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Making healthy choices

Well being

Making healthy choices  can create positive experiences  that help you grow your confidence and strengthen your identity as a young adult.


Stay active and eat well

Staying safe online

Growing up online can be a great way to stay connected with your peers and have information at your fingertips, however it can be challenging to manage your privacy and safety online.

Ensure you stay safe online by checking out:


The light from electronic devices at night can keep your brain activate and affect your ability to fall asleep. Adolescents and young adults need 9-10 hours of sleep each night.

Alcohol, smoking and other drugs

making-healthy-choices-2.jpgUnderstand how smoking, alcohol and other drugs can affect your health condition.

If you would like more information or you are concerned about your drug use, please talk with your medical team or contact Clarence Street.


Party safely by staying with friends, eating a meal, not leaving drinks unattended, drinking plenty of water, not walking around by yourself and avoiding shots.

Emotional health

Life can be challenging as a young adult and managing a health condition.

Young Adult Support Unit - is a service that provides young people assistance with emotional needs and support when managing their health.

  • Talk to your medical team about our Young Adult Support Unit (YASU). Your mater doctor can refer you to the service.
Mater acknowledges consumer consultation in the development of this patient information.
Mater Doc Num: PI-CLN-420100
Last modified 05/7/2017.
Consumers were consulted in the development of this patient information.
Last consumer engagement date: 22/6/2017
For further translated health information, you can visit healthtranslations.vic.gov.au/ supported by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services that offers a range of patient information in multiple languages.
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