There are many organisations that work with young people focussing on specific health and wellbeing areas.

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Aboriginal health

Adolescent medicine

Alcohol and other drugs


Education and schools

  • Be you education initiatives for educators to support the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people - Beyond Blue
  • Racism No Way anti racism education for schools – Australian Government  
  • ReachOut Schools whole-school approach student wellbeing resources for teachers, parents and carers  

Healthy lifestyle and health information

HIV and Hepatitis


LGBTIQ+ young people

  • Interlink - peer support program for people with variations of sex characteristics -Intersex Human rights Australia
  • Maple Leaf House specialist and multidisciplinary services for trans and gender diverse children and young people -NSW Government
  • Qlife  – LGBTIQ+ national counselling service 1800 184 527 (3pm-12am everyday)   
  • The Gender Centre services and support for the trans and gender diverse community
  • Twenty10 support for anyone in NSW who may be LGBTIQ+

Mental health

  • 13 YARN Crisis support line for Aboriginal and Torress Straits Islanders 13 92 76 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) – Lifeline Australia
  • Black Dog Institute mental health research and strategies (including digital tools & apps, resources for schools and young people)
  • Embrace Multicultural Mental Health resources, services and information for mental health services and multicultural communities - Mental Health Australia  
  • headspace mental health information and services for young people
  • Kids Helpline Counselling support line and webchat for children and young people 1800 551 800 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
  • Mental Health Line phone service for people looking for mental health care and treatment from a NSW Health mental health service 1800 011 511 (24hours a day, 7 days a week)
  • NSW Health Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
  • online mental health support for young people
  • STARTTS provides assistance to refugee young people and their schools to help them get a better start in life
  • Transcultural Mental Health Centre support positive mental health for people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities
  • The Butterfly Foundation support for eating disorders and body image issues. 1800 334 673 (8am – Midnight 7 days per week)     
  • WayAhead (Mental Health Association NSW) mental health information line 1300 794 991 (9am to 5pm Monday to Friday) and WayAhead directory help to locate mental health support locally
  • Youth Beyond Blue  general mental health support and information for young people; Counselling support line and webchat 1300 224 636 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

Out-of-home care (OOHC)


Refugee and multicultural health

Safety and protection from violence

  • 1800RESPECT provides domestic, family and sexual violence counselling, information and support. Call 1800 737 732 or 1800RESPECT (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
  • Full stop Australia provides counselling, training and advocacy to support people impacted by sexual, domestic and family violence
  • Help if feeling unsafe at home help and support for people experiencing domestic, family and sexual violence; child protection and wellbeing concerns; housing and homelessness support – NSW Government
  • NSW Domestic and Family Violence Line counselling and referrals to women experiencing domestic and family violence 1800 656 463 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) – NSW Government
  • NSW Health Sexual Assault Services services and support for victims of sexual assault; training and education to workers and community; Each local health district's Sexual Assault Service operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week -NSW Government

Sexual and reproductive health

  • BodyTalk reproductive and sexual health information for young people – Family Planning NSW
  • Family Planning NSW Talkline free and confidential information, advice and options across a wide range of reproductive and sexual health issues 1300 658 886 (8am to 8pm Monday to Friday)
  • Frank sexual health and relationships information for young people aged 18-29 – Family Planning Australia  
  • In Real Life provides 'real world' answers to questions about sex and relationships for young people aged 13-18 – Family Planning NSW
  • International Students Health Hub to improve access to sexual and reproductive health information for international students studying in Australia - NSW Government 
  • Planet Puberty  provides puberty and relationships resources to support parents/carers of children with intellectual disability and/or autism spectrum disorder – Family Planning NSW
  • Play Safe a sexual health website for young people - NSW Government 
  • Play Safe Pro sexual health tools, training and resources for professionals to support young people - NSW Government 
  • Sexual Health Infolink provides HIV, STIs and sexual health information, advice and service referral 1800 451 624 (9am pm-5.30pm Monday to Friday) -NSW Government
  • Take Blaktion sexual health information for young Aboriginal people - NSW Government       

Young carers

  • Arafmi services and programs to support mental health carers and families
  • Carer Gateway services and support for carers - Australian Government
  • COPMI (Children of Parents with a Mental Illness) information about parents and parenting with mental illness to support wellbeing of children and young people -Emerging Minds 
  • Young Carers Network information about support services, resources and platform to share young carer stories and opinions - Carer Australia
  • Young Carers Program provides information and referral support to young carers in NSW - Carers NSW      

Youth injury and prevention

  • Youthsafe programs to prevent unintentional injury of young people.

Youth research

Current as at: Friday 15 December 2023