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Australia doesn’t get dark for months on end like some other countries in the Northern Hemisphere, but that doesn’t mean that Australians don’t get SAD. Seasonal affective disorder is caused by shorter days and less sunlight which affects your natural circadian rhythms, as well as your melatonin production. Learn about how you can prepare for better mental health by taking care of yourself as we head into winter.

Take this opportunity to speak online with our eheadspace mental health clinicians and headspace Youth National Reference Group members. We welcome you to ask questions and to share your own experiences and advice to others!

Join us Tuesday 9th June between 7-8pm AEDT. Click here to register for our session (and before the day to set a reminder for yourself if you want).

Send us an email if you'd like to add a question before the chat: groupchat@headspace.org.au 

PLEASE NOTE: This chat was originally scheduled for Sunday 31st May, but due to technical difficulties has been rescheduled.

National Reconciliation Week is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia. Learn more about why Reconciliation must live in the hearts, minds and actions of all Australians as we move forward, creating a nation strengthened by respectful relationships between the wider Australian community, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Take this opportunity to speak online with our eheadspace mental health clinicians and headspace Youth National Reference Group members. We welcome you to ask questions and to share your own experiences and advice to others!

Join us Sunday 14th June between 7-8pm AEDT. Click here to register for our session (and before the day to set a reminder for yourself if you want).

Send us an email if you'd like to add a question before the chat: groupchat@headspace.org.au 

Staying active can improve your sleep, give you more energy and help manage stress - all helping you keep a healthy headspace. If you’re feeling a little down, even getting your body moving for just a few minutes can pep you up and help you manage your emotions. Learn more about how to start being active and share about some of the things you already do.

Take this opportunity to speak online with our eheadspace mental health clinicians and headspace Youth National Reference Group members. We welcome you to ask questions and to share your own experiences and advice to others!

Join us Sunday 28th June between 7-8pm AEDT. Click here to register for our session (and before the day to set a reminder for yourself if you want).

Send us an email if you'd like to add a question before the chat: groupchat@headspace.org.au 

Online and video games are popular and can be good places to build social skills as well as other functional skills like: coordination, problem solving and the ability to multi task. Sometimes gaming can become problematic which can affect overall health and wellbeing. Learn more about creating safe gaming environments and managing potential risks.

Take this opportunity to speak online with our eheadspace mental health clinicians and headspace Youth National Reference Group members. We welcome you to ask questions and to share your own experiences and advice to others!

Join us Tuesday 7th July between 7-8pm AEDT. Click here to register for our session (and before the day to set a reminder for yourself if you want).

Send us an email if you'd like to add a question before the chat: groupchat@headspace.org.au 

From 1990 the Australian Government adopted the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. This gives formal human rights protection to people under the age of 18 and means that they must be treated fairly. Learn more about your rights as a young person, and where to get support or information if you’re concerned you’ve been treated unfairly.

Take this opportunity to speak online with our eheadspace mental health clinicians and headspace Youth National Reference Group members. We welcome you to ask questions and to share your own experiences and advice to others!

Join us Sunday 26th July between 7-8pm AEDT. Click here to register for our session (and before the day to set a reminder for yourself if you want).

Send us an email if you'd like to add a question before the chat: groupchat@headspace.org.au 

Saying no can be hard. Saying no might make you feel: guilty, lazy, like you’re missing out on something or that people will think you’re uncooperative. Saying no is an important skill to learn when you’re feeling overwhelmed. Learn more about how to say no so that you feel positively about that little 2 letter word.

Take this opportunity to speak online with our eheadspace mental health clinicians and headspace Youth National Reference Group members. We welcome you to ask questions and to share your own experiences and advice to others!

Join us Tuesday 4th August between 7-8pm AEDT. Click here to register for our session (and before the day to set a reminder for yourself if you want).

Send us an email if you'd like to add a question before the chat: groupchat@headspace.org.au 

 Upcoming chats for friends and family

When there’s something going on with someone you love it’s understandable to want things to improve as quickly as possible. Sometimes it’s hard to understand what treatment has been prescribed, especially if things don’t appear to be changing. Learn more about what treatments are available, including therapy, behavioural changes and medication.

Take this opportunity to speak online with our eheadspace mental health clinicians and headspace Youth National Reference Group members. We welcome you to ask questions and to share your own experiences and advice to others!

Join us Thursday 18th June between 7-8pm AEDT. Click here to register for our session (and before the day to set a reminder for yourself if you want).

Send us an email if you'd like to add a question before the chat: groupchat@headspace.org.au 

Adults play a critical role in modelling the behaviours they would like to see younger people enact. The behaviours children learn at home are a big part of what they’ll take with them into later life. Learn more about how you can demonstrate the skill of positively relating and communicating with others.

Take this opportunity to speak online with our eheadspace mental health clinicians and headspace Youth National Reference Group members. We welcome you to ask questions and to share your own experiences and advice to others!

Join us Thursday 16th July between 7-8pm AEDT. Click here to register for our session (and before the day to set a reminder for yourself if you want).

Send us an email if you'd like to add a question before the chat: groupchat@headspace.org.au 

As a parent it's sometimes difficult to know the difference between normal adolescent behaviour, such as moodiness and irritability, and an emerging mental health problem.

Family and friends play an important role in supporting young people with mental health difficulties. Recognising warning signs early and knowing what to do if you think something is wrong can make a big difference, however it can be challenging to raise sensitive issues and support young people during this time.

Take this opportunity to speak online with our eheadspace mental health clinicians and headspace Youth National Reference Group members. We welcome you to ask questions and to share your own experiences and advice to others!

Join us Thursday 13 August between 7-8pm AEST. Click here to register for our session (and before the day to set a reminder for yourself if you want).

Send us an email if you'd like to add a question before the chat: groupchat@headspace.org.au