Resource library

headspace has produced fact sheets and other resources designed for young people, family and friends of and professionals who work with young people. Click through the categories below to download our resources. 

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Resources for family

  • Gender identity and mental health

    Gender identity is generally developed very early in life. It’s about how you experience or perceive your gender, how you show this to others, and how you want others to treat you.

    Gender identity PDF (262 KB)
  • Bipolar disorder

    What is bipolar disorder?

    Bipolar disorder is a type of mood disorder in which people have prolonged episodes of low mood (major depression) and of abnormally 'high' or elevated mood (mania or hypomania).

    Bipolar FAF web PDF (212 KB)
  • Bullying

    What is bulling?

    Bullying is a repeated verbal, physical, or social behaviour directed towards another person by one or more individuals over time. Typically this involves one person or a group of people exerting their power over others who are less powerful.

    Bullying FAF web PDF (477 KB)
  • Grief

    What is grief?

    Grief is a natural response you experience when you lose someone close to you. Grieving is a normal part of life and it can begin as soon as someone becomes aware of a loss and can continue over the course of the first 12 months.

    Grief FAF web PDF (472 KB)
  • Supporting your child after a natural disaster

    Information for parents/family members/friends of a child, adolescent or young person who has experienced a natural disaster.

    After a natural disaster PDF (259 KB)
  • Trauma

    A traumatic event is something which threatens a person’s life or safety, or that of the people around them.

    Trauma FAF web PDF (137 KB)
  • Information for parents and carers

    The information in this fact sheet is designed to help you better understand mental health and what you can do to support young people who might be going through a tough time.

    Information for parents and carers FAF web PDF (164 KB)
  • ما الذي ت من أحد مراكز headspace هيدسبيس)؟

    Arabic

    يمكن أن يمر الشباب بالعديد من التغيرات المختلفة أثناء فترة بلوغهم. وغالبًا ما يجد الأب\الأم أو مقدم الرعاية صعوبة في معرفة الفرق بين السلوك الطبيعي مثل تقلب المزاج وسرعة الانفعال والانطواء، وبين بروز مشكلة في الصحة النفسية.

    hsp5353 fact sheet whattoexpect pr1 arabic PDF (274 KB)
  • Što se može očekivati u headspace centru?

    Croatian

    Tijekom svog rasta i razvoja, mladi ljudi prolaze kroz niz raznih promjena. Roditeljima i skrbnicima je često vrlo teško znati koja je razlika između normalnog ponašanja, kao što su ćudljivost, razdražljivost i povlačenje u sebe i početka problema vezanog za mentalno zdravlje.

    hsp5353 fact sheet whattoexpect pr1 croatian PDF (235 KB)
  • headspaceاز مرکز( centre ه ِد سپِیس) چه توقعی می توانید اشته باشید؟د

    Dari

    جوانان هنگام کلان شدن ممکن است دستخوش دگرگونی های بسیار شوند. اغلب برای والدین یا مواظبین ممکن ت ّتغییر روحیه، عصبانیت و یا گوشه گیری با تکلیف صح است دشوار باشد بدانند که تفاوت بین کردار عادی مثلا

    hsp5353 fact sheet whattoexpect pr1 dari PDF (295 KB)
  • از مرکز headspace چه انتظاری بادی داشته باشید؟

    Farsi

    جوانان می توانند در خلال رشد خود تغییرات بسیاری را تجربه کنند. برای پدر، مادر یا فرد مراقبت کننده اغلب تشخیص تفاوت بین رفتار طبیعی مانند دمدمی مزاج بودن، زود رنجی و در خود بودن با مشکل  روانی در حال شروع می تواند دشوار باشد

    hsp5353 fact sheet whattoexpect pr1 farsi PDF (266 KB)
  • Τι να περιμένετε σε κέντρο headspace?

