Mental Health

Supporting Young people to manage their mental health in the future

Good mental health and wellbeing enables us to cope with the normal stresses of life, realise our abilities, participate in the community, work productively.  However, mental ill-health accounts for 35% of the global economic burden of non-communicable diseases ― more than cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Across the whole lifespan, young people aged 10-24 years bear the major burden for onset and impact of poor mental health globally. Recent reports indicate that mental health for young Australians is worsening, with rates of psychological distress increasing 5.5% in the past seven years alone.

Youturn’s mental health support services are for young people going through a tough time and needing friendly youth support.   We work closely with young people to help get their lives back on track providing clinical and non-clinical support services such as social groups and activities.

Through the delivery of our mental health services, Youturn is committed to supporting:

  • Young people who are experiencing mild to moderate mental health problems
  • Those who support young people accessing our services

Youturn Youth Support (formerly United Synergies) has been providing youth mental health services through the headspace model since 2012. Since opening our first centre in Maroochydore we now have five centres funded across three Primary Health Network areas in South Queensland.  Youturn is the lead agency for headspace centres in Toowoomba, Bundaberg, Maroochydore, Caboolture and Gympie.

Headspace provides free, non-judgemental and confidential support services based in a youth friendly centre. Young people are eligible to access psychological support for up to 10 sessions each calendar year.

headspace can help with:
Mental health
Physical health
Education and employment
Alcohol and other drugs

If you are experiencing emotional distress and need to talk to someone call Lifeline which offers 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services

  • Call Lifeline on 13 11 14
  • Kids Helpline 24 hr : 1800 551 800
Mental Health Resources:

Each year Youturn brings out a mental health resource or mindfulness activity which can be downloaded and printed for our young people.  Check out our…

– Tomorrow is a new day,
– Making mistakes is part of life,
– Saying NO is okay,
– Not everyone has to like you,
– Beauty and strength come from within

Youturn would like to acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as Australia’s First People and Traditional Custodians. We value their cultures, identities, and continuing connection to country, waters, kin and community. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and are committed to making a positive contribution to the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people, by providing services that are welcoming, safe, culturally appropriate and inclusive

Youturn is committed to embracing diversity and eliminating all forms of discrimination in the provision of health services. Youturn welcomes all people irrespective of ethnicity, lifestyle choice, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity.

Youturn supports the Government’s National Redress Scheme and its approach to redress those impacted through institutional assault.

Our organisation is a company limited by guarantee. We are registered with the Australian Charities and Not for Profit Commission (ACNC), classified a Public Benevolent Institution (PBI) with Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status.

StandBy Support After Suicide is a program of Youturn Limited

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