HPV and Me- An Awareness Program for Schools

HPV and Me- An Awareness Program for Schools

If you would like to book in a presentation at your high school please book online.

What is included in the schools’ program?

Officially launched in 2012, the HPV Awareness Program is a free educational presentation for Australian high schools. Education QLD accredited, the program aims to provide students with information about:

  • Human Papillomavirus
  • Cervical cancer
  • Other HPV related cancers (in both women and men)
  • How the HPV vaccine works and why it’s important
  • How to prevent cervical cancer.
  • How they can be involved in the fight to eliminate cervical cancer both in Australia and in developing countries.

Why book a schools’ presentation?

Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is a very common virus transmitted through sexual contact in both males and females. Generally, HPV has no symptoms and goes away by itself, but can sometimes cause serious illness, including cervical cancer. The vaccine along with regular cervical screenings help make cervical cancer an almost entirely preventable disease and our school presentations aim to arm students with the information required to make positive choices about their behaviour as they prepare for adulthood.

“This is an issue that will probably touch all families at some point in time so it is important that all students, both male and female, are educated on the causes of cervical cancer and how it can be easily prevented”
Robern Hinchliffe, Dean of Students at St John’s Anglican College QLD

Booking in a presentation

“Just wanted to say thanks for organising the Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation speaker. She was excellent. Staff at both year levels thought she pitched it perfectly for the audience, her content was detailed, thorough, and appropriate. Her manner was very engaging and she was credible. One of the best speakers we have had.”
Joanne Frost, Head of Yr 11/12 Mentone Girls Grammar VIC

The presentation, suitable for all high school aged students, is flexible and can be tailored from 25 – 60 minutes depending on your school’s needs; however, the full presentation ideally takes 45 minutes. When booking a presentation, note that we can tailor the information to be presented prior to 11-13 year olds receiving the vaccination, through to Year 11 and 12 students as they prepare to embark on adulthood. If you would like to discuss if the presentation is suitable for your audience please get in touch via email or phone 1300 727 630.

ACCF also conducts education and awareness presentations to community groups, workplaces and university groups. For more information go to ACCF’s Community Education Program page.