Mental health a low point in youth healthcare

They’re the doctors, nurses, teachers, social workers and tradespeople of the next generation – but the 14 to 24 year old population is one of the most under recognised when it comes to healthcare in Australia.  

The Access 3 Study, headed by Melissa Kang from the University of Technology Sydney, is looking at five subgroups of youth in Australia – ranging from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander to gender and sexuality diverse youth – and where healthcare provision is falling short.

One of the biggest changes Melissa has noticed in her 25 years working in this space, is the growing number of youth experiencing mental health problems.


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