professional led group chats

Our online chats cover a range of topics to help answer any questions you may have, hosted by trained mental health clinicians and work & study specialists.



Professional led-group chats are on hold

Our professional led-group chats are on hold for now. In the meantime, join one of our peer-led group chats or check out transcripts of previous professional-led chats below. 




Previous group chat transcripts

Looking for a specific topic, that is not listed above? Explore our previous group chat transcripts covering a huge variety of topics. You can view these sessions at any time.

For young people  

For family and friends

Frequently Asked Questions

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.