headspace Day – Because every young person should have access to mental health services

headspace day is being celebrated for the first time today, right around Australia. headspace day is about ensuring young people across the country have access to youth friendly, mental health services, no matter where they live. headspace day signifies what headspace is: a comprehensive, early-intervention mental health service for 12-25 year olds. Young people can visit one of the 95 centres across the country to get help, seek advice or have a chat online or over the phone, from anywhere in Australia, through eheadspace.

Celebrities, sports stars, musicians and politicians will be wearing headspace day wristbands to show their support today and we want YOU to wear one as well. Anyone living in and around Darwin can drop into headspace at 13-17 Scaturchio St, Casuarina and pick up an Access All Areas wristband. From there you can take a photo and share on social media with the hashtag #headspaceday.

Headspace Darwin Acting Centre Manager Adele Northwood said headspace day is an opportunity for people in Darwin to raise awareness about youth mental health.

“By wearing a #headspaceday wristband on 11 October, every Australian can share their support for young people experiencing mental health issues and raise awareness about the importance of access to services for all young people,” Adele said.

Every year, a quarter of all young people across Australia will experience mental health issues and we want them to know that headspace is here to help. Over the past decade, close to 260,000 young people from all over Australia have had access to mental health care with the provision of more than 1.5 million services in person, online or over the phone at headspace.

headspace Darwin operates as part of Anglicare NT and can be contacted from 9am-5pm by calling 08 8931 5999. If you are having a tough time, visit headspace Darwin at 13-17 Scaturchio St, Casuarina or www.eheadspace.org.au.