Resource Library

headspace has produced fact sheets and other resources designed for young people, family and friends of and professionals who work with young people. Click through the categories below to download our resources. 

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Evidence Summary
Fact Sheets
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Adolescent Romantic Relationships – Why are they important? And should they be encouraged or avoided

Whether you are a parent or someone working with adolescents it can be difficult to appreciate the impact that a romantic relationship can have on their lives.
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How effective are brief motivational interventions at reducing young people’s problematic substance

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a collaborative, goal oriented style of communication with particular attention to the language of change.
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Treating Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) in Adolescence

Is there a role for early intervention in treating adolescent Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)?
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Anger is a normal human emotion, like happiness or sadness. It’s one of many feelings that people can have about things happening in their lives.
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Treatment of young people at risk of developing psychosis

Over the past 20 years, in conjunction with the development of new models of care for treating psychotic disorders in young people, a series of studies have focussed on the prevention of psychotic disorders.
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Working with same sex attracted young people – Inclusive practice

The term “same sex attracted” (SSA) refers to people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer, pansexual, those who are questioning their sexual orientation, and those who are unsure.
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Shared decision making (SDM) for mental health – what is the evidence?

Clinical practice guidelines advocate for clinicians to involve clients in decision-making processes and allow for client preferences (along with evidence) to guide decisions where possible.
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Working with adolescents: Keeping romantic relationships in mind

Why should you think about romantic relationships when working with adolescents?