QRious Health Hub

Check out the links under each of the tabs to find information about how to maintain a healthy body and mind while living with a chronic condition.

 
Resources

Centrelink payment and service finder

An online tool to see what services and payments you might be eligible for from Centrelink.

Getting a Medicare card

You will be covered by your family’s Medicare card until you move out of home however you can apply for your own card once you turn 15 years of age.

There is no cost to apply for a card and it is handy to have one of your own if you have appointments and your parent/carer is not attending. This website outlines the eligibility requirements for a Medicare card and how to apply for one.

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)

The government helps pay for many prescription medications by subsidising them through the PBS. To be eligible you have to provide your Medicare card to the pharmacist when you have a prescription filled. There is usually a cost that you have to pay for the medication, how much depends on whether you have a Health Care card. If you are taking lots of medications, once you reach the Safety Net Threshold, you will be entitled to a Safety Net Concession card which will reduce the cost of medications. Speak to your pharmacist about keeping a record of your costs.

Transition to the Independent Living Allowance

Transition to Independent Living Allowance (TILA) is a one-off payment of up to $1,500 to help eligible young people cover some basic costs as they leave out-of-home care.

Disability support

Youth Disability Advocacy Network

Dedicated young people advocating for the rights and inclusion of all young people living with disabilities in Western Australia.

Livewire

A free online community connecting teens living with illness or disability, and their siblings, in Australia or New Zealand.

Commissioner for Children and Young People

For young people with a disability to find information, resources and support so they are able to play a positive and fulfilling role in their community.

Health Care Card and Disability Support

As an adolescent with a medical condition you may be eligible for a Health Care Card. This will allow you to receive concessions on medications, medical appointments, transport costs and other possible benefits. You may also be eligible for other allowances such as a Disability Support Pension once you turn 16 years of age. This website provides information about the eligibility criteria and other supports that might be available to you.

Mental health

Headspace

Headspace provides help and support for young people aged 12 to 25 at centres, online or over the phone for mental health, general health, alcohol and drug use, and more.

BITE BACK

BITE BACK is the very first online positive psychology program designed to improve the overall wellbeing and resilience of young Australians aged 13 to 16 years old.

R U OK?

A campaign about checking in when someone doesn't seem 'ok'. It has many resources including a conversation guide and posters, as well as personal stories.

Reachout

An online mental health service for young people and their parents in Australia.

Bullying? No way!

Supports school communities with resources and activities for a proactive approach to bullying education and prevention.

Kids Helpline

Kids Helpline is a free, private and confidential, phone counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25 years.

eSafety

eSafety provides useful information on how to stay safe online and is committed to helping young people have safe, positive experiences online. There is also a new portal to report image based abuse.

Legal information and support

Youth Law Australia

Youth Law Australia provides free confidential legal information and help for young people under 25 years. It also provides information on your health care rights when you see the doctor.  

Communicare

Communicare helps young people and early school leavers become work ready; assisting them to understanding the expectations, attitudes and behaviours of the workplace. 

Jobs and Skills WA

What's your dream job, or future career? Explore our industry areas to see the exciting range of occupations they offer, and find out what courses can get you there.

LGBTQI

QLife

QLife is Australia’s first nationally-oriented counselling and referral service for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and/or intersex. 

The National LGBTI Health Alliance

The National LGBTI Health Alliance is the national peak health organisation in Australia for organisations and individuals that provide health-related programs, services and research focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people (LGBTI) and other sexuality, gender, and bodily diverse people and communities.

Transfolk of WA

Transfolk of WA is a support service for all transgender people and their loved ones in Western Australia. The organisation provides accessible safe spaces where members can expect dynamic peer support.

M Clinic 

M Clinic provides free, confidential, non-judgemental STI/BBV testing and treatment exclusively to men who have sex with men and Trans People and Non-Binary People who have sex with each other.

