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 headspace national media contact Bronte Tarn-Weir 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

headspace acknowledges National Reconciliation Week

headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation is this week acknowledging National Reconciliation Week and looking at what the week means to young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and how they feel each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.

headspace Hastings opens

One week after its sister site opened in Rosebud, headspace Hastings is now open for the community. Co-located at the Atticus Regional Medicentre, headspace Hastings is a new service that complements its parent headspace centre in Dandenong, to provide early intervention mental health support and assistance for young people experiencing complex mental health issues in a primary care setting.

headspace Rosebud opens for the community

Young people on the Peninsula will now be able to access better mental health support with the opening of a new headspace satellite service in Rosebud.

Alarming mental health data prompts headspace to urge young people and families to seek support

Alarming findings released yesterday by YouGov regarding the stress Australians are feeling as a result of COVID-19 has prompted headspace to issue a warning to family, friends and young people to seek and access support if they’re not coping as early as possible.

COVID-19: Three ways you can look after yourself and others

We know there’s a lot of information out there about how we can protect ourselves and others from Coronavirus (COVID-19), and it can be pretty confusing to make sure you’re following the right advice and guidance.

headspace advice on how to stay connected this holiday weekend

This holiday long weekend, headspace the National Youth Mental Health Foundation is encouraging young people, and their family and friends to remain socially connected in an effort to look after their mental health.

headspace welcomes $1.1 billion package announced by Government

headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation welcomes the $1.1 billion package announced by the Federal Government today which includes expanded Medicare-subsidised telehealth services for all Australians, vital for all young people wanting to access mental health services via headspace during COVID-19.

COVID-19 and headspace

To reduce risk and ensure safety of the centre and the community, headspace is encouraging young people and family and friends to not attend the centre if they have mild respiratory symptoms including, runny nose, sore throat, cough, or fever and instead get in touch by phone with regard to seeking support for their mental health.