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Create an Advertisement for Hump Day to Promote Condoms!

For Youth Week 2017 we would like your youth service to get creative and come up with ideas to promote condoms. This could include safe sex messages, how to get condoms when you need them, fun ways of carrying condoms etc… the possibilities are endless!

Your entry can take the form of a short film, artwork, a song, a music video, a zine, a poem- the limits are set by your imagination! Entrants need to be a NSW-based service working with young people (age 12-24). Max 1 entry per service.

For more info please contact
Andrew: Andrew-C.Stone@health.nsw.gov.au
To submit your entries and view T&C visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HumpDayComp
Entries close midnight 9 April 2017.

See the flyer here

Hump Day is Back!

Wednesday 5th April is Hump Day! Hump Day is a fun and positive event focusing on sexual health during NSW Youth Week. The aim of Hump Day 2017 is promote the importance of carrying condoms to young people aged 15–29, so they’re prepared when they want to use one.

Services that work directly with young people are encouraged to have fun with condoms on Hump Day! Host a sexual health event, run activities, play games and positively engage young people around sexual health. Contact your local sexual health representative for resources and ideas for how to host a Hump Day event.

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Free resources for all councils!

NSW Health is providing free condoms and wristbands to all LGAs across the state to give out at Youth Week events in 2017. Resources will be received by early March and can be given out to young people in a number of ways:

• Use wristbands as tickets for events
• Give resources out at events, on stalls, through local services, in show bags

The resources promote the ‘Get Lucky’ competition from Play Safe, giving young people the chance to win 1 of 5 $100 VISA Gift Cards (50 to be won!) by entering on the Play Safe website www.playsafe.health.nsw.gov.au/getlucky. Competition runs from 1 March-30 June 2017.

Check out what is happening on the Play Safe Facebook Page

Link: https://www.facebook.com/playsafensw/

Our online campaign focuses on carrying condoms. It includes interactive polls around behaviours and attitudes to condoms, links to our Play Safe Forum (http://community.playsafe.health.nsw.gov.au/), a competition to guess how many condoms in a bowl (you could win a year’s supply of condoms!) and explores funny ways to use condoms. Our aim is to reduce the stigma of carrying condoms in a fun and positive way.

The Play Safe Youth Sexual Health Project Award

Launched in 2015 and sponsored by NSW Health, this award recognises excellence and the contributions of Local Governments in Youth Sexual Health.

To enter simply complete the Youth Week acquittal and include a summary of the Sexual Health activity you organised for your community. The winning projects will be; innovative, effective, engaging and able to demonstrate positive outcome for young people.

Looking for ideas of sexual health activities you can run for Youth Week?

Check out the Play Safe Fun & Games book full of fun games, activities and workshops that have been enjoyed by young people across Australia and around the world!

Remember:

• It doesn’t have to be complicated
• It can be fun and brief
• It doesn’t have to be embarrassing
• You don’t have to be the expert

Fun and Games flyer

Want help running sexual health activities for Youth Week?

Contact your local sexual health rep from the HARP (HIV & Related Programs) team. They are ready to support you, just drop them an email:

Get in touch with the Youth Week sexual health representative for your Local Health District

Sydney LHD Mahee Haque Azizul.Haque@sswahs.nsw.gov.au
South Eastern Sydney LHD Sarah Smith Sarah.Smith2@health.nsw.gov.au
Northern Sydney LHD Andrew Stone Andrew-C.Stone@health.nsw.gov.au
South Western Sydney LHD Lidya McGowan Lidya.McGowan@sswahs.nsw.gov.au
Western Sydney LHD David Worsley David.Worsley@health.nsw.gov.au
Nepean Blue Mountains LHD Bronwyn Leece Bronwyn.Leece@health.nsw.gov.au
Western NSW LHD Trevor Slattery Trevor.Slattery@health.nsw.gov.au
Far West LHD Jo Lenton Jo.Lenton@health.nsw.gov.au
Southern NSW LHD Kevin Schamburg Kevin.Schamburg@health.nsw.gov.au
Murrumbidgee LHD Kevin Schamburg Kevin.Schamburg@health.nsw.gov.au
Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD Scott Lockhart Scott.Lockhart@health.nsw.gov.au
Mid North Coast LHD Alexandra Walker Alexandra.Walker@ncahs.health.nsw.gov.au
Northern NSW LHD Alexandra Walker Alexandra.Walker@ncahs.health.nsw.gov.au
Hunter New England LHD Bernie Green Bernard.Green@hnehealth.nsw.gov.au
Central Coast LHD Jason van Ritten Jason.vanRitten@health.nsw.gov.au