Mental health and wellbeing
Adolescence and early adulthood is the period in life where mental health problems are most likely to develop, with about one in four young Australians experiencing a mental disorder.
Mental health issues facing young women include:
- Social exclusion & loneliness
- Binge drinking
- Substance abuse
- Eating disorders
- Bullying & cyber-bullying
Our research team is interested in understanding these mental health problems and how they are linked to physical health and disease.
Orygen Youth Health – Australia’s largest youth-focused mental health organisation, OYH run a range of clinical, research and communications programs and services
Beyondblue – The national depression initiative provides information and resources for people affected by depression. Beyondblue also organise many programs and projects for young people
Youthbeyondblue – Information and resources for young people affected by depression and anxiety.
Headspace – Australia’s National Youth Mental Health Foundation
Lifeline – 24-hour confidential counselling, support and referrals for people of any age wanting emotional support. Phone: 13 11 14
Sane – conducts programs and campaigns to improve the lives of people affected by mental illness. It also operates a phone and online helpline.
Kids Help Line – 24-hour confidential counselling service for people of aged 5-25 years old. Phone: 1800 55 1800 and they also provide email and online support
Mindmatters – national mental health initiative for secondary schools to promote and protect mental, social and emotional wellbeing
Eating Disorders Foundation Vic – provides confidential information, support and referral services for people affected by eating disorders in Victoria.
Counselling Online – 24 hour drug and alcohol counselling online
Between the lines – For young people to discuss drug-related issues and find information and help