Resources and information on relationships for young people and those supporting a young person’s mental health

Relationships are an important part of our lives and they come in many forms. We can have relationships with classmates and friends, family members, as well as romantic partners. Relationships have an impact on our mental health and wellbeing. Relationships can bring joy, connection, opportunities to learn and grow. They can also help us when times are tough. Sometimes we can experience relationships challenges, like conflict, communication issues or misunderstandings. Sometimes changes can occur during our relationships like a friend moving interstate, experiencing a breakup or even changes within our family (e.g. parental separation). Learning skills to manage relationship challenges or navigating changes within our relationships can help build stronger relationships and improve our mental health and wellbeing.  

We have helpful resources for young people navigating relationships and information for family, health professionals and educators. 


How to get support

If you are having a tough time, it’s important that you reach out to a trusted friend, family member, teacher or Elder to share what you are going through. Or you can get in touch with your local headspace centre or use our online or phone-based service at eheadspace.

You can also chat anonymously with other young people about navigating relationships in our peer-led group chat.

For immediate help contact: triple zero (000) if it is an emergency

National 24/7 crisis services:


Additional youth support services include: