1 in 7 young Australians will experience a mental health condition. Navigating the complexities of adolescence, they often grapple with evolving identities, peer dynamics, and the pressures of a rapidly changing world. Our mission is to understand, support, and guide them through these critical years.
The world your children are growing up in presents unique challenges from previous generations. In addition to raging hormones and teenage challenges, they're having to navigate a technology-focused world. This often leaves them less capable of managing social issues and managing their emotions, making them vulnerable to a range of mental health issues.
Perhaps you've been watching your child suffer and they're not willing to talk about it or seek help - this is extremely common, especially for young boys. Maybe you're concerned about their substance or social media use or they just haven't seemed themselves lately. Or you're worried about their school refusal, performance, or their post-high school direction.
Being young is an extremely exciting yet challenging time. Physical & mental changes, first experiences, and finding out who you are means many young people develop mental health issues, impacting your social, school, and home life.
Maybe you've been feeling down, unsure how to deal with emotions, facing bullying, or arguing with parents more often.
If you're reading this, something might not feel right. Many young people, especially males, think it's weak to ask for help and try to fix things alone. We encourage you to contact us with questions or queries about seeking support.
We understand that acknowledging and seeking help can be a monumental step, both for young people and the adults who care for them. If you or someone you know is struggling, remember that there's strength in seeking guidance.