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Re-wired Therapeutic Group: Change Your Methamphetamine Use

This week on Well, Well, Well, Tex & Jessie explore methamphetamine use in the community and talk about the Re-wired Therapeutic Group run at VAC. Methamphetamine use seen in the gay community looks different for everyone and each individual may choose to address it differently. This week, we have guests Garth Parkhill and Mark from the Alcohol & Other Drugs Services Team to discuss the concept of addiction, substance misuse and the Re-wired Therapeutic Group. Re-wired Therapeutic Group is...


PrEP Approved for Australia’s PBS and Victoria’s Hep A Outbreak

On Friday 9 February 2018, Australia's Pharmaceutical Benefit Advisory Committee (PBAC) recommended pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to be listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) — making this game changing tool for HIV prevention accessible across Australia. Cal Hawk and Michael Whelan speak to Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO) CEO Darryl O’Donnell to discuss what this means across for those seeking to access PrEP across the country. And after, they're joined in...


Sexual Assault and Beat Violence

This week on Well, Well, Well, Michael delves into beats, sex on premises venues, sexual assault and beat violence. Flying solo? Hardly. Along for the ride is Craig Bascand from the Sexually Adventurous Mens Project at VAC, Leading Senior Constable Gabby Tyacke, Melbourne's full-time GLLO LGBTI Liason officer, and Shane Gardener from Melbourne's sex on premises venues Wet on Wellington. Gabby and I talk about beat and cruising legalities, and the GLLO portfolio at large. Shane and I chat...


Australia’s Religious Freedom Review

This week on Well, Well, Well, Cal Hawk unpacks Australia's Religious Freedom Review with longstanding LGBTI community advocate Jamie Gardiner, Lee Carnie from the Human Rights Law Centre (HRLC) and Archdeacon of Albury and the Hume, Peter MacLeod-Miller. One week after the announcement of the outcome of the Marriage Equality Postal Survey in Australia, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced the expert panel appointed to examine whether Australian law adequately protects the human right...


Family Violence and Sexual Assault

In this episode of VAC's Well, Well, Well our topic is family violence, intimate partner violence, and sexual assault, something that has been in the media a lot lately and is something that effects all of us, including the LGBTI community. this week, Renee speaks with: Jackson Fairchild - Manager of Counselling, Alcohol and other Drugs and Family Violence at VAC. MaryClare, Manager of QRespect, the LGBTIQ Family Violence service at Drummond Street Services - Queerspace Anthony, a Family...


Art In Health Promotion

This week, Michael and Jessie talk art as a tool in health promotion. If you're communicating a health message, it has to look good right!? We talk with Company of Men curator Damien Hinds and the Director of Health Promotion, Policy, and Communications at VAC, Colin Batrouney. We talk about lived experience of gay, bisexual, and queer men conveying health messages, and some of the early pioneers of incorporating art; such as music and photography in public health messaging as well as...



We're back! With the summer festival season in full swing, Cal chats with the SunSmart Manager Heather Walker about how you can look after your largest organ — your skin, and skin cancer. Together they discuss tanning and skin cancer in LGBTI communities, debug misconceptions about sun protection, and run through when there is cause for concern. Want to know what hours of the day you need to be concerned about sun protection? Download the SunSmart App for daily updates customised to your...


Human Papillomavirus

Jessie and Michael talk about all things Human Papillomavirus (HPV) related on this episode of Well, Well, Well with exclusive podcast content we simply couldn't jam into our regular show! We talk about new screening technologies, and new vaccines for HPV with Kate Bourn from Cancer Council Victoria. Jeremy Wiggins from VAC dials in to talk about removing barriers for trans and gender diverse people accessing cervical cancer screening. David Samson joins us in studio to talk about the HYPER...


Meningococcal and Holiday Health

Jack, Tex, and Michael discuss the recent outbreak of Meningococcal in Victoria amongst same sex attracted men, and the free vaccine available for men who have sex with men. In part two of our episode, we chat with Garth Parkhill from VAC about alcohol and other drugs during the festive season, and how to look after ourselves and each other. Drug and Alcohol interactions for our LGBTI community via: www.touchbase.org.au How to get PrEP: www.pan.org.au Get PEP within 72 hours of exposure to...


Voluntary Assisted Dying

In this episode of Well, Well, Well - Michael delves into the recently passed bill from the Victorian Parliament for voluntary assisted dying. Michael is joined by Rodney Syme from Dying with Dignity Victoria and the Reason Party (FKA the Australian Sex Party) founder Fiona Patten. ** In this episode we discuss voluntary assisted dying, euthanasia, chronic unmanageable pain, and other sensitive topics surrounding death. Some listeners may be triggered by this content. This show, Episode #602...


