Despite this being a very important time in life, there is currently no national strategy for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adolescent health and wellbeing, and as a result, many young people can’t access the services and support they need or want.
To help address this critical gap we are developing the very first National Roadmap for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Adolescent Health. The Roadmap will describe the most important health challenges for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adolescents and the best ways to address them.
partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people, services
and organisations, the Roadmap will ensure young people are supported in accessing
the services they need to stay healthy and strong – now and into the future!
The Artwork by Ngarrindjeri Artist Jordan Lovegrove of Dreamtime Creative, represents the development of the National Roadmap for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Adolescent Health. The centre image represents SAHMRI, the Community and Young People coming together to support young people’s health and wellbeing. There are nine meeting places which represent each state and territory of Australia, including the Torres Strait, connected by the pathways of the Roadmap to come together. The background represents the diversity in stories, experiences and knowledge and how these can interrelate with one another to build a healthier future for our young mob.