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

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.

headspace welcomes funding to reduce wait times in headspace centres

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

headspace Hastings opens

One week after its sister site opened in Rosebud, headspace Hastings is now open for the community. Co-located at the Atticus Regional Medicentre, headspace Hastings is a new service that complements its parent headspace centre in Dandenong, to provide early intervention mental health support and assistance for young people experiencing complex mental health issues in a primary care setting.

headspace advice on how to stay connected this holiday weekend

This holiday long weekend, headspace the National Youth Mental Health Foundation is encouraging young people, and their family and friends to remain socially connected in an effort to look after their mental health.

headspace welcomes $1.1 billion package announced by Government

headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation welcomes the $1.1 billion package announced by the Federal Government today which includes expanded Medicare-subsidised telehealth services for all Australians, vital for all young people wanting to access mental health services via headspace during COVID-19.

Psychological distress too high for young people in LGBTIQA+ communities

headspace is urging all Australians to increase their understanding of the experience of young people in LGBTIQA+ communities, following outcomes of new research

Support services for young people in Batemans Bay

Young people affected by the recent bushfires will soon be able to access youth friendly, confidential mental health and wellbeing services through a bushfire response service in Batemans Bay.

$64M package from the Federal Government for suicide prevention and mental health initiatives

headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation welcomes the announced $64M package from the Federal Government for suicide prevention and mental health initiatives. The package was announced today as an early response to initial advice from National Suicide Prevention Adviser, Christine Morgan to support and rethink Australia’s approach to suicide prevention.