Media Centre

headspace can provide media with access to expert comment on issues related to youth mental health as well as background information, statistics and images. We have a range of spokespeople available for comment, including headspace clinicians, psychologists, youth workers as well as young people who have their own personal mental health stories to share.

Availability for comment

headspace welcomes the opportunity to talk with media to provide insight on the issues youth face and help remove the stigma around mental health and asking for help. We’re able to comment on:

  • Youth mental health generally
  • Drug and alcohol use
  • Mental health stigma and prevention
  • Early intervention
  • Bullying, cyber bullying
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Body image and eating disorders
  • Youth suicide
  • Relationship break ups
  • LGBTI issues
  • Exam stress
  • Indigenous social and emotional well being
  • Homelessness

For more information, call the headspace national media team on 0413 025 385 or send an email to media@headspace.org.au

Reporting guidelines

Any story about mental health and young people should include details for headspace and the following guideline:

People aged 12-25 seeking help for a mental health problem should contact headspace at www.headspace.org.au

Details of other organisations, such as LifeLine and Kids' Helpline, should also be included, depending on the nature and content of the story.

More information about reporting on suicide can be found here: http://www.mindframe-media.info/

          
Media Releases
News

New beginnings for young people but many feel increasingly isolated

New research has found young people in critical age groups (12 to 14 and 18 to 21) are reporting significant increases in feelings of isolation.

A National Day for all Australians

26 January: Position Statement. The process of healing cannot begin until we have honest conversation and truth-telling about our history and its impacts.

headspace reminding young people to look after their mental health as year 12 students receive exam results

Receiving year 12 exam results can bring increased feelings of stress and uncertainty as many young people worry about their performance and the impact that year 12 results may have on their future goals and plans.

headspace welcomes opportunity for mental health reform and action to support the country’s most vulnerable

headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation welcomes the release of two important reports into Australia’s mental health system made this week by the Prime Minister.

headspace and Lifeline Australia welcome Community Wellbeing Collaboratives in NSW

headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation and Lifeline Australia welcome the NSW Government announcement to invest in the establishment of 12 Community Wellbeing Collaboratives in communities at high risk of suicide.

Young people launch initiative to shatter mental health stigma and make the invisible visible

New research from headspace reveals stigma surrounding mental health still a major issue

Young people risk more mental health issues as wellbeing declines

New headspace research reveals one in two young Australians are struggling to carry out everyday activities

keep mental health as a priority during exam time

The lead up to year 12 exams will look very different for many students across Australia this year, with the impacts and uncertainty of COVID-19 contributing to what is often an already stressful time. headspace the National Youth Mental Health Foundation is encouraging young people to take time to look after their mental health, and notice if things are becoming overwhelming.