lives. We facilitate social support events such as coffee clubs, positive lunches and dinners, and HIVe, a programme which provides pantry supplies and emergency relief.

For more information please phone 03 6234 1242 or fill in the online form by clicking the button underneath.

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One-on-one care and support

Our support workers visit clients across the state to provide a mixture of support, advocacy and referrals. We provide information and help – whether that is education about HIV, or nutrition, financial information, support in disclosing that condition to the community, advocating with organisations, or just an ear to listen to what’s happening in your life.

To access these services please call 03 6234 1242 or fill in the online form by clicking the button underneath.

Contact Us

One-on-one care and support

Our support workers visit clients across the state to provide a mixture of support, advocacy and referrals. We provide information and help – whether that is education about HIV, or nutrition, financial information, support in disclosing that condition to the community, advocating with organisations, or just an ear to listen to what’s happening in your life.

To access these services please call 03 6234 1242 or fill in the online form by clicking the button underneath.

Contact Us

Case management

If things are getting very tough, our case managers provides direct advocacy and intervention services to help get your life back on track. This might include helping you work out a payment plan or access financial assistance with agencies such as electricity or gas companies, or sourcing rent assistance. It might also mean working that our case managers can work an advocate to help access medical or social services until you feel ready to take control back again.

We provide this help with the aim of empowering people to be independent, self-confident and able to sustain a comfortable lifestyle.

If you would like to talk to a case manager, please call 03 6234 1242, or fill in the online form by clicking the button underneath.

Contact Us

Case management

If things are getting very tough, our case managers provides direct advocacy and intervention services to help get your life back on track. This might include helping you work out a payment plan or access financial assistance with agencies such as electricity or gas companies, or sourcing rent assistance. It might also mean working that our case managers can work an advocate to help access medical or social services until you feel ready to take control back again.

We provide this help with the aim of empowering people to be independent, self-confident and able to sustain a comfortable lifestyle.

If you would like to talk to a case manager, please call 03 6234 1242, or fill in the online form by clicking the button underneath.

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3 hours ago

TasCAHRD

Come visit the Red Thread stall at the University of Tasmania Orientation Expo on the Sandy Bay campus. Grab free safer sex packs, badges, tote bags, and a copy of Red Thread magazine. You can also enter the guess the condom contest to win a set of noise cancelling headphones! ... See MoreSee Less

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1 day ago

TasCAHRD

Thanks to TasCAHRD for publishing our article “Empathy, not judgement”, in their latest Red Thread summer issue.
Read it here https://www.redthread.org.au/health-posts/red-thread-issue-34/
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3 days ago

TasCAHRD

Today may be Valentine's Day, but it is also National Condom Day, and to celebrate our friends at The Link Youth Health Service and TasCAHRD invite young people 25 and under to submit a POSTER that speaks about one of the following 4 themes:

1. Condom use – Use condoms or dams to help prevent Sexually Transmissible Infections (STIs). Condoms also help prevent pregnancy.
2. Consent – Communicate with your partner/s and check in regularly. Consent is essential.
3. Pleasure – When things are getting hot, make sure everyone is having fun. Pleasure is important.
4. STI testing – Testing for Sexually Transmissible Infections (STIs) is easy peasy. A simple urine, swab or blood sample is often all that’s needed.

The competition opens TODAY! and closes on Friday 6 March. The winner will be announced on Friday 13 March.

The winner will receive a pair of headphones valued at $200.

Teachers, allied health professionals and parents are encouraged to use the competition as an opportunity to talk about the importance of safe and positive sexual experiences.

Poster Workshop & Free Sausage Sizzle:
To assist young people develop their poster ideas, The Link will be holding a poster workshop at The Link TODAY from 1-3pm, along with a free sausage sizzle to celebrate National Condom Day/Valentines Day. Bookings not necessary – just turn up! More info at: National Condom Day 2020

(There's also another similar event in Clarence outside the Council offices. Detail here: National Condom Day.)

Conditions of entry for poster competition:
1. Must be aged 25 and under
2. Entries must be submitted to hello@thelink.org.au
3. Entries will only be accepted between 14/2/2020 – 8/3/2020
4. Entries that include content that is discriminatory will be disqualified. For definitions of discrimination, please visit Equal Opportunity Tasmania
( https://equalopportunity.tas.gov.au/discrimination )
5. Winner will be notified by email or phone between 6/3/2020 – 12/3/2020
6. Winner will be provided with details for how to collect their prize within a negotiated time period.

For further information regarding this competition please contact The Link Youth Health Service on 03 6231 2927 or clairej@thelink.org.au
... See MoreSee Less

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3 days ago

TasCAHRD

We are excited to inform our members that NAPWHA will be leading with the principles of the Meaningful Involvement of People with HIV (MIPA) in the development and implementation of a National Congress of PLHIV.

This Body Positive Congress will be held this year in September in Melbourne and presents a unique opportunity and aims to focus on the Art of Flourishing and living well with HIV. It will be the first congress of its kind, and will bring PLHIV across the country together in the same place to exchange views and ideas to advance the wellbeing of PLHIV in Australia.

