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An article that compares eheadspace to headspace centre clients



Read this article to learn more about why headspace was created, the headspace initiative and how it aimed to improve access and health and social outcomes for young people.  

This paper examines the service activity of the first headspace centres to determine common and unique practice characteristics across headspace centres in this new approach to mental health service delivery.  

This paper represents three rapidly evolving service structures from Australia, Ireland and the UK that have each worked within their respective healthcare contexts to reorient existing services to provide youth-specific, evidence-based mental healthcare that is both accessible and acceptable to young people. 

This article outlines the case for a specific youth mental health stream and describes the innovative service reforms in youth mental health in Australia, using them as an example of the processes that can guide the development and implementation of such a service stream. 

The Best Practice Framework aims to identify, develop and trial innovative approaches to ensure that headspace centres are informed by the best current evidence and resources that support improving the quality and effectiveness of services to young people.

This article provides the first national profile of the characteristics of young people (aged 12–25 years) accessing headspace centre services and investigates whether headspace is providing early service access for adolescents and young adults with emerging mental health problems.

This letter is a response to a request for clarification about engagement in education, employment and training from the previous article headspace — Australia's innovation in youth mental health: who are the clients and why are they presenting?

This article describes the services provided to young people aged 12–25 years who attend headspace centres across Australia, and how these services are being delivered.

This article examines changes in psychological distress and psychosocial functioning in young people presenting to headspace centres across Australia for mental health problems.

This study aimed to determine the psychometric properties of the headspace youth (mental health) service satisfaction scale (YSSS), a 14-item purpose-designed scale for use with adolescents and young adults attending headspace centres, and to examine the level of satisfaction with headspace centre services and the client characteristics that predict this. 

This study provides the first comprehensive empirical evidence of developmental changes in the social influences on seeking mental health care, both in-person and online, during the critical lifestages for mental health of adolescence and young adulthood.