On Wednesday March 9, the Multicultural Health & Support Service (MHSS) team hosted an online forum for workers on ‘The Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Sexual and Reproductive Health in Migrant & Refugee Communities’. Over 70 participants heard a number of Victorian services detail their projects and how their communities were affected.  If you missed out, catch up by watching the video above.

The forum provided a platform to discuss COVID -19, Sexual Health and BBVs. Topics included:

• Sexual health issues, concerns and needs within migrant & refugee communities.

• Service gaps, access, issues and sexual health outcomes for migrant, refugee and asylum seeker communities

• Service disruptions and emerging lessons from the challenges

• Evidence of adaptations that have been implemented to date

Guest Speakers were

Emily Dang (she/her) – 1800 My Options

Carol Preston – Youth and Women’s Health Nurse IPC Health (Brimbank & Wyndham LGA’s.

Jolyon Burford – Trainer & eLearning Developer, Centre for Culture, Ethnicity & Health CEH.

Sharyn Gibbs & Louise Holland – Bendigo Community Health Services

Suzie Bratuskins – Executive Officer, The Water Well Project

Shukra Alewi – Health Promotion Coordinator and Sarah Lorrimar – Coordinator Sexual and Reproductive Health Promotion (Sexuality educator and Sexologist) – Joint Presentation Gen West