"I'm hangry" meditation

Feeling a little hangry? This meditation might help.

"My flatmate ate my leftover pizza" meditation

Go to open the fridge to find your delicious pizza is gone? Try our meditation before you lose it at your flatmate.

"My WiFi is a piece of crap" meditation

Does your WiFi keep dropping out while you watch Game of Thrones? Try this meditation to keep your calm.

Self-care | ReachOut before you bottom out.

taking time to invest in your self care is important - reach out before you bottom out

The Future

A range of Australian talk about working out the future

School Iife

A range of young Australian talk about what school life was like for them


A range of young Australians talk about managing relationships

Life Online

A range of young people talk about the good and bad of online life

Home Life

A range of young Australian talk about home life and the issues and conflicts this can bring.


Check out how friendship affect a range of young people

Let's share, we're stronger together

“You looked down, so I reached out to you” How former Rugby League legend, national boxing champion and now mental health advocate Joe Williams has coached Justin Tall in footy and through some tough times. This v...

Checking in means a lot

“Sometimes you just need that helping hand” Shannel and Shaquille show how trusting your gut instinct and reaching out can change a life. This video was created for the Stronger Together campaign. Get behind the c...

We just need to talk

Eight people share how talking and sharing has made a difference. This video was created for the Stronger Together campaign. Get behind the campaign at

Not Always Glitter - May Lyn's Story

"You can go at your own pace, you don't have to come out all at once. Just whatever you're comfortable with" May Lyn from hY NRG understands that how you define your gender and sexuality is completely up to you. S...

Not Always Glitter - Dani's Story

"I didn't really have any words to describe what was going on in my life" Dani from hY NRG shares their story - remember you're not alone

Not Always Glitter - James' Story

"It was tough for all of us, but we're definitely stronger having gone through that" hY NRG Member James wants you to know you don’t have to go feel alone. A strong community can embrace and support you through to...

Challenging Appearance Ideals

Can you go a day without commenting on your own or someone else's appearance? Let's change the conversation!

Keep your body confidence Safe On Social

A quick video from The Butterfly Foundation about how to care for ourselves when online

RESET the conversation on male body image

Negative body image and eating disorders are increasing in young males and with more young males struggling with their mental health, RESET aims to help schools and other youth organisations start a deeper convers...

Cyber Relationships

On-line relationships are becoming as important as face-to-face ones. In fact cyber friendships are so important to young people that many of them would endure pain rather than lose access to them. As one young ma...

How to mend a friendship

All friendships go through some rough times. Generally people seem to know more about how to make friends than they do about how to mend a friendship. This means that if you are going to fix up a friendship you wi...

Tips for making friends

One way to be happier is to increase the quality of our friendships. Whether you are a sociable person or a loner, friendships are important. One of the easiest ways to remain engaged and interested at school, at ...

How to increase your marks

Getting better marks has a lot to do with how you approach studying. The most powerful ways to increase your marks don’t involve you working harder but they do involve you working smarter. Study in silence Th...

10 Ways to Reduce Anxiety - teachers guide

The biggest barrier for most students to doing well at school is not their attitude, intelligence or motivation; it is their levels of anxiety. My research on 193,000 young people has found that 25% of girls and ...

How to be happy & miserable

The art of making yourself happy is something we can all learn and practice. No one is happy 100% of the time. Life has its ups and downs. Even so there are some sure fire ways to increase your happiness. D...

Depression Proofing

About 20% of people experience depression at some time in their lives. That means that almost every family has someone with some times of depression. Unfortunately once someone has experienced depression, they ar...

Preparing for tests & exams

If you have ever looked at a test or exam paper and thought, “I know that I know this but I can't remember anything”, if you have ever stayed awake in the middle of the night worrying about a test the next day, if...

7 Tips For Self Care & Getting Grounded

A great video full of fantastic self care and grounding tips. Please note TINO is not endorsing the brand represented in this video by way of featuring the video - but we do love the message and content of the ...

Meet Declan - There's no shame getting help

"There's no shame in getting help. There is a lot of people who deal with mental health issues. I've been there. A lot of us have been there. You don't have to feel alone." For information and support, visit: http...

Meet Ali - a diagnosis wasn't a definition

"When I first got diagnosed with bipolar II, I was scared of it. And it took me a long time to realise that a diagnosis wasn't a definition." "It does take time and it is hard work but it's worth it. When you d...

hY NRG talk about mental health and wellbeing

Gillian, Liam and Dani are all passionate youth mental health advocates and part of the headspace Youth National Reference Group. In this video, they each share personal experiences about their mental health and w...

"Thank you, you saved my life" Lauren's story

“I’ve said it a few times to her now, thank you, you saved my life.” R U OK? Ambassador Lauren Darlington on how the support of her best friend helped her through a tough time. Want to support your loved ones? Lea...

eadcoach - Usman Khawaja

“Being active and eating well makes me feel better about myself.” – Usman Khawaja When you think of improving your mental health, you may not always consider changing the food you eat. However, there is a stron...

headcoach - Kurtley Beale

“Making sure I stay connected to friends and family is important to me.” – Kurtley Beale Spending time with friends, family and people in your community can really strengthen your mental health and wellbeing. Plan...

headcoach - Tom Boyd

“Always make time to do the things you enjoy.” – Tom Boyd Like Tom, doing stuff you love helps keep the fun in your life. Things such as skating, fishing or playing the guitar, might just be for fun, but other ...

headcoach - James Tedesco

“You can still have a good time with your mates without drinking.” – James Tedesco Alcohol or other drugs may feel like they help you to manage hard times in the short term, but it can make you feel worse in the l...

Self Care

WTF is Mindfulness?

Wondering what mindfulness is? Try this short meditation to find out.

Looking after yourself when caring for someone else

Looking after yourself is a really important part of caring for someone else. It will help you to feel happier and healthier, which will help you to cope better with your caring responsibilities. It’s a win-wi...

Self Care? TLC for beginners

   Self care? I wonder if like me, you’re not very good about this or even comfortable talking about it. For many people it is easier to step up and look after others than ourselves. But it’s not so easy w...

Send Noods, Not Nudes

The eSafety Office recently hit up UTS on O'Day to chat to students about their thoughts on sending nudes. Like or comment below! Visit us at:

About Headspace

Want to know what headspace is all about? Find out how headspace has helped over 300,000 young people with their mental health. Share this video to help more young people.

7 ways to save money as a student

Student life at uni, TAFE or college can be great, but it doesn’t always come cheaply. Luckily, little changes can add up. Follow our hot tips to save some day-to-day cash. This can help if: you're a student...

Managing Money

Returning from the dark side of music - Ted Talk

Many people rely on music to make them feel better when times are tough. But what if you discovered it’s not music that does something to you, it’s what you do with the music that is powerful? Because we hold the ...

How To Adult - Finding a mentor and networking

How To Adult: The Pro-Fesh Edition is your go-to series for practical tips on entering the workforce like a pro. Not sure what to do on the first day of your new gig? Want to find yourself a sweet mentor? Or nail ...

How To Adult - First Day At Your New Gig

How To Adult: The Pro-Fesh Edition is your go-to series for practical tips on entering the workforce like a pro. Not sure what to do on the first day of your new gig? Want to find yourself a sweet mentor? Or nail ...

How To Adult - First Day At Your New Gig

How To Adult: The Pro-Fesh Edition is your go-to series for practical tips on entering the workforce like a pro. Not sure what to do on the first day of your new gig? Want to find yourself a sweet mentor? Or nail ...

How to Adult - Being A Citizen Of The World

How To Adult is your go-to series for all your adulting needs. We all know that adult life is complex and sometimes you just need someone to break it down for you.

How to Adult - The Job Hunt

How To Adult is your go-to series for all your adulting needs. We all know that adult life is complex and sometimes you just need someone to break it down for you.

How to Adult - Make sense of government

How To Adult is your go-to series for all your adulting needs. We all know that adult life is complex and sometimes you just need someone to break it down for you.

How to Adult - Health and wellbeing

How To Adult is your go-to series for all your adulting needs. We all know that adult life is complex and sometimes you just need someone to break it down for you.

How to Adult - Moving out of home

How To Adult is your go-to series for all your adulting needs. We all know that adult life is complex and sometimes you just need someone to break it down for you.

How to Adult - Money

How To Adult is your go-to series for all your adulting needs. We all know that adult life is complex and sometimes you just need someone to break it down for you.

What Would You Tell Your #YoungerSelf: Sam Smith

Musician Sam Smith shares his message to his young self.

What it's like being a young mum

Ashlea shares her story being a young mum.

How Ashlea dealt with postnatal anxiety and depression

A story of a young person dealing with postnatal anxiety and depression.

ReachOut Parents: Moving away from home

Brianna and Tim talk about what it's like living in a small town and having your teenagers move away for opportunities.

Dealing with money stress

Not having enough money sucks. These guys know how it feels, and have some ideas on things that can help.

Moving away to study

Moving away from your hometown can be tough. These guys have some advice to make the move easier.

How to avoid feeling crap when you don't have a job

Not having a job can make you feel pretty crap. These young people have some ideas of how you can feel better.

How April dealt with not having a job

April struggled with looking for work for a long time before finding a job right for her. Learn from what she has to say about finding a job.

Budgeting hacks

Ah, budgeting. Feel like you don't know how? Here are some practical tips to keep you on track.

How to deal with work and money stress (without freaking out)

If not having a job, not having enough work and not having enough money is getting you down, here are things you can do that help.

How to stay motivated when you don't have work

The team from Reach Out explore the issue of struggling to find work.

CULTURAL DIVERSITY: How can I celebrate my friends?

In Episode 4, we explore the assumptions that culturally diverse students often face at school and how to be more inclusive. How could your school be more inclusive of culturally diverse students and people w...

SUPPORT: How can I help someone with anxiety and stress?

In Episode 7, Dani and Danielle dive into anxiety and stress with empathy and a tonne of ways to support a friend even if you don’t fully understand. If you need further support, check out these links: - Reachout ...

LANGUAGE: What weight do our words carry online?

In Episode 1, Dani and Ro unpack the weight of words online where mishaps are common and people are often harsher than they are face-to-face. Why do people sometimes feel the need to be harsher online? Mis...

COMMUNICATION: How do you prefer to communicate?

In Episode 2, we hear from people who prefer to communicate in ways other than talking - through sign, singing and speech aids. What is your preferred way to communicate? What the benefits and challenges of c...

COMEBACKS: How can I stand up for myself?

Episode 8 launches a series of witty, funny, random (?) comebacks to shut down bullying without putting the other person down. Why is is so hard to think of the perfect comeback when you need it most? How ...

RUMOURS: How do we support someone targeted?

In Episode 3, Archie and Lucy examine gossip and the most helpful ways to support a friend who winds up at the centre of a rumour. What do you think someone who having a rumour said about them would most want...

YES: Why is this word so important?

In Episode 10, Ro, Archie and Alex discuss how simply saying ‘YES’ to back yourself is be courageous but worthwhile, even when you’re nervous. Archie finds saying 'YES' to certain social situations difficult,...

SEX ED: What topics do we need to talk about more?

In Episode 6, Archie and Lucy present a quick conversation starter, listing the sex ed topics that high school students tell us they want to see discussed more. Which of these topics do you feel should be spo...

STANDING UP: What are the risks and rewards?

n our final episode, Danai and Ro reflect on the risks and the rewards of standing up for what you believe in at different times in life. 1What has held you back from standing up for matters to you? When i...

NO: Why is this word so important?

In Episode 11, Danielle and Lucy explore the importance of saying ‘NO’ to assert your wants, needs or boundaries and respecting ‘NO’ when we hear it. 1We often think of NO as a blocking word, but what are som...

SUPPORT: How can I get an adult to best support me?

In Episode 5, we break down that old ‘talk to an adult’ line to hear from some different people about how to work with trusted adults to get the support you need. 1. Who is the person who has given you the best su...

STANDING UP: What is calling in versus calling out?

In Episode 9, Danielle and Archie present ‘calling in’ and ‘calling out’ as two ways to challenge prejudice depending on your level of confidence. 1. What are some of the different factors that might hold people b...

Morning Coffee - By Music Wellness

Songs can be inspiring, uplifting, heartwarming, motivating and encourage us to be compassionate. These songs can tell us things that we don't know about.

OPL headspace round - Tips for Healthy Living

The OPL League of Legends round is 'headspace round'. This round is dedicated to youth mental health, and the advice and tips needed to help maintain a good headspace.

Feel Good - By DINO soars

Music makes us feel good. It's fun. It displays my emotions. You can use it to express yourself. And it's a coping mechanism.

