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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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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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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

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

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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)