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

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

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:

Media Releases

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.

Federal Budget: headspace welcomes vocational and mental health support for Australia’s most vulnerable

headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation has welcomed tonight’s Federal Budget commitment of $45.7 million over four years from 2020-21 to expand the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) program delivered at headspace.

Universities Australia and headspace launch suicide response initiative

A unique initiative aimed at helping universities respond to a death by suicide has been launched by Universities Australia and headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation, supporting university communities to be mentally healthy.

headspace Upper Coomera officially opens

headspace Upper Coomera is today celebrating the opening of its doors, providing a vital new mental health service for young people in the growing northern corridor.

More support for mental health and education welcomed for young Victorians

headspace the National Youth Mental Health Foundation welcomes the funding from the Victorian State Government to support young Victorians impacted by stage four COVID-19 restrictions now and into the future.

young people express deepening concern for the future of work and study, according to research

New research released today by headspace the National Youth Mental Health Foundation has revealed half of young people feel their study (53%) and work (48%) situation has been negatively impacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

New headspace satellite opens in Pakenham

From 1 July, young people can access better mental health support with the opening of a new headspace satellite service in Pakenham.