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 reminds young people receiving year 12 results to look after their mental health

As school leavers begin receiving their final exam results this week, headspace is reminding year 12 students and their families to look after their mental health during this time.

headspace welcomes Government announcement to strengthen Australia’s primary care health system

headspace welcomes today’s announcement by the Federal Government that they are investing $308.6 million to strengthen Australia’s primary care health system, including the extension of the additional MBS subsidised mental health support to December 2022, and the announcement that telehealth will become a permanent feature of primary health care.

Strategy and transformation expert named headspace Board Chair

headspace, Australia’s National Youth Mental Health Foundation, has today announced the appointment of Mr Ben Shields as its new Board Chair.

headspace welcomes record $20m NSW Government investment in youth mental health workforce

In recognition of the added demand for headspace services since the outbreak of COVID-19, the funding package will grow the number of mental health professionals in NSW headspace centres.

headspace calls for immediate action to safeguard mental health

To mark headspace Day 2021, the National Youth Mental Health Foundation has launched new research that finds more than half of young Australians deal with personal problems on their own, rather than speak to someone (53%). These worrying findings have sparked an urgent call from headspace for all young people to take small, everyday steps that support their mental health and wellbeing.

headspace campaign empowers Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander young people to manage mental health

Australia’s national youth mental health foundation, headspace, has today launched a suite of new resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people, empowering them to take charge of their social and emotional wellbeing.

headspace welcomes COVID-19 support funds from Federal and NSW Governments

headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation welcomes today’s joint funding announcement from the Commonwealth and New South Wales Governments to help mental health services support young people impacted by COVID-19.

youth mental health support still available online and over the phone during COVID-19 lockdowns

headspace is reminding young people in New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern Territory that mental health support remains available online and over the phone.