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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

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Locate Us

Postal: PO Box 133, Nedlands WA 6909
Telephone: (08) 9273 3000
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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Yaaasss we had the best time at the Pride parade!! Let’s make every day Pride day 🎉🎉🎉🎉

If you’re curious about the origins of Pride, read on! Pride day/month is not only an awesome day to celebrate and continue to fight for the rights of all LGBTIQA+ people, but an opportunity to recognise LGBTIQA+ history.

Pride began as a yearly commemoration of the Stonewall Riots. These riots happened in the early hours of June 28th 1969, when police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City, and the patrons rebelled. At the time, the situation wasn’t good for LGBTIQA+ people. In America (where these riots happened) gay sex was illegal, as was cross-dressing, and LGBTIQA+ people were widely discriminated against in many ways. The situation was pretty similar is Australia, and Pride protests started popping up here in the 70s on various dates. Fortunately, since then, things have improved a lot for LGBTIQA+ people, but there’s still a long way to go.

The first 🌈 rainbow flag 🌈 was made for Pride in 1978 for the San Francisco parade. The first version had eight stripes rather than the six it has today, and each stripe was intended to represent an aspect of the gay identity:
💞pink for sexuality
💋red for life
🍊orange for healing
🐥yellow for sunlight
🍀green for nature
🐬turquoise for art
🚙indigo for harmony
🍆violet for spirit
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