What I wish my parents knew about my 'attitude'

Young people talk about what they're feeling when their parents say they have an 'attitude'.

SANE Australia Lessons For Life

People who attempt to take their own lives provide valuable lessons for suicide prevention. A research study and video by SANE Australia and the University of New England explores their experiences, and what we ca...

Meet Stephanie - Living Stories

Visit: These stories of people affected by complex mental illness show how connection can make a difference to people’s lives. The stories were created as part of the Thriving Communities pro...

Meet Harrison - Aspergers - Living Stories

These stories of people affected by complex mental illness show how connection can make a difference to people’s lives. The stories were created as part of the Thriving Communities project to encourage people to f...

Hannah's story - schizophrenia.

“It’s a scary illness, but it doesn’t mean the people who have it are scary. We’re human, just like everyone else. We want the same things.” Meet Hannah, she’s 23 and lives with schizophrenia. Stop the stigma. Get...

Groovin the Moo 2017 - Young people healthy headspace tips

Young people at Groovin the Moo share their tips for a healthy headspace, proudly supported by REST Industry Super

#mindthefacts self-care

Headspace, Black Dog Institute, ReachOut, Brain and Mind Centre at University of Sydney and Orygen, the National Centre for Excellence in Youth Mental Health launched #mindthefacts to ask Australians to consider t...

GENDER: What can I do to challenge gender stereotypes?

In Episode 11 of PRTV, we take a look at gender and related stereotypes. For some of us gender roles are really comfortable, but for others they can really hold us back from being ourselves. Either way, it's a gre...

GOING VIRAL: How do I turn my idea into a movement?

Episode 12 is our last one for the year! To cap off Series 1 of PROJECT ROCKIT TV, we look at spreading GOOD online exploring 'how do I turn my idea into a movement?' Rosie and Lucy share how they started PROJE...

headspace Digital Work and Study Service Overview

The Digital Work and Study Service from headspace is for young people 15 to 24 worried about their work and study. The service operates online and by telephone, and can help young people create a winning CV, searc...

Digital Work and Study Service - Oliver's Story

This is a Story from Oliver who has used the headspace Digital Work and Study Service The Digital Work and Study Service from headspace is for young people 15 to 24 worried about their work and study. The service ...

First Jobs - Digital Industry Mentoring Service

headspace digital industry mentors share their career journeys

Zak Sara and Rania - headspace stories

Zak Sara and Rania share their story as part of the headspace Stories video series

ReachOut Australia sit the year 12 exams

At ReachOut, we know that there's life after Year 12 exams. Check out for tips and tricks to help you manage exam and study stress.

iindy bblue by Blue Spots

These songs make me feel happy, and make me feel like I'm not alone or silly. when i listen to music I feel calm and safe.

Happy Playlist :)

This is a playlist that will make you feel happy and pumped to start the day!

Sasha Cat- By Sasha Blue

These songs make me feel happy and calm.

Always Be Happy

These songs make me feel extremely happy! They are all positive songs and are really motivational. When you come across a bad day, you can turn on this playlist and relax as you listen to these songs. Have a great...

Pumped Up - By Madster

I like these songs and need to calm myself down when I'm way to happy or sad

Mood Boosters - by YeBoi

These are some of the songs I listen to when i'm bored, in a negative mood or in the car. These songs make me feel better about my self.

Good Vibes - by Puppylover123

My playlist is designed to motivate and make people get good vibes. It is a perfect playlist to listen to when you are feeling down or need some motivational support. I love listening to my playlist and hope you d...

Mental Health First Aid Training

headspace Youth National Reference Group (hY NRG) Members discuss their mental health first aid training and why it is so important.

Online Safety tips from hY NRG

the headspace National Youth Reference Group (hY NRG) discuss online safety and share tips on how to stay safe online.

A gazillion ways to make new friends

If you’re dealing with a bullying situation, it can often affect your whole friendship network. Here are a gazillion ways to get out there, meet new people and rebuild your friendship crew.

2 ways to deal with Bullying

People who bully are looking to get under your skin, and they might even feel encouraged if they believe they’re getting to you. It's good to know you have a choice on how to respond to bullying in the heat of the...

Don't be that person

Sometimes, the line between teasing and bullying can seem a little hazy and things can go too far. One young person reflects on the bullying situation she really regrets.

Study Tips: How to Memorise Notes Using Flashcards!

In this video we show you guys how to use the study method of flashcards when attempting to memorise notes for an up coming exam. Learning large chunks of information off by heart can be very challenging but is of...

Advice For Students Finishing School!

Hey guys! Just a quick little video giving you guys the advice i would have given myself leaving school. So sorry for the horrible audio quality/volume, i didn't set up the microphone correctly and didn't realise ...

Balancing Study, Work & General Life During Exams

Hey guys, just a quick little video sharing a tip i stumbled across recently. Hope you get something out of this video! Feel free to like, comment and subscribe also, thanks heaps.

How To Get Ready For University!

Hey guys! I have had quite a few requests for a video dealing with all things university/college. In this video i go over a few things i wish someone would have told me before i started in regards to enrolling, te...

Study the Night Before and Pass! - How To

Hey guys! This is just a few quick study tips for anybody who has left their exam preparation until the last minute and needs to cram. It is not ideal...but you have to make the best of every situation, good luck! :)

How to Study for the Trial HSC!

Hey Guys! This is my short version of how to study for the trial hsc exams, for any subject.

My HSC Exam Disaster Stories

When all doesn't go to plan!

How Christo didn't care about the HSC but got stressed anyway

Christo knew that the HSC wasn't really for him, but he still found himself getting stressed out about his future. When he didn't get the ATAR he needed, he found another way.

Coping strategies for exam stress

Amy, Philip, Calypso and Christo share their study stress stories and share what they did to cope.

Study hacks

Need some study tricks and tips? Amy, Philip, Calypso and Christo serve up a bunch of genius hacks to get your study habits in shape.

4 ways that gaming is good for your health

Did you know that gaming is actually good for you? While the media would have you believe that gaming is the devil's business, science says differently. Suss out how gaming can help you to relieve stress, help dev...

What to do when it's all gone wrong

Some days life can be really tough - whether you’re depressed, anxious or just having a really tough time it’s hard to know where to turn to get help. Here are some practical steps to take when it’s all going wrong.

A how-to guide to procrastination

Losing hours in a YouTube black-hole? Don't worry, you're not alone. We asked a bunch of students how they snap back on task when the dreaded procrastination bug hits.

Peer pressure and social media

Hayley and her mum Lisa share how social media means peer pressure doesn’t stop when the school bell rings.

What parents think about...self-care

The best way to look after others is to look after yourself. We had a chat to some parents about the ways they use self care to stop, revive and survive.

You've got what it takes to ask R U OK?

Sometimes, we can feel apprehensive or unprepared for a conversation where the person may say, “no I’m not ok.” And that’s ok. You’ve got what it takes to navigate that conversation and show them they’re supported...

Carpool Conversations: Louise Adams and James Van Cooper

"It doesn't matter if your marriage isn't perfect or your relationship isn't perfect - if you talk to people around you about it all of a sudden all that pressure you're putting on yourself and on your shoulders s...

R U OK?'s Carpool Conversations: Steve Bastoni

We've got to stop framing it as a weakness. The idea that a man can't share his emotions or that he shouldn't have or feel these emotions is toxic." R U OK? Ambassador Steve Bastoni joined us for Carpool Conversat...

NUDES: How can I support someone whose photo was leaked?

Episode 10 is the second in our two-part take on NUDES. Last time, we looked at how to shut down unwanted pressure to send private photos, this time Caitlin and Archie look at how to support someone whose private ...

Support: How can you support a friend through tough times?

Episode 9 is the second in our two-part take on SUPPORT. Last time we looked at opening up when you need support, this time Ash and Ro explore how to support those who need us. Here are some discussion questions t...

Trans 101 - The Basics

Welcome to Trans 101, our brand new series on Gender Diversity! In video one we dive into being Trans, Gender Identity, and what it's all about!

SUPPORT: How do I open up?

"How are you?" Good... In Episode 8 of PRTV we challenge this stock-standard interaction that so many of us have on an everyday basis. The reality is, sometimes it's hard to open up when things aren't 'good,' but ...

NUDES: What if I get hassled for photos I don’t want to send?

In Episode 7 of PROJECT ROCKIT TV, we get nude. Well sort of. The reality is, it's not cool to pressure somebody to send private photos if they don't want to, and in some situations it's actually illegal. But what...

Standing By

Your Ears & Eyes Aren't Painted On

Part pf the Back Me Up campaign

Hep C - The Movie

hort doco funded by The Youth Health Service in Tasmania, Australia.

Choose Beautiful

Would you describe yourself as beautiful? In our latest film Choose Beautiful, we travel to San Francisco, Shanghai, Delhi, London and Sao Paulo to prove that beauty is a choice – and the power of this choice is i...

Yellow - by jaydejpg

About this playlist: "By It's a happy sad kinda feeling."

GAMING: How can I avoid hate in gaming?

Episode 5 levels up into the world of online gaming, examining the idea of ‘rage.’ Specifically, how do we manage our frustration while playing, both in ourselves and when we’re on the receiving end? Archie, Ash a...

REPUTATION: What does my online rep look like?

In Episode 6, presenters Ro and Cass suss each other out online and share their hot tips for keeping control of your online reputation. With a couple of simple strategies, you can take control of the info you’re p...

SOCIAL MEDIA: How do I handle the pressure to be perfect?

In Episode 4 of PROJECT ROCKIT TV, we explore the pressures of social media - perfection, likes and online popularity. You’ll meet P-ROCKer Beck Evans, who has used social media as a space to get through hard time...

KHL means you are not alone

KHL means you don't have to go it alone. We're there for you. Call us anytime to talk about anything. 1800 55 1800. Share this with someone you love. Let them know you care and so do we. #K...

The worse you feel the harder it is to ask for help

Something changes in your brain when you’re feeling crap. Without even realising it, you might begin to withdraw and feel like no one will be able to help you. You're likely to feel disconnected from the same peop...

Privacy Policy

Tune In Not Out respects and is committed to maintaining the privacy of all visitors to this site.  This policy (Privacy Policy) governs how Tune In Not Out deals with the collection, security, quality, use and di...

Stay safe you mob

Play safe, and if not sure get check up -

Emergency help

Having a tough time and need someone to talk to right now? The following services are there to listen and help you out. They are confidential and available 24/7. Give them a call or check them out online. Are ...

Hold on

My message goes out to all of the young people going through really tough times and my message is simple: hold on as it can and will get better. I once thought it was easier just to give up on life and I am so ...

When things go wrong

Sometimes when you go out things can go wrong, no matter how well planned the night was. Understanding why things can go wrong can help prevent them going wrong in the future. It is also important to know the step...

Alcohol and pregnancy

No amount of alcohol use during pregnancy has been proven to be safe. The National Health and Medical Research Council’s Australian Guidelines to Reduce Health Risks from Drinking Alcohol (2009) recommend...

Starting a new job

Congratulations, you’ve got the job! But if you've never had a job before, it can be quite a shock to the system getting to know what you're supposed to do and how you're supposed to act. Everybody knows firs...

The job interview

So you’ve applied for a job and have now been called in for the job interview – well done!! At the job interview, the employer will decide if you are person he or she wants to hire, so this is one of the most...

Fighting with a brother or sister

It’s not uncommon to fight with your siblings - in fact it’s a fairly normal part of growing up. However, it can be good to know why you’re fighting and different things you can do that might ease the tension,...

Conflict with parents

Everyone has family conflict. There could be a number of causes, ranging from lack of communication to differences in values. There’s things you can do to stop the situation getting worse as well as good ways ...

Teen Talk

A fantastic video by headspace Noarlunga which gives some great tips for both parents and teens to help stop arguments and conflict arising.

Day of the donor

It's about 6:30pm on a Wednesday night, and I'm sitting on a chair, watching TV... oh yeah, and there's a dirty big needle sticking out of my arm. It's actually been a while since this has happened. I'd had som...

Becoming an organ and tissue donor

Did you know? Although more young people are discussing organ and tissue donation, one in two young people don't know their family members' donation wishes. 40% of young people are unaware that one day t...

Somebody That I'll Never Know

A short parody that depicts Kimbra consenting for organ donation. This decision is made easier for her as her and Goyte have already had this conversation. #havethechat

Mitchell's sisters share their story

Mitchell's sisters makes a special plea to young Australians to talk about donation wishes with their families. #havethechat

My wish

Kate Rose takes on a journey of discovery and examination. This ends with the action of enlightening her parents on her wish of organ donation.