    Greek

    Τα νεαρά άτομα βιώνουν πολλές διαφορετικές αλλαγές καθώς μεγαλώνουν. Μπορεί συχνά να είναι δύσκολο ως γονέας ή φροντιστής να αναγνωρίζετε τη διαφορά μεταξύ της φυσιολογικής συμπεριφοράς, όπως κατήφειας, ερεθιστικότητας και απόσυρσης και του αναδυόμενου προβλήματος ψυχικής υγείας.

    hsp5353 fact sheet whattoexpect pr1 greek PDF (252 KB)
  • headspace ( हरेडस्परेस ) कें द्र में कया अपरेक्ा करें?

    Hindi

    जैसे-जैसे युवा प्रौढ़ होते हैं वैसे-वैसे उनमें कई भिन्न पभिवत्तन आ सकते हैं। माता-भपता या देखिालकतता के रूप में आपको उनके सामानय वयवहाि, जैसे भक मनोदशा, भिड़भिड़ापन व प्तयाहाि औि उनकी उििती हुई मानभसक सवास्थय समसया के बीि अंति किने में अकसि कभिनाई हो सकती है।

    hsp5353 fact sheet whattoexpect pr1 hindi PDF (288 KB)
  • Che cosa aspettarsi presso un centro headspace?

    Italian

    I giovani possono subire molti cambiamenti durante la crescita e spesso può essere difficile per un genitore o un assistente capire la differenza fra comportamenti normali, quali sbalzi di umore, irritabilità e introversione e un problema mentale all’insorgere.

    hsp5353 fact sheet whattoexpect pr1 italian PDF (225 KB)
  • headspace centre 提供什么服务?

    Simplified Chinese

    青少年的成长会经历许多不同的变化,但家长或照顾者往往难于察觉正常行为诸如烦躁、情绪波动或低落等与发生精神健康问题的差异。

    hsp5353 fact sheet whattoexpect pr1 simp chn PDF (350 KB)
  • ¿Qué ofrece un centro headspace?

    Spanish

    Los jóvenes pueden atravesar por distintas etapas de cambios a medida que crecen. A menudo, como padre o cuidador puede ser difícil reconocer la diferencia entre una conducta normal, por ejemplo, mal humor, irritabilidad y retraimiento, y un problema de salud mental incipiente.

    hsp5353 fact sheet whattoexpect pr1 spanish PDF (223 KB)
  • Những điều bạn có thể kỳ vọng tại một trung tâm headspace?

    Vietnamese

    Giới thanh thiếu niên có thể trải qua nhiều sự thay đổi khác nhau trong quá trình trưởng thành. Thường thì các bậc cha mẹ hay người chăm sóc khó mà biết được điểm khác biệt giữa hành vi cư xử bình thường, chẳng hạn như tâm trạng ủ rũ, cáu kỉnh, thu mình và trở ngại về sức khỏe tâm thần mới xuất hiện.

    hsp5353 fact sheet whattoexpect pr1 vietnamese PDF (247 KB)
  • How headspace can help

    headspace is here to help

    headspace centres across Australia provide face-to-face information, support and services to young people, aged 12 to 25 years, and their families and friends.

    How headspace can help web PDF (183 KB)
  • Eating disorders

    Eating disorders are among the most serious and misunderstood of all mental disorders. A number of myths and stereotypes exist about eating disorders that can be potentially damaging to young people affected by them and to their families.

    MythBuster: Eating disorders PDF (140 KB)
  • Self-harm

    What is self-harm?

    Self-harm occurs when people deliberately hurt their bodies. The most common type of self-harm among young people is cutting (1). Other types include burning the skin until it marks or bleeds, picking at wounds or scars, self-hitting and pulling hair out by the roots (2). At the more extreme end of the spectrum, self-harm can include breaking bones, hanging and deliberately overdosing on medication (3).

    MythBuster: Self-harm PDF (1.5 MB)
  • Suicidal ideation

    What is suicidal ideation and how common is it among young people?

    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 preoccupation with self-destruction. These thoughts are not uncommon among young people.

    MythBuster: Suicide ideation PDF (232 KB)