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

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Search Synonyms : Try your search with each different term. 

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

Search Tricks : 

  • To find more specific results use "search phrases", e.g. "mental health"
  • To increase the reliability of your results use
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    • .gov for government pages
    • .au for Australian websites

TIP: 'Data Mine' the documents you find... 

  • Explore and follow relevant links on each page 
  • 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


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.
Anxiety Recovery Centre Victoria
Anxiety Treatment Australia
Better Health Channel
beyondblue – the national depression initiative
Black Dog Institute
e-hub Self-help Programs for Mental Health and Wellbeing
Kids Helpline
Living is for Everyone
Mental Health Association NSW
Mental Health Online
Orygen Youth Health
SANE Australia

Obesity and Overweight (NSW Government)
Australia’s Healthy Weight Week
Australian Food and Grocery Council
Australian Guide to Healthy Eating
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Better Health Channel
Dietitians Association of Australia
Fat Free TV 
Food Standards Australia New Zealand
Obesity Australia
Obesity Policy Coalition




Discrimination - Australian Human Rights Commission
Fairwork - Workplace discrimination 
Equal Opportunity Commission -
Beyond Blue - Discrimination against Indigenous Australians PDF -

Workplace Gender Equality Agency

Australian Human Rights Commission

The Conversation - discrimination articles

ABC Religion and Ethics

Freedom for Faith

First Peoples Disability Network

All Together Now

Racism. No Way!

Children and Young People with Disability Australia




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
Transport accident commission - road safety  
Youth safe
Road Safety Education
Young Driver Factbase
Road Safety Victoria - safety and road rules 
Australasian College of Road Safety risky driving  
Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety Queensland 

Alcohol misuse (check thee sites)

Australian Bureau of Statistics
Australian Drug Foundation
Australian Institute of Criminology 
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Australian Medical Association
Better Health Channel
Lifeline Australia
Raising Children
Women’s and Children’s Health Network 
Healthdirect - Binge drinkin

Youth support and advocacy service


Illicit Drugs

Alcohol and Drug foundation
Great Brain Robbery


Youth support and advocacy service


Alcohol and Drug Foundation

Drug Aware

Reach Out


Sexual Health

AIDS Action Council
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society
Better Health Channel
Family Planning Victoria
Health Direct Australia
Love: the good, the bad and the ugly
MensLine Australia
Raising Children Networ 
Sexual Health Plus (NSW Health) 
Women’s Health Queensland
Women’s Health Victoria
Melbourne sexual health center 

Indigenous Health


Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet 

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare - Indigenous Australians 

Indigenous Portal (Australian Government) 

The Lowitja Institute

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


Tobacco smoking

Smarter than smoking 

National Heart Foundation of Australia 

Tobacco in Australia 

Department of Heath

Cancer Council of Australia

Australian Bureau of Statistics

Better Health Channel