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Physical health

Physical health is a basic building block for children’s current wellbeing and future life outcomes.

Being physically healthy includes being physically active, having a good diet and being in the healthy weight range.

We can improve young people’s wellbeing and shape the future health of the population by investing in young people's physical health. This will have significant social and economic benefits to the community in the long term.

For up to date information refer to the Commissioner's Indicators of Wellbeing data resource.


Youth health seminar

Report on discussion themes and outcomes

Position statement on youth health

Speaking out about youth health

Young people's experiences with health services

Policy briefs

Adolescent health

Developed from the Commissioner's 2014 Wellbeing Monitoring Framework

Obesity and its impacts on the wellbeing of WA children and young people

Developed from the Commissioner's 2014 Wellbeing Monitoring Framework


Submission to the Department of Health Climate Health WA Inquiry, August 2019

The Commissioner has responded to the Department of Health's Climate Health WA Inquiry

Submission to National Action Plan for Children's Health: 2020-2030, January 2019

The Commissioner has provided recommendations to the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth on the development of the National Action Plan for Children's Health: 2020-2030.

Letter to Minister for Health - MyHealth Record implications for young people, September 2018

The Commissioner raised his concerns regarding the implications of My Health Record for children and young people in Western Australia with the Minister for Health.

Submission to the Medicare Benefits Schedule Review, August 2017

Recommendation regarding HEADSS Adolescent Psychosocial Risk Assessments

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