Mental Health is the single biggest health issue facing young Australians. But by catching problems early, headspace can help prevent them from becoming more serious and long lasting. Established in 2006, headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation is a world-first initiative that fills the gap in the mental health system by treating young people who have mild to moderate mental health issues. To date, headspace has provided services to over 85,000 young people.headspace reaches these young people through a number of channels including:
headspace centres – with our expanding network of 40 centres across the country (55 by the end of 2013), any young person who needs support, advice or just someone to talk to about a mental health problem, drug or alcohol issue, general physical problem or requires vocational and education support, can walk into a headspace and be treated with respect and compassion, within a confidential and safe environment for free or for a low cost.
eheadspace – our online and telephone mental health support service helps young people who don’t feel ready to attend a centre or who prefer to talk about their problems via online chat, email or phone.
headspace School Support – this initiative provides support to secondary schools affected by a suicide. The service is flexible and is designed to respond to the individual needs of schools. Support is provided by working with relevant education bodies, local headspace centres and other service providers.
To find out more click here to visit the headspace website