Resource Library

headspace has produced fact sheets and other resources designed for young people, family and friends of and professionals who work with young people. Click through the categories below to download our resources. 

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Evidence Summary
Fact Sheets
PDF factsheet

Understanding Depression

Different people will experience depression in different ways. It usually includes these signs and symptoms – for a period of at least 2 weeks − without improvement.
PDF factsheet

What is Gender Identity?

Gender identity is how you perceive your gender, how you show this to others, and
how you express yourself.
PDF factsheet

Understanding Eating Disorders

Disordered eating is when a person has an unhealthy relationship with food and eating, and distress about weight or how their body looks. When this reaches a significant level, it may be diagnosed as an eating disorder.
PDF factsheet

What is a General Practitioner (GP)

A family GP can be a good place to start if you need some help and feel comfortable talking to them. Even if they know your family, a GP is still required to keep your information private.
PDF factsheet

Understanding Grief and Loss

Grief is what happens after you lose someone or something important to you. You don’t even have to know the person for their loss to impact you. Everyone experiences grief differently.
PDF factsheet

How to Help a Friend Going Through a Tough Time

When you see a friend having a tough time, it’s a good idea to reach out and offer support. You might have noticed they don’t seem like themselves, or they’re not acting the way they normally do.
PDF factsheet

Understanding Psychosis

Psychosis is a serious issue that calls for professional clinical help – it can have a big impact on a person’s life and should never be ignored. It’s important to get help early to increase chances for a quicker, more complete recovery.
PDF factsheet

What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?

People respond to traumatic events in different ways. Not all people that experience trauma will experience PTSD – this depends on the individual, their past experiences,
levels of support and the nature of the event.