Videos for Elders, Parents and Other Adults

The team at Young Deadly Free has been busy creating new videos with communities across Australia. These videos aim to help you when you’re yarning with young people about sexual health issues.

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.

If you would like to use Young Deadly Free resources please see our copyright page. Videos are available for download or we can send a USB with copies to your community, please contact us at

We hope you enjoy watching and sharing the videos with your family, friends and work colleagues. We also have more videos for young people.

Our videos have been organised in to a variety of suites. Access specific suites by clicking the following links or keep scrolling to view them all.

Yarning With 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
Things we yarn about
Diverse sexuality & gender
How to yarn about it
Whose role is it?
Don’t be shame to seek support

For young people and their support networks, this video explores some diverse experiences in how to stay mentally healthy and how to support and look after rainbow youth.

Sexual health education is important.

Research indicates that effective relationships and sexuality education can help young people delay the onset of sexual activity, reduce the frequency of sexual activity, reduce the number of sexual partners, and increase condom and contraceptive use

– SHQ Position Statement

Do you work with youth on a regular basis? You are probably in a great position to provide vital basic sexual health information to your clients. The rapport you have likely positions you as a person who has influence on the youth you work with. At Young Deadly Free we believe everyone has a role play in educating our young people and keeping them free from STIs and BBVs.

Sexual health is complex. There are multiple factors and issues that can impact and influence a person and their decision about their sexual health. This video digs a bit deeper in to some of those factors and may be useful to use in consultations with the community as a way to get them thinking about what factors impact them and their young people locally.

STIs are really common in our youth so its important that all our mob know about them, so we can protect ourselves and our communities.

The Young Deadly Free project interviewed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from across regional and remote Australia. A reoccurring issue that people raised was a concern about the disconnect between adults and youth. We hope this video inspires communities to acknowledge that disconnect and find way to work together to bridge that gap and make our communities stronger and unified. The more connected we are, the easier it is to talk about and tackle difficult issue like sexual health.

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.

Denella supports pregnant women
Leeroy encourages young people
Karla encourages her community
Deb supports pregnant women
Damien encourages young people
Alana supports her community
Wakara encourages young people
Charlotte takes responsibility
Amanda supports her community
Bel takes responsibility
Aaron encourages young people
Teejay supports our young people
Jenny supports our young people
Mario supports our young people
Rev Dr Djiniyini supports our young people
Karen supports people
Marion supports our young people
Crystal supports the community

Young Deadly Free is a project by the University of Queensland Poche Centre for Indigenous Health (formerly the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute). Videos produced by Blackfisch, 2024 and Our Generation Media, 2018.

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