Well, Well, Well

Well, Well, Well

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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October 1, 2021 51 min

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 LGBTIQ+ family violence primary prevention project.

Later, Carolyn Gillespie, Director of Services at Thorne Harbour Health, discusses services available for LGBTIQ+ victim-survivors an...

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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, to talk about Alfred Health’s survey to help people living with HIV untangle what their future health care needs might be – and this week we have the results and feedback from the survey to reflect on ...

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September 9, 2021 44 min

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 to educate and support victims.

For more info, head to the eSafety website: eSafety.gov.au

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August 19, 2021 47 min

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 the Religious Discrimination Bill

Steph Lentz in the Star Observer: https://www.starobserver.com.au/news/sydney-christian-school-fires-out-lesbian-teacher-step...

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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 the Centre for Social Research in Health at UNSW. Tex has worked alongside Martin to deliver the annual Gay Community Periodic Survey for many years, and we use Tex’s last show as co-host on Well Well Well to look a...

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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 Jessie will ever be doing after hosting Well Well Well for nearly 8 + years, Miss Katalyna decides to turn the tables and ask some questions of her own before continuing on with the show!

See below links for some of the projects ...

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July 29, 2021 50 min

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 year’s Olympic Games and elite-level sport.

Then, 2020 John Marriott LGBTIQ Sportsperson of the Year GLOBE Award winner and Queer Sporting Alliance Founder and President Stella Lesic joins the conversat...

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July 22, 2021 61 min

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 our mental wellbeing needing a bit of attention. Later we speak with Joe Ball, CEO of Switchboard to discuss the Mental Health Royal Commission findings, and ...

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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 who identify as non-binary or gender diverse (including, but not limited to: genderqueer, genderfluid, agender, trans masc and trans femme). This workshops provides a safe and social ...

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July 8, 2021 52 min

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 a SOPV punter about what makes these spaces hubs for fun and communtiy education. We talk about the social and community benefits of volunteering for an LGBTI organ...

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July 1, 2021 49 min
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 an array of health topics, personal stories, and opportunities for social connection, Well Beyond 50 offers a wealth of information to people living with HIV as well as carers and supporters. The website officially l...
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June 24, 2021 56 min
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 unpack the complexities associated with these rising rates as well as provide a clear roadmap for PrEP for overseas born men highlighting services that are free for those without...
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June 17, 2021 15 min
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 on with ABC journalist and academic Kate O’Halloran about the challenges she has faced in being a woman sports writer, the inequalities facing women who play sport and what needs to cha...
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June 10, 2021 48 min
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 catch up with MSHC's Kit Fairley about what we need to tackle STIs, stigma, and find out 'Who's fault is it that Bob got syphilis?' Get all the info on STIs, how they spread, pos...
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June 3, 2021 50 min
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 largely impacting gay men and other men who have sex with men here in Australia. During this episode, Cal talks to: Auntie Bev Greet - founder of Positive Women Victoria and longstanding advocate for women...
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May 27, 2021 54 min
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.
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May 20, 2021 54 min
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 why would somone volunteer with Thorne Harbour Health? We chat with Partnerships Manager, Jack, about the history of the organisation from it's early days of volunteer lead...
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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 wellbeing of our communities. Before that, Deb Tsorbaris, CEO of the Centre for Excellence in Child & family Welfare joins the show to talk about the Embracing Equality Charter. Th...
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May 6, 2021 50 min
Join Jessie & Rachel on Well Well Well today as they chat to lung cancer expert, Professor Matthew Peters. Lung cancer has become the biggest killer of women in Australia, surpassing breast cancer. Jessie and Rachel talk to Professor Peters about lung cancer risks, treatments and the potential to screen for lung cancer in the near future. They also speak with the author of the SWASH studies (Australia’s biggest study of lesbian...
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April 29, 2021 50 min
The best way to reduce our risk around cervical cancer is to get a Cervical Screening Test. It is recommended that everyone with a cervix, regardless of your gender identity or sexuality, aged 25 to 74 who have ever been sexually active, get a Cervical Screening Test, once every five years.  Join Jessie & Rachel this week as they chat about Cervical Cancer Screening with Kate Broun from Cancer Council Victoria and Son Vivien...
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