We are very excited to announce our new partnership with headspace, an organisation that has been a leader in building awareness towards mental health in Australia and supporting the wellbeing of young Australians for over a decade.
More than 75 per cent of mental health issues develop before a person turns 25. headspace began in 2006 to address this critical gap, by providing tailored and holistic mental health support to 12 – 25 year olds. With a focus on early intervention, headspace works with young people to provide support at a crucial time in their lives – to help get them back on track and strengthen their ability to manage their mental health in the future.
With more than 2 million occasions of service provided, headspace helped thousands of young people get vital support through their 100+ national headspace centres, online services and clinical programs across Australia.
The headspace mission
At the heart of the organisation’s services is ensuring they meet the evolving and unique needs of young people and those who support them. Therefore, young people are at the centre of everything headspace does and play an active role in designing, developing and evaluating programs.
The headspace mission to support young people is perfectly aligned with our goal to help students thrive. We look forward to working with headspace to better our students’ lives, enhance our wellbeing program and also the university experience of the wider community.
Learn more about their current campaign: headcoach
Young men experience some of the most serious mental health issues of any group in Australia. One in seven young men aged 16 to 24 experience depression or anxiety each year. Young men are significantly less likely than young women to seek support – only 13 per cent of young men who experience a mental health issue seek help.
The headcoach campaign aims to provide young men with access to tips and advice from high profile athletes across different sporting codes about how to actively manage their mental health and wellbeing.
headspace has identified seven tips to build and maintain your mental health:
• Staying connected and spending time with family and friends
• Staying active
• Doing things that are fun or give you a sense of purpose
• Getting enough sleep
• Enjoying a healthy diet
• Learning new ways to handle tough times (meditation, listening to music)
• Cutting back on alcohol and other drugs
Head to their website to learn more about the headcoach campaign.
headspace offers support over multiple channels including via telephone, online chat or email.
Telephone support: 1800 650 890
Find out more about our partners
We are very proud to be partners with multiple educational institutions and organisation across Australia. Find out more about our partnerships.