For Teens

Welcome to our young people's page. Here you will find resources supporting young people and their physical and mental wellbeing.

 

250K.org.au

http://www.250K.org.au

Designed by young people for young people with severe allergies in Australia. A project from the National Allergy Strategy.

 

Australian Association for Adolescent Health

http://www.aaah.org.au/ 

Providing an opportunity for those interested and involved in adolescent health across Australia to meet and support each other.

 

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

http://www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/

From website menu tabs, click on Population groups and Adolescents. Find Indigenous adolescents' health web resources for people working, studying, or interested in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adolescents' health. The aim is to provide quality information and resources about Indigenous adolescents' health. 

 

Bullying. No Way!
www.bullyingnoway.com.au/gettingstarted/ideasforstudents2.shtml
Developed and managed by all Australian education authorities for use by Australia's Government, Catholic and Independent school communities.

 

Butterfly Foundation

https://thebutterflyfoundation.org.au/

Support for eating disorders and body images.

 

CanTeen

https://www.canteen.org.au/

Canteen is for young people dealing with the challenges of cancer, providing access to information, support and services.

 

connectEDspace

http://connectedspace.com.au/

A website for young people. Information and support to help you deal with stuff you go through each day, from Relationships Australia, Victoria.

 

COPMI

http://www.copmi.net.au/kids-young-people

Children of parents with a mental illness, COPMI website, Kids and youth area.

 

CREATE foundation

http://create.org.au/

CREATE Foundation is the national peak consumer body representing the voices of children and young people with an out-of-home care experience (including kinship care, foster care and residential care). ClubCREATE is an exclusive club for children and young people aged 0 to 25 who are in care or have a care experience.

 

Health services for young people, NSW

 http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/kidsfamilies/youth/Pages/health-services-yp.aspx

Youth health services are specialist services providing multidisciplinary, primary healthcare to young people funded by NSW Health.

 

headspace
www.headspace.org.au
headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention for 12-25 year olds. For core wholistic areas covered are mental health, physical health, work and study support and alcohol and other drug services.  Information and services are for young people, their family, friends and health professionals.

 

Mindhealthconnect

https://www.mindhealthconnect.org.au/teenage-mental-health

Mindhealthconnect information for teenagers on mental health, funded by the Australian Government and operated by Healthdirect Australia.

 

Novita Children's Services, South Australia
https://www.novita.org.au/high-school-years/
Novita provides individualised support and group support for teens with disabilities navigating high school.

 

MyDr 

http://www.mydr.com.au/kids-teens-health

Free Australian independant health information, includes kids and teens health information.

 

ReachOut.com

http://au.reachout.com/
ReachOut.com is a web-based service that inspires young people to help themselves through tough times and find ways to boost their own mental health and wellbeing. Their aim is to improve young people’s mental health and wellbeing by building skills and providing information, support, online forums and personalised referrals in ways we know work for young people. See the toolbox with best apps and SMS daily tips reminder. Young people are asked about feedback for the revised ReachOut website.

 

Red Dust 

https://www.reddust.org.au/?home

Red Dust delivers innovative health promotion programs in partnership with remote communities that encourage Indigenous youth to learn more about health and inspire them to live a healthy lifestyle.

 

sextxt

www.sextxt.org.au
Got a question about sex? sextxt™ gives you accurate answers when you need them... all in the time it takes to send and receive a text message
And just to make sure you get all the facts you need, the sextxt™ website includes additional info on sex and sexual health.

 

Youthbeyondblue

https://www.youthbeyondblue.com/

Information, support, resources for young people, and those who care about them,  experiencing stress, anxiety, depression and feeling down. The "Check-in" mobile app is free and will help anyone who wants to check-in on a friend but is concerned about saying the wrong thing or making things worse.

 

Youth programmes - Australian government, Department of Education and Training
https://www.education.gov.au/youth
Youth programmes for further education, training and work.

 

International

 

Band-Aides and Blackboards
www.lehman.cuny.edu/faculty/jfleitas/bandaides/contteen.html
This site aims to help people understand what it's like growing up with medical problems from the perspective of the children and teens who are doing just that.

 

diabeteskidsandteens

www.diabeteskidsandteens.com.au/teens.html
Website for kids and teens with Type 1 Diabetes

 

TeensHealth
kidshealth.org/teen 
A very comprehensive site dealing with a huge range of issues in young people's health. From Nemours, USA.

 

Youthhealthtalk
http://www.healthtalk.org/young-peoples-experiences
This is a website about young people’s real life experiences of health and lifestyle. Oxford-based charity DIPEx, United Kingdom

 

Child and Young people rights 

 

SNAICC National voice for our children

http://www.snaicc.org.au/ 

SNAICC is the national non-governmental peak body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. We work for the fulfilment of the rights of our children, in particular to ensure their safety, development and well-being.

 

What Rights? - UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
www.unicef.org/magic/briefing/uncorc.html - factsheet
www.unicef.org/photoessays/30048.html - photo essay I
www.unicef.org/photoessays/30556.html - photo essay II

 

Child's View - Do you see my world?
www.unicef.org/photoessays/52529.html - photo essay
In September 2009, 30 Bangladeshi adolescents in rural communities joined a Government- and UNICEF-supported photography workshop, part of global tributes to the 20th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

 

Last updated July 2017.