HIV Future

Cal, Liam and Michael are joined in the studio by Professor Sharon Lewin from the Doherty Institute & Living Positive Victoria’s President Christabel Millar to discuss HIV into the future in the final episode of […] http://media.rawvoice.com/joy_well/p/joy.org.au/wellwellwell/wp-content/uploads/sites/69/2017/11/2017-11-20-WellWellWell-HIVNow.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 29:21 — 13.4MB) The post HIV Future appeared first on Well, Well, Well.


HIV Then

Michael is joined in the studio by VAC veterans Tex and Jack to discuss the history of HIV in Victoria as part of our three part series looking at the past, present and future of […] http://media.rawvoice.com/joy_well/p/joy.org.au/wellwellwell/wp-content/uploads/sites/69/2017/11/2017-11-13-WellWellWell_HIVThen.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 36:14 — 16.6MB) The post HIV Then appeared first on Well, Well, Well.



Renee and Liam discuss everything to do with libidos in this extra saucy edition of Well, Well, Well. We also listen to an interview Renee conducted at the LBQ Women’s Conference back in July with Sex […] http://media.rawvoice.com/joy_well/p/joy.org.au/wellwellwell/wp-content/uploads/sites/69/2017/10/2017-10-30-WellWellWell_Libido.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 38:54 — 17.8MB) The post Libido appeared first on Well, Well, Well.


LGBTIQ Dementia

Jessie and Liam are joined over the phone by Kim Burns from the Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration at the University of New South Wales to discuss dementia with a specific focus on the LGBTIQ community. […] http://media.rawvoice.com/joy_well/p/joy.org.au/wellwellwell/wp-content/uploads/sites/69/2017/10/2017-10-23-WellWellWell-LGBTI-Dementia.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 39:38 — 18.1MB) The post LGBTIQ Dementia appeared first on Well, Well, Well.


Prostate Cancer

In this week’s episode Cal and Liam are joined by endocrinologist Dr Ada Cheung to discuss and unpack prostate cancer in men and trans women. This show, Episode #596 originally aired 16/10/2017. Resources Dr Ada Cheung’s […] http://media.rawvoice.com/joy_well/p/joy.org.au/wellwellwell/wp-content/uploads/sites/69/2017/10/2017-10-16-WellWellWell-ProstateCancer.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 30:29 — 14.0MB) The post Prostate Cancer appeared first on Well, Well, Well.


Country Queers

Apollo Bay’s Michael and Wodonga’s Liam join together in this week’s episode of Well, Well, Well to discuss experiences, events and resources in Regional Victoria. They’re joined by Harry McAnulty from VACountry, Damien Stevens from […] http://media.rawvoice.com/joy_well/p/joy.org.au/wellwellwell/wp-content/uploads/sites/69/2017/10/2017-10-09-WellWellWell-CountryQueers.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 38:56 — 17.8MB) The post Country Queers appeared first on Well,...


Staying Active – Marriage Equality

For the final episode of our series on self-care during the Marriage Equality debate, Cal and Liam talk about the importance of getting out and about highlight a number of queer events going on this […] http://media.rawvoice.com/joy_well/p/joy.org.au/wellwellwell/wp-content/uploads/sites/69/2017/10/2017-10-02-WellWellWell-MarriageEquality-StayActive.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 39:28 — 18.1MB) The post Staying Active – Marriage Equality appeared first on Well,...


Marriage Equality Allies

As the Marriage Equality campaign continues, Cal and Liam head into the studio to discuss some of the allies joining our community. We’re joined in the studio by the Uniting Church’s Reverend Rick Holland, St […] http://media.rawvoice.com/joy_well/p/joy.org.au/wellwellwell/wp-content/uploads/sites/69/2017/09/2017-09-25-WellWellWell-MarriageEqualityAllies.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 40:05 — 18.4MB) The post Marriage Equality Allies appeared first on Well,...


Creativity & Self-Care

Cal, Michael and Liam continue to tackle strategies of self-care this week discussing how keeping creative can help. We’re also joined in the studio by artist Matto Lucas who discusses his interpretation of a classic […] http://media.rawvoice.com/joy_well/p/joy.org.au/wellwellwell/wp-content/uploads/sites/69/2017/09/2017-09-18-WellWellWell-MarriageEqualityCreativity.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 35:06 — 16.1MB) The post Creativity & Self-Care appeared first on...


Marriage Equality Activism

This week Cal, Renee and Liam were joined by Felicity Marlowe from the Rainbow Families Council and Marriage Equality Campaigner Tiernan Brady to discuss the outcomes of the high court case and what happens next […] http://joy.org.au/wellwellwell/wp-content/uploads/sites/69/2017/09/20170911-WellWellWell-591.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 55:01 — 75.6MB) The post Marriage Equality Activism appeared first on Well, Well, Well.


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