For young people

If you are a young person aged between 12-25 and need information relating to general mental health, physical health, work & study and alcohol and other drugs, this section is designed for you.


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Life issues
Health & wellbeing
Mental health
Alcohol & other drugs
Work & study

how headspace can help

When things get tough, it can help to access the right support and talk to someone who understands what young people go through

eating for a healthy headspace

Eating well gives you more energy, helps you sleep better, improves your concentration and, you guessed it, keep a healthy headspace.

tips to keep good mental health

Good mental health and wellbeing allows you to live your life in a positive and meaningful way and cope with life’s changes and challenges.

what are mental health difficulties and when to seek help

You hear the phrase “mental health difficulties” used all the time. But what does it actually mean?
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Reaching out to friends and offering support

When you see a friend having a tough time, it’s a good idea to reach out and offer support. It can be as simple as checking in, letting them know that you care and that you’re there to help them. Finding the words to start a conversation isn’t always easy, especially when you don’t know what kind of help you can offer.
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Food and mood

Over the last 6 years research has started to show the relationship between food and mood – and it’s a strong link! We know a poor diet can make you feel sluggish, low and increase symptoms of depression and anxiety. But now we are seeing how healthy nutrition can actually improve mental health.
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Making sleep count

Sleep is essential for coping with life’s ups and downs, and for managing stress. Sleep is supposed to be easy, just lay down and close your eyes – even babies can do it! Sometimes sleep just doesn’t happen as it should, there are things you can do to help get more sleep and to make sleep a bit easier.
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Physical activity and mental health

Physical and mental health may be seen as separate things, sometimes even as two ends of a scale; however, research has shown is that they are related and definitely have an impact on each other. In fact, physical activity and exercise interventions have been shown to be very effective as part of a treatment plan for mood disorders and for general wellbeing.