Young people's health

Being healthy during your younger years builds strong foundations for future wellbeing. Find out what we’re doing to help young people look after themselves and stay physically and mentally healthy.

About young people's health

Learn about young people’s health and why it’s so important for your healthy future.

What we're doing

We’re helping you stay healthy physically and mentally through consultation, policies and programs.

Mental health, suicide prevention and young people

Find out what mental health is, how to support someone and when and how you can get help.

Alcohol and young people

Alcohol is never safe, but you can take steps to reduce your risk and find out where to get support.




headspace is a support service for young people. It covers a critical gap, by providing tailored and holistic mental health support to 12–25 year olds.

Positive Choices

Positive Choices is an online portal to help Australian schools and communities access accurate, up-to-date evidence based alcohol and other drug education resources.

National Alcohol and Other Drug Hotline

This hotline provides confidential support for people struggling with addiction. You can call the Alcohol Drug Information Service (ADIS) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 1800 250 015.

Latest resources

Latest resources

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.