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Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society

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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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Family Planning Victoria (FPV)

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

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Headspace

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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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Inclusive Education WA (IEWA)

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NB: Funding for Inclusive Education WA (IEWA) ceased in October 2020. IEWA previously provided professional development and support for WA schools and staff who wanted to ensure that their schools environment were safe and inclusive for everyone, including for same sex attracted, intersex and gender diverse (SSAIGD) students, staff and families. Work is currently underway to help address the gap in this area. Please use the 'contact us' feature if you require support in this area in the meantime.

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Living Proud

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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)

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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

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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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Safe Schools Coalition

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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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Sex Ed Rescue

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Sex Ed Rescue is run by Cath Hakanson, a sex educator who helps parents to get the knowledge, skills and confidence to have conversations with their children about sex and relationships. This site offers videos, resources, books reviews, and a free 5 day sex ed bootcamp. Sex Ed Rescue also have a parent Facebook Group that offers opportunities for parents to seek feedback on specific topics and scenarios.

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Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT

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

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Sexual Health Quarters (SHQ)

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sexual health
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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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Teaching sexual health.ca

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Information and strategies for teachers, educators and parents educating children from birth to 18 years of age using the Alberta Education Human Sexuality curriculum based on the Canadian Guidelines for Sexual Health Education.

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The Freedom Centre

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The Freedom Centre supports young people (under 26), families and communities to be healthy, happy and informed about diverse sexuality, sex and gender. They host drop in spaces and peer support for young people who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex, Queer and Questioning.

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Transfolk WA

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A peer support service for transgender people and their loved ones in WA.

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True (Family Planning Queensland)

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

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WA Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Applied Research and Evaluation Network (SiREN)

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SiREN is a partnership between researchers, service providers and policymakers working to strengthen evidence-informed policy and practice in Western Australia. SiREN's services include identifying and promoting opportunities for collaboration, developing research and evaluation skills, sharing research and evaluation evidence, developing resources and delivering training.

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Youth Educating Peers (YEP) Project

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sexual diversity
STIs and BBVs

The Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia's (YACWA) YEP Crew support and educate young people in relationships, sexual health and blood-borne virus issues. They run a variety of interactive workshops for young people that run from 45 min to 1.5 hours and are led by peer educators. Topics include: respectful relationships and consent; STIs and BBVs; contraception; gender and sexuality; the technosexual world; sex and the law.