Looking after your Mental Health
Around one in four young Australians (aged 16 to 24) will experience a mental health condition each year. For information about mental health conditions and concerns, have a look at the following helpful websites:
https://au.reachout.com Practical support tools and tips to help young people get through a variety of tough times
https://headspace.org.au information and support (online, phone and centre locations)
https://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au not specifically youth focussed, free online resources to help people overcome mental health issues
https://thebutterflyfoundation.org.au Support for eating disorders and body issues
Healthy eating is super important for young people as body changes during this time affect nutritional and dietary needs. Many young people experience a growth spurt and an increase in appetite to healthy foods are important to meet growth needs.
https://livelighter.com.au/ Meal plans, nutrition info, recipes and tips for a healthy lifestyle
Drug and Alcohol information
There is no single reason why young people use drugs or alcohol but perhaps the most avoidable cause of substance use is inaccurate information about drugs and alcohol. The most important thing you can do is find out as much information as possible so that you get accurate information about the different types of drugs and the potential risks associate with drug use. Having the right information will help you make informed safer choices.
https://adf.org.au Drug information, help and support services