WA Youth Health Policy 2018–2023 Toolkit – Resources for Young People, Parents and Carers

Involving Young People, Parents and Carers 

These resources provide guidance for young people on how to get involved and participate in their government and/or community, and how to advocate for their health and wellbeing.

The Child and Youth Health Network would like to acknowledge and thank the New South Wales Ministry of Health and the Sydney Children’s Hospital Network for their resources that we have included within the Toolkit.

Youth health and wellbeing 

Aboriginal young people 

The Our Health Our Way video and information resources are to provide Aboriginal young people with information to help them navigate the health system.


The following youth-friendly resources have been developed to explain how young people can get their own Medicare card under different circumstances.

My Health Record

Information on My Health Record, including how to manage your record from age 14, and who can access your record can be found on the website below created by The Australian Government, Australian Digital Health Agency.

Privacy, consent and confidentiality

Developed by NSW Centre for Advancement of Adolescent Health in partnership with the South Eastern Sydney Local Health District, Sydney Local Health District, St George Youth Service (READY Project), this set of resources addresses confidentiality for young people.

This factsheet provides information to parents/carers relating to consent, confidentiality and supporting a young person’s independence.


Transition to adult healthcare (external site)

Moving from a paediatric to an adult health service is a transition. The Child and Adolescent Health Service website provides information and resources to help patients and their parents with this process.

Finding a GP 

This factsheet provides information to assist young people to find a suitable GP.