Moving On

John is finally moving out of his family home. As his friends move him into his new apartment, they're eager to call dibs on his possessions they like best. But an unexpected guest will ask John for his most preci...

Living with chronic illness

Being diagnosed with a chronic illness is difficult, and almost certainly means some major changes in your life. You can adjust to living with a chronic illness by getting good info, and talking to people - do...

Pt 5 Me now - living with a chronic illness

Hello and welcome to the final installment of my blogs on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome! Through this series of blogs, I have talked about what CFS is, the stigma attached to chronic illness, diagnosis, treatments, ...

Pt 4 Living with chronic illness

Hi again and welcome to the fourth installment on chronic fatigue syndrome!! I have been a bit late on this post (sorry about that!), but I have an exciting topic for next week’s post – my own visit to a Naturopat...

Pt 3 Possible risks and causes

Hello and welcome to the third installment of a series on chronic fatigue syndrome!! Again, my name is Bethwyn and this time I’ll be talking about the possible causes and risk factors that can lead to a diagnosis ...

Pt 2 Stigma of living with chronic illness

Hi again! So this is the second installment on chronic illness (Read part one here) – specifically around Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I’m Bethwyn, your guide of sorts through this complex and often confusing issue. ...

Living with Chronic Illness Pt 1

I’ve just woken up. This is a difficult part of the day – it takes me at least an hour and a half to kick my body into gear, often longer. And force isn’t going to help. I slowly raise myself to a sitting position...

How did you find out you had Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

Tess is a 21year old student. She says she is now through the worst of her three year long battle with MECFS. In the process she says she learnt a great deal about herself.

How long did it take for you to recover from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

Tess is a 21year old student. She says she is now through the worst of her three year long battle with MECFS. In the process she says she learnt a great deal about herself.

what would you do with your day off?

Coen Ashton shares what life with cystic fibrosis is like for him. Since this video Coen has received a double lung transplant. You can following his amazing story at

My Cancer Story - Rebecca

SunSmart advocate Rebecca tells us her melanoma and skin cancer story.

Jess's story - receiving an organ donation

Discover, Decide and Discuss your organ and tissue donation wishes with your family and loved ones today.

My dream job - tick

Hi, my name is Emma. I am going to start my dream, full time job on today (5th of December) and I thought I’d share with you all how I got it, so that maybe you can apply yourself to what you want to do, and do th...

Career 101

careers 101 by ReachOut

Exams and me time

This animation reminds us of the importance of having regular 'me-time' to avoid becoming completely overwhelmed during exam season.

Looking for work

Looking for work can be pretty tough. Find out things you can do to gain skills and experience that might just give you an extra advantage and try not to get too upset if you don’t get the first job you go for...

Survival of the New Employee

How to manage your first day on a new job, by ReachOut Film Crew member Amy Hetherington.

Life After High School

David from MinusTV heads to a Melbourne uni to see what university students had to say about life after high school and what transitioning from high school was like!

So You're Going to High School

So You're Going to High School is a short documentary about the transition from Grade 6 to Year 7.

Starting at a new school

People change schools all the time, and it can be hard to adjust to a new place. There are a few things you can do to make it easier. It helps to be patient, and to have someone to talk to.  This could be...

The rant...The guilt

So I’m sitting there…alone…on a Friday night just watching TV. Having given up casual sex and drinking in order to regain a little self control,  I am constantly amazed at the plethora of other exciting activities...

Are you acting listening or actively listening?

There are always going to be people who offer you advice, regardless of whether you asked for it. We do it to others, they do it to us. We want to relate, to interact with one another, and so the more logical choi...

Differing Signals: How to be who you are despite confusing messages

I’m quite introverted. I have nothing against extroverts at all – I think it’s so great that they are able to go out and socialise so often, and to have personalities that are often described as ‘go-getters’ or ‘b...

Self respect and setting boundaries in friendships

I think the only time parents and other adults used to talk to me about self-respect when I was younger was when the word ‘sex’ was introduced into conversation, or even ‘ relationships’. For that reason, I always...

Getting through a break up

In today’s post, our blogger Sara giving some advice from the heart and experience about how to survive a break up. Image by missteee at Flickr Unfortunately, most of us will experience an emotional rela...

To share or not to share

Moving out can be a crazy time. It’s not just about physically packing up your gear and transferring it to another (sometimes very far) building, but also about majorly readjusting to your life of independence. Ev...

Five little words

There are five little words that no one in a relationship wants to hear: “We need to break up.” Coping with 'After the break up' can be tough Isn’t it funny how five little words can change your present an...

Online friend v real world friends

All my life I’ve been an avid video gamer, ever since my mum bought my sisters and me a Nintendo 64 at a Car-Boot Sale back in the years before touch screens, Ipads and Candy Crush Saga was a “thing”.  As my exper...

Wandering heart

Wanderlust: a strong desire for or impulse to wander or travel and explore the world. Once you get a taste of travel, it sparks a desire for more into your DNA. Living overseas is like living in fantasy land. Ever...

Some people I know

It is inevitable to know that people come and go in life. Some people enter our lives for good, and others enter our lives for a short time and will leave thereafter for any number of reasons. But regardless of th...

The 'G' word

I want to talk about something that absolutely drives me up the wall: GOSSIP. One would think that once you have survived the doggy-dog world that is high-school and transitioned into the adult world that gossip w...

Stop. Hurry time!

“Okay, so I’ve got time to schedule milkshakes with you in between going to the gym and that meeting on Thursday, but I’ll only be able to stay for 45 minutes in order to make it back in time. Na, that works best ...

The ugly side of love

They say it is better to have loved and lost, then to have never loved at all. but in some ways I disagree. One of the best things about being young is being able to fall in love fiercely and fall head over heels ...

Caring for my Mum - Courtney's Story

Courtney and her brother are young carers for their mother. Courtney juggles her caring role with school and part-time work. Please share Courtney's story and help make Australia Care Aware. Care Aware is a natio...

Online dating

Vox pops conducted around UTS, Broadway.

My only friends are online

Sometimes it's easier to make friends online because you don’t have to bother with all the social stuff that comes with face-to-face relationships. In other cases you might not have much of a choice. In the en...

How to make friends

Knowing how to be a good friend is the first step in making friends, followed by thinking about the places you can go to meet new people. If you're having difficulty, there are also certain skills you can work...

Making friends

Remember when making friends was easy? Film Crew member Brendan Cain reminds us that it doesn't have to be hard.

Helping a friend

Getting help for a friend can take a bit of time and effort but it is worth it. As part of being a good and supportive friend, there are times when we will need to check in with our friends, to ensure tha...

Patrick Dangerfield knows where to draw the line.

Patrick Dangerfield talks about knowing where to draw the line when it comes to violence.

Marcus Bontempelli won’t cross the line.

Marcus Bontempelli explains why violence against women isn’t just a women’s issue.

Making the first move

The Line ambassador Luke Ablett responds to a question about making the first move in a new relationship

Long distance relationships

Being in a relationship with someone is tricky when there are a whole heap of kilometres that lie between you. Fortunately, even though long distance relationships are hard, there are some tips you can use to ...

Conflict in relationships

Not every relationship is meant to be, but sometimes problems can be sorted by just talking things through. Working out if a relationship is right also involves working out what you’re willing to compromise. T...

Managing pressures with your boyfriend or girlfriend

Ever wondered what the ‘ship’ in ‘relationship’ means? It refers to the fact that a relationship with a boyfriend or girlfriend can either float or sink, just like a ship. OK, that isn’t entirely true, but it ...

The right attitude for uni

Studying in general, improves stress for exam period. This tip was handed down to me by my mentor, before I even got to uni. He told me to treat Uni as if it were a job. Go there every day, on a scheduled time ...

How I wished I had survived yr12

I entered my final year of high school like a blank canvas. I knew nothing about the stress and workload in year 12, and if I were to redo my final year, I'd do a whole heap of things differently. I'm going to wri...

Dealing with my exams

Having just completed my last exams of my schooling life, I have faced many challenges that have been bought upon me by both the people surrounding me and by myself. I was always one who had high expectations for ...

You may start revising ...

"We have now finished the coursework for this subject, you may start revising for the exam." A terrifying yet relieving sentence that was heard by myself and my year twelve math methods class members from our t...

Ways to look after yourself if you're experiencing bullying

Being bullied can make you feel low. Looking after yourself might seem like the last thing you feel like doing, but there’s heaps of evidence that shows that it can help you feel less stressed and more optimistic....

Advice for those being bullied right now

Being bullied really sucks. These guys have all been through it and want to share their advice – remember, you don’t have to go through it alone. For more practical tools, tip and support visit

Joshua beats suicide

Joshua was suicidal, but visiting helped him realise he needed help and connected him with Lifeline Chat. exists because young Australians aren’t getting the help they need to get throug...

Magda takes control of alcohol

Magda turned to alcohol to try to deal with tough times, but when that got too much showed her how to get back on track. exists because young Australians aren’t getting the help they nee...

Nick comes to terms with his sexuality

Nick felt like he couldn’t talk to anyone about his sexuality, but connecting with other young people’s stories on was exactly what he needed. exists because young Australians aren’t get...

Amanda overcomes anxiety

Amanda was overwhelmed by anxiety, but gave her the tools she needed to beat it. exists because young Australians aren’t getting the help they need to get through tough times.

Rahart and Zarmina Adams | There's Life After Year 12 Exams

At ReachOut, we know that there's life after Year 12 exams. Check out for tips and tricks to help you manage exam and study stress.

Step 5: Dont give up | 5 steps to talking about bullying

Bullying sucks and you shouldn't have to deal with it alone. Rahart Adams shares 5 tips for how you can talk to someone about your bullying experience. For more practical tools, tip and support visit

Step 4: Time it right | 5 steps to talking about bullying

Bullying sucks and you shouldn't have to deal with it alone. Rahart Adams shares 5 tips for how you can talk to someone about your bullying experience. For more practical tools, tip and support visit

Step 3: Rehearse it | 5 steps to talking about bullying

Bullying sucks and you shouldn't have to deal with it alone. Rahart Adams shares 5 tips for how you can talk to someone about your bullying experience. For more practical tools, tip and support visit

Step 2: Find your people | 5 steps to talking about bullying

Bullying sucks and you shouldn't have to deal with it alone. Rahart Adams shares 5 tips for how you can talk to someone about your bullying experience. For more practical tools, tip and support visit

Step 1: Kick your worries to the kerb | 5 steps to talking about bullying

Bullying sucks and you shouldn't have to deal with it alone. Rahart Adams shares 5 tips for how you can talk to someone about your bullying experience. For more practical tools, tip and support visit

Roseanna's cyberbullying story

Cyberbullying is the worst. Roseanna reflects that she wished she had talk to someone earlier; as the more people she talked to, the easier it became. If you're experiencing cyberbullying, check out

Step up to a bully

Did you know that in the majority of cases bullying will stop in less than 10 seconds when peers step up and intervene? You have the power to really help. For more practical tools, tip and support visit ReachOut.c...

Stay the course: just ask

To help you reach your peak performance at university there are a few important mindsets to have at your disposal: learning to ask for support and communicating are the first step on the productivity highway. You ...

Stay the course: find your balance

To help you reach your peak performance at university there are a few important mindsets to have at your disposal: maintaining a balance between work and play is essential to ensuring that you have the physical an...

Ash London #thereslifeafter Year 12 Exams

220,000 young Australians are about to go through one of the most stressful times of their lives: Year 12 exams.

Andrew Morley #thereslifeafter Year 12 Exams

220,000 young Australians are about to go through one of the most stressful times of their lives: Year 12 exams.  There is life after year 12 exams

It's OK to walk away

You have a choice. Avoid violence or risk serious physical, emotional and criminal consequences. A fight could ruin your life – or someone else's. One punch can kill. If your friends are having a heated argumen...

Schoolies Alcohol, drugs and your health

Look after your yourself and your mates.

Schoolies and social media

Thinking about what you post on social media at schoolies can lead to less headaches.

Schoolies alcohol, drugs & the law - QLD

Do you know the law before you head off to schoolies? Check out this great video from QLD which gives you the low down.

Manage schoolies expectations

You have been planning this week for the last year, but how can you manage your schoolies expectations?

Schoolies Top Tips

Stick together Worried about staying safe at Schoolies? The best thing you can do is stay close to your mates, especially when you’re out and about. If you ever find yourself in trouble, you can count on your fri...