GRAI

GRAI are a voluntary group that works to enhance the quality of life for GLBTI (gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans*, intersex) elders, focusing on improving GLBTI awareness in aged care services (both residential and community care).

Minus18

Minus18 is Australia’s largest youth-led network for LGBTQIA+ young people.

The Freedom Centre

The Freedom Centre is a safe space for young gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning people to hang out and access information about mental health, sexuality and more.

Sexual health

Get The Facts

Get The Facts presents information for young people about sexual health and relationships, including puberty, body image, tattoos, piercings, sex and sexually transmissible infections, contraception, consent, pornography and more.

Could I Have It?

All you need to know about STIs, including where you can go for help and free online testing. 

The Line

The Line talks about relationships, gender, sex, bystander action and technology including how to keep it healthy and respectful for teens, parents and teachers.

Cervical screenings - Healthy WA

Frequently asked questions about the Renewal and transitioning to the renewed cervical program.

Healthy Male

Healthy Male provides information on male reproductive health and common problems including infertility, erectile dysfunction, androgen deficiency and testicular cancer.

Royal Perth Hospital Sexual Health Clinic

Information about the Royal Perth Hospital Sexual Health clinic.

South Terrace Sexual Health Clinic

Information about the South Terrace Sexual Health clinic.

The Sexual Assault Resource Centre (SARC)

The Sexual Assault Resource Centre (SARC) provides a 24-hour emergency service in metropolitan Perth. 

Our Watch

Our Watch has been established to drive nation-wide change in the culture, behaviours and attitudes that underpin and create violence against women and children.

1800RESPECT

1800RESPECT is a national sexual assault and domestic violence online counselling service.

Indigenous services

Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service Inc.

Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service is an Aboriginal community controlled health organisation.

WellMob Social

WellMob Social, emotional and cultural wellbeing online resource for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People. 

R U OK?

A campaign about checking in when someone doesn't seem 'ok'. It has many resources including a conversation guide and posters, as well as personal stories.

Yarn Safe

Yarn Safe an indigenous resource supported by headspace promoting reducing shame associated with talking about problems. 

Young Deadly Free

Young Deadly Free resources designed for Aboriginal communities in syphilis outbreak areas (and the health professionals and educators working in these areas). Includes information on STIs and BBVs. 

Healthy WA

Healthy WA information on the youth services for Aboriginal people in Perth Metro area.

Healthy lifestyle

Smarter than Smoking

Smarter than Smoking has resources to reduce and prevent tobacco use among young people.

Drug and Alcohol Youth Service (DAYS)

Drug and Alcohol Youth Service (DAYS) is a free and confidential service which provides access to alcohol and drug services.

SHIFT Youth AOD Outreach Service

SHIFT Youth AOD Outreach Service provide casework support for young people experiencing alcohol and other drug issues.

LiveLighter

LiveLighter program engages young people through social media and digital platforms with tools and resources on environmental changes to make healthy living choices. 

Chronic conditions

The Butterfly Foundation

The Butterfly Foundation provides information, support and helpful resources about eating disorders. 

Autism Association of WA

Autism Association of WA provides resources created to assist individuals with Autism accessing medical services. 

Autistic not Weird

Autistic not Weird provides insights for autistic teenagers from an autistic teacher, author and speaker.

Cystic Fibrosis WA 

Cystic Fibrosis WA provides lots of support and information to support young people living with Cystic Fibrosis.

Asthma Australia

Asthma Australia has information for young people with asthma (12 to 24 years). 

Transition to adult services

My Health in My Hands

My Health in My Hands is an animation aimed at young people to aid in understanding how to engage with health care. 

Teenagers with chronic health conditions: moving to adult care - Raising Children

Raising Children provides free, reliable, up-to-date and independent information on topics for all ages, backed by Australian experts.

Transitioning from paediatric to adult health care - Cystic Fibrosis WA

Cystic Fibrosis Western Australia provides information for young people who will be transitioning to Sir Charles Gairdner Hospitals for ongoing management of the CF.