June Newsletter


Welcome to your Project Respect Community Newsletter! This newsletter is updated monthly and for all women with diverse experiences in the sex industry.


What's On Around Us

Art Therapy at Project Respect

Our Art Therapy holistic health event took place at our last Community Lunch.

We were so lucky to have Lia and Svetlana from Creative Art Therapy Australia who created a wonderful space for everyone to get creative.

 Art Therapy


Upcoming Community Lunch & Garden

Our next Community Lunch and Garden will be on Tuesday 5th July.

We will have a special session where you can make your own natural teas for stress relief, using herbs fresh from our garden.

Please RSVP if you can come for catering purposes and the address to 0477 001 110.



New COVID-19 Support Pages

Our COVID-19 Support Pages have gotten a makeover!

COVID-19 information and resources are now available in English, Chinese, Thai, Korean & Vietnamese.

New COVID-19 Support Pages


Important Days of June

June is pride month and we are so proud of the LGBTQIA+ women and gender diverse people in our community.

June 2nd marked International Sex Workers Day. You are valid, on this day and always. Project Respect is here for you to connect for any support, resources or community events.

 Pride Month International Sex Worker Day


Your Voice

Your Voice highlights what is meaningful to you. This month we have a quote:

ZuriSun Yoga

To share your meaningful moment, you can message us on Instagram or email your contribution to [email protected]. All contributions will be kept anonymous.  

Your Voice 


What's New - Recent Resources

Here are some new resources for you, you can always see our Ongoing Resources List here.


Winter Wellness Checklist

With flu season beginning, Moreland council have created a handy winter wellness checklist on how to nourish our bodies and stay safe. 

Winter Wellness Checklist

Winter Wellness Checklist


Free Flu Vaccine

The flu vaccine is now free to everyone!

Here is a helpful link to find your nearest doctor or pharmacy.

Free Flu Vaccine


Free Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs)

Those with a Health Care Card or Low Income Health Card can get up to 10 RATs over a 3 month period (maximum 5 over a 1 month period) at local pharmacies.

You can find more information here.



Free Stress Management Program

This Way Up have a free, self-guided stress management program.

The course teaches skills to manage thoughts, emotions and behaviours that come from stress and improve wellbeing.

You can sign up easily here.

Free Stress Management Program


What's On - Opportunities & Fun Stuff

West Footscray Library Queer Book Group

The Queer Book Group is now running every month at the West Footscray library!

The first meeting was in high demand, registering will provide the best chance of securing a spot.

The July date is yet to be announced but more information can be found here. Alternatively the West Footscray Library can contact you when the next date is announced, call 03 9688 0292 or email [email protected].

Rainbow books


Free Bollywood Dance Classes & Dinner

The Wellington community centre in Collingwood is hosting free Bollywood dance classes and dinner every Saturday from 4:30pm-5:30pm between June 25th and July 16th.

There is also a special community performance on Friday 22nd July at 6pm! For more information email [email protected] or call 03 9486 9242.

Bollywood Dance Classes & Dinner


Interesting Watching

Grace & Frankie Final Season

A fun positive portrayal of female friendship, the finale of Grace & Frankie has a beautiful and satisfying conclusion that pays tribute to women's lives both on and off-screen.

Check out Grace & Frankie now screening on Netflix.

Grace & Frankie Final Season


We would love to hear any feedback you have and any ideas on what you would like to see included in the upcoming editions. You can email us at [email protected] or use the new anonymous PR Feedback Form 


All the best, 

Project Respect 

9416 3401 | 0477 001 110 | PO BOX 1323 Collingwood 3066 | Monday-Friday 9-5pm  


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