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All good?

Websites
help seeking
sex education

Information on STIs and BBVs, places to get testing and treatment - written and audio translations in over 20 languages.

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Calls to teach consent in schools

News articles
Videos
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Australia
consent
gender
help seeking
law
protective behaviours
relationships
romantic
sexual
family and domestic violence
sexual assault
sexualisation

7min TV news video from 10 Play, The Project (PG). 21 Feb 2021. An online petition has revealed the extent of alleged sexual assault playing out in Australia's schools.

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Counselling Online

Websites
help seeking

Communicate with a professional counsellor about an alcohol or drug related concern using text-interaction. This service is free for anyone seeking help with their own drug use or the drug use of a family member, relative or friend. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, across Australia.

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eSafety Commissioner

Agencies
Websites
Lower primary
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Australia
adolescence
help seeking
pornography
friendships
sexting

A one-stop-shop for online safety, including classroom resources, outreach programs, school policies and parent resources from the Australian Government Office of the eSafety Commissioner.

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Headspace

Agencies
Support services
Upper primary
Upper secondary
Australia
adolescence
help seeking
LGBTI
mental health
relationships
families
friendships
sexual

Headspace centres act as a one-stop-shop for young people who need help with mental health, physical health (including sexual health), alcohol and other drugs, work and study support. There are over 100 centres in Australia. eheadspace is the national online and phone support service, staffed by experienced youth mental health professionals. qheadspace offers online support for LGBTQIA+ young people.

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Kids Helpline

Agencies
Support services
Lower primary
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Australia
adolescence
help seeking
families
friendships

Kids Helpline is Australia's only free, private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25. The website also provides lots of valuable information for kids and parents.

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Living Proud

Agencies
Presenters/Workshops
Support services
Professional development
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
help seeking
LGBTI
sexual diversity
gender diversity

Living Proud is a non-profit organisation that provides support, information and resources to the WA lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, other sex, sexuality and gender diverse community. Services include: peer counselling, telephone counselling, professional development and lived experience forums.

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Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays WA (PFLAG-WA)

Support services
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
help seeking
LGBTI
sexual diversity
gender diversity

PFLAG-WA is an organisation that supports the parents, family members and friends of loved ones who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex. They offer peer support through their phone line and support group meetings.

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Reachout.com

Apps
Websites
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Australia
adolescence
body image
consent
emotional literacy
health education
help seeking
sexual diversity
gender diversity
mental health
online
relationships
families
friendships
safer sex
sex education
sexting

Information, support and resources to help young people improve their understanding of mental health issues, develop resilience, and increase their coping skills and help-seeking behaviour.

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RELATE: Respectful relationships education program

Programs
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Western Australia
adolescence
consent
diversity
emotional literacy
gender
help seeking
law
online
relationships
sexting
sexual assault

A free three stage education program for high school students. Each stage offers a term of scaffolded lessons that builds upon the previous stage. Topics include: gender stereotypes and expectations, respectful relationship qualities, non-consensual image sharing, decision making frameworks, communication techniques, sexual consent and sexual assault, help seeking and critical analysis.

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RESPECT Counselling Service

Support services
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Australia
consent
help seeking
families
sexual assault

Free 24 hour national counselling service for people at risk of, or who have experienced physical or sexual violence.

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SECCA

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Presenters/Workshops
Support services
Professional development
Social media
Lower primary
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
adolescence
diversity
help seeking
sexual health
special needs

SECCA is a non-profit organisation which supports people with disabilities, in their efforts to learn about human relationships, sexuality and sexual health across the lifespan. Offers education and training, counselling and consultancy services.

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Sexual Assault Resource Centre (SARC)

Agencies
Support services
Professional development
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
consent
help seeking
sexual assault

Sexual Assault Resource Centre (SARC) is a free 24-hour 7 days a week emergency service that offers assistance and support to any person aged 13 years and over who has experienced any form of unwanted sexual contact or behaviour in the previous 2 weeks. A free counselling service is also available (during business hours) to people who have experienced sexual assault or sexual abuse in the past (more than 2 weeks ago).

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Sexual consent toolkit

Programs
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Australia
consent
help seeking
law
protective behaviours
relationships
romantic
sexual
sexual health

Toolkit from Rape and Sexual Assault Research and Advocacy (RASARA) that covers a range of issues relating to sexual consent and sexual assault. RASARA are an organisation that advocates for rape and consent law reform across Australia.

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Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Program

Agencies
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
adolescence
health education
help seeking
immunisation
multicultural
puberty
reproduction
families
safer sex
sex education
sexting
STIs and BBVs

The WA Department of Health - Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Program provides sexual health information and resources for the community, health professionals and educators. Funds service providers to deliver free and low cost education sessions, professional development, clinical appointments, testing and treatment.

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Sexual Healthy Quarters (SHQ)

Agencies
Presenters/Workshops
Support services
Clinical services
Professional development
Programs
Social media
Websites
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
adolescence
contraception
diversity
help seeking
LGBTI
relationships
safer sex
sexual health
STIs and BBVs

Sexual Health Quarters (SHQ) provides a comprehensive range of clinical, counselling, educational and training activities around sexual and reproductive health. Services include: STI testing, unplanned pregnancy counselling, contraception counselling, professional development, education sessions. SHQ can partner with your school to deliver RSE sessions on: respectful relationships, diversity in sex, gender and sexual identity, bodies and reproductive systems, safer sex and STIs, contraception, unintended pregnancy, sexting and porn, and more.

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Surge in teens seeking cyberbullying and sexting help during COVID

News articles
Lower secondary
Upper secondary
Australia
adolescence
help seeking
mental health
online
sexting

ABC news article (Feb 2021) - searches on sexting and cyberbullying increased by 55% and 39% respectively since the pandemic began.

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The Brave Program

Websites
Lower primary
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Australia
emotional literacy
coping skills
help seeking

A free online self-help program for children, teenagers and parents to help young people with anxiety overcome their worries and improve their quality of lives. Developed by a team of researchers with over 17 years of experience in the field of child anxiety.

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True (Family Planning Queensland)

Agencies
Clinical services
Professional development
Support services
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Australia
adolescence
bodies
consent
contraception
help seeking
sexual diversity
gender diversity
pornography
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
safer sex
sex education
sexting
special needs
STIs and BBVs

Provides reproductive and sexual health services throughout Queensland. Includes a section specific to schools and teachers.

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Youth Law Australia

Agencies
Support services
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Australia
adolescence
consent
help seeking
pornography
sexting

Provides free, confidential legal information and help for young people under 25 in Australia.