About YEP

YACWA’s Youth Educating Peers (YEP) Project aims to support and educate young people on relationships, sexual health and blood-borne virus (SHBBV) issues

YACWA’s Youth Educating Peers (YEP) Project aims to support and educate young people on relationships, sexual health and blood-borne virus (SHBBV) issues. We do this by working in partnership with the WA youth sector and building the capacity of youth workers.

A key focus is on the use of peer education as a youth participation and health promotion strategy with young people with our group of volunteer peer educators, the YEP Crew.

The proposed outcomes of our project are:

  • Young people have increased sexual health and blood borne virus (BBV) information and education provided by their peers face-to-face in metropolitan Perth and online across WA.
  • Youth sector agencies and youth workers are confident and competent to address youth sexual health and BBV issues and deliver integrated peer education programs.
  • Promotion of socio-cultural norms and attitudes to youth sexual health and BBV issues through increased public awareness.

The YEP Project is funded by the Department of Health, WA (Sexual Health and Blood-Borne Virus Program) and is designed and delivered in partnership with a range of key stakeholders.

What's happening at YEP

YEP at Fairground 2016

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Safe Schools Coalition WA: Introductory Session

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Meet the team

Vanessa Vlajkovic

Hi! My name is Nessa and I’m 20 years old. I’m studying Journalism at Edith Cowan University, with a Public Relations minor. I am an avid reader, writer, traveller and cheerleader. I’m also a passionate advocate for the deafblind community, and for other types of disability. I’ve been on the committee of the Youth Disability Advocacy Network (YDAN) at YACWA for a few months, and through them have developed a desire to become a YEP volunteer, as I want to expand my horizons.

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Where are we?

Our offices are with the friendly team and YACWA

4/196 Oxford Street, Leederville 6007, Western Australia

T: (08) 9227 5440 T: 1800 670 231
F: (08) 9238 7446 E: yep@yacwa.org.au

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