Upcoming group chats

 Upcoming group chats for young people 

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Cyber bullying

Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place over digital devices and includes sending, posting, or sharing negative, harmful, false, or mean content about someone else. Some cyberbullying crosses the line into unlawful or criminal behaviour. Learn more about what to do if you’re being cyber bullied, or if you see it happening to someone else.

Take this opportunity to speak online with our eheadspace mental health clinicians and headspace Youth National Reference Group members.

For this chat we’ll also be joined by our friends from PROJECT ROCKIT

We welcome you to ask questions and to share your own experiences and advice to others!

Join us Sunday 30 June between 7-8pm AEST. Click here to register for our session (and before the day to set a reminder for yourself if you want).

Send us an email if you'd like to add a question before the chat: groupchat@headspace.org.au

NAIDOC week 2019

Voice. Treaty. Truth. These are the themes of NAIDOC week for 2019. Not only are we talking about Indigenous languages around Australia, but also giving a formal voice to First Nations peoples to Parliament.

Hearing the stories and histories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is essential for reconciliation. Let’s come together to chat about how we can move forward together.

Take this opportunity to speak online with our eheadspace mental health clinicians and headspace Youth National Reference Group members. We welcome you to ask questions and to share your own experiences and advice to others!

Join us 9 July between 7-8pm AEST. Click here to register for our session (and before the day to set a reminder for yourself if you want).

Send us an email if you'd like to add a question before the chat: groupchat@headspace.org.au

How to problem solve

Everyone has to deal with problems and sometimes it’s hard to know what to do. Whatever the scale of your issues, there are steps you can take to feel more in control. Join this chat to learn more about how to feel comfortable about the decisions you make.

Take this opportunity to speak online with our eheadspace mental health clinicians and headspace Youth National Reference Group members. We welcome you to ask questions and to share your own experiences and advice to others!

Join us Sunday 14 July between 7-8pm AEST. Click here to register for our session (and before the day to set a reminder for yourself if you want).

Send us an email if you'd like to add a question before the chat: groupchat@headspace.org.au

Climate anxiety

With constant talk about climate emergencies including the Great Barrier Reef, and the Adani Coal Mine, young people have been worried about what this means for their future. Climate anxiety or ‘ecological grief’ are terms being used to explain the feeling of helplessness and stress about climate change.

We will be talking about how to cope with climate anxiety and sharing ideas on things to do your part for the environment.

Take this opportunity to speak online with our eheadspace mental health clinicians and headspace Youth National Reference Group members. We welcome you to ask questions and to share your own experiences and advice to others!

Join us Tuesday 23 July between 7-8pm AEST. Click here to register for our session (and before the day to set a reminder for yourself if you want).

Send us an email if you'd like to add a question before the chat: groupchat@headspace.org.au

How to be an upstander

Someone who witnesses bullying, either in person or online, is a bystander. There are many reasons why a bystander may not interject, even if they believe that bullying is wrong. An upstander is someone who takes action when they witness bullying. Even one person’s support can make a big difference for someone who is being bullied. Learn more about how you can be an upstander.

Take this opportunity to speak online with our eheadspace mental health clinicians and headspace Youth National Reference Group members.

For this chat we’ll also be joined by our friends from PROJECT ROCKIT

We welcome you to ask questions and to share your own experiences and advice to others!

Join us Tuesday 6 August between 7-8pm AEST. Click here to register for our session (and before the day to set a reminder for yourself if you want).

Send us an email if you'd like to add a question before the chat: groupchat@headspace.org.au

Young women supporting each other

Female relationships aren’t always portrayed as positive within entertainment or the media – but this doesn’t have to be how it is in real life. When young women feel empowered they feel able to empower each other. Learn more about how to support each other, and share your experience about how you’ve built positive relationships with other women.

We acknowledge that this chat is not just for people assigned female at birth, and we welcome anyone who identifies as a woman or femme.

Take this opportunity to speak online with our eheadspace mental health clinicians and headspace Youth National Reference Group members. We welcome you to ask questions and to share your own experiences and advice to others!

Join us Sunday 11 August between 7-8pm AEST. Click here to register for our session (and before the day to set a reminder for yourself if you want).

Send us an email if you'd like to add a question before the chat: groupchat@headspace.org.au

Workplace bullying

Workplace bullying is verbal, physical, social or psychological abuse by your employer (or manager), another person or group of people at work. It can happen in any type of workplace and can be directed any type of employee including: volunteers, work experience students, interns, apprentices, casual and permanent employees. Some types of workplace bullying are criminal offences. Learn more about how to identify bullying behaviour and what you can do if you’re being bullied at work.