In line with MIPA principals, NAPWHA are looking for an additional 7 engaging and inspiring PLHIV who represent the diverse population of PLHIV across Australia and who are willing to commit to participating in the advisory group for its duration, and we wish to help spread the word.

The role of the advisory group will be to provide advice on the format, content, topics, speaker selection and attendance of this gathering of PLHIV in Australia.

If you are interested or know of anyone who fits the description who may also be interested, please click the link below to view the Expression of Interest information and application steps.

https://napwha.org.au/body-positive-congress-2020/

Positive Life NSW Living Positive Victoria Queensland Positive People - QPP Positive Life SA POWA Bobby Goldsmith Foundation TasCAHRD Positive Women Victoria Northern Territory AIDS & Hepatitis Council Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO)
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3 days ago

TasCAHRD

Happy #CondomDay2020 ! Remember, you have the freedom to choose when and what sexual activities to take part in, and the freedom to change your mind at any time. And remember! Be Like Sam. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Credit to @sexualhealthquarters
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3 hours ago

TasCAHRD

Come visit the Red Thread stall at the University of Tasmania Orientation Expo on the Sandy Bay campus. Grab free safer sex packs, badges, tote bags, and a copy of Red Thread magazine. You can also enter the guess the condom contest to win a set of noise cancelling headphones! ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

1 day ago

TasCAHRD

Thanks to TasCAHRD for publishing our article “Empathy, not judgement”, in their latest Red Thread summer issue.
Read it here https://www.redthread.org.au/health-posts/red-thread-issue-34/
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

3 days ago

TasCAHRD

Today may be Valentine's Day, but it is also National Condom Day, and to celebrate our friends at The Link Youth Health Service and TasCAHRD invite young people 25 and under to submit a POSTER that speaks about one of the following 4 themes:

1. Condom use – Use condoms or dams to help prevent Sexually Transmissible Infections (STIs). Condoms also help prevent pregnancy.
2. Consent – Communicate with your partner/s and check in regularly. Consent is essential.
3. Pleasure – When things are getting hot, make sure everyone is having fun. Pleasure is important.
4. STI testing – Testing for Sexually Transmissible Infections (STIs) is easy peasy. A simple urine, swab or blood sample is often all that’s needed.

The competition opens TODAY! and closes on Friday 6 March. The winner will be announced on Friday 13 March.

The winner will receive a pair of headphones valued at $200.

Teachers, allied health professionals and parents are encouraged to use the competition as an opportunity to talk about the importance of safe and positive sexual experiences.

Poster Workshop & Free Sausage Sizzle:
To assist young people develop their poster ideas, The Link will be holding a poster workshop at The Link TODAY from 1-3pm, along with a free sausage sizzle to celebrate National Condom Day/Valentines Day. Bookings not necessary – just turn up! More info at: National Condom Day 2020

(There's also another similar event in Clarence outside the Council offices. Detail here: National Condom Day.)

Conditions of entry for poster competition:
1. Must be aged 25 and under
2. Entries must be submitted to hello@thelink.org.au
3. Entries will only be accepted between 14/2/2020 – 8/3/2020
4. Entries that include content that is discriminatory will be disqualified. For definitions of discrimination, please visit Equal Opportunity Tasmania
( https://equalopportunity.tas.gov.au/discrimination )
5. Winner will be notified by email or phone between 6/3/2020 – 12/3/2020
6. Winner will be provided with details for how to collect their prize within a negotiated time period.

For further information regarding this competition please contact The Link Youth Health Service on 03 6231 2927 or clairej@thelink.org.au
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

3 days ago

TasCAHRD

We are excited to inform our members that NAPWHA will be leading with the principles of the Meaningful Involvement of People with HIV (MIPA) in the development and implementation of a National Congress of PLHIV.

This Body Positive Congress will be held this year in September in Melbourne and presents a unique opportunity and aims to focus on the Art of Flourishing and living well with HIV. It will be the first congress of its kind, and will bring PLHIV across the country together in the same place to exchange views and ideas to advance the wellbeing of PLHIV in Australia.

In line with MIPA principals, NAPWHA are looking for an additional 7 engaging and inspiring PLHIV who represent the diverse population of PLHIV across Australia and who are willing to commit to participating in the advisory group for its duration, and we wish to help spread the word.

The role of the advisory group will be to provide advice on the format, content, topics, speaker selection and attendance of this gathering of PLHIV in Australia.

If you are interested or know of anyone who fits the description who may also be interested, please click the link below to view the Expression of Interest information and application steps.

https://napwha.org.au/body-positive-congress-2020/

Positive Life NSW Living Positive Victoria Queensland Positive People - QPP Positive Life SA POWA Bobby Goldsmith Foundation TasCAHRD Positive Women Victoria Northern Territory AIDS & Hepatitis Council Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO)
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

3 days ago

TasCAHRD

Happy #CondomDay2020 ! Remember, you have the freedom to choose when and what sexual activities to take part in, and the freedom to change your mind at any time. And remember! Be Like Sam. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Credit to @sexualhealthquarters
... See MoreSee Less

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Radio

BENT AIR

Thursday @ 11 A.M.

ON EDGE RADIO 99.3FM

edgeradio.org.au

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