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Taking the temperature of the Association — Richard Keane

Richard Keane, CEO of Living Positive Victoria shares stories about life and times, resilience and community during COVID-19 with Dr John Rule (NAPWHA Senior Research Manager) during the Stage 4 restriction in Melbourne that commenced on 2 August 2020. The National Association of People with HIV Australia (NAPWHA) is Australia’s peak non-government organisation representing community-based groups of people living with HIV across Australia. In this video series, we share the experiences and responses of communities managing and adapting to the unfolding 2020 pandemic.

This interview was recorded on 18 August 2020

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Read Moments of creativity and connection — Supporting people living with HIV during COVID-19 by Tim Krulic (a health promotion officer at Living Positive Victoria and PhD candidate at ARCSHS).

The Melbourne 2020 International AIDS Candlelight Memorial, hosted by Living Positive Victoria and Positive Women Victoria was live streamed and premiered on May 17, 2020.

Hear other video episodes

In this series, Dr John Rule reports back from the NAPWHA members to hear about community stories and community-led responses adapting to life during COVID-19.

Taking the Temperature — Episode 01 — Sam and Wilo
Taking the Temperature — Episode 03 — Kirsty Machon
Taking the Temperature — Episode 04 — Anth McCarthy
Taking the Temperature — Episode 05 — Hayden Patterson
Taking the Temperature — Episode 06 — Charlie Tredway

Taking the temperature of the Association — Anth McCarthy

Anth McCarthy of Living Positive Victoria shares stories about life and times, resilience and community during COVID-19 with Dr John Rule (NAPWHA Senior Research Manager) bringing focus to the invaluable role of peer navigation support. The interview was recorded during the Stage 4 restriction in Melbourne that commenced on 2 August 2020.

The National Association of People with HIV Australia (NAPWHA) is Australia’s peak non-government organisation representing community-based groups of people living with HIV across Australia. In this video series, we share the experiences and responses of communities managing and adapting to the unfolding 2020 pandemic.

This interview was recorded on 2 September 2020

Stay Connected to Living Positive Victoria

For PLHIV in Victoria, it’s important now more than ever to know that you have someone to connect with if you need to. Peer Navigators can provide one-on-one support for you on your journey with HIV, helping you achieve your goals and reach full physical and emotional wellbeing. They can also connect you to other programs, help you with referrals to other services and provide information on many aspects of living with HIV.

Hear other video episodes

In this series, Dr John Rule reports back from the NAPWHA members to hear about community stories and community-led responses adapting to life during COVID-19.

Taking the Temperature — Episode 01 — Sam and Wilo
Taking the Temperature — Episode 02 — Richard Keane
Taking the Temperature — Episode 03 — Kirsty Machon
Taking the Temperature — Episode 05 — Hayden Patterson
Taking the Temperature — Episode 06 — Charlie Tredway

Webinar: The future of peer practice

Watch it here: On 3 December 2020 from 3PM (AEST) NAPWHA celebrated the launch of the Australian HIV Peer Support Standards with a lively discussion on the future of peer support practices in HIV and sexual health.

Peer practices have played a central role in the community response to HIV. Our familiarity with this history can sometimes mask the innovation taking place in this field. This panel discussion is an opportunity to reflect on the potential of a new generation of peer practices that integrate the community response with clinical and social services. Our panel will share their experiences working as and with peers in community and clinical services in the fields of HIV and trans sexual health.

Guests

  • 00:00 Daniel Reeders, NAPWHA Learning & host — Welcome to Country
  • 02:39 Sarah Feagan, Living Positive Victoria — Intro to HIV Peer Navigation
  • 13:19 Ruan Uys, Bobby Goldsmith Foundation — Peer journey from support to peer programs
  • 19:50 Liz Duck-Chong, ACON trans[TEST] — Peer-led integrated clinical practice model
  • 26:30 Dr Vincent Cornelisse, Kirketon Road Centre — Peer-led integrated clinical practice model
  • 32:16 Q&A with the panel
  • 47:20 Adrian Ogier, NAPWHA Deputy Director — Launches Australian HIV Peer Support Standards
  • 53:50 Daniel Reeders, NAPWHA Learning & host — NAPWHA Learning online (in-development)

Event Details

The event is a launch for two exciting NAPWHA initiatives: the Australian HIV Peer Support Standards and the development of online learning for HIV Peer Navigators.

Enquiries

Contact Daniel Reeders — daniel@napwha.org.au