Youth Health Forum

These stimulating half-day forums cover a wide range of adolescent health and well-being issues, appealing to health, education, community, welfare professionals and students. Programmes usually feature four or five key speaker presentations, followed by a panel/open question session. Please refer to the Youth Health Forum page for upcoming forums details.

To extend Youth Health Forums to rural and remote areas, a video conference link to rural and regional sites across NSW is now available. Please refer to Youth Health Forum resources for details of the video conference sites and local organiser details. People attending the forum via video conference are asked to rsvp to their local organiser.

The Youth Health Training Initiative

The Youth Health Training Initiative is a statewide project guided by Youth Health and Wellbeing, Ministry of Health. It incorporates the Essential Youth Healthcare Skills workshop.

HEEADSSS  Assessment Online Module - Get the Conversation Started

HEEADSSS - Get the Conversation Started is now available on My Health Learning (course code 99482031) for NSW Health staff. The module explains what a HEEADSSS assessment is and illustrates its value for providing healthcare for young people in both hospital and community settings.

HEEADSSS Assessment Video Learning Resource - Working Effectively with Young People

The video learning resource HEEADSSS assessment - working effectively with young people support health professionals to reflect their practice in working with young people. The videos consider the impact of adolescent development on health and wellbeing. They cover the role of HEEADSSS as a framework for engaging with young people, give tips for effective HEEADSSS conversations, and tips for responding to young people’s health needs.
For NSW Health workers the videos are also on  My Health Learning as a learning pathway (Course codes: 159949091, 160031090, 160031203, 160031204).

The Youth Friendly General Practice Training Toolkit

The Youth Friendly General Practice Training Toolkit is a resource enabling service providers to train General Practice staff in youth friendly practice. The toolkit will help trainers equip General Practice staff with the skills, knowledge and confidence to work well with young people.

Adolescent Health GP Resource Kit

The Adolescent Health GP Resource Kit is a General Practitioner's practical guide to providing health care to adolescents from culturally diverse backgrounds. This user-friendly kit is an essential resource for promoting and providing better health care to our young people.

Youth Health Resource Kit: An Essential Guide for Workers

Youth Health Resource Kit: An Essential Guide for Workers provides professionals with the tools they to work with young people. It contains information for workers about the specific health needs of young people, including those who are most vulnerable; and skills and practical steps to respond effectively to young people.

Each section of the kit is written by topic experts and has been carefully reviewed.

Adolescent Health Check Template (HEEADSSS)

Use the Adolescent Health Check Template to record information gathered from the young person in your interviews and health screening. Further information about conducting a youth friendly health assessment can be found in the Adolescent Health GP Resource Kit.

Being Tech Savvy and ‘Appy Webinar series

Learn to use technology safely and effectively through this 'How To' webinar series, which were delivered in May 2015 to provide professionals with the skills in using technology to work with young people. From negotiating ‘virtual’ boundaries to advocating for change in your workplace, these webinars offer practical tips to help support you in using technology with young people. Being Tech Savvy and 'Appy Webinar recordings are now available. ​​​​

Current as at: Tuesday 14 August 2018