Communities and Justice

Health and well-being

Young people face a broad range of issues as they move to adulthood. Even with good parenting and role modelling, adolescence is generally a time for trying risky behaviours. It’s very normal for them to want more independence, experience changes to their bodies and feelings, have relationships and think about and/or have sexual intercourse, explore their sexuality or gender identity, experiment with alcohol and other drugs, consider higher education and find a job.

The following links can provide information and guidance on these topics.

Health Pathway

GPs and health care cards

Youth health

Counselling and mental health services

Emotional and social well-being

Sexual health, sexual identity and family planning

Smoking, alcohol and other drugs

See also

Last updated:

16 Feb 2023