Sexual Health, Wellbeing and Relationships

Sexual Health and Family Planning

Family Planning Victoria for young people
FPV has a focus on health care, education and advocacy in sexual and reproductive health. Their vision is sexual and reproductive health for all Victorians and their mission is to provide leadership in public policy, education and clinical care in sexual and reproductive health.
Ph: 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/health-care/action-centre/

Family Planning Victoria Action Centre for Young People (under 25)
Level 1, 94 Elizabeth Street                                                                                                             
Melbourne (near Flinders St Station)
Drop-in Mon-Fri, 11.00am-6.00pm  (not appointment needed)
Ph: 9660 4700
Free Call 1800 013 952

Family Planning Victoria Clinic Box Hill (all ages)
901 Whitehorse Road                                                                                                                            
Box Hill (near Box Hill Station)
Drop-in Mon-Fri, 1.00-5.00pm (not appointment needed)
Ph: 03 9257 0100

Banyule Community Health Service
BCHS offers bulk bill male and female doctors, nurses and advice on STI's, sex and contraception. This service is staffed by community health nurses, and young people can go visit if they have any concerns or questions about family support, financial help and dental, also a health team to get referral to other services
Ph: 9450 2000
www.bchs.org.au

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

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

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

Berry St
Berry St is a welfare organisation that aims to support young people and their family. They provide individual resources for crisis and violence situations in the Northern Suburbs as well as help to foster stronger relationships for your family
Ph: 03 9450 4700
Fax: 03 9450 4701
Email: Eaglemont@berrystreet.org.au 
www.berrystreet.org.au

Domestic Violence Resource Centre
Provides initial telephone support, information and referral services to assist people who have experienced family violence.
Ph: 03 9486 9866 Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm
www.dvrcv.org.au

Love, Advice and Stories
A great site about relationships for young people put together by the Domestic Violence Resource Centre.
Ph: 9486 9866
www.lovegoodbadugly.com/
www.facebook.com/lovegoodbadugly

Bursting the Bubble
This website helps you to work out what's okay in a family and what's not. It tells you what you can do if someone in your family is hurting or abusing you or another member of your family.
www.burstingthebubble.com

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'
www.theline.gov.au

White Ribbon 
The White Ribbon Campaign is the only national violence prevention campaign, and it is unique in that it aims to raise awareness among Australian men and boys about the roles they can play to prevent violence against women. The campaign calls for men across Australia to speak out and take an oath. An oath swearing never to commit, excuse or remain silent about violence against women. The campaign culminates on White Ribbon Day (25 November) each year, when men and women across Australia are called to wear a white ribbon or wristband as a visual symbol of their commitment and oath.
www.whiteribbonday.org.au

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

 

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.
Ph: 1800 050 321

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.
Ph: 9450 4700 (Berry Street)

Women's Domestic Violence Crisis Service (24 hours)
The Victorian state-wide service for women experiencing violence and abuse from a partner or ex-partner, another family member or someone you are close to.
Ph: 1800 015 188

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.
Ph: 1800 806 292

Victim Assistance Program
Practical assistance and support for victims of violent crimes that can also include access to specialised trauma counselling.
Ph: 9355 9900

Victims of Crime Helpline aka (victim support helpline)
A support service for people who have been victim to a crime.
Ph: 1800 819 817

Aboriginal Family Violence: Prevention & Legal Service
The service provides assistance to Indigenous Australians who have been victim to family violence and sexual assault.
Ph: 1800 105 303
Ph: 9244 3333

Assistance for Sexual Assault

Northern Centre Against Sexual Assault (CASA)
Northern CASA is the regional sexual assault service for the northern metropolitan region of Melbourne covering the local government areas of Banyule, Darebin, Nillumbik and Whittlesea. Provides free therapeutic services to women, men and young people over the age of 12 who have experienced sexual assault (both past and recent) and their non-offending family and friends.
Ph: 9497 1768
www.austin.org.au/northerncasa

Sexual Assault Crisis Line
Crisis counselling, information, crisis support and referral.
Ph: 1800 806 292 (After hours and weekends)
Police/emergency personnel, victim/survivor of recent sexual assault contact line.
Ph: 03 8345 3494
Email: ahcasa@thewomens.org.au
www.sacl.com.au

Children's Protection Society (CPS)
CPS have a team of psychologists and social workers who provide an internationally recognised specialist therapeutic counselling service for children and young people who have been sexually abused, children who are presenting with sexualised behaviours and young people who have sexually abusive behaviours. Please note a referral is needed to access this service.
Ph: 9450 0900
Fax: 9457 6057
Email: cps@cps.org.au
www.cps.org.au

 

Useful Websites

www.yoursexhealth.org.au

www.somazone.com.au

www.sexetc.org

www.familyrelationships.gov.au

www.relationships.org.au