Video messages from our mob, for our mob

The team at Young Deadly Free has been busy creating new videos with communities across Australia. The videos aim to get our key messages out to young people and others in a fresh, engaging way.

We have worked with local people in all the locations we have visited. You might be surprised to know that most of the time the people you see acting haven’t had any acting experience before! The communities and the people we have met have been very welcoming and giving of their time and knowledge and we are very thankful to all those involved on and off the camera.

We hope you enjoy watching and sharing the videos with your family, friends and work colleagues. If you wish to download copies or have hard copies sent to your community, please contact us at ydsf@sahmri.com

This is us…

The good, the bad, the ups and downs… an honest look at relationships, sex, partying and learning from our mistakes along the way. Through it all, we look after each other… This is us

  • Episode 1 | Change the Game
  • Episode 2 | Trust Each Other
  • Episode 3 | Make It Good

Watch all 3 episodes.

Videos about the Syphilis outbreak for Community

The syphilis outbreak has now been occurring since 2011.
The outbreak is in northern Queensland, Northern Territory, South Australia and Northern WA.
Babies can get syphilis before birth if their mother has it and does not get tested and treated. So far 7 babies have died due to syphilis.
These videos are aimed at increasing awareness of the outbreak, of syphilis and of the ways we call work together to end the outbreak.

  • Antenatal Care: Taking Care of Yourself, Your baby and each other
  • Rapid Syphilis Testing
  • Youth yarn about syphilis
  • Our communities yarn about syphilis

Watch all of the community videos.

Youth yarn about…

Youth yarn about… is a video series for youth with the voices of youth.

  • looking after each other when it comes to sexual health and STI testing
  • when is the best time to have sex?
  • when is the best time to have children?
  • what jealousy does to a relationship
  • what makes a healthy relationship
  • overcoming shame in sexual health
  • sexually transmitted infections

Make sure you catch all 7 videos.

Watch all of the Youth yarn about… videos.

You can ask that

When it comes to learning about your body and your health there are no stupid questions. Here on “You can ask that” youth will ask sexual health questions some of the questions you might be too shame to ask yourself.

Make sure you catch all 3 episodes.

Watch all of the You can ask that videos.

You can ask that videos

Empowering our communities to talk about sexual health

Interviews in the Community

The Young Deadly Free project interviewed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from across regional and remote Australia.
We put the interviews into videos.

  • Bridging the gap between adults and youth
  • The Bigger Picture in First Nations Sexual Health: Exploring the broader issues
  • Facts about Sexually Transmitted Infections

Watch all videos

Yarning to our young mob about men’s and women’s business

Ever wanted to talk to your kids, nieces or nephews about sex and relationships but weren’t sure where to start? These videos are for you! Hear from other Aboriginal and Torres Strait people about their experiences and ways of yarning. This is a 9 part series aimed at encouraging and supporting parents, guardians and other family members to yarn with the youth in their family about sexual health.

  • Why should we talk about it with youth?
  • How did you learn about sex?
  • When should we talk about it?
  • Showing them that we care
  • Different things we yarn about
  • Diverse sexuality & gender
  • How to yarn about it
  • Whose role is it?
  • Don’t be shame to seek support

Watch all 9 videos

Being “Young Deadly and Free” from STIs and BBVs is important for our communities.

Everyone can do three simple things to help:

  1. #TalkaboutSTIsBBVs: Talk about STIs and BBVs with your family and friends.
  2. #UseCondoms: Use condoms and water based lubricant every time when you have sex.
  3. #GetTested: Get tested regularly (at least once a year) for STIs and BBVs. If you haven’t had a test recently, get tested today.
  • Contact Tracing
  • Condoman saves the day
  • STI Checks, Easier than you think!
  • Condoms First
  • I gotta tell you guys something…
  • I’m going to be the best dad

Watch all of the Young Deadly and Free videos.

Yound Deadly and Free videos

Talkin’ True

Anyone can help share sexual health facts! That’s what “Talkin’ True” is all about; everyday community people helping to get the word out about the importance of STI testing, using condoms and talking about STIs and BBVs.

What do you know about STI or BBVs?
How can you help others learn more?

  • Talkin’ True: Mechanic
  • Talkin’ True: Crystal Love
  • Talkin’ True: Football hero
  • Talkin’ True: Coffee shop staff
  • Talkin’ True: Radio Presenter
  • Talkin’ True: Sistagirl

  Watch all of the Talkin’ True videos.

Speak up. Listen. Support.

We are always learning and, there is always someone that can help us when we have a tricky situation or question. Sexual health is something we shouldn’t be afraid to talk about and seek help for. So don’t be shame; Speak up, Listen and Support each other today!

  • Speak up. Listen. Support. Keep your baby safe
  • Speak up. Listen. Support. Gossip girls
  • Speak up. Listen. Support. You might have an STI mate!
  • Speak up. Listen. Support. Don’t forget to be safe
  • Speak up. Listen. Support. I’m worried about my son
  • Speak up. Listen. Support. You got any condoms?
  • Speak up. Listen. Support. Have you had any antenatal care?

Watch all of the Speak up. Listen. Support. videos.

Speak up. Listen. Support videos

Everyone can do their bit…

The Syphilis outbreak in Australia has now been occurring in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities since 2011. Government, clinics, communities and individuals all have a role to play to end the outbreak. These videos showcase how some people are doing their part to help. Hopefully they give you some ideas about how you can help too.


Youth yarn about syphilis


Our Communities Yarn About Syphilis

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Young Deadly Free is a project by South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute.
Videos produced by Our Generation Media, 2018