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headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds, along with assistance in promoting young peoples’ wellbeing. This covers four core areas: mental health, physical health, work and study support and alcohol and other drug services. Information and services for young people, their families and friends as well as health professionals can be accessed through their website https://www.headspace.org.au, headspace centres, online counselling service eheadspace, the Digital Work and Study Service and postvention suicide support program headspace School Support.


GP Clinical Enhancement Module: Youth Mental Health

This activity is for GPs only. If you are an allied health professional, please proceed to the "Allied Health Professional Skills Module: Youth Mental Health" activity. Please note that this module alone does not constitute a full MHST training program. This activity looks at the key diagnostic and management features for common youth mental health issues. These include depression, anxiety and borderline personality disorder, with an emphasis on indigenous and LGBTIQ youth. The role of the GP as part of a primary care team is discussed together with the principles for best practice management of these conditions. A range of both pharmacological and non-pharmacological management modalities are explored through case studies.

Allied Health Professional Skills Module: Youth Mental Health

This activity is for allied health professionals. If you are a GP, please proceed to the "GP Clinical Enhancement Module: Youth Mental Health" activity. This activity looks at the key diagnostic and management features for common youth mental health issues. These include depression, anxiety and borderline personality disorder, with an emphasis on indigenous and LGBTIQ youth. The role of the AHP as part of a primary care team is discussed together with the principles for best practice management of these conditions. A range of management modalities are explored through case studies, adapted for a broad clinical spectrum. This education was developed in conjunction with the GP version, highlighting the importance of collaboration as part of the Mental Healthcare team.