our research, reports and evaluation

Evaluation & Research 

It is critical that our initiatives deliver great outcomes for the young people we serve. That’s why at headspace, we’re committed to ensuring that our services and programs are underpinned by the best quality evidence and are effectively meeting the needs of young people and their families.

Through our comprehensive monitoring, evaluation and research activities, headspace is building an evidence base that can support continuous quality improvement, guide service innovation and inform future directions in youth mental health through advocacy and policy reform.

Recent reports

Visible snapshot report
headspace developed the headspace Family and Friends Satisfaction questionnaire to capture feedback from families in a number of different areas, including: their overall satisfaction, their satisfaction with the headspace centre, staff, and help provided, and their involvement with the service. See the findings in this evaluation report.
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Young people’s experience at headspace snapshot report
headspace developed the ‘My headspace Experience’ (MhE) scale to determine young people’s ongoing service experience at headspace across the following five domains: willingness to be at headspace, feeling listened to and understood, working on things that are important to them, feeling that things are improving in their lives, and feeling more hopeful for the future. See the findings in this evaluation report.
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Embedding Cultural Practice And Safety Project Report
As part of honouring our responsibility to First Nations young people, headspace National commissioned the Embedding Cultural Practice And Safety Project Report as a first step to gaining a better understanding of how we can respond to what First Nations communities are asking of headspace to support their young people. The project and report were undertaken by Indigenous agency Cox Inall Ridgeway (CIR), in collaboration with our First Nations Wellbeing and Engagement division.
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Annual Reports

headspace is committed to transparency in its operations, and releases an Annual Report every financial year. These document what we’ve been done over the previous 12 months and includes financial statements that show where and how the money we receive is being spent.

headspace National Youth Mental Health Survey

This report presents the results of the headspace National Youth Mental Health Survey, an initiative of headspace, the National Youth Mental Health Foundation.