Reference Group

Sexual Health Quarters (SHQ)


SHQ is the leading provider of sexual and reproductive health services in Western Australia. We are an independent, non-profit organisation with over 40 years’ experience in sexual and reproductive health.

We offer a range of expert services to the community including:

- Sexually transmissible infection (STI) testing and
- Contraception information and supply
- Pro-choice unplanned pregnancy support, information
and referral
- Pap smears
- Specialist counselling around sexuality, sexual
problems and relationships
- A confidential sexual health helpline for members of
the public and professionals.
- We are also a major provider of education and training
for both community workers and health professionals,
and offer accredited training for doctors and nurses
covering all aspects of sexual and reproductive health.

WA AIDS Council (WAAC)

The WA AIDS Council is a non-government organisation committed to the HIV response in Western Australia. Established in 1985, the Council leads the Western Australian community in the provision of a wide range of services in the prevention of HIV, sexually transmitted infections and blood borne viruses, and the treatment and care of people living with HIV and AIDS.

The Council provides counseling, wellness, referral, general and financial assistance to people living with HIV; needle and syringe exchange programs; professional training and development for health sector workers and a range of support and prevention education services to target audiences at risk of HIV, sexually transmitted infections and blood borne virus transmissions.

As a sexual and BBV health promotion organisation that provides support and information beyond HIV, we receive guidance from vital and relevant associated sexual health and blood borne virus strategies, including the Second National Sexually Transmissible Infections Strategy (2014-2017); the Third National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Blood Borne Viruses and Sexually Transmissible Infections Strategy (2014-2017); the WA Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Strategy 2015–2018; and the WA Aboriginal Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus (BBV) Strategy 2015–2018.

Hepatitis WA

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 Freedom Centre

Freedom Centre is run by young people for young people using a peer support model. Peer support is where people get support from other people who share similar experiences.

We are funded by the Mental Health Commission to prevent mental illness and promote mental health, aiming to:
- increase community connectedness and engagement
(or reduce social isolation),
- provide relevant information about all aspects of
health & wellbeing, and;
- encourage & support help-seeking.

We do this through a peer facilitated informal safe social space as it’s most empowering and accessible to young people.

The WA Department of Health - SHBBV Program

SHBBVP aims to reduce the incidence and transmission of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), HIV, hepatitis B and C and other BBVs and work with affected communities, NGO's clinical services, training providers and researchers to plan, monitor and evaluate the public health response.

SiREN (Sexual Health & Blood Borne Virus Applied Research and Evaluation Network)

SiREN is the WA Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Applied Research and Evaluation Network.

SiREN is coordinated by the Collaboration for Evidence, Research and Impact in Public Health (CERIPH.

SiREN aims to:

- promote and stimulate opportunities for
collaboration between WA sexual health and
blood‑borne virus service providers and
- translate research findings into evidence-based
- foster links nationally with other sexual health and
blood-borne virus research centres:
1) Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and
Society (ARCSHS)
2) Kirby Institute (formerly The National Centre in
HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research)
3) Centre for Social Research in Health (CSRH).

Headspace Armadale

headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds, along with assistance in promoting young peoples’ wellbeing. This covers four core areas: mental health, physical health, work and study support and alcohol and other drug services.

Information and services for young people, their families and friends as well as health professionals can be accessed through this website, headspace centres, online counselling service eheadspace, and postvention suicide support program headspace School Support.

headspace Clinical Reference Group oversee and approve clinical resources made available on this website.

Anglicare WA

AnglicareWA is a not for profit community service organisation. We support people, families and their communities to cope with the challenges of life by building their resilience and capacity. We assist people with relationship issues, financial problems, and housing difficulties. Ultimately, we want our clients to thrive in today’s society.

We work with people from all walks of life – from Kununurra in the north to Albany in the south, from street corners to the halls of Parliament. We seek to influence policy makers and are widely respected for our expertise, leadership and capacity to drive positive and lasting change.

Our philosophy is to support people through each stage of life’s journey. Our services are available to all members of the community and our work is achieved in a spirit of reconciliation between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Western Australians.

Western Australian Substance Users' Association (WASUA)

The Western Australian Substance Users' Association (WASUA) was first incorporated in 1996. Since then our aim has been to improve the health and social circumstances of people who use illicit substances in WA.

MYAN WA (Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network of WA)

MYAN WA aims to develop the capacity of WA practitioners, service providers, policy makers and funding bodies to ensure positive settlement outcomes for young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds.

YDAN WA (Youth Disability Advocacy Network of Western Australia)

The Youth Disability Advocacy Network (YDAN) is a network of young people with disabilities, their families, friends, supporters, youth workers, disability sector workers, organisations and others from around WA who support young people with disabilities. We aim to support the advocacy, rights and inclusion for young people with a disability in WA.

The YDAN will be led by a steering committee of young people with a disability aged between 12 and 25. Members of the steering committee are responsible for attending monthly meetings, creating a plan for the network, writing grant applications, planning events and working with other young people.

Anyone can join the network, and it’s as easy as joining our mailing list through our facebook page. It’s also the best way to stay up to date and find out about the ongoings of the network.

Multicultural Services Centre of WA Inc.

The purpose of MSC is to meet the settlement, welfare, education and training, cultural, legal and related needs of culturally and linguistically diverse Western Australians; and to use its cultural and linguistic service planning and delivery expertise to undertake initiatives to respond to natural and other disasters and humanitarian causes overseas.

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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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