Adolescent health - Headspace
Why I'm a PWAP Charity Champion: One in four young people have experienced a mental health issue in the past 12 months – a higher prevalence than all other age groups. Alarmingly, suicide is the leading cause of death of young people, accounting for one third of all deaths. Research shows that 75 per cent of mental health issues emerge before the age of 25. By treating these issues early and providing a holistic model of support, the risk of them developing into more serious problems is greatly decreased.
Aims: headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds.
The service is designed to make it easy as possible for a young person and their family to get the help they need for problems affecting their wellbeing. This covers four core areas: mental health, physical health, work and study support and alcohol and other drug services.
The services can be accessed through headspace centres, online counselling service eheadspace and postvention suicide support program headspace School Support.
Type of charity/non-profit:
- Gender equality
- Health - Mental
For: For teens and young adults with mental or physical health, work and study, or alcohol and other drug issues
Areas serviced: headspace centres are located across metropolitan, regional and rural areas of Australia. They are built and designed with input from young people so they don't have the same look or feel as other clinical services. The centres are there to help people access health workers – whether it’s a GP, psyc
Based in: Melbourne