Well, Well, Well

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Join Michael, Cal, Rachel and Jacinta on Well, Well, Well each week to get all the latest on mental health, HIV & sexual health, and the overall health and wellbeing of our LGBTI communities on JOY 94.9 and on podcast. A service for our LGBTIQA+ community proudly supported by JOY and Thorne Harbour Health.

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On Thursday 4 November, the LGBTIQ Women’s Health Conference held by ACON and Thorne Harbour Health kicks off online.  Rachel and Jacinta chat to Anna Barker from ACON about what’s happening at the conference this year. Later in the show,…

Jacinta and Adam take a closer look at COVID vaccines, as part of Rainbow Vax Week.  How do vaccines work? Are there any interactions between the COVID vaccines and gender affirming hormones or PrEP? What about if you’re pregnant? This…

This week Rachel and Jacinta find out about the Safe Always campaign by Rainbow Health Victoria and Thorne Harbour Health. Jackson Fairchild, Head of Policy and Programs at Rainbow Health Victoria, joins us to talk about the campaign and the…

Michael is looking back at an earlier conversation on the future of HIV care with some HIV clinical and community leaders. In early April this year, Michael and Tex caught up with Jenny Hoy, Director of HIV Medicine at Alfred Health,…

This week Cal Hawk is chatting about navigating online spaces with Australia’s eSafety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant. Julie discusses leading the way in responding hate and abuse online as well as how their working with LGBTIQ communities to co-design resources…

Rachel and Jacinta discuss the Religious Discrimination Bill with wonderful and insightful guests. First up, Steph Lentz who was fired from Covenant Christian School after coming out as lesbian. Later, we are joined by Equality Australia Director Ghassan Kassisieh to dissect…

We look back on the Gay Community Periodic Survey as we farewell Tex McKenzie from the Health Promotion Program, on this, his last show with Well Well Well! Michael and Tex sit down to chat with Professor Martin Holt of…

In this episode, we do a re-cap with some of the participants from Season 2 of the Bent Spoon – Cristian Cortes, Meredith Lee and of course the host of the show, Miss Katalyna. As this is the last show…

All eyes are on Tokyo as they host the Olympics. With reports that this year’s Olympic Games has more out LGBTIQ athletes competing than ever before, Cal Hawk talks to Pride Cup CEO James Lolicato about LGBTIQ representation at this…

Mental health concerns impact LGBTIQA+ people more than the general population. Michael and Rachel chat with Venetia Brissenden, Manager of Therapeutic Services and Capacity Building at Thorne Harbour Health to unpack anxiety, depression, and how to recognise the signs of…

Join Tex and Jessie as they pay tribute to International Non-Binary People's Day and Pride Centre with special guests Rowen and Zi, both facilitators of the RISE workshop at Thorne Harbour. RISE is a single-session monthly peer-led workshop for people…

Sex on premises venues (SOPVs) are places for men to meet, cruise, and play, and to connect with community and services, like Thorne Harbour Health's outreach volunteers. Michael and Tex chat with Thorne Harbour Health's Volunteer Coordinator, volunteers themselves, and…

This week Cal is joined by Dean Cassano from the Burnet Institute and Richard Keane, CEO of Living Positive Victoria, to talk about Well Beyond 50 — a new website for people living with HIV aged 50 and over. Featuring…

The HIV notifications amongst overseas-born men who have sex with men (MSM), in particular those from South East Asia have been rising over recent years, whilst the numbers amongst Australian-born MSM have been decreasing. Join Jessie & Michael as they…

Rachel and Jessie chat with Proud 2 Play’s Lauren Foote about  overcoming the barriers that stand in the way of LGBTIQ+ people engaging in sport and goes through a number of initiatives in play for our LGBTIQ+ community. Discussion continues…

Michael and Tex chat with Melbourne Sexual Health Centre's Jason Ong about new technology for rapid detection of STIs in just over an hour! Find out more about this exciting new pilot program at Melbourne Sexual Health Centre. Later we…

This week Cal shares some of the recent conversation he had with five living legends involved in the early response to HIV and AIDS. As five women, the panel shares their perspectives on being involved in an epidemic that was…

Joining Rachel Cook and Tex McKenzie on this episode of Well, Well, Well is their colleague Peter Waples-Crowe talking about National Reconciliation Week.  They also discuss Peter’s work at Thorne Harbour Health and in the community and his art work.

It's National Volunteers Week! Michael and Tex sit down with some vital volunteers and coordinators to look at how our LGBTIQA+ communities give back. There are around 2.3 million volunteers across Victoria, with no shortage of avenues to explore. So…

This week on Well, Well, Well Cal is flying solo as he heads to The Equality Project's LGBTIQA+ Health & Wellbeing Day at Williamstown Town Hall to meet an eclectic mix of practitioners, coaches, and instructors supporting the health and…

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