Young people's health

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.

Resources

Mental Health Referral Guide for Young People in Tasmania

Smoking: But it's the least of their problems a guide for youth workers and youth service managers in Tasmania

SYC Top Ten Tips – Consultation: A Guide for Young People

SYC Top Ten Tips – Consulting with Young People

Tasmanian Sexual and Reproductive Health Strategic Framework at a glance

Contact us

Call the youth health officer on (03) 6166 0630 or email yph@dhhs.tas.gov.au 

April 2015