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    This week Rachel Cook joins the Well, Well, Well team! As the Women's Health lead at Thorne Harbour Health, Rachel leads the conversation with co-host Cal Hawk as they dive into discussing menopause.

    Longstanding JOY presenter Sue from David & Sue's Friday Night Live and This is OWL Lives joins the show to share her personal experience of menopause from a LGBTIQ perspective.

    Then endocrinologist Dr Sonia Davison from the Jean Hailes Medical Centre and Australasian Menopause Society offers further insight into experiences of menopause including support and resources available.

    • 49 min
    Writing Themselves In 4

    Writing Themselves In 4

    Join Tex & Jessie on Well Well Well today as they chat to Dr. Adam Bourne, Associate Professor at ARCSHS (Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health & Society) and visiting fellow at the Kirby Institute at UNSW to discuss the results of the Writing Themselves In 4 Study that took place in 2020.

    The study gathers data around the challenges experienced by LGBTIQA+ young people (such as mental health, discrimination or abuse) as well as aspects of life that can enhance health and wellbeing (such as supportive relationships and community engagement).

    The study managed to recruit 6418 participants aged 14 - 21 years old, making it the largest cohort involved a study of the LGBTI community.


    Useful Link:

    * Study Report: Writing Themselves In 4 National Report (PDF, 9MB)

    * Recruitment video

    * ARCSHS (Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health & Society)

    * More information on the Writing Themselves in 4 Study 


    • 50 min
    Same PrEP, New Choices

    Same PrEP, New Choices

     2021 offers three different strategies for taking PrEP for powerful HIV prevention. Michael sits down with Emen8 Project lead Chris Williams to talk everything from a short term protection - to round the clock coverage for all bodies in our LGBTI communities. Whether you're here for a good time or a long time, or both - we'll talk strategies that work for you.



    Need a PrEP GP? Find a clinic via The Drama Down Under - thedramadownunder.info

    Community PrEP discussion and information via PrEP'D For Change and PAN [PrEPaccessNOW]

    Victoria's HIV Prevention hotline for info about PEP and PrEP 1800 889 887

    Find out more about PrEPMe - and access for those without Medicare

    Watch Emen8's Same PrEP, Different Choices video and find out more about Daily, On-Demand, and Periodic PrEP.

    • 51 min
    Sexual Assault

    Sexual Assault

    This week Michael and Jessie are joined by Thorne Harbour Health Director of Services, Carolyn Gillespie to discuss how our LGBTI communities are impacted by sexual assault.



    This week we discuss issues relating to sexual assault and may be triggering for some listeners.

    If you need support please visit or call:


    Thorne Harbour Health - call any time during business hours on (03) 9865 6700

    1800 RESPECT on 1800 737 732

    In an emergency dial 000

    • 50 min
    Expression Through Art

    Expression Through Art

    (Image by Peter Walples-Crowe: Alpine Dingoes & Corroboree Frogs - both creatures found on Ngarigu Country)

    This week, Jessie has invited Peter Waples-Crowe and Luke George to discuss self-expression through art. Peter is a Ngarigo artist who shares with us his experience of the intersection between being Aboriginal and queer, and how he uses art to express this experience, as well as make sense of it, whilst using it as his own personal healing tool. Peter has been been a finalist several times in the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards as well as the Victorian Indigenous Art Awards.

    Our second guest, Luke George, who is an international artist, rope-worker and performer, shares with us on how he uses art to push the boundaries in the exploration of intimacy as an artist and in the process uncovers new layers in how the audience engages with the art. Luke has recently been appointed as Artistic Associate of Temperance Hall and is a recipient of a fellowship from Australian Council of the Arts.

    Click here to see more about Peter Walples-Crowe and Luke George.


    (Image by Luke George - Displays of Affection #2)



    • 51 min
    SunSmart and Skin Cancer

    SunSmart and Skin Cancer

    image credit Toby Lawrence via Unsplash

    As we relish the warm sun and increased outdoor activity Michael and Tex chat with Heather Walker from SunSmart at Cancer Council Victoria about staying safe this summer. We talk about signs of skin abnormalities and screening for skin cancer, as well as protecting ourselves every day - in a time when outdoor entertainment activity has been widely supported for its COVID safety.


    SunSmart and the SunSmart App

    Cancer Council Victoria



    • 44 min

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