Upcoming group chats

 Upcoming group chats for young people 

Reaching out to friends and offering support

When you see a friend having a tough time, it’s a good idea to reach out and offer support. It can be as simple as checking in, letting them know that you care and that you’re there to help them.

Finding the words to start a conversation isn’t always easy, especially when you don’t know what kind of help you can offer.

Take this opportunity to speak anonymously online to our mental health professionals and headspace Youth National Reference Group members to talk about questions, experiences and strategies to help you help your friends. Join us Tuesday 22 January 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 community or culture

Mental health is understood differently among individuals, families, ethnicities, cultures and countries. Young people from different ethnic backgrounds, whether born in Australia or overseas, can feel as though they're caught between two sets of cultural values. 

Getting help if you're struggling can sometimes be difficult because of being unsure where to start, feeling embarrassed to ask for help or worrying about cultural stigma. 

Take this opportunity to speak anonymously online to our mental health professionals and headspace Youth National Reference Group members to talk about questions, experiences and strategies. Join us Sunday 10 February 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

Helping your young person develop social skills

Social skills are key to a well functioning community and individuals with good social skills have a vital resource. Some of us easily develop good social skills but often young people will need support and assistance to learn how to relate to others in a constructive way. As a supportive adult you have an important part to play in assisting your young person with these skills.

We post resources and links and respond to your comments and questions. Join our online session to speak anonymously to our eheadspace clinicians and to hear from others as well as our Family and Youth Reference Groups members. Join us Thursday 17 January between 7-8pm AEDST. 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

Mental health and alcohol and other drugs

Many young people have both mental health difficulties, and alcohol or other drug problems, but services don’t always deal with both issues.

It can hard as adults supporting a young person to know where to start when it’s complex and when both mental health problems and drug use are factors.

For this session we are partnering with Nexus, a specialist dual diagnosis consultancy service.

We post resources and links and respond to your comments and questions. Join our online session to speak anonymously to our eheadspace clinicians and to hear from others as well as our Family and Youth Reference Groups members. Join us Thursday 7 February between 7-8pm AEDST. 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

Helping your young person when you’re experiencing your own mental health difficulties

Parents and other supportive adults are often struggling with their own issues at the same time as caring for adolescents. It can be hard when your own mental health and wellbeing is compromised and you also have concerns for a young person and are trying to support them.

We post resources and links and respond to your comments and questions. Join our online session to speak anonymously to our eheadspace clinicians and to hear from others as well as our Family and Youth Reference Groups members. Join us Thursday 14 March between 7-8pm AEDST. 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