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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

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Mental Health

Introduction Mental health is an integral part of our overall well-being, influencing how we think, feel, and act. This topic explores various facets of mental

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Oral and Dental Health

Introduction Keeping a healthy mouth is more than just about your teeth. Your mouth is the gateway to your body and is an important part

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Other Drugs

Introduction The realm of substance use covers a wide array of drugs beyond common ones like alcohol and tobacco. This topic delves into the various

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Out of Home Care

Introduction Being in out-of-home care brings about a unique set of experiences and challenges. This topic aims to provide support and resources to individuals in

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Puberty

Introduction Puberty is a time when we all experience a lot of different things in our body. Finding support and information about how your body

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Regional or Remote Services

Introduction Health services in regional and remote NSW: If you live in a regional area, there might be challenges to accessing doctors and health services.

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Services for Young People in NSW

Introduction Navigating through youth can present a whirlpool of health concerns and queries. In New South Wales, a range of services are available to guide

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Sexual Health

Introduction When people talk about ‘sexual health’ they are talking about the best ways to look after yourself when you are having sex or exploring

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)