Young people's health resources

Links to our resources – including apps, audio and video resources and other publications – about young people's health.


Certification statement – Youth Vaping campaign

This certification statement, signed by Secretary Blair Comley on 31 January 2024, certifies that the Youth Vaping campaign complies with relevant guidelines and policies.

HPV vaccine explained for parents and guardians

All students aged approximately 12 and 13 will be offered the HPV vaccine for free in schools as part of the National Immunisation Program. The video explains the importance of the vaccine.

healthdirect symptom checker

Use this tool if you’re feeling unwell and not sure what to do – if it’s an emergency, call 000 immediately. Answer some questions about your symptoms and get advice on whether to see a doctor, go to hospital or call an ambulance. It is available online at any time.

My QuitBuddy app

My QuitBuddy is an app that helps you get, and stay, smoke-free and vape-free. It provides helpful tips to overcome cravings and tracking systems to chart your progress. My QuitBuddy gives you the facts you need to understand the impacts smoking and vaping have on your health.

healthdirect find a health service

Use this tool to find a health service near you. You can choose the type of service you need (such as general practice or dentist) and narrow the results to suit your needs (such as bulk billing or free parking) and location. It is available online at any time.

Evaluation of the National headspace Program

The evaluation of the National headspace Program (headspace) aims to provide a greater understanding of the appropriateness, effectiveness and outcomes of headspace to inform future policy decisions regarding implementation.

CDBS – Give your kids a reason to smile!

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) brochure is being made available to children and their parents or guardians to provide information on the scheme.

National Action Plan for the Health of Children and Young People 2020–2030

This plan outlines our approach to improving health outcomes for all children and young people. It aims to ensure that children and young people, from all backgrounds and all walks of life, have the same opportunities to fulfil their potential, and are healthy safe and thriving.

Care and Management of Australians Living with Dementia

Australian Government response to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee report: Care and management of younger and older Australians living with dementia and behavioural and psychiatric symptoms of dementia (BPSD)
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