01 Jan, 2001 Last updated: 04 Dec, 2014

We are witnessing widespread concern about our young people and increases in problem behaviours such as substance misuse, bullying, homelessness, violence and suicide.

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We are witnessing widespread concern about our young people and increases in problem behaviours such as substance misuse, bullying, homelessness, violence and suicide. If we continue to focus on specific issues in isolation, we won't get anywhere. It is important that we recognise that the health of young people is profoundly affected by the social, economic and physical environments in which they live. VicHealth is working to find ways to give young people a voice. This youth edition is one small step in that direction.