Sexual health supports for people from refugee and migrant backgrounds

Posted by Sharyn Rognrust, Category: Refugee & Asylum Seekers, Sexual & Reproductive Health,

The Centre for Culture, Ethnicity & Health’s Multicultural Health and Support Service (MHSS) is offering help for people from refugee and migrant backgrounds and professionals who work with these communities, on how to and improve sexual health.

The program’s aim is to prevent HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in refugee and migrant communities, and among asylum seekers and mobile populations, by removing the stigma about sexually transmitted illnesses and encouraging dialogue.

MHHS offers information sessions for community members and young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds and operates change agent programs such as Multicultural Community Action Network (M-CAN) and Youth Ambassadors.

For professionals working with people from refugee and migrant backgrounds, the services also offers community education sessions, training sessions for professionals, Hepatitis B workshops and runs a Multicultural Sexual Health Network.

For more information, visit the website, or contact Piergiorgio (Pier) Moro email or call (03) 9418 9991.