The WA AIDS Council and Next Step Alcohol and Drug Service, East Perth have worked together for a number of years, assisting each other with workforce development in their respective areas of specialty. From July 2017, Next Step will begin delivering an outreach service at the M Clinic. The service is designed to be an open-door to gay, bisexual and other homosexually active men, to access peer-based, non-judgemental, friendly and tailored services. This includes general information, education, referral and support with any difficulties they may be experiencing with their substance use.
The idea to co-locate sexual health and alcohol and other drug (AOD) services is not a new one – in fact, 56 Dean Street has modelled how this integration of services can achieve phenomenal results, when provided with sound peer support. M Clinic Manager, Justin Manuel, says, “A lot of our clients just don’t feel comfortable taking that step into an external service, especially if they’ve had poor experiences with traditional AOD services in the past, or know someone who has. The co-location within M Clinic allows clients to remain in a comfortable setting to begin accessing information and support.”
The services commence on Tuesday 4th July, and will initially run fortnightly from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Clients are free to drop-in between those times, or alternatively, can make an appointment by contacting M Clinic.
The WA AIDS Council is honoured to offer you the excusive new hard cover book 'LIBERATED' from acclaimed local photographer Richard Matias. The book is a celebration of the male form and an expression of life through imagery and words.
100% of the income from book sales will go to the Freedom Centre, a safe space for LGBTIQ+ young people in Perth. All printing and production costs for this project have been generously donated, so our LGBTIQ+ youth will receive maximum benefit from your purchase.
Thank you Richard for donating your time and wonderful images for such a worthy cause.
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Collaborating for evidence, research and impact in public health
We are conducting a group discussion exploring what stops South East Asian men testing for HIV, and what we can do to increase HIV testing.
We want YOU if you are:
✔ Born in South East Asia
✔ Have sex with men
✔ Have good english conversational skills
Closes Friday 4th August
Please contact Matt Bacon (08 9482 0000, firstname.lastname@example.org)
This study has been approved by the Curtin University Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC2017-0088)
M Clinic is Perth’s only sexual health clinic that caters exclusively to men who have sex with men. M Clinic is an appointment only clinic that provides free, confidential, non-judgemental STI testing & treatment.
M Clinic works on a peer-based model, combining integrated health promotion with clinical service provision, with the aim of reducing acquisition of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and other sexually transmissible infections (STI’s) at a population health level.
The clinic provides a full range of STI and HIV testing and also provides vaccination for hepatitis A and B and human papillomavirus (HPV), the main cause of genital warts.
It also gives guys a chance to engage with other health and related services that are on offer to them in Perth by carrying out appropriate referrals.
To read more and make a booking, visit the M Clinic website here.