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Health & Physical Education: Health - Exploring Youth Health and Wellbeing: Outcome 3

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  • Youth; "young adults"; adolescents; teenagers; "young people"
  • "substance use"; "illicit drugs"  

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  • Trace down the information in the bibliography 

For Newspaper Articles

Go to our 'In the News' LibGuide Page

Local Links

Assistance in Bendigo Links 

Bendigo Headspace

YSAS Bendigo (Youth Support + Advocacy Service)

Women’s Health

Government Websites

The types of information you are looking for: 

  • 'Reports' and 'Publications' from Australian Government Departments and/or Australian Organisations to find reports and graphs.
  • Research Papers with findings and results in graphs 
  • Organisation websites that summarise and visually display the data in graphs
  • Also look for 'Programs'  and 'Policy' to explore responses to the issue

Australian Government Health Resources


Australia's national agency for health and welfare statistics and information. 
Young Australians: Their Health and Wellbeing Report (2011 Most Recent)
 


Department of Health: Mental Health Information

Mental Health Publications

Mental Health Links

Department of Health: Illicit Drugs

Department of Health: Tobacco

Department of Health: Alcohol

Department of Health: Sexual Health

Library Resources

Australian statistics and data on current topics: Issues in Society  - available in PRINT and ONLINE in the Library Catalogue as eBooks - Log into the Library catalogue using your student no. and Library password,  search series 'Issues in society' > click the URL and type in your laptop user name and password. Please see a member of the Library staff if you have issues accessing an ebook

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Reliable Organisations


Government Health Information Website

(All health issues)



Alcohol and Drug Foundation



YouthSafe: For Injuries; Infographics


Data Visuals / Graphs and Charts 
Graphs can also usually be found in reports and publications on health issues.


From the AIHW website: Scroll down to the sub-domains


Google Search terms:

Further Topic Specific Links

Websites by Spinney Press

Anxiety and Depression

Anxiety Disorders Association of Victoria Inc. www.adavic.org.au
Anxiety Recovery Centre Victoria www.arcvic.com.au
Anxiety Treatment Australia www.anxietyaustralia.com.au
Better Health Channel www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au
beyondblue – the national depression initiative www.beyondblue.org.au
BluePages http://bluepages.anu.edu.au
dNet http://depressionet.org.au
Black Dog Institute www.blackdoginstitute.org.au
e-hub Self-help Programs for Mental Health and Wellbeing www.ehub.anu.edu.au
headspace www.headspace.org.au
itsallright.org www.itsallright.org
Kids Helpline www.kidshelp.com.au
Lifeline www.lifeline.org.au
Living is for Everyone www.livingisforeveryone.com.au
Mental Health Association NSW www.mentalhealth.asn.au
Mental Health Online www.mentalhealthonline.org.au
myDr www.mydr.com.au/mental-health/anxiety
Orygen Youth Health http://oyh.org.au
reachout.com http://au.reachout.com
SANE Australia www.sane.org
THIS WAY UP http://thiswayup.org.au
Youthbeyondblue www.youthbeyondblue.com
YouthCentral
RaisingChildren 

Obesity and Overweight

8700.com.au (NSW Government) www.8700.com.au
Australia’s Healthy Weight Week
www.healthyweightweek.com.au
Australian Food and Grocery Council www.afgc.org.au
Australian Guide to Healthy Eating 
www.eatforhealth.gov.au
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
www.aihw.gov.au
Better Health Channel www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au
Dietitians Association of Australia www.daa.asn.au
eatforhealth.gov.au www.eatforhealth.gov.au
Fat Free TV http://junkbusters.com.au/fatfreetv/ 
Foodwatch www.foodwatch.com.au
Food Standards Australia New Zealand
Obesity Australia www.obesityaustralia.org
Obesity Policy Coalition www.opc.org.au

YouthCentral https://www.youthcentral.vic.gov.au/advice-for-life

 

