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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.

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.