Monday 19th June 2023
12:00pm - 2:00pm
The Sex Work Decriminalisation Act 2022 (VIC) is an essential step in ensuring better health and human rights outcomes for sex workers. However, despite the law now recognizing sex work as legitimate work, the long history of stigma, discrimination and criminalisation of sex work is still a barrier to accessing healthcare including alcohol and other drug (AOD) services, as well as a well-researched contributing factor of mental health issues faced by sex workers.
This education session will support mental health and AOD professionals in understanding their responsibilities under the new legislation and equip them with the knowledge and confidence needed to provide best practice mental healthcare to all patients, whether sex work status has been disclosed or not.
This session is co-designed by Victorian HIV and Hepatitis Integrated Training and Learning (VHHITAL) and Vixen, Victoria’s peer sex worker organisation and is funded by the Victorian Department of Health.
CPD: 2 RACGP CPD hours (Educational Activity). All participants will receive a certificate of attendance for CPD purposes.
Supported by Eastern Melbourne PHN.