Pulse Youth Health
What we do
Pulse Youth Health South provides a range of health services and programs for young people aged 12 to 24 years in southern Tasmania.
We provide information, support, advocacy, and referral for anything related to health and wellbeing, including:
- issues at home, school or work
- mental health
- sexual health
- alcohol and drugs
We can also help with:
- the cost of health items
- free condoms
- free pregnancy testing and support
- practical support like getting a Medicare Card
- linking you in with other services
We work with all young people but target our services to young people most vulnerable. This includes young parents, young people from CALD backgrounds, LGBTI young people, socially and financially disadvantaged young people and young people who have experienced trauma. We also recognise that young people’s vulnerability is increased during key transition points.
ALL services are free and confidential
Who will support you?
We have a team of youth health nurses, allied health professionals, a creative arts worker and admin support. Our team are all very experienced in working with young people and we work together to provide the best support for you.
How we help you?
Services for young people
We provide a range of support for individual young people from our centre in Glenorchy.
We are open Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (closed between 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm).
Young people can drop in and see a worker for support and brief intervention – no appointments are needed. We can provide:
- Information, advocacy and support
- Referral to other services
- Help with navigating the health system
- Short term counselling
- Free pregnancy testing
- Free condoms
- Help with the cost of health items through the Youth Health Fund
We also have a range of visiting services which young people can access by appointment, including:
- A Sexual Health Clinic (run by Family Planning Tasmania)
- A Psychology Clinic (run by the University Psychology Clinic provisional psychologists)
- An outreach Psychology Service (run by headspace)
Other visiting services may also operate from the centre based on need.
Groups and Programs
We provide education and information to groups of young people to build on their skills, knowledge and confidence to make healthy choices. These programs are run from our service, in schools, in colleges and in the community.
The sessions aim to promote health and wellbeing in an informed, fun and flexible way. We work with organisations to ensure our sessions are engaging, youth friendly and meet the needs of the young people attending.
Information for Families
Pulse Youth Health South is a free and confidential service for young people aged 12 to 24 years. Where appropriate, we will encourage young people to involve their parents and/or other family members in the support they are receiving.
We can support parents and families by providing information on services for young people and also services that support parents.
We encourage parents and family members to contact us, or to bring their young person in to see one of our youth health workers or nurses. No appointment is needed and there is no cost.
Young people, families or services providers can refer to Pulse Youth Health. Services with the Department of Health can use our referral form and other services can email or call us with referrals. Young people can self-refer by calling the service or dropping in to see us at the Glenorchy Health Centre.
If you would like more information, are interested in our groupwork programs, or wish to refer a young person, please contact us and ask to speak with the Worker on Duty.