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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Integrated Interventions Part 1

This resource focuses on the context for adopting an integrated intervention approach and the evidence for integrated interventions.
PDF factsheet

Integrated Interventions Part 2

This resource focuses on the evidence for substance use screening and assessment, and the currently available evidence-based interventions for young people with AOD issues.
PDF factsheet

Integrated Interventions Part 3

This resource provides practical tips for working with young people who have co-occurring mental health and AOD problems (hereafter termed co-occurring problems).
PDF factsheet

Alcohol and other drug use in young people

Some of the brain changes that happen during adolescence lead young people to do things that feel good or exciting. At the same time, there are areas of the brain that are still developing.
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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.
PDF factsheet

Treating Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) in Adolescence

Is there a role for early intervention in treating adolescent Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)?
PDF factsheet


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.