Resources for health professionals

Read research and information summaries about the prevalence, onset, risk factors, assessment and treatment for common mental health issues in young people, as well as finding clinical practice guidelines. Access printable fact sheets to share with young people and family and friends supporting young people.


Clinical research database

Find published studies (controlled trials and systematic reviews) of treatment and prevention strategies for mental health and substance use problems in young people. The database includes research published from 1980 with new research added annually.

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How Does Alcohol Affect Mental Health?

A lot of people don’t think alcohol is a drug – but it’s the most widely used and
easily accessible drug in Australia.
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Understanding Gaming for Family and Friends

The information in this fact sheet is designed to help you better understand your young person’s gaming and internet use and how you can support them to maintain a healthy…
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Understanding Eating Disorders

Disordered eating is when a person has an unhealthy relationship with food and eating, and distress about weight or how their body looks. When this reaches a significant level, it…
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Alcohol and other drug use in young people

Some of the brain changes that happen during adolescence lead young people to do things that feel good or exciting. At the same time, there are areas of the brain…
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Responding to family conflict

Conflict is a normal part of all relationships
including those in your family and it’s
something we all experience at times.
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Antidepressants: frequently asked questions

Adolescence and early adulthood is a time when much of life changes. It's an exciting time in our lives. However, it can also be a time when mental health problems…
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Sorting Fact From Fiction on Self-Harm

Self-harm occurs when people deliberately hurt their bodies.
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Suicidal Ideation

The term ‘suicidal ideation’ refers to thoughts that life isn’t worth living, ranging in intensity from fleeting thoughts through to concrete, well thought-out plans for killing oneself, or a complete…