Red Frogs - keep your schoolies a good time

A closer look at some of the programs/services that Red Frogs offers. For more information check out the website

Red Frogs schoolies app

The Red Frogs are a fantastic organisation who are at schoolies events across Australia and Bali, with the aim to hep you have a fun and safe experience. Red Frogs now have their own App for you to use at Schoo...

Plan before your pierce


How can you get Hep C?

Every tattoo tells a tale in this short film created by culturally diverse young people living in public housing in inner city Melbourne.

You Don't Wanna Mess With Me

An animation inspired by street art, which takes you on a journey inside and outside the human body. Using a hip hop song written and performed by young men in custody, it presents key information about hepatitis C.

What is Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C is a virus that causes liver inflammation and liver disease. The virus reproduces by making many copies of itself in liver cells. The hepatitis C virus does not kill liver cells directly, but the ...

Sexuality and mental health

Sexuality occurs on a spectrum from heterosexual (attracted to the opposite sex) to homosexual (attracted to the same sex). You may identify with words such as gay, lesbian, bisexual, straight, pansexual, somethin...

How headspace can help

headspace centres across Australia provide face-to-face information, support and services to young people, aged 12 to 25 years, and their families and friends. headspacecan help you with: Mental health and we...

Types of help

Need help, but not sure what your options are? Figure out where to go when you might need help. There’s a few different types of help – online and email help can be a good place to start. You can use telephone...

Seeking help early

Telling someone that you’re going through a tough time isn’t easy and usually, the worse a problem becomes, the more difficult it is to talk about. Even though seeking help can be difficult, it’s important to ...

Getting help from a GP

What is a general practitioner? General practitioners (GPs) are doctors who are trained to help you with any type of physical or mental health issue. They keep your health issues private and their services are ei...


Make the most of your time at festivals, have fun and make good memories with friends.  Keep in mind these tips to ensure you make this your best, (and safest) festival ever! We can still have fun without pushing...

Moving to get better psychological care and rebuild my life

I grew up a witness to family violence and that pushed me into severe mental illness. But my mum, the strongest person I know, always did her best to help and protect me. She's my best friend. When I was 15,...

My parent is being abusive

Experiencing abuse from a parent can be terrifying. But you’re not alone. This fact sheet will outline what abuse is, the different kinds of abuse, its signs and effects, and most importantly, advice on gettin...

Support for domestic violence

There are a number of services available for you regardless of where you live in Australia. National services like 1800 RESPECT can support you no matter what state or territory you are in. But there are also ...

What is domestic violence?

Domestic violence, which is also known as intimate partner violence, is a form of violence that can occur within any relationship. There are many different types of domestic violence, including social, physica...


As parents, and as influencers of young people, we want the best for kids. We want them to have positive experiences, healthy relationships and opportunities to learn. We want them to understand right and wrong. W...

My Private War Zone

A real story. Please note this video contains descriptions of abuse that some may find disturbing. This video shares an story of domestic violence and survival. For support visit

Love Control

Love Control is a groundbreaking film produced by Women's Health In the North. It draws directly from young women's experiences of abusive relationships and shows how quickly controlling behaviour can escalate int...

You can't undo violence. Know where to draw the line.

Find out more. #RespectTheLine

Surviving school exams and stress

To help reduce stress and ensure that you're as organised as you can be, learn more about planning and looking after yourself and about staying focused in order to be as ready for the exam as you can be. Take the...

How much sleep do I need?

Sleep is a really important part of our life. It helps us to feel well, focused and happy. Most people experience a bad night's sleep now and again, but if you regularly don't get enough sleep it can reall...

Dealing with relationship breakups

Relationships break-up for lots of reasons. Often it’s no-one’s ‘fault’ and nobody is to blame – instead, things just aren’t working out. Download the factsheet on relationships break-ups here Dealing wi...

Signs of an abusive relationship

Working out whether you’re in an abusive relationship isn’t always easy. Learning the signs of an abusive relationship can give some perspective. Thinking that abusive behaviour is your fault is a common feeli...

Power of music

Sometimes, life is tough. This is an inescapable truth. Whether we ourselves suffer, or the suffering of those around us affect ourselves, things can and probably will become difficult at some point or other. Thes...

What is mindfulness

Mindfulness is a special way of paying attention that can help with how you cope with everyday life or deal with tough times, and there are great benefits for your physical and mental health.  You might f...

How to get a good nights sleep

Most people need more than seven hours of sleep a night. If you're not getting this, there are tactics you can use to help. You can also work through them with a doctor or other health professional.  This...

Eating Disorders in Males

Download Eating Disorders in Males Fact Sheet While eating disorders are often portrayed as illnesses that only affect females, large population studies suggest that up to a quarter of people suffer...

What is Binge Eating Disorder?

Download Binge Eating Disorder Fact Sheet Binge Eating Disorder is characterised by regular episodes of binge eating. Unlike BN, a person with BED will not use compensatory behaviours, such as self-...

What is Bulimia Nervosa?

Download Bulimia Nervosa Fact Sheet Bulimia Nervosa is characterised by repeated episodes of binge eating followed by compensatory behaviours. In addition, people with bulimia place an excessive emp...

What is Anorexia Nervosa?

Download Anorexia Nervosa Fact Sheet Anorexia Nervosa is characterised by persistent energy intake restriction, intense fear of gaining weight and disturbance in self perceived weight or shape. For ...

Myths about disorders

Research indicates that there are generally low levels of mental health literacy in the community. General beliefs and misunderstanding about mental health affect community responses to eating disorders. ...

Eating disorders risk factors

What causes an eating disorder? The factors that contribute to the onset of an eating disorder are complex. No single cause of eating disorders has been identified; however, known contributing risk factors in...

Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder

Download OSFED Fact Sheet Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder (OSFED) was formerly recognised as Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (EDNOS) in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental D...

What is an eating disorder?

Eating disorders are serious mental illnesses; they are not a lifestyle choice or a diet gone ‘too far.’ Eating disorders are associated with significant physical complications and increased mor...

How the Butterfly Foundation helps people with eating disorders and body related issues

Danni Rowland explains how the Butterfly Foundation supports people with eating disorders and negative body image through its infoline and online content, and how people can access help to live a healthier and hap...

As long as I have breakfast

A story of life as a hurting teenager and a struggle with food. Keah reflects on her turning point and how good life is long as she has breakfast.

Eating Disorders 101

How much do you really know about eating disorders? Most people have heard of them, but they don’t know all the facts. So here’s a crash course - Eating Disorders 101. The National Eating Disorders Collaboration ...

Eating Disorders Myths...Busted

Some people think that eating disorders are a lifestyle choice, a diet “gone too far” or a cry for attention. Others think that someone with an eating disorder has only themselves to blame. All of these things are...

Recovering from an eating disorder : hope, strength and life

A UK but video, but we felt a great video, giving hope to those battling with an eating disorder here in Australia.

Steps to improve self esteem

Feeling down about yourself is one of the many characteristics of low self-esteem. Learning about its causes, and taking practical steps to build your self-esteem, can help to overcome your negative thoughts. ...

Challenge Negative Thinking Film Crew member, Tobias, present some practical ways you can challenge your negative thinking.

personal experiences of eating disorders stigma - Imogen and Danielle

Imogen and Danielle share their personal experiences of eating disorders stigma. If you need help please contact the Butterfly Foundation or call them on 1800334 673.

Body image and guys

Although body image issues are stereotypically experienced by girls and women, body image issues are becoming increasingly common amongst guys. Get the facts to help you identify when negative body image becom...

Talking about confidence and body image

Hear from young people on ways to deal with confidence and body image. Some of the young people sharing their stories are part of Batyr's Being Herd program. We thank them for their participation in this project.

The causes of negative body image

A negative body image refers to when somebody thinks about their body in a negative way. There are ways to improve a negative body image, but the first step is figuring out what triggered it in the first place...

How to build self-confidence

Confidence can be a tough thing to build up, so we've put together some handy tips to help you out. If you're still having a hard time - don't worry! There are other ways you can find extra support, and work o...

About self talk

Self-talk can have a great impact on your confidence. It can be positive or negative, and have different effects on how you feel. There are a few ways you can develop better self-talk, which can be as simple a...

What is body image?

Download Body Image Fact Sheet Body image is the perception that a person has of their physical self and the thoughts and feelings that result from that perception. These feelings can be positive, n...

Body Image. Not a one-size fits-all thing!

So I know I’ve already spoken about ignoring articles telling you to follow magic tips that will make you love yourself and your body. So think of this is as the direct opposite of those articles and those tips, g...

What needs altering our bodies or our mindset?

Hi Tarsh here, back with another installment of my blog series taking look at body image and self esteem. Remember to credit your body for all the awesome stuff it can do I recently read an article where R...

Body image and Instagram

Don't let what you see online negatively affect what you see in the mirror While I was writing my last post (How to fix your body image), I was listening to a podcast of an interview with a prominent fitspo...

How to Fix Your Body Image

Hello! My name is Tarsh and I’m going to be doing blog posts pretty regularly from now on. I have an honours degree in psychology, and will be talking mostly about body image and related topics. The honours thesis...

I didnt always chooseREAL…

We are stoked to have a guest post by the creator of the ChooseReal Campaign, Ruth, who shares her experience of learning to chooseReal. Ok, here we go… My real and raw post sharing that I didn’t always ChooseR...

Image expectations

During the end of Primary School, and all of High School, I convinced myself that I was ‘average-looking’. This may not sound too bad, but, for me, being ‘average’ was absolutely awful. It was a truly awful word t...

Yep, you’re smokin today

Each September (the 8th Sept in 2017) Fresh Faced Friday invite you to ‘tear up’ talk about negative body image and help everyone realise it’s okay to love their bodies! In celebration of this, this blog is about ...

What I would say to high school me

I don’t really like the idea of regrets – so I feel like either you do something or you don’t. Having said that, though, I think there are quite a few people who would like to go back and talk to themselves in Hig...

Make-up madness

I think I am safe to say that I am among millions of girls, even women, who wear make up on a daily basis…correct? The list of makeup products available on our shelves today is almost endless! You have foundation,...

To get inked or not?

If people knew me they would think I was very hypocritical to debate about tattoos, I have a few but I have friends who have a lot more, we love our ink and do not regret any of them just like all the websites and...

what defines beauty

t’s a word we use almost every day to compare ourselves to others, judge others and to make a choice over which product to try based on its better-looking packaging. However, not one of us knows exactly what “beau...

You are not your body

In this blog, Xin take a look at how we perceive and value our bodies, and who the real us is. Image Credit: Rainbowhill LL | Flickr What’s more important: who you are, or the way people see you? What d...

Real Beauty- Male Body Image

A film created as the male version of the DOVE real beauty campaign.

Evolution - DOVE

From Dove's Real Beauty Campaign - an insight into how those glossy pictures are achieved. Even though an older video this one is still a fav. A great message told in a creative way.

Fabricating Beauty - BodyTalk

BodyTalk aims to help young people build positive self-esteem by understanding and dealing with feelings about physical appearance, in particular weight and shape. A UK Video and support service, but the video jus...

Think before you ink

A short video by YEP (Youth Educating Peers) Crew, a group of young Western Australians looking to make a difference by educating young people about STIs and BBVs so they can make safer, informed choices.

Fotoshop by Adobé

A spoof commercial with the stapeline 'This commercial isn't real, neither are society's standards of beauty.'

Their Stories - Jessica Smith

Jessica Smith has battled with Bulimia and self-body issues for over a decade. She was born without her left forearm and felt completely different when growing up. This "difference" though led her to representing ...

Jordan's Story

Watch Jordan's story about how she coped with a chronic illness and all the challenges that came with her illness.

You’re more beautiful than you think - DOVE

In one of the most famous Dove films, Real Beauty Sketches explores the gap between how others perceive us and how we perceive ourselves. Each woman is the subject of two portraits drawn by FBI-trained forensic ar...

Unbreakable - Meaning behind the Lyrics

The Unbreakable Campaign is to raise awareness and funds for the treatment of Eating Disorders. Profits from the song and the campaign will go towards the not-for-profit organisations.

When did #LikeAGirl become an insult?

Join Always in our epic battle to keep girls' confidence high during puberty and beyond. Using #LikeAGirl as an insult is a hard knock against any adolescent girl. And since the rest of puberty's really no picnic ...

How negative self image sucks

Fresh Faced Friday - the national body image campaign is back in 2017 - join us the 8th September to 'Tear Up' the negative. Visit them Video produced by FYA.

#onebeautifulthought DOVE

How would you react if someone told you out loud what you are secretly thinking? Discover the new Dove campaign against negative thoughts.


