Youth'12 overview: The health and wellbeing of New Zealand secondary school students in 2012
This report presents an overview of findings from Youth’12, the third national health and wellbeing survey of secondary school students in New Zealand. The information presented in this report was provided by 8,500 students who took part in the survey. The report also includes findings from the 2001 and 2007 national surveys to identify trends over time.
What bothers Australian kids online? Children comment on bullies, porn and violence
A report on what Australian children from age 9 to 16 say about troubling content online. Children are exposed to cyberbully, pornographic content and violence from a young age. This study was modelled on a similar report that was done across 25 European counties in 2013.
WA Health Working with Youth: A legal resource for community-based professionals
This resource contains information for health professionals working with young people, but it also useful to teachers and schools. It provides detailed legal and policy frameworks in relation to various issues including duty of care, consent, confidentiality, sexual health, mental health, drugs and online safety. It also includes case studies.
Trans Pathways summary report (2017)
The mental health experiences and care pathways of trans young people in Australia. Summary report of survey findings.
Things that make you feel good, things that make you feel bad
Topics: emotional literacy, feelings.
An illustrated account with brief text of twelve things that make children feel good, like bubble baths and bedtime stories, and twelve things that don’t feel so good, like chicken pox and mosquito bites.
The effects of pornography on children and young people: An evidence scan
In 2016, the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) was engaged by the Department of Social Services to review what the available research evidence tells us about the impact exposure to and consumption of online pornography has on children and young people.
The Brave Program
A free online self-help program for children, teenagers and parents to help young people with anxiety overcome their worries and improve their quality of lives. Developed by a team of researchers with over 17 years of experience in the field of child anxiety.
Taking care of your body during puberty video
2min 45sec video by AMAZE showing ways to take care of your body during puberty.
Surge in teens seeking cyberbullying and sexting help during COVID
ABC news article (Feb 2021) - searches on sexting and cyberbullying increased by 55% and 39% respectively since the pandemic began.
Sexual Health Quarters (SHQ)
Sexual Health Quarters (SHQ) provides a comprehensive range of clinical, counselling, educational and training activities around sexual and reproductive health. Services include: STI testing, unplanned pregnancy counselling, contraception counselling, professional development, education sessions. SHQ can partner with your school to deliver RSE sessions on: respectful relationships, diversity in sex, gender and sexual identity, bodies and reproductive systems, safer sex and STIs, contraception, unintended pregnancy, sexting and porn, and more.
Sexual Assault Resource Centre (SARC)
Sexual Assault Resource Centre (SARC) is a free 24-hour 7 days a week emergency service that offers assistance and support to any person aged 13 years and over who has experienced any form of unwanted sexual contact or behaviour in the previous 2 weeks. A free counselling service is also available (during business hours) to people who have experienced sexual assault or sexual abuse in the past (more than 2 weeks ago).
Safe Schools Coalition
A national coalition dedicated to making schools safer and more inclusive for same sex attracted, intersex and gender diverse young people.
RESPECT Counselling Service
Free 24 hour national counselling service for people at risk of, or who have experienced physical or sexual violence.
Information, support and resources to help young people improve their understanding of mental health issues, develop resilience, and increase their coping skills and help-seeking behaviour.
Perceptions and Experiences of First Sexual Intercourse in Australian Adolescent Females
This article aims to better understand the factors that influence the initiation of first intercourse among adolescent females and to explore the context in which this occurs.
Mission Australia Youth Survey (2022)
The Mission Australia Youth Survey is the largest annual survey of young people in Australia. The survey aims to identify the values, aspirations and issues of concern to young people at the national level, but also then presents information on states and territories of Australia. This report and overview provide findings the 2022 survey results. The top three issues in Australia in 2022 were the environment, equity and discrimination, and mental health.
Mission Australia Youth Survey (2021)
The Mission Australia Youth Survey is the largest annual survey of young people in Australia. The survey aims to identify the values, aspirations and issues of concern to young people at the national level, but also then presents information on states and territories of Australia. This report and overview provide findings the 2021 survey results. The top three issues in Australia in 2021 were COVID-19, the environment, and equity and discrimination.
Making every school a health-promoting school
This article provides comment on the effects of COVID on mental health on children and social inequalities. It points to the idea that schools should be appreciated not only as sites for academic and social learning, but also settings that can enhance student health and wellbeing.
Living Proud is a non-profit organisation that provides support, information and resources to the WA lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, other sex, sexuality and gender diverse community. Services include: peer counselling, telephone counselling, professional development and lived experience forums.
Headspace centres act as a one-stop-shop for young people who need help with mental health, physical health (including sexual health), alcohol and other drugs, work and study support. There are over 100 centres in Australia. eheadspace is the national online and phone support service, staffed by experienced youth mental health professionals. qheadspace offers online support for LGBTQIA+ young people.