For young people

If you are a young person aged between 12-25 and need information relating to general mental health, physical health, work & study and alcohol and other drugs, this section is designed for you.


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tips for starting university or TAFE

With the right strategies, planning and support, managing big changes like starting tertiary education can get easier.

what career or job suits me?

It's important to know as much detail as you can about different careers and jobs, and about your own talents and interests so that you can match them against each other.

managing your mental health in the workplace

There's no right or wrong answer when it comes to telling people at work about your mental health condition.

how to reduce stress & prepare for exams

To help reduce stress and ensure that you're as organised as you can be, learn more about planning and looking after yourself and about staying focused in order to be as ready for the exam as you can be.

work and study help

If you are aged between 15 and 25 and need support to navigate your way through work or study, please check out the headspace work and study program.
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2021 not looking how you had planned for your work and study options?

Navigating work and study options can feel totally overwhelming at the best of times – and especially when COVID-19 might have impacted your plans. When stress and pressure becomes the norm it’s hard to see the bigger picture, understand what options are available and to make sense of what to do next. Look at your options for the next step in your work or study journey in 2021, and find ways to cope when things don’t go according to plan.
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Reduce your financial worries - be the BOSS of your money!

With COVID-19 impacting lots of people’s work or study situations, you might be finding it harder to manage your finances or you may be out of work. Whether your main source of income is wages from your job, pocket money from your family or Centrelink payments, it’s important to know how to confidently make decisions about your money, so you can reduce your money worries. headspace can help you learn new ways to manage and be in control of your money, and we’ve pulled together some easy steps to help you get on top of your finances.

Coping with big changes - leaving secondary school

One major transition that most young people experience relates to what happens after leaving secondary school, and this can bring significant changes and challenges.