Our active, healthy city - Youth Strategy 2014-2019
Brisbane City Council wants all young people to experience Brisbane as a city that supports their well-being and helps them enjoy active and healthy lifestyles.
Our active, healthy city is one of eight themes in the Youth Strategy 2014-2019: Delivering a youth-friendly city.
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Key facts and findings
The following trends and issues affect Brisbane young people:
- suicide is the leading cause of death for young people
- body image dissatisfaction affects 75% of young women and 66% of young men
- financial and other barriers affect participation in sport and recreation
Our active and healthy strategies for young people
As a Council, we want young people in Brisbane to:
- stay healthy, be resilient, and to connect with people who care about their well-being
- enjoy social, sporting and recreational activities in Brisbane
To achieve these outcomes, our active and healthy strategies for young people over the next five years include:
- support youth-led initiatives to improve health and well-being
- involve young people in planning our activities
- build resilience and strengthen support networks
Download the 'active, healthy city' section of the Youth Strategy 2014-2019: Delivering a youth-friendly city to read more about:
- young person profile: Chris Raine, founder and CEO of Hello Sunday Morning movement
- key findings: trends and issues affecting young people in Brisbane
- Council's strategies - where we want to be and how we are going to get there
- ongoing Council programs
- extensions to Council programs
- new initiatives
If you would like to read about the other themes, download the full Youth Strategy 2014-2019 (PDF - 5Mb).