I was inspired to write the song after a romantic liaison with someone who wanted me to change the way I looked for them.

Body Image: The Media

The media is constantly sending us messages of what beauty is, from big booties to buff arms to flawless skin. But in reality, these strict standards are totally unrealistic and even harmful. So ReachOut Producer,...

Body Image: Puberty

Puberty can be a really confusing, uncomfortable and all together weird time. Your body goes through lots of different changes- and not all of them are welcome. ReachOut Producer, Dylan, spoke to some people on th...

Body Image: Friends

Sometimes our friends don't always make us feel great about ourselves. Whether it's an unintentional comment or unfair comparisons- at the end of the day feeling down on your body sucks, not matter where it's comi...

What's one word to describe your body?

We asked 100 people from the ages of 1-100 "what is one word to describe your body?"

Beauty on your own terms - Dove #MyBeautyMySay

Somewhere along the way, it has become the norm to judge women based on their appearance and use their beauty against them. With the #MyBeautyMySay campaign we feature stories of amazing women who stood up for the...

Male body image issues

A UK video, but too good not to share as a key issue for young Australian males too.

"I shared a photo"

Not an Australian video - but the message is universal so we just had to include. A Canadian campaign to raise awareness that when you share a photo, it isn't just one photo...

Digital DNA

From the moment we're born - and sometimes even before - our digital identity is established. As we grow, our digital footprint grows, which is why it's important we treat our digital selves with the same care and...


When a group of high-school friends posts an online rumour about a rival, it sparks a chain reaction that leaves no one untouched. Cyberbullying, sexting, filmed fights and police action ensue—will these friends b...

Protecting personal information

Personal information is any information or combination of information that enables an individual to be identified. Personal information is used by many businesses for legitimate communication. However this is n...

Digital reputation

our digital reputation is defined by your behaviours in the online environment and by the content you post about yourself and others. Tagged photos, blog posts and social networking interactions will all shape ...

Image-based abuse

Image-based abuse is when intimate or sexual photos or videos are shared online without consent, either to humiliate or shame someone, or for the ‘entertainment’ of others. This factsheet covers: What is it ...


Sexting is the sending of provocative or sexual photos, messages or videos. They are generally sent using a mobile phone but can also include posting this type of material online. While sharing suggestive i...

What is cyberbullying

Cyberbullying is the use of technology to bully a person or group with the intent to hurt them socially, psychologically or even physically. Right now there are many young people being cyberbullied. By reportin...

Did we miss something?

Did we miss something? Do you know of a great factsheet or video which you feel belongs here on TINO? Or perhaps there was a topic you would have liked info on which we didn't have? Then we‘d love to know – flick...

Share Your Story

Share Your Story Would you like to share your story with the TINO community? It’s a great opportunity to talk about life's challenges, how you solved them and help out other young people that might be in a simila...

(CYBER)BULLYING: How do I challenge online hate?

In Episode 2 of PROJECT ROCKIT TV, we jump straight into the thick of it - how can we shut down the gross, nasty or straight up hateful stuff that happens online. Hopefully this will give you a couple of tricks n ...

BELONGING: How can I deal with feeling left out?

In Episode 3 of PROJECT ROCKIT TV, presenters Archie, Lucy and Caitlin explore belonging, how social media can seem super exclusive and how we can take control when we feel left out. There are plenty of answers in...

MTV and Red Cross 'Labels'

Red Cross and MTV 'Labels'

We've got your back against bullying ft Ruby Rose Ruby Rose, Dylan Lewis, James Mason and others share their personal experiences of bullying and give advice on what you can do. Music 'Blackwater Rising' provided by awesome Aussie roc...

Don't stand by - it could be you

Students talk about the implication of cyberbullying and what can be done.


Enough - we can help say this is enough

back Me Up

Don't be a bystander - back up your mates

Keep it Tame

You can use phones, tablets and computers to do awesome stuff. But things can turn nasty if you use them to disrespect each other. Treat each other with respect and Keep It Tame.

When is it ok to abuse someone online?

P-ROCK Cofounder Lucy Thomas shares her views on justifying social media abuse.

A Bystanders Guide to Bullying

This short film was produced by a group of young people in Beaufort through Lead On Ballarat's Get Reel film program with support from Youth Foundations. The film shows a number of scenarios where bullying takes p...

Cyberbullying - Cal’s story

Part of the eSafety Rewrite your story campaign - check it out for more great information and support if you are coping with cyberbullying.

Sharing photos - Jarrod’s story

Part of the eSafety Rewrite your story campaign

How to make Effective Passwords

This video explains how to create more effective passwords to protect devices and accounts

Images shared without your consent - Sam's story

This video is a case study about what to do when intimate images have been shared online without your consent.

Kara's story

It can be tough to be on the outside, and sometimes it can be tough to be on the inside.

Cyber slap

You don't need a black eye to be bullied. Visit to chat to an experienced counsellor.

About bullying

Hear young people and professionals talk about bullying.

Say Something

We're encouraging everyone to find a voice for someone who can't find theirs. We've launched a new campaign with NAB to help reduce bullying. Words hurt, but words can also help. If you see someone getting bullied...

Don't hold back

Be your own person. For four years i was trapped in an abusive friendship. i was to needy to see what was happening around me and spent those years being criticised and put down. every insult that she said stayed ...

Are you connected

There is a pervasive condition that’s infiltrated our lives, and I’d go as far to say that at least 95% of the people you know have it. Most people aren’t aware that they’ve contracted it from somewhere- it probab...


This is a poem I wrote during a time when I was being severely bullied by a particular girl in my grade. Writing my thoughts and feelings down, particularly poetry, helps me deal with emotional struggles. This is ...

I've been called a bully

You may feel upset and be confused about why someone has called you a bully. If you are not sure whether you have bullied someone, go to Learn about bullying to find out if you have used bullying behaviours. Ev...

I've seen someone being bullied

Have you seen bullying happen but didn't know how to stop it? When someone you know is being bullied it can be upsetting. If you see or know of others being bullied you may feel angry, fearful, guilty, and sad. Y...

What is bullying?

Bullying can happen anywhere: at school, home, work, in online social spaces, via text messaging or via email. Bullying can have serious short-term and long-term emotional and social consequences both...

​​​​​​I'm being bullied

You have a right to feel safe and be safe. Being bullied can make you feel miserable and powerless but things can change. There are things you can do, and doing something will help you feel like you are taking ...

QLives: Coming Out in to the Light

This QLives film looks at Coming Out, featuring three very touching stories and very different experiences of stepping into your true self.

Coming Out

Coming out and telling others that you have feelings towards people of the same-sex can be rewarding or totally hard. Remember - you don’t have to go it alone. Find out how people might react, and how to deal ...

QLives: Young People

This QLives story is focussed on Young People. Each of our four participants talk about their experiences of being queer in the modern context, both the rewards and the challenges. These are some strong and proud ...

What is sexuality

Sexuality is diverse, and deeply personal. Understanding our sexuality is about the sexual feelings and attractions we feel towards other people, not about who we have sex with. There are different types of se...

I just want to be me

Let me begin with an admission. I am only one person. I am here to help you. But I cannot promise you answers to the questions you hold. And I cannot promise to solve every trouble you have. But you can be da...

You are not alone

Hi, My name is Lee, I am Pansexual, for those who do not know what this means I am attracted to ALL genders. The biggest tip I have for those who are questioning their gender/sexuality talk with someone you trus...

Don't fret with coming out, write it out.

When I was struggling to come out as gay, I had a real problem with actually saying out loud "I'm gay", it actually made me feel sick even thinking about it. However, when I knew the time was right and I was 100% ...

Learning about identity via an online friendship

I remember one particular story from when I was in year three. A princess wore a bag over her head because she was covered in pimples, and didn't want her prince to see. The book then taught us that appearan...

Teen mum

This is the story of my very close friend Kim. It was around Christmas holidays last year when i was staying at Kim's house for a couple of weeks, she began to get quite sick vomiting and having headaches almost e...

Don't give up

It all started in grade 11, I was 16 at the time and I had just met my partner, soon after meeting him we moved into our own place, I started drinking Nd going out every night, about a month later we found out I w...

The 'One'

I used to believe that having a boyfriend or dating in general was key. In primary school, I was used to seeing many of my friends dating each other and movies and TV shows would blast love and relationships out t...


Most of us would know that this acronym stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender But how many people know what the ‘+’ stands for? There are names for sexualities and genders that some of you guys would...

Contraception Options

After having an unexpected pregnancy and procedure the next step was clear, a better form of contraception, condoms alone were not cutting it for me. I knew I had additional options to the condom, so I research...

Unplanned pregnancy

Monday morning and I was the happiest girl ever, nothing could break my mood. School drifted along effortlessly and fast, why? I just spent the weekend with him, drinking and doing some not so legal things. I had...

Asexual, not A Sexual

If I was clicking through TV stations and flicked on to an episode of Pride and Prejudice, I’d probably skip straight past it. I know a lot of people love the show, and some find it incredibly important to thei...

The Hepatitis Alphabet – do you know your A, B, C?

Hepatitis is basically inflammation of the liver. The liver is responsible for assisting with digestion of food, storing nutrients, helping your body detox and producing essential substances to help the cells in t...

What is Polyamory?: An Introduction

Polyamory is the idea of having multiple partners at the same time. Polyamory is a form of “ethical non-monogamy”- that is to say, it is a consensual choice to not be limited to having only one significant partner...

The Key to Really Great Sex

*flashing warning lights*. This blog post talks sex, not just what it is – but how to do it. If you are uncomfortable with words like masturbation or anus, this article may not be for you. You have been warned! ...

KISS – Keep is Safe, Sugar!

We love sexual health! To help us find our way through this maze of sex and relationships we have the YEP Crew bringing us a series of blogs on the theme of Safety, Pleasure and Respect in young people’s sexual an...

Putting the U in pleasure

Yes, putting the U in pleasure, or even the pleasure in U – It feels good to say! And just a little bit naughty. I think it’s funny how words can have such a different meaning, depending on the context they’re ...

How to win at relationships

Relationships. They are what bind societies, and in many cases what allows the survival and continuation of the human race. Love has cost trillions of dollars, sent millions to their death in wars and literally ch...


Find out what it means to me! Here’s a bit of Aretha to get us in the mood: Welcome to another story as part of the the  YEP Crew's series ‘Safety, Pleasure and Respect’. We’ve written already about safe...

Sex + Text = Sexting

The term sexting is becoming a common term to us now. It can involve the use of words and/or taking nude or explicit images/videos, and sending it to friends or a boy/girlfriend via a mobile phone or online commun...

Porn – changing the landscape of sex?

This is an opinion blog by one of fab youth bloggers. Please note this article contains sexual references and content that is suitable for mature audiences only (that was our disclaimer, so if you read on you have...

What to do if a friend’s been sexually assaulted

What do you do when your mate tells you they’ve been sexually assaulted? Sexual assault is sadly something that is fairly common in Australia, with some experts saying that as many as 1 in 10 men and 1 in 5 wom...

Boundaries – Mine, Yours

You know what really grinds my grill? When I’m out dancing with friends, and a guy comes up to me and grabs my butt. I immediately feel like telling the DJ to stop the music, telling the manager to turn the light...

Add Your Playlist

Add Your Playlist Share your own playlist of music which positively helps you. Think about how certain songs positively help you, for example; getting active, boosting you mood and more. Create a playlist for tha...

“OK babe better run” Casual Sex

Five , Four , Three , Two , One .. Here it comes.. “Ok babe, better run (insert any random name) is waiting for me.” I lay there, just lay there trying hard to look unperturbed, poised. I knew it was coming, ...

STI Testing’s Bad Reputation

STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection) tests are there to protect us and the people we care about, so why is no-one getting tested? It’s date night, and you’re about to head out to meet up with that special someo...

Hep C - why you should know more

Why should you care about hepatitis C? Here’s hoping you never have to, but just in case, here are a couple of things you should know. First up – there is no vaccine for hepatitis C. Unlike hepatitis A & B ...

I think I might be pregnant

It can sometimes be difficult to tell if you are pregnant in the early stages of conception. There are a couple of signs you can look for. However, it’s always worth going to talk to a health professional or t...

Postnatal depression

When someone has postnatal depression, they experience a range of symptoms, including feeling like they can’t cope with their new role and everyday tasks. Many different things can contribute to someone develo...

How to tell your parents you're pregnant

For some, finding out they’re pregnant can be the happiest moment ever. For others, it can feel like the world is going to end. Regardless of their initial reaction, there’s one question which worries a lot of...

