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New research on what parents and carers worry about by ReachOut

Tuesday, 23rd Apr 24

A new report by mental health service ReachOut identifies the most common issues of concern for parents and carers across Australia, the issues that are having the greatest mental health impacts on their young people and where parents and carers are turning for support.

ReachOut has released its inaugural Social Impact Report 2022 - 2023

Thursday, 28th Mar 24

The comprehensive report explores ReachOut’s reach, audience engagement and the positive outcomes experienced by those who use the service.

Olympic hero Thorpey calls on everyone from legends to novices to jump into...

Friday, 1st Mar 24

2024 is the sixth year of ReachOut’s fundraising event Laps for Life

ReachOut is proud to have gained accreditation under the National Safety an...

Wednesday, 21st Feb 24

The NSQDMH Standards were developed by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care in collaboration with consumers, carers, families, clinicians, service providers, and technical experts.

New research from ReachOut on teens and tech, connecting parents and carers...

Monday, 19th Feb 24

Mental health organisation ReachOut provides fresh insights from parents and young people about social media and tech.

CEO Ashley de Silva moving on from ReachOut

Monday, 15th Jan 24

ReachOut announces the departure of CEO Ashley de Silva. Ashley has been a transformational leader, steering us through significant growth and innovation.

ReachOut collaborates with First Nations Creators to amplify Social and Emo...

Friday, 6th Oct 23

Leading youth mental health service, ReachOut, has launched a creator-led campaign aimed at fostering social and emotional wellbeing in the lead up to the referendum.

New research by ReachOut highlights links between study stress and poor sle...

Sunday, 24th Sep 23

In the lead up to Year 12 exams across the country, new research by youth mental health organisation ReachOut has found that over 50 per cent of students are having trouble sleeping as a direct result of study stress.

ReachOut's 'What are you worried about?' research 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.