Welcome to Family Planning Queensland
FPQ has been the leading provider of sexual and reproductive health and education services throughout Queensland for over 40 years. Based in 9 centres from Cairns to Bundaberg, Townsville to the Gold Coast, FPQ delivers health services, outreach, education and training. FPQ provides health care along with tools and knowledge for people to make informed decisions to stay healthy and safe.FPQ is a nonprofit, nongovernment organisation. Want to make a difference in the health and safety of your community? Give Now. Tax time is here. Your donation is tax deductible.
Teaching your child personal safety skills - Online Learning
FPQ now offers online learning sessions. These sessions allow participants to access training and information from the comfort of their own home or office. The first one hour session in this series, Feel Safe - Teaching your child personal safety skills, is for parents and carers of children aged 0-5, and will be held 20 June. Register now for the first in a series of online learning sessions.
Great Sex, Safe Sex over 4050-70% of people over 60 are sexually active. With support from SexToys247, FPQ will provide three adult fun and interactive workshops on the Gold Coast, for folks over 40. These workshops will provide up to date information about love, sex, dating and relationships. Visit the Gold Coast pagefor more details or ring 5531 2636.
HPV vaccination now free for males
The National HPV Vaccination Program is available for free in schools to both males and females aged 12-13 years. Males aged 14-15 years can also receive the free vaccine up until the end of 2014 as part of a catch-up program. The vaccine offers protection against a highly contagious virus that is responsible for a range of cancers and disease. For details click on the image.
Contraception and fertility
FPQ’s Dr Caroline Harvey discusses what you need to know about contraceptive choices and impacts on fertility. Read her Web Child article.
Study highlights importance of workforce development in RSE
Dr Deana Leahy and Dr Louise McCuaig's Scoping Paper, Supporting teachers to teach relationships and sexuality education (RSE): FPQ workforce development project,analyses new data to inform workforce development strategies to improve the provision of RSE in schools.
Read the latest research on sexuality education in Queensland schools
Read all about it in the FPQ eNews
Check out FPQ’s latest newsletter distributed to FPQ members.
FPQ umbrella keeps you covered
Clinical aspects of sexual and reproductive health
Held 10-12 July in Brisbane, this course covers:
Preparing for Puberty family education programs
FPQ’s Brisbane and Ipswich education teams will hold Preparing for Puberty family education programs during the school holidays. The sessions are designed for parents and carers with their children in grades 5-7 and run for 1.5 hours. They are facilitated to help families communicate openly and positively about puberty together.
Be the voice of your generation
The Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health is one of the most comprehensive health studies in Australia and has helped improve health services for women. They are now recruiting women aged 18 to 23 to determine what the health issues are for young women.Visit the survey.
New Teaching Units for years 5-6, 7 and 8
More support for schools teaching sexuality and relationships education (SRE) in Queensland is available now. Mapped to QCAR Essential Learnings, ACARA HPE Shape Paper and Australian Curriculum General Capabilities. A must-have for teachers Teaching Units sold separately for $40 each. View Unit Outlines and purchase today.
Young people speak out
Young people with a care experience recently created a vodcast about why sexuality and relationships education is important to them, to influence policy and decision makers in Queensland. Their key message is that knowledge is power and children and young people in care need the adults in their lives to feel confident to talk about sexuality, relationships and sexual health.
Listen to what they have to say
Brisbane training and meeting rooms available for hire
FPQ’s Brisbane centre has accessible and affordable rooms for hire to suit a workshop, planning session or meeting.