What is the emergency contraceptive pill?

The emergency contraceptive pill is worth thinking about if you have had unprotected sex recently and are worried about getting pregnant. It’s helpful to know about how it works as well as when you should take...

Condoms - a million excuses, none apply

There are a million excuses but none of them should wash.

Share my Secret - Pass it On

The animations have been produced by YEAH; a youth run org set up to engage, educate and empower young Australians to contribute to stopping the spread of HIV and to positively influence community att

HACK: Is Bad Sexual Chemistry a Deal-Breaker?

Tom Tilley hits the Laneway Festival for Sex Week - to ask you the important questions!

HACK: Have You Ever Lied About Your Sex Count?

Tom Tilley hits the Laneway Festival for Sex Week - to ask you the important questions!

Condoms - always remember to wear a hat on your head

Animation and song by Daniel Luke

What's involved in a sexual health check up?

Zane thinks he needs a Chlamydia check and books in to his local community health clinic in country Victoria. A humorous clip about what to expect visiting a sexual health clinic, made by young people

Porn vs Reality

Pornography may be sexy but it's somewhat lacking in the authenticity department. busts the most common porn myths to help you distinguish between fantasy and reality.

HIV Animation

This animation is an excerpt from the student film 'I Never Chose This' produced and co written by Brook Mary Lagana

Sex in public - the law (UK)

This is a UK video - but the same rules apply here - it's just that each state has different levels of penalty - plus this video made us chuckle so it's been included.

Masturbation - Sex in 60 seconds with Hannah Witton

Sex and relationships boff Hannah Witton and get to grips with this sticky issue.

Do you think Virginity is Important?

Losing your virginity can be super daunting as a young person, so we adventured down to St. Kilda Beach to ask a few people what their thoughts were on the matter.

Tea and consent

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What is sex like? FAQ's

What is sex, and what’s it really like? Is everyone doing it? What’s the legal age you can have sex? Here’s some answers to common questions. What is ‘having sex’? Is oral sex ‘real’ sex? Although some people ...

How to talk about sex

How to talk about sex – before, during and after. Good sex is all about asking questions, getting clear answers, listening and respecting your boyfriend, girlfriend or hookup’s choices.   Q: Want Sex...

How to use a condom

The using a condom clip is part of an STI resource tool created by Youth Projects. The resource tool provides information and education about a range of sexually transmitted infections including sympt

What is Trike?

Trike-oh-mon-eye-a-sis (parasite/protozoa) Trichomoniasis (called “trike” for short) is a common STI caused by the parasite Trichomoniasis vaginalis. The parasite usually lives in the lining of the vagina, ca...


This animation is part of an STI resource tool created by Youth Projects. The resource tool provides information and education about a range of sexually transmitted infections including symptoms.


This animation is part of an STI resource tool created by Youth Projects. The resource tool provides information and education about a range of sexually transmitted infections including symptoms.

What is Syphilis?

Sif-ah-lis (bacteria) Syphilis is a sexually transmitted Infection that’s been around for centuries. Many people throughout history, from royals to peasants, have been infected with Syphilis. Fortunately the ...

What is Genital Warts - HPV?

Hu-man Pap-ah-low-ma (virus) Also known as Genital Warts and the Wart Virus. Genital warts are an extremely common STI (Sexually transmistted infections) caused by a virus (Human Papilloma Virus or HPV) that ...

HPV - Genital warts

This animation is part of an STI resource tool created by Youth Projects. The resource tool provides information and education about a range of sexually transmitted infections including symptoms.

What is HIV?

Hu-man Imm-you-no-dah-fish-en-cee (virus) HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. It is called this because, over time, the virus causes damage to the body’s immune system. It’s important to remember ...


This animation is part of an STI resource tool created by Youth Projects. The resource tool provides information and education about a range of sexually transmitted infections including symptoms.

What is Herpes ?

Her-pees (virus) Herpes infections are caused by a virus known as Herpes Simplex. What is herpes? Image credit: nhanusek | Flickr This is sometimes shortened to HSV. There are two types of Herpes viru...


This animation is part of an STI resource tool created by Youth Projects. The resource tool provides information and education about a range of sexually transmitted infections including symptoms and t

Hepatitis B

This animation is part of an STI resource tool created by Youth Projects. The resource tool provides information and education about a range of sexually transmitted infections including symptoms and t

What is Hepatitis B

Hep-ah-ty-tis B (virus) How do you get Hepatitis B? It is considered a robust virus, meaning that it can live longer outside the body and is, therefore, easier to transmit than most other viruses, includ...


This animation is part of an STI resource tool created by Youth Projects. The resource tool provides information and education about a range of sexually transmitted infections including symptoms.

What is Gonorrhoea?

Gon-ah-ree-ah (bacteria) What is Gonorrhoea Gonorrhoea is caused by a bacteria called Neisseria gonorrheae. It’s a pretty tough bug that’s resistant to some antibiotics. Fortunately in Australia, we can ...


Chlamydia - You Should Know is part of an STI resource tool created by Youth Projects.

What is Chlamydia?

Clah-mid-ee-ah (bacteria) Chlamydia is sometimes known as a “silent disease”. This is because people can have the disease without having any obvious Chlamydia symptoms and signs. This makes it easy for an inf...

What are STI's (sexually-transmitted-infections)

STIs are infections that are transmitted by sexual contact. They have different causes, symptoms, and ways of treating them. There are things you can do to try and prevent STIs, and if you've had sex, it's imp...

About sexual health

11If you’re sexually active, it’s important to keep an eye on your sexual health. Get the facts on sexual health and why doctors’ visits are important. Find out what a sexual health check up involves, includin...

What is sexual harassment?

Sexual harassment is defined as any form of unwelcome sexual behaviour that is offensive, humiliating or intimidating and it is against the law. Being sexually harassed affects people in different ways. If you...

What is sexual assault?

Sexual assault can cover a wide range of unwanted sexual behaviour and is used mainly as a way of asserting power and control over another person. There are also many myths around what sexual assault is. There...

Types of contraception

Contraception is a really important aspect of having safer sex, and helps ensure that you won’t get pregnant if you don’t want to. There are different types of contraception including hormonal methods, barrier...

Sexual consent

Knowing why consent is important is really worthwhile when starting a sexual relationship. There are verbal and physical cues as well as things you can say if you want things to slow down or stop. When alcohol...

Bringing sex into a relationship

If you think you might be in love, it’s possible you’re also thinking about having sex. If you’re making the decision to have sex with your partner it’s important to learn when you can say ‘no. If your family ...

Sex, sexuality and gender explained

Confused about the words sex, sexuality and gender? We don’t blame you. It's complicated and  it can take a while to wrap your head around them. Sex, sexuality and gender all mean something completely differ...

How to have sex for the first time

If it's your first time having sex, you probably have loads of questions on your mind, but you may not feel comfortable talking about them. And that’s totally normal. To put your mind at ease, we’ve compiled a...

Am I ready for sex?

How do you know when you’re ready to have sex for the first time? Does a switch flick in your brain? Will you receive a handwritten letter letting you know that you’re ready to go forth and take off all of you...

I was just 19 when I fell pregnant

A young Mum tells her story of becoming pregnancy at 19.

Teen mum

She's remarkable because she's a full time student who is also a proud mother to two beautiful children, Ruby (4) and Archer (1), she's engaged to be married (Shane, an apprentice baker) and she's a f

Susan's story of becoming a young mum

Susan tells the Brave Foundation her story of discovering she was pregnant.

Becoming a parent

Bernie's story - young Mum

Bernadette Black's story of becoming a young Mum

How to get through a day - By Sarah

About this playlist: "This playlist is created to show my love of music and how much it contributes to me having a good day, Ive got a playlist for every mood I'm in and what I'm doing :) Music changes my perspec...

Feels - By Mollie

About this playlist: " i listen to these songs when i want to get in touch with my feelings or when I'm upset."

Mixtures - By T & C

"I listen to songs so that I don't need to think, it takes my mind off things. Songs can change my mood, when I'm feeling down, an upbeat song can be uplifting. Sometimes  music can also control my mood, and singi...

Friday Songs - By swilson

About the playlist: "I made this list for Friday's. I listen to it on most Friday's. It gets me pumped up for the weekend."

Running The World - By Caitlin

About this playlist: "My playlist is something I listen to in the car on the way to school each morning. It is all empowering and really makes me feel invincible and like I can tackle anything."

Feel Good Songs - By JACCCKS

About this playlist: "A good mood song has a good beat. It makes us chill, dance like crazy, sing and hum along. We can just kick back. "

Late Night Escapes - By MaJaCa

About this playlist: "Songs that take us somewhere -  whether that be on an adventure, an escape from our hard feelings and thoughts and help us to understand ourselves. "

Freedom - By Lucky

"These songs help me to express my inner self and to follow my heart. I can also play them on guitar to give me a sense of being free."

Indie Workday Struggle - By Dream Cult

About this playlist: "Struggling through the work week? Does it feel like it should be Thursday and its actually Tuesday? Don't roll your eyes, jam this playlist and know that it'll be over soon."

Good Vibes are Cool Vibes - By MiCaMa

About this playlist: "Songs can keep us in a good mood. This playlist has up beat songs to take us in that good mood. Even in tough times let yourself go and  have moments of fun."

Songs for Monday - By JiNtHe

About this playlist: "Some songs encourage us to be strong, give us hope and courage, to face the day. Sometimes we need to be chilled to get through the day."

Monday kickstart shot of music - by IsCaRa

About this playlist: "On Mondays we listen to songs to get us started for the week, lift our mood and kickstart some good vibes. Some people need their coffee, but we do it with music."

Pumper Up! - By THE Tuners

About the playlist: "Feeling tired today after school. We put on some music - good bands, upbeat, inspiring lyrics. We sang along, grooved with it and had a few good laughs. Music has the power to pump us up. "

Be Strong - By THE Tuners

About the playlist: "We love our music. We play the piano, violin, clarinet, guitar, flute and we also love to sing. Our songs give us a feeling and meaning. Upbeat songs especially change our moods. "

Pick Me Up - By PGlancey

About this playlist: "For when you need a good pick me up after a tough day. These songs always raise my spirits and brighten my day. I hope you enjoy this playlist as much as I do!!"

Tune In - By Brep24

About this playlist: "This is my "tune in" playlist; songs I listen to when I'm cooking or running or working. These are songs that make me think (but not too much), inspire me, and motivate me. Music is essentia...

Inner Courage - By DT13

"As we are pressured by society, we don't get the chance to be ourselves. So this playlist is here to give you the inner courage we all need."

10/10 for music - By Love We Music

"I bob along and dance to a good song. I feel a tightness in my chest, it's a really happy feeling. Songs can relate to me, inspire and make me feel better. It also helps to switch off."

Chillax - By KiAlBrNiTeJeLi

About the playlist: "Listening to music helps us to relax - the beat, words, voice, instruments. Everything just melts away, and takes us to another place."

Songs for most days - By Mental Sounds

About the playlist: "Some days when you're feeling down or bored, songs can help"

Music for everyday - By We Love Music

About this playlist: "Music is played in the background to do the washing, go to sleep, to have fun, and when I'm bored. It makes me dance, sing, encourages and calms me down, and gives me energy."

All time greats - by Dymer

About the playlist: "These are some of the best songs I've heard over the past 4-5 years when I've been actively searching for new good tracks. The songs make me feel happy, alert and ready to party!"

Hip Hop from around the world - By Ohowie

About the playlist: "Bunch of my favourites. some great artists i enjoy listening to from around the world."

Get Pumped When You Feel Like A Grump - By Xavier

About the playlist: "These songs help me get out of any negative or destructive mood I am in and gets me pumped in a very positive way, making me want to be productive or do something to help my wellbeing."

Music can talk for me - By Jelly Beans

About the playlist: "This playlist are of our songs that inspire, uplift and are meaning full to us. When we listened to our songs it made us feel like we were in a different place were we can express our thought...

How music feels - By JVZF rocks

About my playlist: "Music changes your mood, and you will lose your control and groove. Music relaxes and calms you, and you go to sleep. You have to turn on the music when you play games, it's not the same witho...

Music listening and our mental health

Music can play a big part in our lives. We listen to music when we are happy, sad, to relax or calm down or to pump us up ready to go. Listening to music is a popular way to cope with difficult times. Music can so...

Making Music and Our Mental Health

Music can play a big part in our lives. Some of us listen to music. And some of us would music that is to make or write music or dance. Musicians, dancers and song writers have said that music-ing is a way of: ...

