Helpful information and resources to assist with keeping healthy and well.
Young People’s Health Service (YPHS)
The Young People's Health Service (YPHS) provides primary health care and opportunistic and strategic health interventions to adolescents and young adults (12-24 years) who are experiencing, or at risk of homelessness or marginalisation.
The RCH Chronic Illness Peer Support Program
The Royal Children's Hospital (RCH) Chronic Illness Peer Support Program (ChIPS) is a vibrant peer support program for young people, led by young people, which offers a wide range of opportunities for members who are:
- 12 to 25 years of age
- Living with a primary diagnosis of a chronic illness
- Able to attend an intake program, either Eight Week Group or a two day Intensive
- Ready and able to participate and function well in a group setting
- For more detailed referral criteria please contact the ChIPS office on (03) 9345 6616 or visit the ChIPS website
Based at the RCH Department of Adolescent Medicine in Melbourne, as well as Westmead Children's Hospital in NSW, ChIPS works to engage young people from metropolitan and rural areas.
Better Health Channel
The Better Health Channel has information for young people about a variety of topics such as health, learning and careers.
Reach Out has information and support so you can get through tough times. You can find information and stories about mental health issues, explore tools and resources designed to help you out and connect to other young people.
Tune in Not Out
At Tune in Not Out you can find information on a range of topics that interest young people including alcohol, exams, mental health and relationships.
Young Men's Health
Young Men's Health is designed to help teenage boys understand health and development issues as well as specific medical conditions.
Centre for Young Women's Health
Centre for Young Women's Health is designed to help teenage girls understand health and development issues as well as specific medical conditions.
Articles, reviews, news, advice, podcasts, competitions, games plus more are found on Youth Central. Advice about a whole range of information for young people is provided including working, studying, managing money, travelling, accommodation, health, relationships and rights.