SHOUT Project

SHOUT Logo The Sexual Health Out and About (SHOUT) initiative has been developed by the CERSH as a resource for workers who recognise the importance of positive sexual health messages and access to means of prevention of STIs for rural young people.

About the SHOUT Working Party

The SHOUT Working Party is a joint project between CERSH and the Youth Affairs Council Victoria.

While there is a high level of awareness amongst rural young people that condom use is key to preventing sexually transmissible infections (STIs); issues of privacy, lack of transport and cost are some of the barriers that prevent rural young people from accessing condoms.

High rates of chlamydia in rural populations may indicate inadequate condom use and low levels of accessing testing and treatment. The SHOUT initiative was developed in an attempt to address this.

The projects and campaigns for SHOUT are developed with consultation from rural workers, community-based organisations and young people. The Working Party will focus on projects and initiatives to engage with young people to improve sexual health outcomes.

To date there are over 30 organisations and services across rural Victoria represented on the working party. If you are interested in joining, please read the Terms of Reference below and contact SHOUT for further details.

SHOUT Terms of Reference

Contact SHOUT