Roseanna's cyberbullying story

Cyberbullying sucks, but you don't have to put up with it. Find out how Roseanna confronted cyberbullying.

Questions to ask before giving up

Everything Is Awful and I’m Not Okay: questions to ask before giving up  We came across this fantastic list of questions and actions to take if things are feeling really awful and you just feel like giving up. It...

Escaping from a possessive and controlling relationship

When you’re young and inexperienced, a new person in your life can have a major impact on how you develop mentally and physically; whether for the better or worse. I’m still a teenager and I wasn’t expecting such ...

When a suicidal friend talks to you about what they’re feeling

n the past I’ve had many different friends, with many different feelings, talk with me about a various amount of things, but a few weeks ago for the first time one of my friends came out as having severe depressio...

Hearing voices

Throughout history, every culture has had a small group of people who have experienced things that no one else was aware of. Sometimes they heard a ringing in their ears, a buzzing or other annoying sound (ala tin...

Its not what you think

life isn’t what you think, you need to look around and see yourself through another perspective, only then will you find out what your true purpose is… Okay, let’s talk about something, the word ‘perfect’. A lo...

Dealing with exam stress

How an individual can overcome the stress that is thrown upon them leading up to exams such as the HSC… Having just completed my last exams of my schooling life, I have faced many challenges that have been boug...

Before and after

There are certain events in our lives that often make us feel like there is a before and an after – defining moments, which often get treated as detrimental milestones. A house fire, a family or relationship break...

Releasing control

There have been so many tragedies on the news lately, planes going missing, planes being shot down. Wars happening. World leaders acting less than ideally. And so many problems happening within Australia that peop...

Music - finding a common ground

As a US-native 20-something living in Australia for the first time, Tune In Not Out (TINO) struck me as a resource which I intuitively understood, and have never seen the likes of before. T...

You never know how you can make a difference

This post is from a story submitted to our Tune In Not Out to Youth Health campaign by Emily Image Credit: a n a n d h a m Flickr One day, when I was in primary school, I saw a kid from my class was walkin...

9 helpful tips for those having a hard time

Lately I’ve had to deal with a lot of changes happening in my personal life. At first, describing them to my friends, I kept calling them endings, but afterwards I began to feel as if it was a process of renewal. ...

What to do when nobody knows what’s wrong with you

Hi there! The title of this post may sound pretty gloomy and… maybe even a little judgemental now that I think about it, but for those that have read previous blogs of mine, this is just a continuation of one of m...

On self love and beauty

I realised something pretty interesting today. I was watching an inspiring video over on YouTube by a favourite vlogger called Ashley (watch it above – about 6 mins, you will enjoy and also learn how to do a c...

On not being a parrot

A little while ago, I was struggling with learning how to enjoy life despite walking alongside anxiety (a process at which I’m much better versed since seeing my counsellor. I was working at a pet supply store, an...

Biting Back

My name is Elia; I’m a singer-songwriter from Sydney. I am running a campaign called Unbreakable to raise awareness and funds for the treatment of Eating Disorders. Unbreakable is about the strength and resilience...

The great depression - helping those suffering from mental illness

This blog post was written by Serina Hajje for vibewire who have kindly shared it with us – a fantastic read with great tips for helping out a friend or loved one.. Living with a mental illness is reality that ...

The great job juggle

Having a part time job is a great thing. No matter where you work you can earn some extra dollars to pay for living expenses, or maybe just use your income to support a hobby or your shop-a-holic syndrome, whilst ...

I want to stop suicide

There are 2000 Australians who take their own life per year. I believe this can be reduced. My name is Tiana Spence, I am 18 years old and live in Rockhampton, Queensland, this is my story. I was a normal 15 ye...

Labelling and mental health - break the stigma

In this blog Xin takes a look at how a mental health label can impact on you and how others perceive you, sometimes this can be helpful, and other times we have to take a moment to look beyond the label given. ...

Lets ban the word should

Language shapes the way we see the world. When we are infants, we have no way of articulating the overwhelming flood of stimuli we are experiencing. As we learn to speak, we start to categorise the world into easi...

Is it OK to see a counsellor?

In today’s post Xin takes us on a personal story exploring the question is it Ok to see a counsellor. He explains the simple yes, yes, yes in a personal and insightful way. I had a pretty bad time in high schoo...


Sometimes it takes almost falling over to realise, but we tend to be on overdrive a lot of the time. Our society tends to value people who keep going and going – keep doing more and achieving more – all the time. ...


A piece of rope seems simple enough. When there are more strands that are woven together in the rope, the greater its strength. A piece of string on its own cannot lift much weight because of its weak composition....

Ways to pull yourself out of a slump

To bring yourself up when feeling down is much easier said than done. However, it is vital to your health and happiness that you do. Feeling sad, bored, and blah about life accomplishes nothing and makes you mi...

How do you know you're suffering from depression

Sometimes it’s easier to assume you feel the way you do because of ‘teenage hormones’ or the stresses you’re under as an adolescent, especially if you’re in your final years of schooling. But when does a consta...

Asking for help - eating disorders

I started dieting at the age of 11. I was 11 when I decided I wasn’t going to eat bread anymore I was 12 when I first accidentally left my lunch inside the classroom and decided I wasn’t hungry, therefore I woul...

Isn’t that old persons disease?

This is a question I’m asked commonly and the answer is no. I’m 16 and live with Juvenile Oligoarticular Arthritis and Hypermobility. This means that I’m a young person with a condition that can cause pain, inflam...

Surviving suicide

his is a very difficult topic to write about, for so many reasons. Not just because I have dealt with depression and suicidal thoughts myself, nor because I am part of a generation where many people know someone w...

A note on following your dreams

Most people, by the time they are old enough to be classified as ‘youth’, will have been told or asked to set goals – or at least to consider doing so. Five-year goals, ten-year goals. Before-you-die goals. I, ...

Simply living

Life is simple. Really, really simple. I’ve come to believe that all you really need to be happy is food, sleep, and shelter from the elements. Companionship is good too, if you have some handy. Everything else is...

Staying calm

As someone who deals with anxiety and stress a lot – it tends to impact on my illness and make me sicker if I don’t pay attention – I have spent quite a few years gathering little techniques that assist me with fe...

Feeling SAD – what is the weather like outside?

Last week we asked you via a Facebook survey if the weather affected how you feel – Yes or No. It was a clear YES. With 89%  saying YES and 11% No. So what is all that about? Well in his latest blog Xin sheds some...

Meet 2 music therapists

Here at TINO we love music, especially how it can positively impact on your wellbeing – but what exactly is music therapy. Well, we took 5 with two great music therapists, Carmen and Cherry to find out more. Hi...

Mental health first aid

When you get a cut or a scrape, you usually have your own first aid kit to help out with that, don’t you? You get some antiseptic cream or wash, maybe grab a bandaid. When you get sick, you have vitamin c tablets,...

Harassment in the workplace

The workplace should be a safe environment.  A place where you come to do your job and a place that you should feel comfortable around your co-workers, managers/superiors and customers. The workplace is a place...

Managing my depression 6 - how i'm doing now

Welcome the final in our series about Managing Depression written by 21 year old Bethwyn. Bethwyn has taken us from signs and symptoms, to treatment and how to help a friend who may be suffering from depression. W...

Managing my depression 5 - helping someone with depression

Hi and welcome to the fifth installment on depression!! This post is directed towards those people that may not be suffering from depression themselves, but may know someone who IS suffering. Sometimes it can b...

Managing my depression 4 - treatment

I’ve had a bit of a break for the holidays, but welcome back to this blog series on Depression! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. It is important to remember that, while these times are often full of...

Managing my depression 3 - reaching out for help

Welcome back to this series of blogs on depression (and, to a lesser extent, anxiety!). This time I’ll be talking about getting diagnosed and who to reach out to for help. Now, as I mentioned in my last post, r...

Managing my depression 2 - signs and symptoms

Hello again! Welcome to the second installment on depression and anxiety. During this post I will talk about signs and symptoms, and what they can mean if you’re experiencing them. I’ll also be mentioning a couple...

Managing my depression - what is depression

Hi and welcome to a new series of blogs on depression and anxiety. My name is Bethwyn – you may recognise that name from another series of blogs that I worked on all about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. This new series...

Abusive relationships: More than just violence

What do you imagine when you hear the words “abusive relationship”? Many people think of violent scenarios like a woman being beaten by her partner, or a friend coming to school with a black eye after a fight w...

About psychosis

Around 3 in 100 people will experience a psychotic episode, making it more common than you may think.While it sounds a bit worrying, psychosis is treatable and most people will make a full recovery. Find out w...

What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (sometimes called PTSD) is a form of anxiety disorder. Some people develop this condition after they have experienced a traumatic event. This event might be: a serious accid...

Mental Health Checklist

You are worried. Is it serious or is the moodiness, irritability and withdrawn behaviour a stage to grow out of? Are drugs involved? Is a medical assessment needed to help you decide if there is a serious problem?...

How to ask are you OK?

It’s hard to tell how everyone is feeling all the time, so it’s a good idea to ask. This isn’t always an easy conversation to have, so check out some of the things you can do to make it easier, including the s...

Helping a friend with an eating disorder

Approaching someone you care about There is no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ way to talk to someone with an eating disorder and different approaches will work for different people. 1. Be prepared The mos...

Helping a friend with anxiety

Having a friend with anxiety can be difficult when you don't know how to help, or the right things to say. Find out how to help someone with anxiety, things you may need to avoid, and how to look after yoursel...

Sometimes I want to die

Suicidal thoughts can be pretty scary; however, it’s important to understand them for what they are. Thoughts and feelings are quite different to actions, so even though you’re experiencing suicidal thoughts y...

My friend is suicidal

Having a friend who is feeling suicidal can be a pretty confronting thing to deal with. If you think they are in immediate danger, there are services you can call. Sometimes it can be tough if your friend need...

Thinking about committing suicide

Wondering how to commit suicide or having serious thoughts of ending your life must mean you’re feeling completely overwhelmed right now. However, there are things you can do that might help you counter these ...

Make your own safe plan

If you’re struggling with suicidal thoughts, it's important to have a plan for times you might feel alone or like there's nothing you can do. By making a safe plan and having it ready, you can take care of you...

The difference between self harm and suicide

Struggling with self-harm or thinking about suicide can be tough and lonely. Read on to understand what self-harm and suicidal behaviour is, how they are different and the kinds of help available.  This c...

Self help for self harm

In addition to other forms of support, self-help for self-harm can be useful in managing this habit; this includes releasing the energy or pent-up emotions that are driving you to self-harm in other ways and u...

Understanding self harm

What is self harm? Self harm refers to people deliberately hurting their bodies. Common types of self harm among young people include cutting (e.g. cutting the skin on arms, wrists or thighs), burning the ski...

Common reactions to death

When someone you know dies, it can turn your life upside down. The way people grieve when someone dies can be very different; find out about common reactions to death and grieving and what you can do when you’...

Working through grief

What is grief? Grief is a natural response you experience when you lose someone close to you. Grieving is a normal part of life and there is no right way to grieve – everyone is different. It can begin as soo...

Beating exam / study stress

Exams are pretty much always stressful. But it's completely possible to manage some of the stress that's brought on by exams if you use different strategies. If there's stuff you're not strong on, or you're really...

What is mental health?

Mental health and mental illness are complicated terms, partly because there are lots of different causes of mental health issues and a whole range of different symptoms for each one. There are some simple things ...

Challenging negative thinking

When how you’re thinking is getting you down, it can help to reassess what you’re saying to yourself each day. It’s worth trying to dispute any negative thinking and ask yourself some challenging questions about w...

What is stress?

Stressed out all the time? There are a number of reasons you might be struggling to beat stress. Find out what it looks like when stress is causing a problem for your health. If it’s really serious and you can’t s...

Getting help for anxiety

Looking for an anxiety test or a way to figure out if you have anxiety problems? Find out when you need to get help or information. There are a few different screening services, as well as support services to help...

How to manage anxiety

Anxiety can impact your day-to-day life in massive ways, but there are tools you can use to manage and control your anxiety. There are also a number of things you can do if these tools don't work, including seekin...

About anxiety disorders

Fear is an emotion we have in response to a real or perceived threat, whereas anxiety is the anticipation of a future threat. We all experience anxiety when faced with stressful situations, like just before a spor...

What is bipolar disorder?

Find out all you need to know about bipolar disorder, a mood disorder characterised by extreme moods. Learn about the signs and symptoms, the different types of bipolar disorder, and what to do if you think you mi...

