Transition Support Service

Transition challenges for young people

  • As with most new things, there are certain challenges that you as a young person will have to face as part of your transition process. Some of these may include:

    • Your health service being unfamiliar 
    • Communication between services such as transferring health information
    • Degree of participation/involvement in your health care for your parents/carers
    • Different health systems and different expectations
    • Managing being a young person as well as having a chronic health condition/s and/or disability.

    Working through the transition process with your health care team/s will help you to:

    • Be informed
    • Ensure planning well in advance
    • Develop self-management skills
    • Know what supports and resources are avaliable
      Advocate for yourself in the adult health care system