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RECRUITING NOW: Young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds (16-24 years)

A UNSW study is seeking to recruit young people from culturally diverse backgrounds who are living in Western and South Western Sydney, to understand their views on and use of sexual and reproductive health services, and how services can do better at engaging young people in this area.

Eligible participants will take part in an interview (up to 60 minutes), and will be reimbursed for travel costs, up to $30.

Recruitment is being supported by a number of sexual and reproductive health services, but young people interested in taking part can also find out more and/or express their interest via the study webpage: http://youngpeoplehealthandrelationships.com/

Please feel free to share this information with colleagues and clients.

The eligibility criteria for participation in an interview includes:

• Aged between 16 and 24 years

• Live in Western or South Western Sydney

• Come from a migrant or refugee background

• Speak a second language besides English

• Are comfortable speaking in English

Investigators: Prof Anthony Zwi, Dr Christy Newman, Dr Alison Rutherford (up to April 2016), Dr Christopher Carmody (from May 2016), Dr Catriona Ooi, Dr Melissa Kang, Dr Mitchell Smith, Dr Deborah Bateson, Ms Katherine Bennett, Ms Jessica Botfield

Partner organisations: Family Planning NSW, High St Youth Health Service, NSW Refugee Health Service, South Western Sydney Sexual Health Service, Western Sydney Sexual Health Centre, UNSW Australia


Contact

For more information, please contact Jessica Botfield at jessica.botfield@unsw.edu.au or 0413 660 169.

RECRUITING NOW: People living with HIV, hepatitis B or hepatitis C

Researchers at UNSW would like to interview people living with HIV, hepatitis B or hepatitis C to hear their stories about what ‘family life’ means, and how families are involved in the management of these infections in everyday life.

We want to interview people who are happy to talk about how they have involved family members in their health decisions and practices, but we don’t have any assumptions about what families ‘look’ like: they could be biological or chosen, large or small.

We hope to then interview one or two of your family members to hear their stories too, but it is fine to just take part yourself. Your family members can also volunteer to take part without you doing an interview yourself, if you prefer.

We hope this research can improve understanding of how families experience and manage blood borne infectious diseases, and how services can better meet their needs

If you are interested and eligible (which we will check by asking you a few questions when you contact us), you will be asked to take part in a confidential interview that will take about 1-2 hours at a time and place of your choosing. You will be offered a $40 gift voucher as reimbursement for your time and contribution to the research study.

During the interview we will talk to you about a range of issues relating to your experiences of HIV, hepatitis B or hepatitis C infection, with a focus on everyday family life.

If you would like more information or are interested in being part of the research please contact us.

RECRUITING NOW: Family members of people living with HIV, hepatitis B or hepatitis C

Researchers at UNSW would like to interview people with family members who are living with HIV, hepatitis B or hepatitis C to hear their stories about how families are involved in the management of these infections in everyday life.

We want to interview people who are happy to talk about how they have been involved in their family member’s health decisions and practices, but we don’t have any assumptions about what families ‘look’ like: they could be biological or chosen, large or small.

We will also interview people living with HIV, hepatitis B or hepatitis C to hear their stories about what ‘family life’ means.

We hope this research can improve understanding of how families experience and manage blood borne infectious diseases, and how services can better meet their needs.

If you are interested and eligible (which we will check by asking you a few questions when you contact us), you will be asked to take part in a confidential interview that will take about 1-2 hours at a time and place of your choosing. You will be offered a $40 gift voucher as reimbursement for your time and contribution to the research study.

During the interview we will talk to you about a range of issues relating to HIV, hepatitis B or hepatitis C infection, with a focus on your experiences of everyday family life.

If you would like more information or are interested in being part of the research please contact us.