Information on STIs and BBVs, places to get testing and treatment - written and audio translations in over 20 languages.
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.
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.
Gender Spectrum helps to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens.
Gynaecological Awareness Information Network (GAIN)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mandatory Consent Education in Australia
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.
Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays WA (PFLAG-WA)
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.
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.
RELATE: Respectful relationships education program
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.
RESPECT Counselling Service
Free 24 hour national counselling service for people at risk of, or who have experienced physical or sexual violence.
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.
Sexual Assault Resource Centre (SARC)
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).
Sexual consent toolkit
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.
Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Program
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 email@example.com for individual copies.
Sexual Health Quarters (SHQ)
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.
Surge in teens seeking cyberbullying and sexting help during COVID
ABC news article (Feb 2021) - searches on sexting and cyberbullying increased by 55% and 39% respectively since the pandemic began.
The Brave Program
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.