Health education

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Western Australian Health Promoting Schools Association (WAHPSA)

Agencies
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
health education

The WA Health Promoting Schools Association (WAHPSA) advocates and supports a whole school and community approach to health and wellbeing. The Association achieves this through education, coordination and collaboration with school communities and health agencies.

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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
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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School Drug Education and Road Awareness (SDERA)

Guidelines
Agencies
Professional development
Programs
Lower primary
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
health education
health literacy

Department of Education - Drug Education and Road Aware Branch (Previously SDERA) empowers school based staff, parents and community agencies, through professional learning services and support resources, to develop effective drug and road safety education programs within schools and communities.

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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 and friendships
health education
help seeking
gender diversity
mental health
multicultural
online
relationships
friendships
safer sex
sexual diversity
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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Inclusive Education WA (IEWA)

Agencies
Professional development
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
health education
intersex variations
gender diversity
LGBTI
sexual diversity

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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HIV - What it means to have HIV

Videos
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
health education
multicultural
safer sex
sexual health
STIs and BBVs

5.45min animation showing HIV from point of diagnosis to treatment and how to stay healthy.

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Gynaecological Awareness Information Network (GAIN)

Agencies
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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Guiding Principles for the Provision and Practice of Sexual Health Education

Guidelines
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
health education
parenting
sex education
sexual health
STIs and BBVs

This document, developed by the WA Department of Health in 2003, is a guide for the provision of effective community and school-based education about STIs.

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Dr Yes

Presenters/Workshops
Agencies
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
adolescence
bodies
body image
consent
contraception
families and friendships
health education
health literacy
immunisation
intersex variations
law
LGBTI
puberty
reproduction
relationships
sexual
safer sex
sex education
sexual diversity
sexual health
STIs and BBVs

The Australian Medical Association of Western Australia (AMA WA) Dr Yes project sends specially trained volunteer medical students into high schools to have frank, open discussions on topics concerning youth health including sexual health. Enquiries can be made through dryes@amawa.com.au

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The Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER)

Agencies
Professional development
Teacher
Australia
health education

The Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER) is the leading professional association representing teachers and other professionals working in the fields of health and physical education. The purpose of ACHPER is to promote active and healthy living for all Australians through education and professional practice. ACHPER offers professional learning, advocacy and information.