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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

Improving the reproductive and sexual helath (RSH) of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities is a priority area at Family Planning NSW.

We engage with Aboriginal Health Workers and community members through various education, health promotion and clinical programs.

We work to create opportunities, share resources and partner with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

We meet with communities, build partnerships and respond to local needs.

Increasing the skills of healthcare professionals to engage Aboriginal youth, Elders and all community members about making healthy RSH choices is at the heart of what we do.

We're committed to ensuring better access to RSH services, all guided by our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). Our centres are located in Dubbo, Newcastle, Penrith, Ashfield and Fairfield.

We offer:

  • Aboriginal health worker training through our Yarning About Sexuality course to increase the capacity of Aboriginal health workers to provide RSH information to individuals and communities
  • A safe and private space for young people to talk about RSH through our Strong Family Program. We work with Elders and young people, Elders and communities to better understand their RSH choices
  • A range of "Yarning About ..." resources – a series providing information and conversations on RSH topics
  • Clinics offering a safe space to talk about RSH with our clinicians
  • A cervical screening research project and clinic for women in the Walgett Shire


Reconciliation Action Plan

Our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) formalises our commitment to reconciliation, ensuring we are an inclusive employer for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and that our services meet the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Celebrating NAIDOC Week

Check out what NAIDOC means to our staff in a 5-part interview series.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

To contact the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander team:
Phone: (02) 8752 4326
Email: bend@fpnsw.org.au

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