Mental Health

Youth and mental health

We all have good days and bad days. However, if you’re feeling sad, down or anxious and these feelings have started to affect your everyday life, then it’s important to find out what’s going on and how you can manage it.

This section is for young people between the ages of 12 and 25.

Stress, anxiety, and feelings of being down can impact anyone, and many of us experience them at various points in our lives.

Over 75% of mental health challenges arise before the age of 25, with suicide remaining the leading cause of death among young individuals in Australia.

It’s crucial to prioritize your mental health and wellbeing from an early age, ensuring that you can cultivate the best version of yourself throughout your life.

Youth mental health challenges

Youth mental health challenges

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We all experience anxious feelings sometimes – it might be about exam results, a job interview, or who will win the final of a sports match. These feelings are a normal part of life and can help us avoid danger or perform at our best. For some people though, their anxious feelings can be much more extreme. This anxiety is more than feeling stressed – it's a serious condition that can make day-to-day life difficult.


It’s normal to feel down or sad from time to time. For some people, feelings of sadness and unhappiness can outweigh happy and excited emotions. When you have depression, these sad feelings become overwhelming and long-lasting, affecting how you think, how you feel, and what you do.

Alcohol and drugs

Drugs and alcohol change the balance of the chemicals that help your brain to think, feel and make decisions, both now and in the future. Changing unhealthy drug and alcohol habits can take time, but with support you will notice your mental and physical wellbeing changing for the better.

Mental Health

Factors affecting youth mental health

There can be many challenges to the way you think, act and feel when you’re finding your feet as a young person. If there’s something getting you down, whether it be exams, bullying or your body, there’s something you can do about it.

The challenges you face can have lasting impacts on your mental health, so it’s important to talk to someone about it and reach out for support.