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A secret safe to tell

Books
Lower primary
Parent
Australia
bodies
emotional literacy
help seeking
protective behaviours

A picture book that encourages conversations about body safety, the importance of not keeping secrets and confiding in trusted adults if something is making you uncomfortable.

Reading of book by Naomi Hunter (4min 18sec) .

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All good?

Agencies
Support services
Clinical services
Websites
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Australia
help seeking
immunisation
multicultural
protective behaviours
sex education
sexual health
STIs and BBVs

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

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Counselling Online

Support services
Websites
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Australia
families
help seeking
media literacy
mental health

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
Guidelines
Professional development
Videos
Websites
Lower primary
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Australia
adolescence
friendships
help seeking
intimate relationships
online
parenting
pornography
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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Gender Spectrum

Support services
Programs
Websites
Lower primary
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
International
gender
gender diversity
help seeking
LGBTI

Gender Spectrum helps to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens.

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Gynaecological Awareness Information Network (GAIN)

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Presenters/Workshops
Professional development
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
health education
health literacy
help seeking
immunisation
sexual health
STIs and BBVs

GAIN is a not-for-profit organisation run by volunteers who provide women with the opportunity, knowledge, confidence and support to obtain optimal gynaecological and sexual health.

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Headspace

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Support services
Websites
Upper primary
Upper secondary
Australia
adolescence
families
friendships
gender diversity
help seeking
LGBTI
mental health
sexual diversity
sexual health

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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Kaiyai Girl

Programs
Videos
Websites
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Western Australia
consent
friendships
help seeking
intimate relationships
multicultural
reproduction
safer sex
sex education
STIs and BBVs

Kaiyai Girl is a teaching resource for use with students in early adolescence through to early adulthood. It tackles the issues of drug and alcohol use and its impact on decision-making and personal control.

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Kids Helpline

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Support services
Websites
Lower primary
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Australia
adolescence
families
friendships
help seeking
intimate relationships
parenting

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
gender diversity
help seeking
intersex variations
LGBTI
mental health
sexual 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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Mandatory Consent Education in Australia

News articles
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
consent
family and domestic violence
gender
help seeking
law
protective behaviours
sexual abuse
sexualisation

Article that discusses the mandatory teaching of consent in Australian schools focusing on how consent is an integral part of all relationships but how education in schools must continue to develop and listen to young people in terms of how relationships are taught to students.

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

Support services
Agencies
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
friendships
gender diversity
help seeking
intersex variations
LGBTI
parenting
sexual 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
Support services
Agencies
Websites
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Australia
adolescence
body image
consent
emotional literacy
families
friendships
gender diversity
health education
help seeking
intimate relationships
mental health
multicultural
online
safer sex
sexting
sexual diversity

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
emotional literacy
friendships
gender
gender diversity
help seeking
law
media literacy
online
sexting
sexual abuse

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
Agencies
Websites
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Australia
consent
families
family and domestic violence
friendships
help seeking
intimate relationships
law
mental health
parenting
sexual abuse

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

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Safe4Kids

Agencies
Presenters/Workshops
Professional development
Books
Websites
Lower primary
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
consent
families
family and domestic violence
help seeking
multicultural
parenting
protective behaviours

Safe4Kids provides training and resources in protective behaviours (child abuse prevention education). Services include: Teacher PD, student workshops, parent workshops.

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SECCA

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

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
mental health
sexual abuse

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

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Agencies
Websites
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Australia
consent
help seeking
intimate relationships
law
protective behaviours
sexual health
sexual abuse

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
families
health education
help seeking
immunisation
intimate relationships
multicultural
puberty
reproduction
safer sex
sex education
sexting
STIs and BBVs

The WA Department of Health - Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Program (SHBBVP) 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. All SHBBVP hardcopy resources (posters, pamphlets, etc) can be bulk ordered for free in WA by setting up a free account at doh.getquickmail.com. Email shbbvp@health.wa.gov.au for individual copies.

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