Youthbeyondblue talks: Making the most of studying

Sudying, getting homework and assignments done and sitting exams can be difficult at the best of times, but it’s even harder for students if they’re feeling stressed, anxious or depressed. Helping students to develop good study habits, manage their time and deal with stress as it happens, can help them to stay on top of [...]

Youthbeyondblue talks: support Anxiety and Depression Awareness Month

beyondblue’s Anxiety and Depression Awareness Month each October is a chance for people from all walks of life to raise awareness of depression and anxiety – and to help reduce the stigma that can often prevent people from getting help.  Now in its fourth year, Anxiety and Depression Awareness Month has become an important mental [...]

youthbeyondblue talks: what really works for young people with depression?

beyondblue: the national depression initiative and Orygen Youth Health Research Centre at The University of Melbourne have joined forces to produce a booklet to help young people find which treatments for depression work and which don’t. What Works for Depression in Young People reviews more than 30 treatment options and rates each one against the [...]

Youthbeyondblue talks: Online counselling

Online counselling is another way to get help for depression and anxiety. There are many self-help internet-based programs available in Australia that are aimed at helping people better manage depression, anxiety and related illnesses.  To help people find these programs and services, beyondblue: the national depression initiative has put together a directory of e-mental Health [...]

Youthbeyondblue talks: Looking after yourself at exam time

As the end of the year gets closer, many students are completing assignments and preparing for the exam period. beyondblue has a few tips on taking care of yourself during this stressful time. How can I manage my time more effectively? It can be helpful to create a timetable so you can balance study and [...]

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To medicate or not to medicate, that is the question?

25% of young people aged 16-24 experience mental health problems 75% of young people hospitalised in 2007-2008 was due to mental and behavioural disorders 30,706 young people were prescribed antidepressants in 2008* The growing pressures associated with teenage years is increasing and taking its toll on the young people of today;  life is complicated and [...]

Generation Next: Special Update

headspace is supporting this series of national seminars relating to the health and wellbeing of young people. The next Mental Health and Wellbeing of Young People 2010 Seminar will be held in Sydney on Friday September 10, 2010 WHAT: Topics this year include major and current issues Cyber-bullying Drugs and Alcohol Body Image & Eating [...]

Youthbeyondblue: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

In Australia, anxiety disorders are common. One in 25 teenagers (13-17 years old) experiences anxiety disorders in any given year. Anxiety is not the same as depression, although the two conditions share many causes and some symptoms often occur together. There are six main types of anxiety disorders, including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. What is Obsessive [...]

Youthbeyondblue: Your Mental Health

When people talk about ‘mental health’ they’re referring to the health of your mind and this also includes how you feel about yourself and how easily you cope with problems. When you are experiencing good mental health, it makes it easier for you to enjoy day-to-day activities and the world around you. Your mental health [...]

Youthbeyondblue tackles the tough questions

Youthbeyondblue has a range of free fact sheets available to download from the Youthbeyondblue website. The fact sheets don’t sugar-coat the issues or contain medical jargon – just plain, easy-to-understand facts about problems people commonly experience as a part of growing up. Topics range from depression and anxiety disorders (signs, symptoms and available treatment and [...]