Media releases

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 on Mindframe.


headspace launches inaugural ‘Million for Mental Health Day’ to enhance services for family members

headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation will today host its inaugural ‘Million for Mental Health Day’, aiming to raise $1 million for services that empower family members to support their young people’s mental health journeys.

Federal Budget commits to young people and headspace expansion

headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation welcomes the Federal Government’s Budget commitments to young people and their mental health by pledging to expand the headspace centre network.

headspace is ‘well designed’ and ‘cost effective’, according to new independent evaluation

headspace has today welcomed the Evaluation of the National headspace Program, documenting the service is cost-effective, well designed, aligned to the mental health needs of young people, and has a reach and take-up that has increased over time.

With 2 in 5 young people experiencing mental ill-health, now is the time to 'pause. reflect. reco...

After more than two years of unprecedented pressure on young people, and with two in five now reporting a mental health condition, this headspace Day, the National Youth Mental Health Foundation is imploring Australians to stop and think about the significant challenges confronting young people – and do all we can to get them back on track.

A young person’s guide to managing stress at exam time – and what we can all do to support them

More young Australians than ever before are experiencing mental ill-health, so ahead of Term 3, headspace is sharing top tips from young people and mental health professionals on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing during the potentially stressful school exam season.

Fact Check on ‘Latest evidence casts further doubt on the effectiveness of headspace’ (Kisely & Looi

The Medical Journal of Australia has published a perspectives paper by Kisely and Looi, entitled ‘Latest evidence casts further doubt on the effectiveness of headspace’ (Kisely & Looi, 2022). We contend that the paper shows evidence of considerable bias, containing seven misleading or misrepresentative statements, four irrelevant and inappropriate comparisons, and four outright errors—15 very evident demonstrations of bias in this brief 1500-word paper.

headspace responds to misleading journal article

An article published today in the Medical Journal of Australia, questioning the effectiveness of services provided by headspace to young people across Australia shows evidence of considerable bias, is deliberately misleading, misrepresents headspace and makes irrelevant and inappropriate claims.

young people who visit headspace report feeling listened to and hopeful for future

Young people seeking support at headspace report positive help-seeking experiences, according to a new study.