A telephone information service for young people in South Australia:
1300 13 17 19 (local call cost from anywhere in South Australia)
The Youth Healthline is a telephone service for young people aged 12 to 25 years in South Australia. It is available Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm.
The Youth Healthline is an information and referral service staffed by health professionals who are trained and experienced in working with young people.
Young people can ring for information about health issues including:
- physical health
- mental health
- sexual health
- sexuality and identity
- alcohol and other drugs
The Youth Healthline staff are able to put young people in contact with health services in their area if ongoing support is needed.
An important aspect of the Youth Healthline is that it provides access to information and support to all young people, including those living in rural and remote areas of South Australia.
The Women's and Children's Health Network is aware that it is often difficult for young people in small communities to feel they can receive confidential health information, and that there aren’t many youth specific services in these areas. The Youth Healthline particularly encourage young people outside of the metropolitan area to call.
This service can also be a valuable resource for parents and service providers who may want information about health issues relating to young people or information about where to obtain support for young people and their families.
Also, for parents in South Australia, we offer:
Parent Helpline - a telephone information service for parents with concerns about child or youth health, parenting, development or behaviour - available 7 days a week (calls received between 7.15am - 9.15pm will be answered by local Parent Helpline staff; calls received outside these hours will be automatically redirected to the national healthdirect helpline).
1300 364 100 (local call cost from anywhere in South Australia)