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YEAH has pioneered many opportunities for young people to become leaders in promoting positive, inclusive and youth friendly information on sexual health and HIV to their friends and peers.
The momentum YEAH has built over the past 11 years has resulted in the largest online and face to face reach of sexual health information with young people Australia wide.
Last year over 900,000 young people turned to YEAH’s online channels for information on sexual health.
YEAH has developed the only national network of young people trained as sexual health peer educators. In 2015 YEAH’s national peer education program engaged directly with more than 10,000 young people through community workshops and events.
Currently 60 young people subscribe to YEAH’s online campaign each week to receive regular youth friendly sexual health information.
Sounds pretty awesome? That’s because it is!
That’s why we do not understand the Commonwealth Government’s decision to defund YEAH after seven years of investment to create this momentum; YEAH has proven successful performance, cost effectiveness, growing community demand, ability to innovate new ways to engage young people online and through face to face communication.
YEAH’s dedicated team are continuing to voluntarily manage YEAH’s programs and online presence and develop new funding solutions. If you have suggestions on how you can help YEAH please be in touch.
Let’s work together to save YEAH, the organisation that most young people turn to for sexual health information and to become active leaders in promoting positive sexual health outcomes amongst their peers.
Here’s how you can help…
Your voice is valuable.
Sign the Change.org petition to #saveYEAH
Read our Media Release
For interviews contact Karen Cochrane (see Media Release)
Spread the word! Add a #saveYEAH Twibbon filter to your Facebook or Twitter profile, add a #saveYEAH cover photo
Don’t forget to share!
You can write directly to the Health Minister, Sussan Ley, and tell her just how important youth led sexual health is and why the Health Department should reconsider their decision to defund YEAH.
We have drafted a template you can send, edit, or write your own personal message.
Archer – 28th April 2016 First Safe Schools, now YEAH: The government is targeting our most vulnerable
The Courier – 25th April 2016 Cutting valuable program makes no sense
The Age (editorial) – 24th April 2016 Hell YEAH, let’s talk about sex
The Age (news article) – 24th April 2016 Axing of sex education program YEAH part of ‘ideological agenda’, experts claim
Daily Life – 22nd April 2016
If sex education is about protecting kids, it also needs to be about empowerment
SameSame – 15th April 2016
Government cuts funding to youth sex education program
The Informer on JOY FM – 14th April 2016
YEAH defunded; Jason Ball on Pride Cup, homophobia in sport
Star Observer – 14th April 2016
Outrage as Federal Government cuts funding for youth sexual health group
Junkee – 14th April 2016
The Government’s Defunding Australia’s Only Youth-Led Sexual Health Organisation
Listen: Jack and James from JOY 949’s Well, Well, Well program spoke with Alischa and Michael from YEAH about being defunded by the Federal Government.
Listen: The Informer’s Dean Beck on JOY 949 talks with Shadow Health Minister Catherine King and YEAH CEO Alischa Ross.
Listen: YEAH CEO Alischa Ross speaks with Saturday Magazine with Tass and Macca on JOY 94.9 about the recent cuts to YEAH’s funding
Listen: Alischa also spoke with The Informer on JOY 94.9 on Thursday about the #saveYEAH campaign
For the full JOY interview go to joy.org.au/theinformer
Letters of support submitted in response to the #saveYEAH Campaign
Download and print the #saveYEAH flyer and post it at your university, workplace and community noticeboards.
You can also email the PDF out to your social, personal, and professional networks – urging people to join the fight to save YEAH by signing the petition.
Our CEO was on ABC Radio's 'The World Today' talking about how young people are let down by a lack of sex education https://t.co/XdSmR0uXaGOctober 27, 2016 07:45 pm
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