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Whether you’re curious about mental health, looking for advice on healthy habits, or just want to know more about healthcare services, we’ve got you covered.


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Smoking and Vaping

Introduction The harmful chemicals in tobacco smoke can cause long term health problems. It is important to know what smoking does to your health so

A young girl in a yellow shirt is receiving a vaccine injection in her upper arm from a medical professional, who appears to be a nurse or doctor. The healthcare worker is focused on the injection, ensuring proper technique, while the girl looks away, possibly to avoid the sight of the needle. Both are indoors, and the setting suggests a clinical environment conducive to medical procedures
Vaccination and Immunisation

Introduction Vaccination is the process of giving you a type of medicine called a vaccine which protects you against a specific infection. What is vaccination

A doctor seated at a table across from a patient, deeply engaged in a conversation. The doctor, wearing a white coat and a stethoscope, is focused on a document on the table, possibly discussing the patient's health information or test results. The patient appears attentive and concerned, listening closely to the doctor's explanations. The setting suggests a private consultation room with natural light coming in from a window.
Visiting the Doctor

Introduction You might have some questions about visiting a doctor. What do I need to bring? Which doctor or health service can I go to?

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Your Rights at the Doctor

Introduction When visiting  a doctor you should feel safe and respected. Your doctor should be someone you can talk to and trust. When you decide to

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)