Take this opportunity to speak online with our eheadspace mental health clinicians and headspace Youth National Reference Group members.

For this chat we’ll also be joined by our friends from PROJECT ROCKIT

We welcome you to ask questions and to share your own experiences and advice to others!

Join us Tuesday 3 September between 7-8pm AEST. Click here to register for our session (and before the day to set a reminder for yourself if you want).

Send us an email if you'd like to add a question before the chat: groupchat@headspace.org.au

Navigating life with migrant parents

When you’re growing up in Australia, but your parents grew up somewhere else, having confidence in your own personal values/belief when your parents might not agree can be stressful. This can add strain to your relationships, not just with parents and family but with friends and partners. Learn more about how to have conversations to help you understand each other, and hear from others about how they have coped with these difficulties.

Take this opportunity to speak online with our eheadspace mental health clinicians and headspace Youth National Reference Group members. We welcome you to ask questions and to share your own experiences and advice to others!

Join us Sunday 8 September between 7-8pm AEST. Click here to register for our session (and before the day to set a reminder for yourself if you want).

Send us an email if you'd like to add a question before the chat: groupchat@headspace.org.au

I think I’ve been a bully

Realising that you have been a bully or that you’ve used bullying behaviour is a big thing. You may feel upset and be confused about why that’s happened. Bullying is never ok, and if you realise you’ve been a bully then it’s important to take steps to make sure it doesn't happen again. Learn more about how to change things and who you can get more support from.

Take this opportunity to speak online with our eheadspace mental health clinicians and headspace Youth National Reference Group members.

For this chat we’ll also be joined by our friends from PROJECT ROCKIT

We welcome you to ask questions and to share your own experiences and advice to others!

Join us Tuesday 1 October between 7-8pm AEST. Click here to register for our session (and before the day to set a reminder for yourself if you want).

Send us an email if you'd like to add a question before the chat: groupchat@headspace.org.au

Living independently

Living independently for the first time is all at once exciting, overwhelming, and scary. There are lots of considerations if you’re adulting for the first time; budgeting, grocery shopping and cleaning are just some of the things to think about. Learn more about how to handle this transition, and hear tips from others about how to make adulting less overwhelming.

Take this opportunity to speak online with our eheadspace mental health clinicians and headspace Youth National Reference Group members. We welcome you to ask questions and to share your own experiences and advice to others!

Join us Sunday 6 October between 7-8pm AEST. Click here to register for our session (and before the day to set a reminder for yourself if you want).

Send us an email if you'd like to add a question before the chat: groupchat@headspace.org.au

Festivals

Festivals are lots of fun, but they can also be pretty chaotic. Learn more about how you can stay safe at festivals and maximise your fun.

Take this opportunity to speak online with our eheadspace mental health clinicians and headspace Youth National Reference Group members. We welcome you to ask questions and to share your own experiences and advice to others!

Join us Tuesday 29 October between 7-8pm AEST. Click here to register for our session (and before the day to set a reminder for yourself if you want).

Send us an email if you'd like to add a question before the chat: groupchat@headspace.org.au

Healthy relationships with food

It isn’t food that’s good or bad, it’s our experience with food that leaves us with these feelings. Learn more about how to have a healthy relationship with food so you’re not overthinking things.

Take this opportunity to speak online with our eheadspace mental health clinicians and headspace Youth National Reference Group members. We welcome you to ask questions and to share your own experiences and advice to others!

Join us Sunday 3 November between 7-8pm AEST. Click here to register for our session (and before the day to set a reminder for yourself if you want).

Send us an email if you'd like to add a question before the chat: groupchat@headspace.org.au

Navigating moving back home with your parents after living independently

Whether you’ve been through it before or are doing it for the first time, moving back home after living on your own can feel like a backward step. Learn more about how to make the most of this time and hear from others about their tips for making it work.

Take this opportunity to speak online with our eheadspace mental health clinicians and headspace Youth National Reference Group members. We welcome you to ask questions and to share your own experiences and advice to others!

Join us Tuesday 26 November between 7-8pm AEST. Click here to register for our session (and before the day to set a reminder for yourself if you want).

Send us an email if you'd like to add a question before the chat: groupchat@headspace.org.au

Self compassion

Treating yourself with kindness, tolerance and forgiveness can have a big impact on your mental health. Self-compassion is something we can practice and get better at over time. Learn more about way to work on loving yourself.

Take this opportunity to speak online with our eheadspace mental health clinicians and headspace Youth National Reference Group members. We welcome you to ask questions and to share your own experiences and advice to others!

Join us Sunday 1 December between 7-8pm AEST. Click here to register for our session (and before the day to set a reminder for yourself if you want).

