Adolescent mental health

Adolescents is a key time in mental health development.

With 70% of mental health conditions developing before the age of 25, effective mental health support for teens is vital.

Working with teenagers, we know the challenges that come with this time of transition. Between navigating relationships, coping with school performance, and planning for the future, these years can cause feelings of overwhelm, stress, anxiety, and depression.

We understand, and we can help adolescents learn the mental health skills and tools to help steer them towards becoming healthy, independent adults.

Facts about adolescent's mental health

It’s common

1 in 7 adolescents experience a mental health condition in any one year.

It’s a critical time

75% of mental health problems occur before the age of 25.

Youth need encouragement to access support

Adolescents are less likely than any other age group to ask for help. 31% of young women and 13% of young men with mental health problems had sought any professional help.

If unaddressed, it can be dangerous

One in ten young people aged 12-17 will self-harm, one in 13 will seriously consider a suicide attempt, and one in 40 will attempt suicide. Suicide is the leading cause of death among young Australians.

Connecting with youth

Our approach to connecting with young people focuses on building rapport and keeping them engaged in the therapy process through activities and speaking their language.

We offer a safe and inclusive space for young people to express themselves and receive the support they need. Our team is trained in evidence-based therapies that help young people address a range of issues, including:

  • School related anxiety
  • Depression
  • Social anxiety
  • Relationship breakdowns
  • Coping with change
  • School refusal

How therapy can help youth

01

Exploration

Therapy can provide a safe and supportive space for youth to explore their thoughts and feelings, helping them to feel heard and understood outside the family unit.

02

Growth

Therapy can help youth build resilience, confidence, and self-esteem, empowering them to navigate life’s challenges more effectively.

03

Relationships

Adolescents can be a time of strained parental relationships, and they may not feel open to discussing issues with their parents. Therapy provides a space for youth to learn about healthy relationships, improve their ability to communicate, and work through relational issues.

04

Prevention

Early intervention is key in addressing youth mental health conditions and gives young people the tools to cope before their issues worsen.

Resources for young people

Kids Helpline

Call on 1800 55 1800 or chat

headspace

1800 650 890

Beyond Blue

Call on 1300 22 4636 or chat

Get in touch

If a young person in your life is struggling or just needs someone to talk to, we’re here to help.