Training2018-10-08T00:49:32+00:00

Training (Bloodwise)

Our training program is called Bloodwise and this program provides community education and training across the state.

Bloodwise sessions focus on three main elements: HIV, Hepatitis B and C, and stigma. 

We can provide these sessions as part of an event you are conducting (such as a conference or workshop) or a complete program. We develop and deliver our training with other services including clinicians and people living with HIV or viral hepatitis. 

The focus of Bloodwise is preventing and treating blood borne virus (BBV) and sexually transmissible infection (STI).

Training (Bloodwise)

Our training program is called Bloodwise and this program provides community education and training across the state.

Bloodwise sessions focus on three main elements: HIV, Hepatitis B and C, and stigma. 

We can provide these sessions as part of an event you are conducting (such as a conference or workshop) or a complete program. We develop and deliver our training with other services including clinicians and people living with HIV or viral hepatitis. 

The focus of Bloodwise is preventing and treating blood-borne virus (BBV) and sexually transmissible infection (STI).

WHO WE TALK TO

Our sessions can be for any organisation or group. We can provide advice in work places or community organisations. We also train specialised groups such as teachers, police, housing and medical support organisations. We talk to peak bodies with a focus on helping ensure that organisations servicing clients who may be affected by these viruses are able to provide up-to-date and appropriate care and advice.

WHO WE TALK TO

Our sessions can be for any organisation or group. We can provide advice in work places or community organisations. We also train specialised groups such as teachers, police, housing and medical support organisations. We talk to peak bodies with a focus on helping ensure that organisations servicing clients who may be affected by these viruses are able to provide up-to-date and appropriate care and advice.

WHAT WE COVER

We discuss HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C individually to ensure that we cover both the similarities and variations of each virus. We talk about these BBV and STIs in terms of infection, transmission, treatment, cure and prevention. We discuss PREP and U=U for HIV, treatments for curing hepatitis C and free and subsidised vaccines for hepatitis B.

View more information on these viruses in our resources and info section.
In our sessions we also talk about stigma and the challenges faced from both sides with challenging, overcoming and, often, living with the stigma related to carrying these viruses.

Importantly, we can tailor our training to any organisational needs.

WHAT WE COVER

We discuss HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C individually to ensure that we cover both the similarities and variations of each virus. We talk about these BBV and STIs in terms of infection, transmission, treatment, cure and prevention. We discuss PREP and U=U for HIV, treatments for curing hepatitis C and free and subsidised vaccines for hepatitis B.

View more information on these viruses in our resources and info section.
In our sessions we also talk about stigma and the challenges faced from both sides with challenging, overcoming and, often, living with the stigma related to carrying these viruses.

Importantly, we can tailor our training to any organisational needs.

TYPES OF SESSIONS

Information sessions help raise awareness of BBVs and STIs within Tasmanian communities and workplaces. Our basic session plan is delivered over 90 minutes, but we can provide tailored individual, group, short and intensive sessions at your request.

TYPES OF SESSIONS

Information sessions help raise awareness of BBVs and STIs within Tasmanian communities and workplaces. Our basic session plan is delivered over 90 minutes, but we can provide tailored individual, group, short and intensive sessions at your request.

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST

Our Bloodwise education sessions available are flexible, and we want to work with you to deliver the vital information in a format at suits your organisation. 

So to talk about what we can do for you, contact us.

Contact Us

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST

Our Bloodwise education sessions available are flexible, and we want to work with you to deliver the vital information in a format at suits your organisation.

So to talk about what we can do for you, contact us.

Contact Us

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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

View on Facebook

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Radio

BENT AIR

Thursday @ 11 A.M.

ON EDGE RADIO 99.3FM

edgeradio.org.au

facebook.com/BentAirRadio/

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