This one is for all you lubly ones!
I don’t know about you, but my sex ed in high school lacked any diversity. It was very white-focused and it sucked!
YEP are here to support Blak people in living healthy, pleasure-filled lives (and yes, that includes sexually).
Looking out for the health of our mob
YEP aims to empower First Nations young people with knowledge about sexual health so that we can look after our sexual health with no shame. YEP does this through creating resources tailored specifically to the needs of young mob, and supporting the right for everyone to be able to safely access sexual health services and information.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people face unique barriers to looking after our sexual health. Cultural stigma and shame, a lack of access to resources in remote areas, and professionals who aren’t well equipped with cultural knowledge all contribute to lower health outcomes for us mob. STIs and BBVs disproportionately affect our mob. Change starts with education, so let’s take charge of our sexual health and protect others in our community.
Visit our friends for more First Nations focused sexual health content:
Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia: Works to understand the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to improve all aspects of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing, including sexual health.
Black Rainbow: A national volunteer Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTQIA+SB social enterprise in the pursuit of positive health and wellbeing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer, Asexual, Sistergirl and Brotherboys (LGBTQIA+SB).
BlaQ Aboriginal Corporation: BlaQ is working with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTQ+ community toward a future where all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, sistergirls, brotherboys, queer and non-binary individuals are valued and safe in all aspects of society.
Sistergirls & Brotherboys: A peer-support group for sistergirls, brotherboys and gender diverse mob.
Take Blaktion: An online resource with everything you need to know to take charge of your sexual health.
Walkern Katatdjin: A national research project that aims to understand and promote the mental health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Asexual + young people, and to work with services to develop appropriate interventions.
Young, Deadly, Free: Aims to increase STI and BBV testing and treatment rates for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people living in remote communities across Queensland, Northern Territory, Western Australia and South Australia.