General advice and support
The Link provides high quality primary and clinical health services as well as information, advice and referral services. We work across the health sector in developing innovative and responsive models of service. We also assist in delivering training and support to other professionals and the wider community.
We strive to excel in the delivery of evidence-based, primary and clinical health services to young people by strengthening partnerships with government, private and community sectors and engaging service users and the community.
"I can't thank The Link enough for the help they provided me", Amy 17
Open access area
Access to practical support including a washing machine/dryer, shower, personal hygiene items, telephone for health-related calls, and food. Other services include;
- Phone charge bar, wifi, and internet kiosk
- Mail Service - get letters sent here if you have no home address.
- Free Lunch - every Wednesday from 1pm-2.30pm
- Lockers - for people to store personal effects
- Centrelink worker – onsite every Wednesday from 1.00pm.
- Work & Study support - onsite every Wednesday from 1.00pm
- Lawyer (from HCLS) - onsite every Thursday from 1.00pm
- Group Activities - including the monthly LGBTIQA+ group OutSpace.
No appointment necessary for this service – just drop in and see one of our Youth Health Workers.
Youth Health Fund
The Youth Health Fund (YHF) is administered state-wide by The Link Youth Health Service through a network of Youth Health Fund Access Workers.
The aim of the Youth Health Fund is to buy essential health services and/or health items for people aged 12 to 24 who otherwise could not afford them. The fund assists disadvantaged young people across Tasmania.
Do you work with disadvantaged young people aged 12-24, that could benefit from this fund? Are you interested in becoming a registered Youth Health Fund Access Worker?
If you're a young person wanting to find out more about your eligibility please email firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will help connect you to the nearest Access Worker in your region.
Needle Syringe Program (NSP)
The objective of the NSP is to reduce the transmission of blood borne viruses and reduce drug related harm amongst people who inject drugs and the wider community. Our NSP program is offered through a non-judgemental and friendly environment and for many young people who inject drugs, it is often their first point of contact with the health service system. NSP provides opportunities to access an otherwise difficult to reach population and provide information on prevention, treatment and health maintenance.
Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Services
Counselling and Support - evidence based, therapeutic case management services provided to young people experiencing problems with alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use. We also provide information and support to families, parents and carers. Outreach and onsite appointments available.
Illicit Drug Diversion Initiative (IDDI) - provides assessment, brief intervention and treatment to young people diverted under the IDDI Police Diversion Program to address illicit drug use behaviours.
The Link is the lead agency for headspace Hobart.
headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds, along with assistance in promoting young peoples’ wellbeing.
Sexual and Reproductive Health
We provide a range of free sexual and reproductive health initiatives and services for young people including:
- Free condoms
- Sexual health checks
- Contraception choices and options
- Information and referral options around pregnancy choices through our This Way That Way program
- Education and resources
Appointments with our headspace Sexual Health GP available by phoning 62312927.
Or just drop in for a chat with one of our Youth Health Workers.
Our Community My Future
Our Community My Future is an 18-month statewide collaboration between The Link Youth Health Service (south), Cornerstone Youth Service (North), and the Migrant Resource Centre, working with young people age 12-24 from a diverse range of backgrounds who face complex barriers to social, civil and economic participation. Our program includes social cohesion support to young people at risk of disengagement and offending from migrant, refugee, and Australian born backgrounds. This program offers participants access to holistic case management support, as well as opportunities to participate in lifeskills workshops and an exciting community project.
- Referral form for Our Community My Future program
- Service Promotion flyer about Our Community My Future program