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Mental Health in the Sex Industry

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Mental Health in the Sex Industry - Virtual Session

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This is a free event designed for members of the public clinical mental health workforce in Victoria, (staff employed at Area Mental Health Services, Forensicare or mental health staff from RCH). For example, a social worker working in mental health at Austin Health. Staff from MHCSSs, ACCHOs, AOD or other partner organisations may also attend. Please note, if you do register for this event and it is not clear you are part of the intended audience, your registration will be confirmed two weeks prior to the event start date, or earlier.

RhED (Resourcing health and education in the sex industry, a program of Star Health) is a program that employs people with LE and other professionals. All educational materials are peer tested with the community of sex workers.

This event will cover:

  • An overview of the sex industry in Victoria
  • Sex workers and the laws in Victoria
  • Emotional, physical and mental health in the sex industry
  • Ways of engaging with the industry

Facilitator: Gabby Skelsey

Gabby Skelsey has worked with the sex industry for 25 years, both under the banner of the original Prostitutes Collective of Victoria (PCV) and since 2000, in the RhED program (Resourcing health and education in the sex industry).

Gabby works with brothel, escort and private workers providing information, education, advocacy, referral and support. Gabby has served on the Ministerial Sex Work Advisory Committee, a group of professionals who provide information and advocacy on behalf of the industry to the Victorian State Government.

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