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 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 here:

Media Releases

headspace welcomes funding to boost services

headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation welcomes funding from the Federal Government to reduce wait times in headspace centres at locations across Australia.

Youth mental health support still available online and over the phone during Victorian lockdown

headspace is reminding young Victorians concerned about the latest COVID-19 lockdown that mental health support remains available during this challenging time.

Federal Budget commits to expansion and enhancement of headspace services to support young people

headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation has welcomed Federal Government funding to safeguard the wellbeing of young Australians and support their mental health.

Cyberbullying rife among young people according to new research

New research from headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation has found one in three
young people have experienced someone spreading a rumour (33%) or posting mean or hurtful comments (35%) about them online.

headspace welcomes major mental health reform to fix a broken system

headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation welcomes the report released today from the Royal Commission into Victoria’s mental health system.

Lifeline and headspace join forces through The Push Up Challenge

Following a year like no other, The Push-Up Challenge is proud to announce partnerships with two of Australia’s most reputable mental health organisations, headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation and Lifeline Australia.

New beginnings for young people but many feel increasingly isolated

New research has found young people in critical age groups (12 to 14 and 18 to 21) are reporting significant increases in feelings of isolation.

A National Day for all Australians

26 January: Position Statement. The process of healing cannot begin until we have honest conversation and truth-telling about our history and its impacts.