Agencies and Programs - Australian


ABC

Learning resources mapped to Australian Curriculum. Includes: videos about the human body, viruses, bacteria.

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Age of consent laws

Age of consent laws for each state in Australia from the Australian Government, Child Family Community Australia.

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Australian Health Promoting Schools Association (AHPSA)

The Australian Health Promoting Schools Association aims to facilitate school health promotion and education through commitment to the Health Promoting Schools ethos.

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Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society

A centre for social research into sexuality, health and the social dimensions of human relationships based at La Trobe University, Melbourne.

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Bullying. No way!

Managed by the Safe and Supportive School Communities (SSSC) Working Group. The SSSC includes representatives from all states and territories, including Catholic and Independent schooling representatives. Members work together to create learning environments where every student and school community member is safe, supported, respected and valued. Includes information about understanding, responding, preventing and teaching about bullying.

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Butterfly Foundation

Provides support for Australians who suffer from eating disorders and negative body image issues, and their carers.

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DivaCup - free menstrual cup education resources

Diva International Inc. provides free resources about the DivaCup to health professionals and educators. Menstrual cups are a sustainable menstrual care option. To access a free education pack, contact the Australian distributor - Barton Brands info@bartonbrands.com.au.

 

The educator pack includes: 1 x Model 0 DivaCup (for under 18s); 1 x Model 1 DivaCup (for under 30s and those who have not had a child); 1 x Model 2 DivaCup (for over 30s and/or those who have had a child); 1 x educational brochure.

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eSafety Commissioner

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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Family Planning Victoria (FPV)

Provides reproductive and sexual health services throughout Victoria. Includes a section on school programs.

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FPNSW: Family Planning NSW

Provides reproductive and sexual health services throughout NSW. Includes a section for teachers.

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Headspace

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

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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Reachout.com

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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Relationships Australia

Relationships Australia is a leading provider of relationship support services for individuals, families and communities with an aim to support all people in Australia to achieve positive and respectful relationships. Each state has their own website with state specific services and information.

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RESPECT Counselling Service

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

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Safe Schools Coalition

A national coalition dedicated to making schools safer and more inclusive for same sex attracted, intersex and gender diverse young people.

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Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT

Provides reproductive and sexual health services throughout the ACT. Includes schools education programs, training and workshops.

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SoSAFE!

SoSAFE! uses a standardised framework of symbols, visual teaching tools and concepts to teach strategies for moving into intimate relationships in a safe and measured manner, and provides visual communication tools for reporting physical or sexual abuse. Provides teachers, trainers and counsellors with skills and simple visual tools to enhance the social, social-sexual and social safety training of people with moderate to severe intellectual disability.

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The Australia Forum on Sexuality, Education and Health (AFSEH)

The Australia Forum on Sexuality, Education and Health aims to brings together researchers, practitioners, community leaders and policy makers from across the fields of sexuality, education and health. The goal is to discuss and debate contemporary issues and concerns, build and consolidate networks, and develop joint projects and initiatives together.

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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.

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