ACON Hunter's News for our community in the Hunter, New England, Central West and Central Coast regions

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AFTERNOON DELIGHT

A movie matinee and relaxed social afternoon for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex seniors and their friends. Enjoy the feature film McKellen: Playing the Part, and selection of short films followed by a delicious afternoon tea, networking and access to local health information.

Date: Sunday 28 July, 2pm – 5pm Events Cinema, Westfield Kotara Rooftop Cnr Northcott Dr &, Park Ave, Kotara
Cost: $5
RSVP online & pay at the door. CASH only.
https://www.acon.org.au/get-involved/events/#afternoondelight

Call: Jodi 02 4962 7700 or Email: hunter@acon.org.au

CARE COORDINATION AND COUNSELLING ROLES, HUNTER REGION

ACON Hunter is looking for committed and inspiring social workers, psychologists or occupational therapists to join our client services team in Newcastle.

A rare opportunity has arisen for one or more allied health professionals to join our Client Services Team in Newcastle to deliver care coordination and/or counselling services, referrals and advocacy. Full time or part time appointments will be considered and there is some flexibility to negotiate the specific deliverables with the right applicants.

For further information on the role(s), or a confidential discussion, call Lisa McFayden, Regional Manager, Hunter on 02 4962 7700.

All applications must include a completed application form, a document that addresses each of the Selection Criteria and a copy of your resume.

While there is no fixed closing date for this position, we encourage you to apply as early as possible.

Care Coordinator-Counsellor Hunter job info

HONOUR AWARDS 2019 NOMINATIONS

To nominate, go to honourawards.com.au

Nominations close Wednesday 14 August 2019.

HONOUR AWARDS 2019 CEREMONY & COCKTAIL PARTY

Wednesday 2 October 2019 6pm – 11pm

Ivy Ballroom, 330 George St, Sydney

$90 per person (incl. quality wines and beers, delicious canapés & entertainment)

Tickets on sale now: honourawards.com.au

LATEST NATIONAL DATA SHOWS LOWEST RATE OF HIV DIAGNOSES IN 18 YEARS

The latest national data from the Kirby Institute showed that Australia continues to lead the world in HIV prevention. In 2018 there were 835 HIV diagnoses across the country, a decline of 23% over five years. It is the lowest number of HIV diagnoses since 2001.

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PrEP IS NOW ON THE PBS

One of the best tools in HIV prevention, PrEP is now available. And since being listed on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme), it’s even more affordable and accessible. Find out more information on how you can access PrEP here.

SUPPORT FOR MEN NEWLY DIAGNOSED WITH HIV

Genesis is a weekend workshop for gay men (trans inclusive) who have been diagnosed with HIV within the last two years. It’s a peer-based workshop and is run by other gay men with HIV who can relate to the experience of a new diagnosis. There's a weekend workshop running 23 - 25 August, starting the Friday night.

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HIV AND STI TESTING

ACON's Hunter Office is having a makeover so we can better meet your needs.

We'll be working a bit differently for around 6 weeks.

From MONDAY 5th AUGUST til mid SEPTEMBER we will still be providing most of our services with some exceptions.

Sexual Health Testing and Support:
This service will not be available while the renovations are underway.

If you need to attend a sexual health clinic please visit:
Pacific clinic
Level 2, 670 Hunter Street,
Newcastle West NSW 2302
Tel: 4016 4536
Email: HNELHD-PacificClinic@hnehealth.nsw.gov.au
Trading hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm or Tuesday 9.00am-12:30pm.

WELCOMING NEW MEMBERS OF WELCOME HERE

ACON’s Welcome Here Project continues to grow! Since our relaunch in March 2018, nearly 1000 members have registered 5000 sites across Australia. Our proud members are committed to welcoming LGBTIQ people, celebrating LGBTIQ diversity and creating local change. Members are welcome to register as many of their sites as they like and receive a Member Pack for each site.

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TRANS AND GENDER DIVERSE LANGUAGE GUIDE UPDATES

We recently updated our inclusive language guide to support trans and gender diverse (TGD) people within our communities. The downloadable, simple and easy-to-share guide explains key terms and offers examples of preferred language that can help us build safer, more inclusive environments for TGD communities in Australia.

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UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS


Tel: 02 4962 7700
Address: 129 Maitland Road, Islington NSW 2296
Email:
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