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CQ Youth Connect

We work with young people (aged 14-26) and youth service providers in Central Queensland to provide confidential, youth-friendly and culturally appropriate health services.

Our motto is Care, Connect, Empower, Protect and Respect.

Services

We support youth and help them navigate the health system.

We can provide youth with services, referrals and education in the following areas:

  • health assessments
  • sexual and reproductive health
  • healthy eating, sleeping, and exercise
  • personal development
  • relationships
  • mental health, social and emotional wellbeing
  • quitting smoking with the 10,000 Lives program
  • alcohol and drugs
  • oral health
  • immunisation
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

Education for youth service providers

We provide education and information for youth service providers through workshops, conferences (such as our annual CQ Youth Inter-Agency Health Forum) and training such as Core Of Life and Peer Skills. We also develop local resources for service providers.

Advocacy

We advocate for youth to have a voice in the development of youth health and wellbeing policy. We established a Youth Health Reference Group and provide opportunities for youth to share stories at forums.

How to access this service

Young people can self refer. Parents, caregivers and anyone working with young people can refer youth to the service.

CQ Youth Inter-Agency Health Forum

Event:
CQ Youth Inter-Agency Health Forum
Event start:
October 14, 2022 08:00
Event end:
October 14, 2022 16:30
Event coordinator:
friederike.mccartney@health.qld.gov.au
Event location:

Rockhampton Leagues Club
Cambridge Street

Event description:

Free professional development opportunity open to all organisations and community members working with youth in clinical, educational, preventative or support services.

Program includes:

  • Interactive stalls/displays
    from numerous agencies
  • Networking and partnership
    opportunities
  • 2022 Edition CQ Youth
    Connect service directory and
    wall charts
  • Certificate and CPD points via CQUniversity

Attend in person or online

Friday 14 October 2022
8am to 4.30pm

Rockhampton Leagues Club
Cambridge Street

Register online
by 7 October

For more information contact
Friederike McCartney
CQ Youth Connect
friederike.mccartney@health.qld.gov.au
Phone: 0408 708 200

Last updated: 23 September 2021

Address

CQ Youth Connect
92 Bolsover Street
Rockhampton QLD 4700

Phone: 0417 061 004
CQYouthConnect@health.qld.gov.au

Open: Mon - Fri: 8.30am - 4.30pm.

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CQ Youth Connect Services Directory

Download a directory of CQ youth service providers including schools, programs, support and referral services, counselling and crisis support.