Celebrate National Youth Week

Powerful stories ignite mental health conversation during National Youth Week

Three compelling stories of young people who battle mental illness have been launched by headspace for National Youth Week.

Alessandro, Natasha and Sara’s full stories can be viewed here.  

The stories, filmed in different parts of Australia, will draw attention to the necessity for early intervention in youth mental illness.

headspace CEO Chris Tanti said the videos are a gateway for young to talk openly, honestly and without fear about any mental health issues.

“It’s an honour to be able to present these three powerful and compelling stories, and to share them with the whole country,” Mr Tanti said.

“National Youth Week is a celebration, and these videos are a celebration of what young people can do to overcome adversity.

“However this is also a vital reminder, that if a young person needs to seek help, or talk about something that is troubling them, then they should feel entirely comfortable to do so.”

The videos have been commissioned in partnership with REST Industry Super.