Youth urged to have say on health services

Community development director Fiona Hodges said the results would form the basis of a pilot project focused on improving young people�s sexual health and increasing access to information and support in the City.

�The City�s youth service has been working with the North Metropolitan Health Service on ways to improve the availability of local sexual health services in the area,� she said.

�We are consulting young people aged 15 to 24 who live in the City of Wanneroo to establish their needs in relation to sexual health support.�

The City of Wanneroo, the Health Department, Youth Affairs Council of WA, WA Aids Council and other government and non-government agencies were invited to be part of a working group to increase accessibility to STI testing for young people in the North Metro region.

�As the pilot area for this project, the City can act as a positive role model for other local governments in terms of pro-actively meeting the health and wellbeing needs of young people,� Mrs Hodges said

�The survey aims to gather a picture of where young people would feel most comfortable accessing information, support and services so we can best support them now and in the future.

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It closes on July 31. Participants can win a $50 JB Hi-Fi gift voucher.