social media

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

Social media has become an integral part of our daily lives. Its constant presence may have an impact on our mental health and wellbeing. On one hand, social media provides a platform to connect with others, share interests and express ourselves creatively. On the other, it may also negatively impact our mental health and wellbeing, leading to experiences of stress, low mood, difficulties sleeping or insecurity. 

We have helpful resources for young people navigating challenges that might come from social media use and information on supporting young people with their social media use for family, health professionals and educators. 

Healthier social media use 


Staying safer online 


Other resources

How to get support

If you're 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.

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

National 24/7 crisis services:


Additional youth support services include: