TAIHS.. More than
a health service.
Youth Health Promotions
The Youth Health Promotions team aims to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth (up to 20 years of age) to make positive choices. These activities include promotional events:
- to address risk factors
- promote positive health choices, and
- assist young people to enhance understanding of their health and increase their self-management capacity.
This service is provided in Townsville and the surrounding communities of Ingham, Burdekin and Charters Towers.
Key activities supported by the Youth Health Promotion team include:
- Inaugural Palm Island Youth Festival, 2015
- Here4Life Youth Festival, 2015
As part of this program TAIHS is working closely with schools in the catchment area.
We are also partnering with Connect’n’Grow to support the following school-based training: Certificate II in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Work.
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Our Youth Health Promotion program is also supported by our school-based clinics at Shalom Christian College in Townsville, and St Teresa’s Catholic College, Abergowrie, in Ingham.