L'adolescence est une période de transition durant laquelle le jeune n'est plus un enfant et pas encore un adulte. Il doit faire face à des bouleversements dans son corps, dans sa tête et les relations qu'il entretient avec ses proches et ses amis changent.

Suicide Prevention

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Malatavie with Children Action

Created 20 years ago, after an unprecedented collaboration between the HUG and the foundation Children Action, our suicide prevention and treatment initiative is now called Malatavie. The new name is intended to increase the visibility of this crisis unit and make it easier for young people and those around them to remember. 


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Easing the transition to adulthood

In order to improve the care provided to teenagers and young adults suffering from cancer, HUG has created a specific oncology consultation.

Medical Activities

The Youth Health Unit is for adolescents, 12 years of age and older, and young adults up to 25 years old. It was created in 2004 to meet the specific health needs of this transition period, and to help adolescents and young adults who have difficulties accessing care.

They are offered a holistic approach to health and multidisciplinary care:


The development of adolescent medicine education is one of the mandates of HUG's cross-disciplinary adolescent and young adult program, and has been a priority in the unit since its creation. Senior physicians are actively involved in teaching, locally, nationally and internationally. They are regularly invited to lectures and conferences (FR).