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Aboriginal health support

Introduction You should always feel safe and supported when visiting a health service or health professional. Here we have aboriginal health support information on where

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Alcohol

Introduction Embarking on the journey to understand alcohol entails not only the curiosity to learn but also the responsibility to be aware of its effects

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Calling Triple Zero (000)

Introduction Calling triple zero (000) can save someone’s life – the emergency services are there to help when someone is seriously unwell, injured or their

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Chronic Illness

Introduction Seeking support for managing a chronic illness or health condition helps maintain your long-term health. You are the expert in how your condition affects

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Consent

Introduction Understanding and practicing consent is a fundamental aspect of engaging in respectful and safe interactions with others. By educating yourself about consent, individuals are

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Ears and Hearing

Introduction Noticing changes in your ears and hearing can be concerning. This topic delves into various aspects of hearing changes, what they could signify, and

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Emergency Department

Introduction The Emergency Department is a crucial part of a healthcare facility, providing immediate care to those with serious or life-threatening conditions. This topic guides

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Eyes and Eyesight

Introduction Eyesight is a vital aspect of our daily interactions and experiences. This topic delves into various parts surrounding eye health and vision care. Whether

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LGBTIQA+

Introduction Navigating the healthcare landscape as an LGBTIQA+ individual can bring about unique challenges. This topic provides a resourceful guide to LGBTIQA+ health services available

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Medicare

Introduction Medicare is Australia’s public health insurance scheme. That means that if you are enrolled in Medicare or on your parent/guardians Medicare card, the government

Need emergency assistance?

As the peak body for young people and youth services in NSW, Youth Action does not provide direct referrals to support services. If you are in distress or require urgent assistance, the following support lines are available.

If there’s immediate risk of harm to yourself or other, please call:

Lifeline: 13 11 14 (Crisis & Suicide prevention support 24/7)

Beyond Blue: 1300 224 636 (Mental health support 24/7) 

Link2Home: 1800 152 152 (For those experiencing homelessness 24/7)

Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467 (24/7)

ParentLine: 1300 1300 52 (9am to 9pm weekdays, 4pm to 9pm weekends)

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