The Busy Youth Workers’ Guide to Talking Sexual Health


We talked with Victorian rural youth workers about what topics you needed support with to help you talk to young people about sexual health and relationships. You said EVERYTHING.

You told us that it’s hard to know what’s ok to say and what’s not, especially when or if the young person has experienced trauma.

So that’s what this site is for. It’s not a course – it’s more of a smorgasbord so you can pick and choose topics to address your burning questions.

There are 2 types of information:

  1. Information for you, the worker, to inform your professional practice.
  2. Resources you can show young people. One way to start a conversation about sexual health is to ask young people what they think of the resources we’ve collected. Let us know if you’ve found more or better ones that young people love.

Follow the buttons below to self-guide through our set of resources.

In Victoria, we have several organisations that provide excellent resources and training in sexual and reproductive health and rights. You will see several of them featured heavily throughout, but we also encourage you to visit their websites for additional information above and beyond what we have provided throughout The Busy Youth Workers' Guide, including further training opportunities and resources.

  • 1800 My Options will help you find sexual and reproductive health services throughout Victoria. Whether a person is pregnant and considering their options, looking for contraception, or in need of support. You can call, text, email.

  • Sexual Health Victoria promotes reproductive and sexual health for all Victorians through clinics (including telehealth), education and advocacy. They have great information including videos on their site and provide training for youth workers.