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Dr YES

Dr YES (Youth Education Sessions) is a program run by the Australian Medical Association (WA) where medical students deliver harm minimisation sessions to high school students in metropolitan and rural schools. The Dr YES volunteers have open and engaging communications with high school students about the big issues young people face – particularly alcohol and drugs, mental health and sexual health.

One of the key goals is to help break down the barriers preventing young people from accessing health care.

Sessions

  • In our Alcohol & Other Drugs presentation, our focus is on keeping you and your friends healthy by providing you with factual information about drugs.Read More
  • If you’ve seen one of our Dr YES sessions on Sexual Health you’ll know we talk about a whole range of things sex-related, from STIs (sexually transmitted infections)...Read More
  • Our mental health sessions aim to create awareness of mental health issues affecting young people, advocate positive mental health and support students to identify aspects of their life that they can see their GP about.Read More

Students

Teachers

Locate Us

Address: 14 Stirling Highway, Nedlands WA 6009
Postal: PO Box 133, Nedlands WA 6909
Telephone: (08) 9273 3000
Fax: (08) 9273 3043
Email: dryes@amawa.com.au

Dr YES Coordinators are full-time medical students. We are not always reachable during business or school hours. If we are not able to take your call please leave a message or email and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

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3 weeks ago

Dr YES

We're always so proud of our volunteers and their achievements and recently, Layaal Mikhael was finalist in the UWA Student Volunteer of the Year at the UWA Guild Volunteering Awards for her work with Dr YES and Teach Learn Grow 🙂 <3Congratulations to the amazing Layaal Mikhael for the incredible contribution you make as president of Teach Learn Grow UWA and with Dr YES and many more organisations. Layaal was a finalist for the 2019 UWA Student Volunteer of the Year. ... See MoreSee Less

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3 months ago

Dr YES

Fifteen Dr YES volunteers are now qualified caregivers who can provide suicide first aid to people at risk.
“ASIST’s Pathway for Assisting Life (PAL) model will sit alongside crucial skills such as DRSABCDE as tools that I never want to be without. Just as much as managing a physical first aid, this training empowers us to save lives and feel confident doing so.”
We would like to thank the facilitators Anita Nodwell and Simone Dayer for their expertise, wisdom and guidance through this challenging space. Local ASIST training can be found at www.livingworks.com.auThe AMA’s Dr Yes program involves medical students volunteering to run education sessions for High Schools. This weekend the Dr Yes team in WA completed the ASIST training and had a ball! Well done all, and to trainers Anita Nodwell and Simone Dayer. Fantastic! #dryes #asist
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