Seven lessons on running design research with young people

Seven lessons on running design research with young people

Design research with young people takes courage, creativity and plenty of pizza. Being prepared, authentic and sensitive to the teenage brain is essential when you’re running a research workshop. ReachOut and Redrollers have collaborated over the past seven years on projects that explore young people’s everyday lives and their mental health and wellbeing. Here are a few lessons (and tools) we’ve gleaned from our successes and failures along the way.

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Australia first digital service provides parents with free parenting help

Australia first digital service provides parents with free parenting help

An Australian-first service that provides busy parents of teenagers with free, confidential one-on-one parenting help will be launched today by digital mental health service ReachOut Australia. Delivered using a mix of online and pre-booked phone sessions, ReachOut Parents Coaching gives parents the flexibility to easily access support from anywhere in the country.

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What you need to know about youth mental health in regional Australia

What you need to know about youth mental health in regional Australia

It’s widely accepted that youth mental health is an important issue, and one of the biggest health issues facing young Australians. But a lot of people aren’t aware that a huge proportion of young Australians are doing it tough in regional areas. We’ve laid out the basic facts to help explain the unique challenges these young people face in getting help.

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Youth mental health research funding must focus on technology

Youth mental health research funding must focus on technology

ReachOut Australia, the digital entry point to the mental health system for young people and their parents, has welcomed the Turnbull Government’s $15 million investment in mental health research announced as part its Budget measures, but said the funding for youth research must focus on the role of technology if it is to be effective.

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New youth mental health report confirms digital is the solution

New youth mental health report confirms digital is the solution

ReachOut Australia, the digital mental health service for young people and their parents, today said that the Youth Mental Health Report released by Mission Australia and Black Dog Institute confirms that online services are an important part of the solution in helping more young people and that support for parents to help their young people is a priority.

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Behind the scenes of Dance for Life: Raising funds for youth mental health

Behind the scenes of Dance for Life: Raising funds for youth mental health

More than 700 people from the architecture and design industry recently came together for a unique event raising an epic $154,000 for ReachOut Australia. The event – Dance for Life – is a dance competition where teams from Australian interior design firms compete against each other for the most creative, hilarious and memorable routine, all in support of young people’s mental health.

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