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

Coping with COVID: the mental health impact on young people accessing headspace services

Between 25 May and 5 June this year, headspace surveyed more than 3,500 young people who attended or received support from one of our centres across the country. We asked about the impact of COVID-19 on their lives and mental health and worryingly, young people reported there was a significant impact. That said, it’s important to note young people also demonstrated resilience in their ability to get through these tough times, and find some positives of what is a very disruptive period.

More support for mental health and education welcomed for young Victorians

headspace the National Youth Mental Health Foundation welcomes the funding from the Victorian State Government to support young Victorians impacted by stage four COVID-19 restrictions now and into the future.

$5m Government funding for headspace vital to supporting young people in Victoria

headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation welcomes the $5m investment announced by the Federal Government today to support the mental health and wellbeing of young people in Victoria

young people express deepening concern for the future of work and study, according to research

New research released today by headspace the National Youth Mental Health Foundation has revealed half of young people feel their study (53%) and work (48%) situation has been negatively impacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

New headspace satellite opens in Pakenham

From 1 July, young people can access better mental health support with the opening of a new headspace satellite service in Pakenham.

130,000 Aussies complete over 121 million push-ups in support of mental health

The Push-Up Challenge 2020 has seen 130,000 Australians complete 121 million push ups collectively in just three weeks, that’s five push ups for each Australian, all whilst raising over $5 million for headspace, the National Youth Mental Health Foundation.

New research: Young Australians fearful and uncertain for their future

New research released today from headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation shows young Australians are fearful and uncertain for their future as a result of COVID-19.

AFL partners with leading youth mental health organisation, headspace

The AFL has today announced a new partnership with Australia’s leading youth mental health organisation, headspace, as...