Recent Articles

The power of cause-related events in transforming mental health through liv...

Wednesday, 23rd Mar 22

In the era of COVID-19, cause-related fundraising events have become such a formidable and effective fundraising force, especially in the mental health sector.

Raising critical funds to prevent youth suicide and help young people be ha...

Friday, 25th Feb 22

This March, we are swimming for youth mental health and suicide prevention with Laps for Life and you can too. Whether you’re new to the water or a competitive swimmer, ReachOut and Ian Thorpe AM are challenging people across Australia to jump in the water from 1 to 31 March and swim laps at the local pool, hit the beach or take part in an ocean swim to save lives and support all young people in Australia to be happy and well.

Why online safety matters to the mental health and wellbeing of young peopl...

Tuesday, 8th Feb 22

The internet and social media can have a very positive impact on young people's lives. For many young people it reduces isolation, increases connection, is an outlet for creativity, and can have a positive impact on mental health and wellbeing.

Managing your teens’ study stress and caring for their wellbeing

Tuesday, 26th Oct 21

Covid-19 has impacted all of our lives and, in many cases, our wellbeing too. With disruption to daily routines, a shift to online learning for many and important milestones being missed, it has been a particularly challenging time for teenagers and their families. And, with Term 4 in full swing and many students returning to face-to-face learning, students across the country still have significant challenges to contend with this year.

New report tracks the ups and downs of the mental health of young Aussies i...

Tuesday, 7th Sep 21

Mental health service ReachOut has released a new report which provides vital insights into the mental health of young people living in regional, rural and remote (rural) areas across Australia, tracked over a five year period.* The report includes indications that the mental health of young people in these areas is worsening, alongside more positive findings such as that rural young peoples’ mental health literacy is improving.

ReachOut welcomes the Federal Government’s significant investment in you...

Wednesday, 12th May 21

Australia’s most accessed online mental health service for young people and their parents ReachOut welcomes the Federal Government's significant $13.1m investment in critical digital mental health services for young Australians.

ReachOut announces new Board Chair

Monday, 15th Feb 21

ReachOut has announced that Julie White will step down from her role of Chair of the ReachOut Board this month, following 10 years of service. Current ReachOut Board Member, Andrew Wilson, has been announced today as the new Chair.

ReachOut's new student mental health tool launched to help thousands of you...

Sunday, 24th Jan 21

With thousands of Year 7 students commencing high school across the country from next week, Australia’s most accessed youth mental health service ReachOut has launched a new student wellbeing tool which will make the transition from primary school to high school easier and less challenging for students.

Ian Thorpe AM challenges Aussies to swim in support of youth mental health ...

Thursday, 21st Jan 21

Ian Thorpe AM, Patron and Board Member of Australia’s most accessed online mental health service for young people, ReachOut, is calling on people across Australia to jump in the water in March for Laps for Life – a month-long swimming challenge. 

New research finds young people in regional Australia as stressed about the...

Friday, 20th Nov 20

New research has found that over 50 per cent of young people living in regional, rural and remote areas of Australia are worried about their future, however when compared to their city counterparts they are less likely to seek support.

Focus on mental health reform welcome but greater support for young Austral...

Monday, 16th Nov 20

ReachOut responds to the release of the Productivity Commission’s report on Mental Health.

New support for young people stressed about work and money during COVID-19

Thursday, 24th Sep 20

New research from ReachOut shows that the number of young people in Australia concerned about work and/or finding a job has increased from 25.0 per cent in January 2020 to 37.5 per cent in July 2020.

Report finds new approaches to bullying needed for young Australians

Monday, 7th Sep 20

A new report from ReachOut, titled Unfriendly Friendships, has found that textbook definitions of bullying are missing the mark with young people, and says that a new approach is required to reduce rates of bullying and its impact on the mental health of young people in Australia.

Help is available as study stress skyrockets due to COVID-19

Sunday, 2nd Aug 20

Experts warn that the mental health of thousands of young people in Australia is at risk, in particular those in Year 12, as study stress skyrockets to unprecedented levels due to COVID-19-related disruption and uncertainty.

Young Victorians flocking to online mental health support during COVID lock...

Friday, 24th Jul 20

ReachOut is calling on young people in Victoria currently under lockdown to be proactive about their mental health and to seek support if they are struggling.

Spike in number of young Aussies seeking help online for body image and eat...

Wednesday, 15th Jul 20

New data released from Butterfly Foundation and ReachOut show a sharp spike in the number of young people seeking help online when it comes to body image and eating disorders during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mental health impacts of COVID-19 ongoing for young Aussies

Wednesday, 24th Jun 20

New research has revealed that young people continue to report feelings of depression, anxiety, fear and concern about their mental health despite the easing of COVID-19 restrictions and the majority of students returning to classrooms across the country.

Mental health concerns as thousands of young people seek help for lonelines...

Thursday, 21st May 20

ReachOut is responding to young people’s changing COVID-19 needs to address mental health and suicide risk.

KFC and ReachOut are throwing an epic couch party this friday with indie po...

Tuesday, 12th May 20

In some good news to turn that iso-frown upside down, KFC and ReachOut are throwing a big ol’ Couch Party, with indie pop duo Client Liaison, bringing their bangers live to the lounge rooms of Aussies spending another Friday night at home. Fans can tune in to the...

New data shows young people are reaching out for COVID-19 mental health sup...

Friday, 8th May 20

This morning, we’ve released new data that reveals that unprecedented numbers of young Australians are turning to digital support for their mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.