Young people's health
Public Health Services works with state, commonwealth and local government agencies, and community groups to improve the health and wellbeing of young people in Tasmania.
Promoting positive health practice during adolescence and taking steps to support young people to be healthy is critical for the prevention of health problems in adulthood.
The focus is particularly on those at risk of not making a successful transition to adulthood.
While young Tasmanians enjoy good health compared to other age groups, they are particularly vulnerable to some health conditions and risk behaviours.
Our key work areas
Statewide Youth Collaborative Group
We co-facilitate Statewide Youth Collaborative Group (SYC) with the Youth Network of Tasmania (YNOT). SYC responds to issues affecting young Tasmanian's health and wellbeing.
Relationships and sexuality
Public Health Services drives the implementation of the Tasmanian Sexual and Reproductive Health Strategic Framework 2013-2016. For young people the focus of this work is relationships and sexuality education, teenage pregnancy and general youth sexual health.
Smoke Free Young People
Smoke Free Generation – Be a Part of It! is a collaboration of service providers working to protect young Tasmanians from the harmful effects of tobacco use. It is guided by the Smoke Free Young People's Strategy 2013- 2017.
Call the youth health officer on (03) 6166 0630 or email email@example.com