About Us

Northern Sydney Youth Health Promotion (NSYHP) aims to enhance the health and wellbeing of young people in the Northern Sydney area, with a focus on addressing youth health priority areas relating to tobacco, alcohol and other drugs, nutrition, physical activity, healthy relationships, as well as emotional social and mental wellbeing.

Guiding the work we do are our team of local and diverse young people, aged 15-24, who we employ as Youth Health Consultants.

Youth Health Consultants use their unique perspective, local knowledge and creative skills to improve young people’s engagement with health and wellness. The Youth Health Consultants provide a voice for young people that promotes and supports the meaningful involvement of young people in the design and delivery of health promotion initiatives and youth friendly health services.

 Projects

Youth Friendly Consultations

There are a range of barriers that can keep some young people from seeking help, advice or information when needed. To minimise these, our team of trained Youth Health Consultants can:

  • Conduct a youth friendly consultation of your service. Includes a written report with recommendations.
  • Provide feedback on youth targeted initiatives or resources (e.g. information, flyers, websites).
  • Suggest ideas to improve your service's ability to reach, attract, engage and retain young people.

For more information or to book a consultation click here!

 

Rethink Energy Drinks

Preliminary findings from a study of 3,688 Western Australian teens found that more than half of those who had ever consumed an energy drink reported experiencing at least 1 adverse event, including stomach upset, heart palpitation, difficulty sleeping/insomnia, headache and agitation.

Of 59 students we surveyed at a local Northern Sydney high school, two-thirds said they consumed energy drinks. NSYHP will pilot a student-led project to reduce energy drink consumption by young people under 18.

 

Social Smokers are Smokers

Our Youth Health Consultants identified social smoking as an issue amongst their peers. To address this, NSYHP will adapt or design a social marketing campaign to target young people who see themselves as ‘social smokers’.

 

Healthy Youth Settings

NSYHP will partner with local youth organisations such as youth centres, schools and tertiary campuses to create environments that support and promote youth health.

 

Yhunger

NSYHP delivers the Yhunger program which aims to improve food access and physical activity options for young people, 12-24 years of age, who are experiencing or are at risk of homelessness.

Clickhere to visit www.healthykids.com.nsw.gov.au for further information on this program, including cookbooks.

 

Youth Health & Wellness e-Network

NSYHP distributes a monthly email that compiles training opportunities, resources and articles relevant for those supporting youth health and wellbeing in Northern Sydney.

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 Contacts

Contact the Northern Sydney Youth Health Promotion Team at:
NSLHD-YouthHealthPromotion@health.nsw.gov.au

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