HealthInsite: Young people
The transition from childhood to young adulthood can be both exciting and confusing. The 'Young people' page on the HealthInsite website covers many of the issues that may affect young people during this time, such as social and survival skills and physical and mental health.
The YMCA has a range of programs focused on young people up to 25 years of age. Their activities focus on sports, health and fitness, recreation and personal development.
Centre for Adolescent Health
The Centre for Adolescent Health aims to improve young people’s life chances, because adolescence is as much about new opportunities as new risks. The site contains a list of useful links and resources for young people.
Centre for Multicultural Youth
The Centre for Multicultural Youth is a community based organisaiton that advocates for the needs of young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds. It has a priority on culturally and linguistically diverse young people from refugee and newly arrived communities.
Youth Network of Tasmania (YNOT)
YNOT is the peak body for the non-government youth sector in Tasmania.
Linkzone is a portal designed for young people in Tasmania aged 12 to 25. The portal has been designed to enable young people to easily access a range of information and resources about health and wellbeing, money matters, employment, housing and accommodation, environmental and social issues, and more.
Menslink was created to support and help young men develop to their full potential. We provide mentoring and counselling services to young men and their families in the Australian Capital Territory and parts of regional southern New South Wales.
Dr YES online
Dr YES (youth education sessions) is a program run by the Australian Medical Association where medical students go out to metropolitan and rural high schools to have open and frank discussions about the big issues facing youth health - particularly alcohol and drugs, mental health and sexual health.
Youth Legal Service Inc (WA)
Youth Legal Service is a Community Legal Centre that provides free and confidential legal services to young people in Western Australia. Our site provides information about our services, projects, and publications. It also provides access to our expanding collection of fact sheets that deal with the legal issues young people are facing. The fact sheets are available to download for free.
The UK-based campaign against living miserably (CALM) was set up to reduce the high suicide rate amongst men under 35, currently the single biggest killer of young men in the UK. It is a campaign and charity targeting young men with a helpline, magazine and online community.
Between the Lines
Between The Lines is a community for young people aged 18-25 that enables them to make informed decsisions to reduce problematic drug and alcohol use. The site's vision is to build a community where young people can discuss and debate issues relating to drugs with others and find information and help, which ultimately informs and reduces problematic use. By bringing the conversation out in the open and facilitating the perspectives of experts and young people, Between the Lines enables young people to make considered choices about using drugs and reduce the harms they incur if they take drugs.
Reach Out is Australia's leading online youth mental health service that inspires young people to help themselves through tough times, and find ways to boost their own mental health and well being. The site includes a large range of fact sheets, personal stories, videos and a large and active discussion forum.
headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation. We help young people who are going through a tough time. If you're 12-25, you can get health advice, support and information from headspace. With centres all around Australia, headspace can help you with general health, mental health and counselling, education, employment and other services, and alcohol and other drug services.
Office of Adolescent Health (US)
The Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) coordinates adolescent health promotion and disease prevention programs and initiatives across the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The site contains information and resources on a range of adolescent health topics.
Youth Focus is a unique independent not for profit organisation that supports vulnerable young people in Western Australia by offering a range of mental health services. They operate with a team of highly trained and skilled psychologists, social workers and occupational therapists to provide a range of early intervention and prevention services free of charge, aimed at supporting young people and their families to overcome the issues associated with suicide, depression and self harm.
US-based site providing information from various government agencies on how kids, teens, young adults, parents, educators and others in the community can prevent or stop bullying.
National Children's and Youth Law Centre (NCYLC)
The National Children's and Youth Law Centre (NCYLC) is a Community Legal Centre dedicated to addressing human rights issues for children and young people in Australia through legal change – the only community legal centre of its kind in Australia. The site includes free legal information online and via email for young people under 18.
Bursting the Bubble
Bursting the Bubble is a Victorian Government initiative aimed at helping young people who are concerned about family violence, abuse and related issues. This website helps you to work out what's okay in a family and what's not. It tells you what you can do if someone in your family is hurting or abusing you or another member of your family.
Tune In Not Out
Tune In Not Out (or as our friends call us - TINO) provides 24hr TV for life's challenges from mental to sexual health. Tune In Not Out brings videos, factsheets, real stories and blogs from across Australia into one central point for young people to explore.