This page contains a list of organisations and resources that you may find useful to complement the information contained in the Kaiyai Girl learning activities. You may also like to look at the Resources for Parents and Resources for Kids pages of this site.
- Alcohol and other drugs
A Perth metropolitan-based service with the aim 'to make a difference by providing strong leadership in the treatment and prevention of alcohol and other drug misuse amongst Aboriginal people'.
This is an animated video about alcohol and its impact on health.
‘Brain stories’ is a concept of developing tools to understand and communicate the way that substance abuse and mental health affect the brain and behaviour for Indigneous people. This site contains a range of flip charts and animations.
This resource demonstrates the damage caused by solvent abuse and is designed to encourage discussion of personal and community actions in relation to the issue.
Friendz is a social comic that explores relationships between people and how these relationships can influence alcohol and substance use.
The Mental Health Commission offers a range of culturally secure resources for Aboriginal people, including information on injecting drug use and blood-borne viruses.
A portal full of information and videos for young people to manage mental health, drugs, sex, bullying, work, health and body image.
Youth Legal Service provides free professional legal services to children and young people (under 25 years) residing in Western Australia. This site contains a number of factsheets on legal issues related to alcohol and drugs and sex.
- Sex and relationships
Links to a range of pamphlets about sexual health and blood-borne viruses produced for Aboriginal consumers.
Produced to raise awareness among young Indigenous people about the importance of practicing safe sex, this comic uses colourful illustrations together with culturally appropriate storylines to engage Indigenous young people on the importance of condom use.
Dr YES (youth education sessions) is a program run by the Australian Medical Association where medical students go out to metropolitan and rural high schools to have open and engaging communications about the big issues facing youth health - particularly alcohol and drugs, mental health and sexual health. A Teachers' Guidebook can be found on the website.
Freedom Centre is run by young people for young people to provide support and information about sexual and mental health. Volunteers and staff are people who are also young and LGBTIQ or have an otherwise diverse sexuality and/or gender and are trained to be able to give support and information to their peers. The site contains a range of useful resources including You're Not Alone (a booklet for youth who have just realised they are LGBTIQ) and Someone You Love (a booklet for family and friends of LGBTIQ youth).
GQ: Gender Questioning is a resource produced by Gay and Lesbian Health Victoria (GLHV) in conjunction with the Trans Melbourne Gender Project. It is designed to provide information and support to young people between 16 and 25 who are questioning their gender or supporting someone who is doing so.
This website gives young people in WA advice and accurate information on relationships and safer sex. The site contains information pages, interactive games and a confidential 'ask a question' feature.
Growing and Developing Health Relationships (GDHR) website is designed to support and assist Western Australian teachers, school nurses and schools to provide positive and comprehensive relationships and sexual health education. A range of learning activities are available to download.
This site contains articles about having a baby, including what to consider before becoming pregnant, pregnancy and birth, and after your baby is born.
This site contains information for consumers about STIs, including prevention, signs and symptoms, testing and treatment.
Hitnet aims to empower marginalised communities by co-creating and disseminating culturally targeted information through an evolving digital eco-system. On this website you can try out the Community Hub which contains a number of interactive sexual health and blood-borne virus modules.
SHQ provides a comprehensive range of clinical, counselling, educational and training activities around sexual and reproductive health. This site contains information sheets and brochures, as well as information on how SHQ can support schools to deliver relationships and sexuality education.
This resource is aimed at young people who are questioning or starting to explore their sexuality, and those who are starting to explore and challenge their physical gender.
The WA AIDS Council leads the Western Australian community in the provision of a wide range of services in the prevention of HIV, and the treatment and care of people living with HIV/AIDS. The site contains a range of downloadable resources about sexual health for youth.
- Aboriginal services
Contact details for a range of regional and metropolitan-based health services for Aboriginal people.
AHCWA is the peak body for the 21 Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHSs) in Western Australia. Contact information for metropolitan and regional ACCHSs can be found on this site.
- Blood-borne viruses
HepatitisWA (Inc) is a non-profit community-based organisation providing free services to the community. HepatitisWA aims to assist in obtaining the best possible care and support for people affected by hepatitis, reducing discrimination and stigma directed at people living with viral hepatitis and raising community awareness in relation to hepatitis. The website contains educational resources that can be ordered.