Media Centre

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 headspace national media contact Bronte Tarn-Weir on 0413 025 385 or send an email to media@headspace.org.au

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 www.headspace.org.au

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 here: http://www.mindframe-media.info/

        
Media Releases
News

supporting young people returning to school in an unfolding bushfire crisis

headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation is reminding young people, their families and educators to recognise that going back to school period in the wake of the bushfire crisis may be difficult for young people and it may raise many different emotions.

headspace welcomes government’s commitment to support mental health of those affected by bushfires

headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation welcomes the announcement from the Federal Government made today to dedicate funds for ongoing mental health support to individuals, families and communities impacted by the bushfires in Australia.

young people encouraged to remember exam results don’t define your future

This week Year 12 student across the country will be eagerly awaiting their exam results, and with many young people feeling stressed and wondering what their future might hold, headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation says it’s important young people try to keep focused, and understand there are many ways to reach your end goal.

headspace welcomes Victorian Royal Commission’s Interim Report

headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation welcomes the Victorian Government’s focus on mental health and applauds the commitment of Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews to implement all recommendations.

headspace offers online support for drought impacted communities

Communities across the country are experiencing some of the worst drought conditions in Australia’s history and while this has economic and physical impacts, headspace recognises these conditions have contributed to significant impacts on the mental health of many Australians.

headspace announces new Board Member

headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation has today announced the appointment of Robbie Sefton as a new Board Member.

headspace releases new checklist designed to spot early signs of psychosis

headspace the National Youth Mental Health Foundation, has today launched a new checklist to help General Practitioners and other health professionals identify the early signs of psychosis in young people.

Stay safe and keep mental health in mind during schoolies celebrations says headspace

With Schoolies kicking off across Australia, headspace is encouraging young people to practice safe partying as they enjoy celebrating the end of secondary schooling.