Health matters

Health matters

International students

Sexual health and wellbeing

The topic for the 2016 International Education Provider Forum was Health and Relationships: Building capacity to have conversations with international students to improve their sexual health and wellbeing.

Dr Melissa Kang from the Faculty of Health at UTS and Dr Limin Mao from the Centre for Social Research in Health at UNSW Australia gave presentations at the forum:

Sexually transmissible infections

The NSW sexually transmissible infections programs unit provides information to professionals including general practitioners, community workers and health promoters. Sign up to the enewsletter for updates.

Promote the interactive sexual health website Play Safe, where young people can ask Nurse Nettie questions and join in peer conversations about sexual health.

Refer students to free confidential services at the Sydney Sexual Health Centre. You can also screen this video about a visit to the clinic for students to know what to expect.

Search the central and eastern Sydney primary health network to locate a GP to suit an individual student’s needs.

Direct students to Body Talk, a Family Planning NSW project providing youth friendly information about puberty, relationships, contraception and STIs.

Refer students to Transcultural Mental Health for multilingual mental health tips and service locations, or to Multicultural Problem Gambling NSW for information and counselling in a range of community languages.

Visit the Multicultural HIV and Hepatitis Service for multilingual information on HIV, hepatitis B and C. Refer students to the service for free and confidential, bilingual/bicultural support for HIV-related issues.

Sexuality and gender diversity 

Twenty10 (incorporating the Gay and Lesbian Counselling Service NSW) aims to create and nurture places of diverse genders, sexualities and sexes, their families and communities.

Students who identify as transgender or gender diverse can be referred to The Gender Centre for support

Inform students about ACON for HIV prevention and support, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex health programs. 

The leading sex worker health agency in NSW, SWOP, promotes the health, safety and wellbeing of sex workers. The agency includes information in a range of community languages.  

Last updated: Tuesday, 3 January 2017