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.


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.

march with headspace at Mardi Gras – no matter where in Australia you are!

headspace is set to sparkle as part of this year’s Sydney Mardi Gras Parade - and we want you to play a virtual role in the biggest event on the LGBTQIA+ calendar.

A statement from our CEO on Invasion Day

Solidarity is about creating a culturally safer environment for First Nations people, understanding the truth, acknowledging the history and finding a way forward together with a strong and capable community. Our message to First Nations young people is this: headspace is a place you can go for support when you’ve got a lot going on.

Two thirds of young people feel lonely

While the approaching holiday season generates excitement for many, it can trigger feelings of loneliness for those not able to connect with friends or family.

‘many ways to achieve your goals’: headspace support for year 12s receiving exam results

headspace is reminding year 12 students receiving exam results this week to be kind to themselves and remember their futures are bright regardless of exam scores.

headspace announces Donna Burns as First Nations Director and Board Member

Ms Burns brings to headspace more than twenty-five years’ experience in the healthcare sector, with a strong focus on organisational change management.

headspace launches inaugural ‘Million for Mental Health Day’ to enhance services for family members

headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation will today host its inaugural ‘Million for Mental Health Day’, aiming to raise $1 million for services that empower family members to support their young people’s mental health journeys.