Service area

Young people

Overview

While many young people in Queensland are faring well in regard to health, safety and wellbeing, there are areas that cause concern. Obesity, alcohol consumption, homelessness, mental or behavioural problems and suicide mortality are some of the issues that need to be addressed.

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You can find more information about mental health for young people on the healthdirect website. There is also information around suicide and what it means for young people.

Find out more about the Queensland Government’s work to support youth.

Additional resources

Queensland Youth Housing Coalition– a statewide advocacy organisation working towards ending youth homelessness

Queensland’s Department of Youth and its Queensland Youth eHub – an online space where young people can have say about the issues affecting them.

Youth Beyond Blue – support and advice for young people

Launchpad – a resource for young people with autism or Asperger’s and their families

Youth Affairs Network of Queensland (YANQ) – the peak body for youth affairs in Queensland, representing individuals and organisations from the youth sector.

Open Doors Youth Service – provides support to young people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and/or Transgender (LGBT), those who have a diverse gender and/or sexuality and those who are exploring their sexuality and/or gender identity.

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