Mental Health

Supporting young and vulnerable 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.

Youturn is a provider of the Youth Enhanced Service (YES), providing care to young people aged 12 to 25 who are experiencing complex mental health conditions. The YES program has a team of clinicians and healthcare professionals who provide psychological support and other care as needed.

These services are currently available in Darling Downs & West Moreton, with programs expected to commence in the Adelaide metropolitan region in July 2023.

Youturn 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. headspace supports young people transitioning into adulthood, providing mental health, physical and sexual health, work and study support as well as alcohol and other drug interventions.


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 your own use!  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

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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Youturn supports young and vulnerable people of all ages across Australia, committed to ensuring that they have access to secure and affordable housing, and enjoy optimal mental wellbeing.

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.

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