professional led group chats
Join an upcoming group chat
This is your opportunity to speak online to our mental health professionals, Work & Study specialists, guest experts and hear from others about a specific topic.
Anyone can view a live professional chat or transcript. To participate in the chat, you will need to create or log into your headspace account. This requires an email address, username and password, If you’d prefer to remain anonymous in the chat, you can select this option once you’ve logged in.
If you miss a chat or are looking for a particular topic, all our professional led group chat transcripts are uploaded onto our website, you can access them below. Chats you’ve participated in will automatically be saved into your account so you can easily refer back to them.
Feeling connected to others is an essential part of being human. Humans are social creatures; therefore, we need connection to be healthy and happy. There might be times when you feel you are not being included amongst your friendship group or that you are not being treated with kindness and respect.
Join our eheadpace clinicians and the headspace National Youth Reference Group to learn more about how to navigate feeling on the outer with friends, so you can work towards feeling more socially connected.
Sunday 3rd December between 7-8pm AEDT. Click here to register for our session (and before the day to set a reminder for yourself if you want).
Balancing the cost of living, school, and work can be tough, especially for young people dealing with study debt and part-time or casual gigs. The stress of managing it all can really take a toll on your mental health too.
Join the headspace Work & Study team as we explore how to talk about money, dream careers vs. stability, the shift to financial independence, and where to learn about managing your money.
Wednesday 24th January between 7-8pm AEDT. Click here to register for our session (and before the day to set a reminder for yourself if you want).
The rising cost of living is a significant stress for many people in society. Young people can especially feel vulnerable, with factors like study debt, unstable housing and working casual jobs that might not always make ends meet. Challenges like these and struggling to afford basic necessities can be hard on your mental health.
Join our eheadspace clinicians and the headspace National Youth Reference Group to learn more about what mental health supports you can access and how to navigate the struggles of the rising cost of living.
Tuesday 6th February between 7-8pm AEST. Click here to register for our session (and before the day to set a reminder for yourself if you want).
Professional led Group Chats run for approximately 1 hour and are hosted by mental health professionals, vocational Work & Study services professionals and members of the headspace Youth National Reference Group (hY NRG) and Family and Friends Reference Group. Topics for these chats vary. And Each month we run approximately three Professional-led group chats.
Peer led chats are led by trained peer support moderators and provide a free, low-barrier, anonymous and safe way to help young people and adults supporting young people across in Australia across areas relating to mental health and work and study.
With a confidential account, you can see the upcoming chats, join a live chat to talk to the community or read the transcript (the records of live chat conversations) available afterwards.
They are evidence based and draw upon a peer support model of care that harnesses peer workers’ lived experience of mental-ill health to provide connection, sharing, learning and support. These chats run between 6.30pm-9.45pm Monday – Thursday each week. Find out more about peer led group chats.
A Professional led Group chat session is your opportunity to speak online with our mental health professionals, vocational specialists or guest experts and hear from others about a specific topic in an online group chat setting.
It is a question-and-answer type structure, allowing participants to ask questions, collect resources, tools and strategies from trusted professional on specific topic and share learnings and experiences with others who are going through similar situations.
Our professional led online chats are hosted by headspace mental health clinicians or Work and Study specialists. Our Professional led group chats also involve and engage members of our Youth National Reference Group (hY NRG) and Family Reference Group members.
No! You can come into the chat at any point whilst it is live. There is no obligation to stay for a long period of time. Please note, if you ask a question, you may not always receive a response straight away depending on how busy the chat is. You can always access the transcript of the chat within your headspace account and to catch up on what you may have missed.
It’s easy for young people, family and friends to join – you just need to create a headspace account. With a confidential account, you can see the upcoming chats, set reminders, join a live chat to talk to the community or read the transcript (the records of live chat conversations) available afterwards.
You must be logged into a headspace account to participate within our chats in order to keep our community and team safe. It enables us to follow up with you if you are unsafe, or have expressed something that makes us worry about you.
No, participation in the professional led group chats is completely free.
Yes, it’s important to understand your responsibilities when entering the group chat space. As this is a community of young people and those that support them, we need to be mindful of what we say and how we say it to ensure it’s a safe and supportive environment for everyone. Read our full guidelines.