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
For more information, call the headspace national media team on 0413 025 385 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 on Mindframe.
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