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 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 here: http://www.mindframe-media.info/

          
Media Releases
News

headspace welcomes record $20m NSW Government investment in youth mental health workforce

In recognition of the added demand for headspace services since the outbreak of COVID-19, the funding package will grow the number of mental health professionals in NSW headspace centres.

headspace calls for immediate action to safeguard mental health

To mark headspace Day 2021, the National Youth Mental Health Foundation has launched new research that finds more than half of young Australians deal with personal problems on their own, rather than speak to someone (53%). These worrying findings have sparked an urgent call from headspace for all young people to take small, everyday steps that support their mental health and wellbeing.

headspace campaign empowers Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander young people to manage mental health

Australia’s national youth mental health foundation, headspace, has today launched a suite of new resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people, empowering them to take charge of their social and emotional wellbeing.

headspace welcomes COVID-19 support funds from Federal and NSW Governments

headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation welcomes today’s joint funding announcement from the Commonwealth and New South Wales Governments to help mental health services support young people impacted by COVID-19.

youth mental health support still available online and over the phone during COVID-19 lockdowns

headspace is reminding young people in New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern Territory that mental health support remains available online and over the phone.

Over half of young Australians are lonely says new research

New headspace research reveals alarming increase in young people feeling isolated and lacking companionship

headspace welcomes funding to boost services

headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation welcomes funding from the Federal Government to reduce wait times in headspace centres at locations across Australia.

Youth mental health support still available online and over the phone during Victorian lockdown

headspace is reminding young Victorians concerned about the latest COVID-19 lockdown that mental health support remains available during this challenging time.