Media releases

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 on Mindframe.

          

how families & friends can support their LGBTQIA+ young people this Pride

The call to support young people coincides with the release of results from the headspace National Youth Mental Health
Survey that found LGBTQIA+ young Australians are significantly less likely to seek support from their families or
GP than their cisgender and heterosexual peers.

headspace welcomes federal investment in early career youth mental health workforce

headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation welcomes the announcement of $20.8 million to extend the headspace Ear...

young people cite social media as main reason for worsening mental health

headspace data released today about the impact of social media on young people’s mental health has prompted the national youth mental health foundation to call for better regulation by governments and the social media platforms themselves.

headspace welcomes ongoing government commitment to early psychosis program

headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation has welcomed today’s commitment from the Federal Government to extend funding for the headspace Early Psychosis Program for the next three years.

headspace welcomes landmark agreement & funding boost for mental health & suicide prevention in NSW

headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation has welcomed today’s landmark announcement which will see a significant investment from the Commonwealth and NSW governments to support mental health and suicide prevention in New South Wales over the next five years.

support online and over the phone for young people in flood-affected regions

headspace wants young people in flood-affected parts of Australia to know mental health support is still available at this challenging time.

families key to supporting young people’s transition to high school

As 320,000 young Australians make the transition from primary school to secondary school from next week, headspace is asking family and friends to pay close attention to young people, particularly within the context
of COVID-19.

headspace reminds young people receiving year 12 results to look after their mental health

As school leavers begin receiving their final exam results this week, headspace is reminding year 12 students and their families to look after their mental health during this time.