Counselling & educating people with a disability in sexuality, relationships & protective education

People 1st Programme

People 1st Programme (PIP) is a programme of the Family Planning Association of WA (Inc) trading as Sexual Health Quarters (SHQ)

Disability Services Commission funded targeted programme for individuals and their families who are eligible to receive specialist disability services.

People 1st Programme specialise in working with individuals with an intellectual disability requiring support in respectful relationships, protective education and sexuality education and counselling.

Open Hours:

Business Hours:
Mon to Fri - 8:30am to 4:30pm

Appointment Hours:
Mon to Fri - 9:30am to 4:30pm

Appointments:

Business hours:

Northbridge Mon–Fri
Albany Thurs & Fri
Bunbury Wed & Thurs
Busselton Thurs & Fri

Topics:

Building Resilience ♦ Self-esteem ♦ Feelings ♦ Private & Public Concepts ♦ Protective Education ♦ Healthy, Respectful Relationships ♦ Friendships ♦ Cyber Safety ♦ Inappropriate Sexual Behaviours ♦ Puberty ♦ Hygiene ♦ Choices & Consequences ♦ Sex & Consent ♦ Safer Sex Practices ♦ Sexual Abuse ♦ Reproductive Health

About People 1st Programme!

Our experienced counsellors and educators draw on a spectrum of skills and resources to create unique personalised programmes.

People 1st Programme (PIP) believe that people with disabilities must be acknowledged as sexual beings, and have access to information and resources to make informed choices about their sexuality and sexual and reproductive health, rights and responsibilities.

Conducted on a one - one basis, PIP can develop sessions specifically to suit the needs, age and ability of the individual.

We cover a variety of issues around sexuality, respectful relationships and protective education.

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Families / Carers

People 1st Progamme provides support for parents / carers who have a family member accessing our services. Parents / carers role as informal educators are invaluable for reinforcing education provided in one - one sessions. Specific workshops can be tailored to meet the needs of parents and carers.

Non Stop

Non Stop

241

STUDENTS

In 2016 - 2017 PIP delivered 18 6-week programmes to 241 students.

Waiting Times

Waiting Times

398

Individual Counselling

In 2016 - 2017 PIP carried out one-on-one Sexuality Education and Counselling to 398 individuals with an intellectual disability in WA.

Staff

Staff

14

TEAM

PIP has a dedicated team of 14 Counsellors and Staff dedicated to helping our clients as quickly and effectively as possible.

Patients

Patients

25

YEARS EXPEREINCE

PIP has been continually providing specialist counselling and education to clients in WA since 1992.

What our clients say:

Do you want to tell us your experience or suggest an improvement in our services?
Just send us your feedback today via a form on our Feedback Form.

Parent

PIP is always willing to fit in with our schedule when possible, and punctual.

Parent

Service Provider

Very professionally conducted with courteous and interactive consultation.  Friendly approach to conducive learning.

Service Provider

Client

I have learnt so many different things that has helped me.  Like sex, bullying, who is your right friend and what you should or shouldn't do on fb and with sex.

Client

Referral and Consent Form

PIP carries out direct one - one counselling and education . Topics to be discussed can be identified on the Referral Form which can be downloaded from this website.  Please highlight topics you wish to cover.

To submit a referral to the People 1st Programme please complete the Referral & Consent Form and email it to info@pip.org.au