General

General youth health resources

  • Youth Health Information Cards - Wallet sized cards with a comprehensive listing of youth services are now available. Cards are available for the Eurobodalla, Bega, Goulburn, Queanbeyan, Yass, and Monaro areas. Phone 02 4475 0818 to order.   
  • Medicare cardsYoung people 15 years and over can apply for their own Medicare Card at any Medicare Office. To apply for their own card, or a copy of their parent’s card, complete the Application to copy or transfer from one Medicare card to another form. Two forms of identification (birth certificate, student card, health care card, driver’s licence or passport) are required when applying for their own card. For further information call Medicare on 13 20 11 or visit www.humanservices.gov.au

 Websites 

  • The Tune In Not Out (TINO) website brings videos, 24 hour TV, fact sheets, real stories and blogs from across Australia into one site for young people to explore. 
  • Somazone is a place for young people to ask questions, share stories and get help for mental health issues, sexual health, relationships, abuse, body image and drug use. Somazone is made by young people, for young people and is managed by the Australian Drug Foundation. Factsheets are available on image; relationships, drugs, sexual health, mind health, and cannabis and mind health. 
  • MyNite website has Information about safe partying including alcohol, breaking the law, cyber crime, sex, driving, violence, drugs, graffiti, parties, offensive behaviour and legal advice.
  • Headspace is the national youth mental health foundation with real stories for young people, parents and carers and information on where to get help. Headspace has over 30 factsheets that can be downloaded on different mental health related issues including depression, eating disorders, alcohol, drugs, psychosis, self harm, relationships, sexuality, natural disasters, grief, trauma and bullying. Headspace also has a dedicated YouTube channel. 
  • The National Health Service Directory (NHSD) uses GPS (if accessed via a mobile or app) to help you find your nearest GP, pharmacy, emergency department or hospital. 
  • Livewire is an online community designed just for young people living with a serious illness, chronic health condition or disability, and their families. Members can connect and share experiences with others who understand what they are going through. 
  • Pain Bytes Information and videos for young people on understanding of and how to manage chronic pain.
  • Rosie Respect A space where young women can connect with the best web resources out there, helping them to navigate life's tricky situations. A range of tips, links and videos all centred around a theme of respect - for body and mind, in relationships, work and study, and for the world we live in.

Apps

  • Antibiotics reminder app sets reminder alerts, tracks doses and has a recovery diary to record how you feel.
  • Path 2 Home is a free app to assist the homeless or those at risk of being homeless and do not know where to go for help in the Eurobodalla and Monaro, Jindabyne, Bombala and Shoalhaven regions. It provides the names and location maps of services including support agencies, counselling, free showers, toilets, laundry facilities, food banks, free or low cost meals, food parcels or a bed for the night. Available on Google Play and itunes.

Videos 

These videos are available via the Tune In Not Out website.

  • Stay the Course: Finding Your Balance video focuses on maintaining balance with study, work and play ensuring you have the physical and mental energy to deliver your full potential.
  • Think Before You Ink video provides information about getting a tattoo, choosing a professional artist and the risk of contracting Hepatitis.
  • The Ultimate Ad video is about advertising via media and how some promises that come with a product are unattainable.