Send us an email if you'd like to add a question before the chat: groupchat@headspace.org.au

 Upcoming chats for friends and family

Supporting a young person who has been cyberbullied

Social media has made it possible to stay connected with important people in our lives, but it also has associated risks such as cyberbullying. Learn more about how to support young people who are experiencing cyberbullying.

Take this opportunity to speak online with our eheadspace mental health clinicians and headspace Youth National Reference Group members.

For this chat we’ll also be joined by our friends from PROJECT ROCKIT

We welcome you to ask questions and to share your own experiences and advice to others!

Join us Wednesday 3 July between 7-8pm AEST. Click here to register for our session (and before the day to set a reminder for yourself if you want).

Send us an email if you'd like to add a question before the chat: groupchat@headspace.org.au

Respecting a young person’s privacy

Many parents and other adults supporting young people struggle to balance the desire to know all the details with the young person’s right to privacy. Knowing when to step in, and when to respect their privacy, can mean that the young person is more likely to come to you when they need support. Learn more about when to give your young person psychological and physical space and when to step in, and how to help them feel comfortable to come to you for support.

Take this opportunity to speak online with our eheadspace mental health clinicians and headspace Youth National Reference Group members. We welcome you to ask questions and to share your own experiences and advice to others!

Join us Wednesday 31 July between 7-8pm AEST. Click here to register for our session (and before the day to set a reminder for yourself if you want).

Send us an email if you'd like to add a question before the chat: groupchat@headspace.org.au

Caring for others in the home when one of your young people is struggling

Many adults supporting young people feel exhausted, stressed, and uncertain about how to respond to the needs of other family members. Feelings of guilt and frustration might make it tempting to downplay or ignore the impact this may have on other young people in the home. Learn more about how to make things a little easier and get support for everyone.

Take this opportunity to speak online with our eheadspace mental health clinicians and headspace Youth National Reference Group members. We welcome you to ask questions and to share your own experiences and advice to others!

Join us Wednesday 28 August between 7-8pm AEST. Click here to register for our session (and before the day to set a reminder for yourself if you want).

Send us an email if you'd like to add a question before the chat: groupchat@headspace.org.au

When your relationship issues are affecting the family

Healthy relationships between family members means that a child feels loved, safe, secure and supported as they grow into independent adults. Learn more about how to role-model healthy communication and conflict resolution, regardless of your relationship status, and how to support your family to cope with tough times.

Take this opportunity to speak online with our eheadspace mental health clinicians and headspace Youth National Reference Group members. We welcome you to ask questions and to share your own experiences and advice to others!

Join us Wednesday 25 September between 7-8pm AEST. Click here to register for our session (and before the day to set a reminder for yourself if you want).

Send us an email if you'd like to add a question before the chat: groupchat@headspace.org.au

Coping skills and managing your feelings

Most people experience negative emotions from time to time. It is important to manage feelings like anger and frustration so that you can support young people and role-model healthy coping skills and emotion regulation. Learn more about how to look after yourself and hear from others about how they deal with tough feelings and experiences.

Take this opportunity to speak online with our eheadspace mental health clinicians and headspace Youth National Reference Group members. We welcome you to ask questions and to share your own experiences and advice to others!

Join us Wednesday 23 October between 7-8pm AEST. Click here to register for our session (and before the day to set a reminder for yourself if you want).

Send us an email if you'd like to add a question before the chat: groupchat@headspace.org.au

Finding the support you need

When you’re supporting young people it’s important to know that there are lots of people and services who can support you, and your young person. Support can come from family and friends, health and child care professionals, and information and community resources. Often, the first steps in getting support are asking for it, and accepting it when it’s offered. Learn more about how to find the support you deserve.

Take this opportunity to speak online with our eheadspace mental health clinicians and headspace Youth National Reference Group members. We welcome you to ask questions and to share your own experiences and advice to others!

Join us Wednesday 20 November between 7-8pm AEST. Click here to register for our session (and before the day to set a reminder for yourself if you want).

Send us an email if you'd like to add a question before the chat: groupchat@headspace.org.au

When mental health is understood differently in your culture

Many parents and other adults supporting young people struggle when there are different views about mental health and mental illness in their culture from that of other cultures around them. Learn more about how you can you support your young person and get support for yourself when you and other adults working with your young person have different viewpoints.

Take this opportunity to speak online with our eheadspace mental health clinicians and headspace Youth National Reference Group members. We welcome you to ask questions and to share your own experiences and advice to others!

Join us Wednesday 18 December between 7-8pm AEST. Click here to register for our session (and before the day to set a reminder for yourself if you want).

Send us an email if you'd like to add a question before the chat: groupchat@headspace.org.au