Many young people in Tasmania need assistance maintaining their health and wellbeing. This may include needing advice, referrals, sex education or general medical issues resolved. The Clarence City Council takes this need very seriously and has its own funded youth health clinic called Youth Assist. Youth Assist is a free, confidential clinic for many health care needs. Youth workers and medical professionals are on site to provide support and aid to young people aged 12 – 24.
There are many other health and wellbeing services catering specifically to young people.
Clarence Integrated Care Centre
16-22 Bayfield St, Rosny Park
6247 1230 (Fri 2-5 pm no appointment needed, Thurs 2-5 pm appointment needed)
Ages 12 to 24
6200 5551 (Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm)
146 Harrington Street, Hobart
Ages 12 to 24; help young people aged 12 -24 deal with the emotional, physical and practical issues of cancer.
Clare House Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)
Contact via Mental Health Helpline or 1300 332 388 (Mon-Fri 8.30 am-5 pm)
A specialist mental health service for children and young people up to 18 and their families.
6233 2700 (Mon-Fri 8.30 am-5 pm, closed for lunch)
Ages 15 to 19; provides support for first time parents.
6273 9117 (Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm)
421 Main Road, Glenorchy
All ages; sexual health and education services.
49 Liverpool Street, Hobart
Ages 12 to 25
6224 1777 (Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm)
127 Davey Street, Hobart
A specialised therapeutic service for children, adolescents, adults, families, schools and communities seeking assistance managing challenges associated with alcohol, drugs, gambling or other addictive behaviours.
FREECALL 1800 551 800 (24 hour)
Ages 5 to 25; free 24-hour confidential and anonymous telephone and web counselling.
13 1114 (All hours) or 6224 3450 (Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm)
5 Battery Square, Battery Point
All ages; telephone and face-to-face crisis support.
The Link Youth Health Service
6231 2927 (Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm)
57 Liverpool Street, Hobart
Ages 12 to 25; access to shower, toilet, laundry facilities, personal hygiene items, mail service, needle and syringe program and telephone service for health related calls.
Pulse Youth Health South
6166 1421 (Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm, closed for lunch 12 pm to 1 pm)
404 Main Road Glenorchy
For young people aged 12 to 24, Pulse provides information, advocacy and support, referrals to other services, free pregnancy testing and condoms, and can help with the cost of health items. There is a sexual health clinic, a psychology clinic, and outreach psychologists from Headspace. Pulse is completely free and requires no parental consent to access.
Reconnect Colony 47
432 Elizabeth Street, North Hobart
Works to strengthen relationships between parents and young people at risk of homelessness, rebuilds relationships, and works at setting boundaries, problem solving and better communication.
Working it Out
6231 1200 (Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm)
34 Burnett Street, North Hobart
All ages; gender and sexuality support and education service. It provides free and confidential support to community members, friends and family regarding sexual orientation and gender identity as well as school and community information sessions and events.
1800 242 636 (carer advice line)
64 Burnett St, North Hobart
Offers young carers who are under 25, free support and access to camps, movie days and activities, as well as help with homework and extra tutoring, help with housework, and someone to talk to; provides emergency assistance when help is urgently needed.