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:

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.

Ferdy's Youth Service

Ferdy’s youth centered wellbeing service provides early intervention to young people misusing alcohol or drugs by taking a holistic approach to their rehabilitation.

A Community Engagement Coordinator is responsible for designing, implementing and managing a community outreach program to the youth of Palm Island.

Due to complex social problems within the community, Ferdy’s encourages social inclusion and participation through a range of activities on offer with inclusive ladies and men’s groups to minimize risk and provide a safe environment to embrace change.