Australian youth still have limited awareness of headspace: Results from a national survey
Marie B Yap, Nicola J Reavley, Anthony F Jorm
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2012
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this paper is to assess Australian young people's awareness of mental health services available for their age group. Of particular interest was awareness of headspace, which was created in 2006 to provide youth-oriented mental health services, and has expanded to 30 centres nationally in 5 years. METHOD: In 2011, a telephone interview was conducted with a national sample of 3021 Australians aged between 15 and 25 years. Participants were asked questions about awareness of mental health organizations, where they would seek help for themselves and how they would assist a peer with a mental health problem. RESULTS: There were very low frequencies of spontaneous mentions o..View full abstract
Funding for the study was provided by the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing and the NHMRC Australia Fellowship, awarded to Professor Jorm.