Discrimination

Discrimination - Australian Human Rights Commission
Fairwork - Workplace discrimination 
Equal Opportunity Commission - https://eoc.sa.gov.a
Beyond Blue - Discrimination against Indigenous Australians PDF -

Workplace Gender Equality Agency https://www.wgea.gov.au/

Australian Human Rights Commission https://humanrights.gov.au/

The Conversation - discrimination articles https://theconversation.com/au/topics/discrimination-330

ABC Religion and Ethics https://www.abc.net.au/religion/

Freedom for Faith https://freedomforfaith.org.au/

First Peoples Disability Network https://fpdn.org.au/

All Together Now https://alltogethernow.org.au/

Racism. No Way! https://www.racismnoway.com.au/

Children and Young People with Disability Australia https://www.cyda.org.au/

 

 

 


Road Trauma

The Age - The untold impact of road trauma on families and first reponders Jan 5th 2020
Road Trauma statistics
Australasian Injury Prevention Network
The Australian Road Research Board - Issues in Australian Road
Safety
Transport accident commission - road safety  
Youth safe http://www.youthsafe.org/
Road Safety Education https://www.rse.org.au/
Young Driver Factbase https://www.rse.org.au/
Road Safety Victoria - safety and road rules 
Australasian College of Road Safety risky driving  
Bitre https://www.bitre.gov.au/statistics/safety
Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety Queensland 

Alcohol misuse (check thee sites)

Australian Bureau of Statistics www.abs.gov.au
Australian Drug Foundation www.adf.org.au
Australian Institute of Criminology 
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare www.aihw.gov.au
Australian Medical Association www.ama.com.au
Better Health Channel www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au
Lifeline Australia www.lifeline.org.au
Raising Children http://raisingchildren.net.au
Women’s and Children’s Health Network 
Youthsafe www.youthsafe.org
Healthdirect - Binge drinkin

Youth support and advocacy service http://www.ysas.org.au/

YouthCentral https://www.youthcentral.vic.gov.au/advice-for-life

Illicit Drugs

Alcohol and Drug foundation
https://adf.org.au/
Great Brain Robbery 
https://gbr.org.nz/substances/

Quit http://www.quit.org.au

Youth support and advocacy service http://www.ysas.org.au/

YouthCentral https://www.youthcentral.vic.gov.au/advice-for-life

Alcohol and Drug Foundation https://adf.org.au/drug-facts/

Drug Aware https://drugaware.com.au/

Reach Out https://au.reachout.com/tough-times/addiction

 

Sexual Health

AIDS Action Council www.aidsaction.org.au
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 
www.aihw.gov.au
Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society www.latrobe.edu.au/arcshs
Better Health Channel www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au
Family Planning Victoria www.fpv.org.au
Health Direct Australia www.healthdirect.gov.au
Love: the good, the bad and the ugly http://lovegoodbadugly.com
MensLine Australia www.mensline.org.au
myDr www.mydr.com.au
Raising Children Networhttp://raisingchildren.net.au
ReachOut.com http://au.reachout.com 
Sexual Health Plus (NSW Health) www.health.nsw.gov.au/sexualhealth/pages/default.aspx 
Women’s Health Queensland www.womhealth.org.au
Women’s Health Victoria www.whv.org.au
Melbourne sexual health center 
YouthCentral

Indigenous Health

ANTaR https://antar.org.au/

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet 

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare - Indigenous Australians 

Indigenous Portal (Australian Government) 

The Lowitja Institute https://www.lowitja.org.au/

Oxfam Australia - Close the Gap 

Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin

National Health and Medical Research Council - Indigenous Health 

Injuries (ie. drowning)

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Better Health Channel 

The Conversation https://theconversation.com/why-should-my-child-take-swimming-lessons-and-what-do-they-need-to-know-131136

 

Tobacco smoking

Smarter than smoking 

National Heart Foundation of Australia 

Tobacco in Australia 

Department of Heath https://www.health.gov.au/

Cancer Council of Australia https://www.cancer.org.au/

Australian Bureau of Statistics

Better Health Channel