Recent Articles

ReachOut's 'What are you worried about?' Report

Tuesday, 5th Sep 23

Young people’s stress burden and the impact on their wellbeing. ReachOut’s 'What are you worried about?' Report seeks to better understand the issues that young people are experiencing and how their concerns impact on their mental health and wellbeing.

First Nations young people and creators work with ReachOut to launch new so...

Friday, 25th Aug 23

ReachOut has released new social and emotional wellbeing support designed with, and for, First Nations young people.

1 in 2 young people stressed about loneliness & mental health impacts accor...

Sunday, 30th Jul 23

Today, on International Day of Friendship, youth mental health organisation ReachOut has released a new report about the impacts of loneliness on young people across the country.

Laps for Life – 2023: Impact statement

Monday, 17th Jul 23

Laps for Life is a month-long swimming challenge held annually in March which encourages participants to swim for their own mental health and, at the same time, raise funds for the more than 1 in 3 young people currently experiencing mental health challenges.

ReachOut backs Voice to Parliament as a vital step towards improving mental...

Monday, 29th May 23

ReachOut endorses the Uluru Statement from the Heart and supports the establishment of an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to Parliament.

How volunteering at ReachOut transformed my mental health and led to a lead...

Thursday, 18th May 23

CW: This story talks about grief and loss of a loved one. I found ReachOut during a transitional period of my life. I was struggling with my mental health after suddenly losing my dad and looking for support wherever I could find it. I started to search online for content that I could resonate with and people that could connect with my experiences, and that’s when I came across ReachOut.

Meet ‘Chippy’, the bold new face of comedy hoping to inspire young Auss...

Friday, 12th May 23

As a continuation of its partnership with youth mental health organisation ReachOut, Doritos has introduced Chippy, a comedian with a point of difference (or three) in a new brand film and accompanying campaign created by VaynerMedia to encourage Gen Z’s to take action on their mental health.

Cost of living having major mental health impacts for young people, includi...

Monday, 3rd Apr 23

New research released on the mental health impacts of stress about the cost of living and the future on young people.

ReachOut appoints five new Board Directors and announces new Board Chair

Monday, 20th Feb 23

ReachOut is excited to announce a new Board Chair, and the appointment of five new Board Directors, including our first Youth Board Director.

Thorpey challenges swimmers to make a splash in support of youth mental hea...

Monday, 30th Jan 23

Olympic gold medalist Ian Thorpe AM is calling on people across Australia to take part in Laps for Life this March in support of youth mental health service ReachOut.

Instagram partners with ReachOut to launch Reel Talk content series

Thursday, 8th Dec 22

Working with creator parent and teen duos, the Reel Talk campaign will see Kat Clark and daughter Deja, Bobbi Lockyer and son Sebastian, and George Ray and mum Roslyn produce a series of video Reels for Instagram. The Reel Talk series will showcase how parents and young people can have real conversations together about social media, wellbeing and keeping safe online, before sharing with their communities.

ReachOut CEO awarded the 2022 eMental Health International Collaborative (e...

Tuesday, 22nd Nov 22

CEO of ReachOut, Ashley de Silva, has been recognised as an outstanding leader, taking out this years’ eMental Health International Collaborative (eMHIC) Innovation Leadership award for Australia.

Innovative new mental health support for young people launched by ReachOut ...

Wednesday, 16th Nov 22

ReachOut PeerChat is a safe, digital one-to-one peer support service that allows young people to connect with trained peer workers who offer perspective, learnings and support through their own lived and living experience of mental ill health and tough times. PeerChat is free, available to young people aged 18 to 25 years-old and each session runs for 45 minutes.

ReachOut Board Member and Patron Ian Thorpe AM recognised in 2022 Australi...

Monday, 7th Nov 22

The 2022 Australian Mental Health Prize has recognised the work of ReachOut Board Member and Patron Ian Thorpe AM. The Australian Olympian has been awarded the prize for lived experience, which celebrates outstanding mental health leadership by someone with lived experience of mental health.

Study stress impacting students’ mental health, sleep and relationships a...

Sunday, 9th Oct 22

Youth mental health service ReachOut has released new data showing that almost 50 per cent of young people feel extremely or very stressed about study and exams, with similar numbers indicating that study stress is having a major impact on their mental health and wellbeing (46 per cent).

ReachOut launches new brand and campaign to connect more young people to me...

Monday, 19th Sep 22

Youth mental health service ReachOut has unveiled a new brand identity, supported by a multi-channel awareness campaign. The rebrand represents a complete overhaul of ReachOut’s visual identity, to ensure that it reflects both the lives of young people across Australia, and the breadth of the mental health support that the service provides.

How to navigate conversations about politics productively, safely and respe...

Friday, 13th May 22

With the Federal Election fast approaching, the news agenda in overdrive and conversations about politics more frequent on social media and IRL, it can be a stressful time for many of us. After a couple of challenging years, there’s a good chance you might be feeling exhausted, passionate or even confused by what’s happening in politics.

New research finds that stress about the future is impacting the wellbeing ...

Saturday, 9th Apr 22

Our new research has found that stress about the future is having either a moderate or major impact on the wellbeing of nearly 55 percent of young people. In addition, the research found that over 54 percent of young people are moderately to extremely stressed about the future and that these stress levels are on the rise because of the pandemic.

Navigating healthy friendships and supporting your teen online

Thursday, 7th Apr 22

Friendships are important to teenagers on many different levels. They can help teenagers feel a sense of belonging and acceptance, have a positive influence on their social and emotional skills, and contribute to their personal growth. On the flip side however, learning to navigate social influences and understanding what constitutes a healthy friendship can be challenging, especially when interacting online.

Year in review: 2020/21

Thursday, 24th Mar 22

What a year it has been. Last year was tough on so many levels but this year has thrown a whole new set of challenges at all of us and continued to test our resilience.