Sexual Health & Respectful Relationships

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Sexual Health and Family Planning

Banyule Community Health Service
BCHS offers bulk bill services regarding STI’s, sex and contraception at two locations. The service is staffed by community heath nurses who can provide young people with information regarding family support, financial help and dental as well as being able to offer referrals to other services.  
Phone: 9450 2000 (Heidelberg)
Phone: 9433 5111 (Greensborough)
www.bchs.org.au

BCHS

Family Planning Victoria (FPV) for young people
FPV focusses on health care, education and advocacy. They are a dedicated service that supports young people in making decisions about their sexual health and wellbeing that’s right for them.
Phone: 1800 013 952
www.fpv.org.au

The Action Centre - Family Planning Clinics
Great places for young people to go to find out and get assistance with contraception, sexuality and same sex attraction, unplanned pregnancy, STI testing, safer sex, sexual abuse and other sexual health issues. Services are free for those under 18
www.fpv.org.au/our-reproductive-and-sexual-health-clinics/book-appointment-online-action-centre-cbd

Family Planning Victoria Action Centre for Young People (under 25)
Level 1, 94 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne (near Flinders St Station)
Clinic hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
Appointments: Call 03 9660 4700 or 03 9257 0100 or book online here.
Free Call: 1800 013 952

Family Planning Victoria Clinic Box Hill (all ages)
901 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill 
Appointments: Call 03 9257 010 or book online here.
Free call: 1800 013 952

fpv

1800 My Options sexual health and contraceptive helpline

Do you have questions or need support around contraception, pregnancy and sexual health? 1800 My Options is a free, confidential, pro-choice, non-judgemental hotline that is here to help.

Phone: 1800 696 784
https://www.1800myoptions.org.au/

1800 my options

ReachOut
ReachOut offer extensive and relevant information and online support about sex, intimate relationships and all those awkward things that it can be hard to talk about sometimes. The site allows users to go on and read up on stacks of info, without having to speak to anyone personally.
www.reachout.com/Wellbeing/Sex-and-relationships

reach out

Youth Central
Information about sex, sexual health, sexuality, sexual assault and everything in between
www.youthcentral.vic.gov.au/advice-for-life/family-and-relationships

youth central

Respectful Relationships

It is important that we feel safe and respected in our relationships.  Sometimes it can be confusing trying to work out what is okay - check out the links below for some more information and tips

What does the term "respectful relationships" mean?
Is your relationship moving too fast?
Feeling pressured to send photos of yourself?
What is and is not okay in your relationship?
Your relationship is not okay - what now?
I am worried about my friend's relationship

If you are in a relationship that you do not feel respected in, or you want to ask some questions about what is or is not okay, please feel free to call us on 9457 9855 or email us at banyuleyouth@banyule.vic.gov.au

1800RESPECT (1800 737 732)

National sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling service. They provide a confidential service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week https://www.1800respect.org.au/ 1800RESPECT provide support for:

  • People (of any gender identity) experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, sexual assault, domestic or family violence
  • Their friends and family
  • Workers and professionals supporting someone experiencing, or at risk of experiencing sexual assault, domestic or family violence

Phone: 1800 737 732
https://www.1800respect.org.au/

1800RESPECT

The Orange Door in North Eastern Melbourne
The Orange Door is a free service for adults, children and young people who are experiencing or have experienced family violence and families who need extra support with the care of children. 

Phone: 1800 319 355
Address: 56 Burgundy Street, Heidelberg 3084 
Email: nema@orangedoor.vic.gov.au
9am to 5pm Monday to Friday (closed public holidays)
https://orangedoor.vic.gov.au/

orange door

Berry Street
Berry Street is a welfare organisation that supports young people and their families. They provide individual resources for crisis and violence situations in the Northern Suburbs as well as help to foster stronger relationships for your family.
Phone: 03 9450 4700
Email: Eaglemont@berrystreet.org.au 
www.berrystreet.org.au

Berry street

Domestic Violence Resource Centre
Provides initial telephone support, information and referral services to assist people who have experienced family violence.
Phone: 03 8346 5200 Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm
www.dvrcv.org.au

DVRCV

Love, Advice and Stories
A website put together by The Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria for young people that explores all things relationships.
Phone: 9486 9866
www.lovegoodbadugly.com/
www.facebook.com/lovegoodbadugly

love bad ugly

What's OK At Home (WOAH)
A website made by the Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria to help people understand what family vilence is, why it happens, how to recognise it and how to help others who are experiencing it. 
https://woah.org.au/

WOAH

The Line
This is a website for both girls and guys which helps you work out what is ok in a relationship and what might be crossing 'the line'
https://www.theline.org.au/

the line

Tell Someone
'Tell Someone' is a website aimed at educating people with a mild intellectual disability about family violence.
www.tellsomeone.org.au

tell someone

Resources for young people experiencing family or domestic violence during COVID-19 lockdown

In response to the recent government restrictions, YACVic have put together a dedicated resource that addresses domestic & family violence and the potential impact that it may have on young people.

This resource includes information on: 

  • How to identify family and/or domestic violence
  • What to do if you are experiencing family or domestic violence
  • Resources to access during COVID-19 isolation
  • Other services and resources

https://www.yacvic.org.au/blog/covid-19-family-and-domestic-violence/

Assistance for Sexual Assault & Rape

For information & local support options regarding sexual assault & rape, please visit: https://www.banyuleyouth.com/sexual-assault-support

Sexual Assault Crisis Line:1800 806 292 (Crisis line, after hours and weekends)

1800RESPECT (1800 737 732): 24 hour 7 days a week phone line

Northern Centre Against Sexual Assault (CASA): 9496 2240 

Centre Against Sexual Assault (24 hours): 1800 806 292

Helplines

Family Relationships Advice Line
The Family Relationships Advice Line is a national telephone service established to assist families affected by relationship or separation issues.
Phone: 1800 050 321

Family Relationships Advice Line

Northern Domestic Violence Outreach (Berry Street)
Information, referral, support and crisis intervention as well as longer term casework support and counselling, for women and children who have experienced or are experiencing family violence and live in the Northern Metropolitan sub Region.
Phone: 9450 4700 (Berry Street)

berry street

safeSteps Family Violence Response Centre
safe steps Family Violence Response Centre is Victoria’s statewide first response service for those experiencing family violence or concerned about another experiencing family violence. 24/7, 356 days a year. 
24/7 family violence response phone line
Phone: 1800 015 188

safe steps

Centre Against Sexual Assault (24 hours)
The Centre Against Sexual Assault work to ensure that women, children and men who are victims/survivors of sexual assault have access to comprehensive and timely support and intervention to address their needs.
Phone: 1800 806 292

Victim Assistance Program
Practical assistance and support for victims of violent crimes that can also include access to specialised trauma counselling.
Phone: 1300 362 739

Victims of Crime Helpline (victim support helpline)
A support service for people who have been victim to a crime.
Phone: 1800 819 817 
Text: 0427 767 891 
www.victimsofcrime.vic.gov.au

victims of crime

Aboriginal Family Violence: Prevention & Legal Service
The service provides assistance to Indigenous Australians who have been victim to family violence and sexual assault.
Phone: 1800 105 303
https://djirra.org.au/what-we-do/legal-services/

Aboriginal Family Violence: Prevention & Legal Service