Media releases

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

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

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 on Mindframe.


headspace to lead coordinated mental health response in universities

headspace has been funded to develop a suicide prevention/postvention program for Australian universities, empowering university staff to support the mental health needs of their students, including how they plan for, respond to, and recover from the impact of suicide.

headspace supports LGBTIQA+ young people on IDAHOBIT Day 2023

headspace is proud to celebrate and support LGBTIQA+ young people, today and every day.
About 30 per cent of young people who seek support at headspace each year identify as part of the LGBTIQA+ community.

survey says mums the top source of emotional support for Australian young people

New research released by headspace on the eve of Mother’s Day has revealed mums are the number one source of emotional support for Australian young people.

headspace acknowledges mental health commitments in federal budget

headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation welcomes $586.9 million in Federal Budget commitments for the mental health sector.

dawn fundraiser supports headspace to connect with young people and their families

headspace is encouraging community members to join dawn processions through Sydney and Melbourne this weekend in support of young people touched by suicide and mental illness.

cost of living, housing affordability biggest concerns among young people

New research out today has revealed the cost of living as the single biggest concern for young Australians, with the affordability of housing and rent also significant causes for worry.

only half of young people confident applying for job, succeeding at work

New research released today from headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation shows only one in two young people feel confident when it comes to succeeding in their current or future career aspirations.

lgbtiqa+ young people most likely to seek mental health support

New research released today on the eve of Sydney World Pride shows LGBTQIA+ young Australians leading the way when it comes to seeking professional support for their mental health.