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Young People

Are you 25 years old or under and wondering what services we have that could help you or another young person you know? 

This page is designed to help young people access a variety of services that can help with your mental and physical health.

Some of the services described on this page are for young people only, while others are for people of all ages (including young people). In addition, some services can be contacted directly, while others require a referral letter from your local doctor or General Practitioner (GP).

Peninsula Health is an inclusive health service with a proud Rainbow Tick accreditation. Interpreter services for people who have English as their second language, as well as Auslan for people with a hearing impairment, are also available. 

All services are low or no cost and all information is kept confidential except in emergency situations.

Mental health

Mental health

If you require an immediate emergency response, please call 000.

All referrals to any part of the Mental Health Service, including routine or crisis referrals, need to be made via the Telephone Triage – 1300 792 977
 
Young people aged 16-25 years old can call to refer themselves or a friend. Referrals can also be made by family members or other professional supports.

Drugs & alcohol

Physical health | Sexual health | Persons with a disability | Dental health

Physical health

Peninsula Health services

  • Peninsula Health Emergency Department – for emergencies only
  • Outpatient Services – Outpatient services that require a referral letter from a local doctor or GP are listed in this link and include Child & Young Adult clinics for those under 18 years. Other clinics such as Diabetes Clinics and Severe Asthma Clinics area available for people over 18 years.
    • Please note, Peninsula Health does not accept referrals to Paediatric Outpatients for new medical issues in adolescents over 16 years of age. These referrals can be made to Adult Outpatient Services.
  • Community Health
  • ACCESS Services

You can contact many services yourself without a referral letter from a local doctor or GP. These services are not just for older people. For more information, check out Community Health and ACCESS Services.

Women's sexual health & pregnancy

Peninsula Health services:

People with a disability

Peninsula Health services

  • Disability Liaison Officers – Disability Liaison Officers can provide specialised support to patients with a physical or intellectual disability, their families and carers.

External links:

Dental services

Peninsula Health services

Family violence | Sexual assault

Family violence

If you are in danger or concerned for your immediate safety (or that of someone else), contact the police on 000 for emergency assistance. 

Peninsula Health Services

External link

  • The Orange Door – a free service for adults, older persons, children and young people who are experiencing, or have experienced, family violence, alongside families who need extra support with the care of children. There is a service location in Frankston.
  • More external links can be found at the bottom of our Family Violence Support page.

Sexual assault

If you require an immediate emergency response, please call 000.

Peninsula Health services

External link

  • SECASA (South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault)
  • I need help – 24 hour support

Family support

Families that may benefit from social workers

If your family, or your friend’s family, could benefit from the assistance of our Social Work team, please call one of our friendly staff members at ACCESS on 1300 665 781.

Families where a parent has a mental illness (FaPMI)

Peninsula Health services

Young people who are using Peninsula Health services can ask a staff member for a consultation with the FaPMI Coordinator if they have a parent or other close family member with mental illness, or if they themselves are a parent.

For more information, please visit our Specialist Mental Health Services.

External links

  • COPMI – Children of Parents with a Mental Illness (information and resources for children, young people, parents, carers, and services).

Families where a parent has a serious physical illness

External link

Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people

Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people

Click on the link below or call 1300 665 781 between 8:30am – 5:00pm (Monday-Friday) and an ACCESS Worker will give you further details on our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Service.

English as a second language

English as a second language

Peninsula Health services

  • Interpreter Services – to request an interpreter, please call 9784 7073 and a member of our Social Work reception will assist you

External link

LGBTIQA+

LGBTIQA+

Peninsula Health is proudly inclusive. We are committed to ensuring that the needs of all individuals within our diverse community are met in an appropriate and respectful manner.

We are proud to be the first health service in Australia to demonstrate our commitment to LGBTIQA+ inclusivity by achieving Rainbow Tick accreditation – to ensure that all Peninsula Health staff provide person-centred, individualised care.

You can learn more here: Rainbow Tick Accreditation – Peninsula Health

External links

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