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.