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Youth Health

The NSW Youth Health Policy 2011-2016: Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds, Vibrant Futures aims to improve access to quality youth-friendly health services and to strengthen the community supports that promote wellbeing for young people aged 12 – 24 years. 

Building Bridges and Pathways: Improving Service Access for Young People

Building Bridges and Pathways: Improving Service Access for Young People

This project involved six mental health services working together to improve communication and referral pathways, so that young people receive the care they need as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Northern Sydney Local Health District
Added: 2 December 2016|Last updated: 16 December 2016
Community Integration Team: At Risk Youth Mental Health

Community Integration Team: At Risk Youth Mental Health

The Community Integration Team is a cohesive statewide health service that coordinates care for young people who have mental health problems and/or problematic drug and alcohol use, while they are in the juvenile justice system and three months after their release.
Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network
Added: 2 May 2016|Last updated: 23 May 2016
PsychED for Kids

PsychED for Kids

To provide young people aged 12-17 years with timely access to mental health assessments in the emergency department, with the aim of reducing avoidable admissions and length of stay in hospital.
Mid North Coast Local Health District
Added: 14 April 2016|Last updated: 28 April 2016
Getting it Right for Wollemi Kids

Getting it Right for Wollemi Kids

Wollemi Kids increased the size and capacity of its team and refurbished its ward, to improve service delivery and better address the needs of young people in the service.
Orange Health Service
Added: 6 April 2016|Last updated: 20 April 2016
Sprint Interval Training for Adolescents with Serious Mental Illness

Sprint Interval Training for Adolescents with Serious Mental Illness

A 10-week sprint interval training exercise program was implemented at Concord Centre for Mental Health, to provide adolescent inpatients in the Walker Unit with a structured form of physical activity.
Sydney Local Health District
Added: 29 February 2016|Last updated: 8 April 2016
On the Move: Increasing physical activity

On the Move: Increasing physical activity

SWSLHD purchased exercise equipment and incorporated physical activity into the group program at Gna Ka Lun Adolescent Mental Health Unit.
South Western Sydney Local Health District
Added: 29 February 2016|Last updated: 8 April 2016
In Schools Aboriginal Health Program

In Schools Aboriginal Health Program

This project engaged Aboriginal and disadvantaged youth in the South Western Sydney Local Health District through a 12-week holistic health program and access to local health services.
South Western Sydney Local Health District
Added: 13 October 2015|Last updated: 27 October 2015
Young People Exiting Care: Out of Home Care Health Pathways Program Stage 3

Young People Exiting Care: Out of Home Care Health Pathways Program Stage 3

This project is in response to the request from NSW Kids and Families to address the identified cohort ‘Young People Exiting OOHC’ as part of the statewide OOHC Health Pathways Program.
South Eastern Sydney Local Health District
Added: 19 August 2015|Last updated: 7 September 2015
Yhunger: Skills for healthy eating

Yhunger: Skills for healthy eating

Yhunger has developed educational resources and training workshops for youth workers that focus on ‘hands on’ skills development with young people.
Sydney Local Health District
Added: 15 July 2015|Last updated: 30 July 2015
Developing a Young Adult Diabetes Service

Developing a Young Adult Diabetes Service

This project developed a specialist diabetes service for people aged 16 to 25, at The Tweed Hospital in Northern NSW Local Health District.
The Tweed Hospital
Added: 2 June 2015|Last updated: 16 June 2015
Read the Play Murrumbidgee

Read the Play Murrumbidgee

Read the Play is a mental health literacy program designed for junior levels of sports clubs. It provides information about mental illness through fun and interactive games, helping remove the stigma of mental illness and increase help-seeking behaviour.
Murrumbidgee Local Health District
Added: 27 May 2015|Last updated: 16 June 2015

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