How you can help someone who is suicidal

For immediate crisis support call: 000 if life is in immediate danger or Lifeline (24/7) 13 11 14 It can be difficult to understand why individuals take their own lives. Life can be painful and probl

Thinking about harming yourself or ending your life? Get help. Find hope.

If you need immediate crisis support call: 000 if life is in immediate danger or Lifeline (24/7) 13 11 14 It can be very difficult to know what to do and how to cope, but help is available. You don't

Omar Dean Lifeline's Crisis Chat Ambassador

Since X-Factor, Omar Dean's career and popularity is soaring, but some people may not be aware he was significantly bullied at school and turned to music to cope.

How conversations help Bianca Dye every day

“You’ve got to scratch the surface a little bit - but keep going. Ask them on Monday, check in with them on a Friday. And I think what you’ll find is that most people who want to talk will eventually

Is your brain making it hard to enjoy the things you normally do?

Is your brain making it hard to enjoy the things you normally do? Find out why at Youth Beyondblue

Self esteem

Self esteem is about seeing your good qualities, being comfortable with your weaknesses and doing your best with what you have.

Supporting yourself after a natural disaster

This information is for young people affected by a natural disaster such as a flood, bushfire, earthquake or cyclone.

Healthy relationships

Most people have their first relationship during adolescence. If you are in a relationship, it's important to keep your relationship healthy to make sure you are both happy being in it.

Safe Tattoo Practices

headspace Bunbury have produced a clever animation to promote safe tattoo practises. Funded by Hepatitis WA.

What's a headspace centre like?

Whilst each one is different, this will help give you an idea of what to expect when visiting a headspace centre


A story dealing with a diagnosis.

Coping with a schizo-affective disorder

Watch Jennifer's story about coping with schizo-affective disorder and all the challenges that came with the diagnosis.

Understanding Psychosis

Real life experiences of young people and their families on psychosis

headspace Youth Early Psychosis Program

About the headspace Youth Early Psychosis Program

Just another step

Caitlin talks about moving on from high school and preparing for life changes.

Young and homeless

According to the ABS, every night in WA 6000 young people are homeless. This short film was commissioned by The Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia to draw attention to this important issue, an

Homelessness : Myths and Memories

Natalie's story


A psychiatrist explains how schizophrenia, a mental illness, affects thinking, feeling and behaviour. He describes early warning signs, triggers, common symptoms and treatments including drug treatmen

Digital sense - sexting

Part of Loddon Mallee Cyber Safety Projects resource called 'Photograph' which explores the impact of 'sexting'.

Showing him my scars - self harm

Showing a new boyfriend or girlfriend your self harm scars for the first time is tough. You know they've probably spotted them anyway - should you explain?

Managing grief

There is no 'right' way to grieve, everyone is different, and will have different feelings and reactions to the loss.

Exam Mexican wave

A film of 60 students finding an unusual way of beating exam stress. If you like this then share it with your friends, especially if they have exams coming up!


Do you procrastinate? Who doesn't?

Exam stress

Minus18 is Australia's largest youth-led organisation for same-sex attracted and gender diverse young people. This is where we belong.

Something Haunting You? Exam Stress

Are the stresses of exams following you around like a bad smell? A smell as strong as the undead? Interactive video from

Brighten up someone's life

by AFTRS 3D animation student Priscilla Almeida

Letting her in

Opening up and talking to your partner about how you feel can be the hardest step to take when coping with depression.

Embrace - trailer

When Body Image Activist Taryn Brumfitt posted an unconventional before-and-after photo in 2013 it was seen by more than 100 million people worldwide and sparked an international media frenzy.

Hip hop force for change

My First Time has been conceived and Directed by Jobe Hazard Boucher, the organiser of the famous Battle at the Bowl. Featuring hip hop artists from the Pulse Studios, who reveal the place that Hip Ho

Living with a condition - Kieran's story

Kieran's headspace story of living with an illness

Worrying about the future

Young people and professionals discuss worrying about the future.

Tough times - Ren's story

Ren's headspace story

10 mindful minutes

When is the last time you did absolutely nothing for 10 whole minutes? Not texting, talking or even thinking? Mindfulness expert Andy Puddicombe describes the transformative power of doing just that:

Calm mind

An explanation of the mind’s underlying calm using the sky as a metaphor.

Illy- Music Feedback

‘It’s totally okay to be bummed out and be down on's normal, it's natural.’ Illy talks about his music, mental health, and the importance of talking to someone when you are having a rou

Feeling stressed, anxious or down

Thinking about ending your life

If you're in Australia and need support straight away contact: Lifeline on 13 11 14 - Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659467


Young people from headspace Tweed Heads talk about breaking the stigma around seeking help for mental health issues.

Coping with major change - Sara's headspace service

Living with a disability - Natasha's headspace story

Natasha's headspace service

Inside your headspace

'Inside Your headspace: A Film Project' series of short films from headspace Noarlunga aims to tackle stigma and raise awareness about the issues young people face everyday

Alessandro's headspace story

Alessandro's headspace story

Frienemy - living with depression

A digital story about living with depression

Healthy headspace tips

A video for young men on tips for a healthy headspace featuring Hawthorn Football Club’s Matt Spangher, Victorian Bushranger’s cricketer Aaron Ayre, former AFL player Simon Hogan

Zak's story - bullying and depression

Zak shares his story as part of the headspace Stories video series

How to talk about it

Young people talk about how to talk to a friend you're worried about, being a good listener and being supportive.

When talking gets tricky

Young people explain what to do when things get tricky talking to a friend that you're worried about.

Good stuff to say - helping a friend

Young people share the good and bad stuff to say to a friend that you're worried about.

Nick's story -

Rania's story - accessing help

Rania's story of having depression and seeking help at headspace

Josh's story - noticing a change

About Josh's story of noticing a change and getting help at headspace

Being a good mate mate starts with a simple question

How knowing the warning signs of suicide could save a life

Tiana's best friend suicided when she was 15. 'What if..?' were the words that occupied Tiana's mind for months after Shae's death. She asked herself again and again what she could've done different

Music Feedback - The Disappointed

In this video as part of the 2013 Music Feedback Rockumentary series, David chats with The Disappointed.

Music Feedback - Jake and the Cowboys

Maverick sat down with Jarred from the Jake and the Cowboys to talk about mental health. Watch to hear about Jarred's thoughts on relieving stress, working in youth justice, keeping in touch with your

Music Feedback - Kaki King

Steph sat down with Kaki King, Guitarist/Composer from Atlanta Georgia to talk about mental health.

Understanding self harm

This video is a story about a young person's experience of self-harm and her process of getting help. It is based on real life stories and the characters are played by actors.

Managing Anger

Being angry is normal and sometimes it can motivate you to do better. In other situations, it can be harmful.

Hot and cold flushes - get to know anxiety

At 28 years old anxiety hit this girl, starting with hot and cold flushes. Understanding anxiety, learning how to control it and developing so life skills has allowed her to become 'anxiety free'

Obsessive complusive

This real story explains about obsessive compulsive disorder aspect of anxiety, which started at university for this lady.

Tight Chest - get to know anxiety

What is anxiety? In this video, a real story is shared about what the tightening of the chest feels like, and how it can be managed.

Snowballing worries - get to know anxiety

Part of Beyond Blue's get to know anxiety campaign. In this real story, one man explains how the snowballing of worries started and how he got help and was able to win the battle against anxiety.

Get to know anxiety - racing heart

In this video Sarra tells her story of how anxiety troubled her throughout her teenage years, and how she sought help until she was able to beat the anxiety and live a happy full life without fear.

Mental health a conversation that matters

Young people share their experience about depression and the importance of seeking help, and what is good for your mental health

I had a black dog

I had a black dog, his name was depression

Overcoming depression and anxiety

Olivia shares her story about overcoming anxiety and depression

Music Feedback - Ash Grunwald

Music Feedback talks to Ash about music and mental health

Music Feedback - Karnivool

Andrew (Drew) Goddard from Perth's heavyweight prog rock outfit Karnivool talks about mental health with Music Feedback

Music feedback - Codie Sundstrom

Leesa's story getting help

Leesa talks about finding herself having a tough time with mental health and how finding help has got her through

Music Feedback - Emperors

Perth rock outfit Emperors talk about mental health for Music Feedback 2012.

Music Feedback - The Brow Horn Orchestra

The Brow Horn Orchestra talk about mental health for Music Feedback 2012.

Hero to Zero

'Dress Up. Stand Up. Speak Up' raise awareness and help prevention youth suicide.

Psychosis - denial

Is it OK to be left handed?

Why should I be made to feel like crap for just being who I am? It's time we stopped just sitting back and watching. Share this video to make a difference.

Coming Out - Rub's story

Coping with discrimination

Kate DeAraugo talks about managing depression

Kate DeAraugo is a solo artist and winner of Australian Idol in 2005. She talks to Lifeline about her experience with depression.

It's Ok to not be perfect

How can Lifeline help?

Lifeline Telephone Crisis Supporter Rebecca Tupper explains the services of Lifeline and encourages people walking through any struggles to call 13 11 14 or visit

Let help a friend

t's an important to think about looking after one another and pausing to have a conversation with a mate who might be going through a tough time and needs to Soften the Fck Up....

Better if you're around

"Better if You're Around" looks at interrupting the process of suicide. What happens when someone reaches that fork in the road?

What makes you thrive?

How to ask a mate R U OK?

How do you have a conversation with a friend from school when something doesn't seem right with them? Watch our video to pick up some tips on how to help a friend in need.

Simon Hogan tells his story of having depression

Geelong player and headspace ambassador Simon Hogan shares his story of seeking help for depression and the importance of seeking help early.

Understanding depression and anxiety - ft Ruby Rose

Depression and anxiety is one of the most common mental health problems for young Australians. About one in every four people aged 12 to 25 will experience depression. Anxiety is distressing.

Summah's Story - emerging mental illness

Summah's tory about discovering she had bipolar and getting help to support her cope and manage the illness.

The Patience Project and stress

ReachOut sat down with the Patience Project to discuss making music, being in a band and how the cope with stress.

Are you super stressed?

Featuring to super stress busting moves

How are your mates going?

What does a youth worker do?

In this video, beyondblue looks at what it's like to get help from a youth worker. Who are youth workers? Where do they work and what do they do? How can they help you?

Getting help from a school counsellor

Most schools have a counsellor you can see if you're feeling down or having difficulties at school or home. In this video, beyondblue looks at what a school counsellor does and how they can help you.

What does a psychiatrist do?

n this video, beyondblue looks at what it's like to get help from a psychiatrist. Who are psychiatrists? What do they do? Why would you see one?

Getting help from a doctor if you're feeling down

Rather than ignore feeling depressed for stressed out and hoping they go away, young people are encouraged to seek help. But what does that actually involve?

Music Feedback - Dan Sultan and more

Can music improve our wellbeing? Featuring interviews with Mumford and Sons, Bluejuice, Dan Sultan, The Novocaines, Dom Alessio of Triple J, Kid Sam, The Middle East, Maya Jupiter, Dappled Cities, Nat

Music Feedback - blue king brol

documentary about musicians talking about mental health issues. Featuring San Cisco, Public Opinion Afro Orchestra, Blue King Brown, Bedroom Philosopher, Optamus, Boom! Bap! Pow!, Songs and Split Seco

What is it like seeing a psychologist?

Liz is a psychologist who spoke with us today about what it's like seeing a psychologist for the first time. She explains what it's all about, what sort of people see psychologists ...

What is it like getting help?

Broken Record

An animation about the feelings of anxiety and getting help

Not the only one

A story about a guy helping his girlfriends who was feeling depressed

Someone who will listen

An animation about getting help when times are tough

Sarah's story - pregnancy

Having a baby is a huge responsibility and challenge with both negative and positives sides to think about. In this video Sarah shares her story of discovering she was having her own family.


Time will heal

A story coping with grief.

Superhero - a visual poem

Canadian Laura Blake was diagnosed with schizophrenia, this is her story, a great video about acceptance.

Ideas for tough times - music

Ideas for tough times - music

Ideas for tough times - one day at a time

Ideas for tough times - one day a time

Ideas for tough times- feelings

Ideas for coping with tough times

Ideas for tough times - friends

Ideas for coping with tough times

Ideas for tough time - anger

Ideas for coping with tough times

Living with anxiety

A young women shares her experience with anxiety

My story - sleeping problems

Girl shares her story of coping with no sleeping problems

Suicide Prevention

Building better coping skills

Working out the right coping strategies to help you handle different situations can be tough, but it’s worth it. Find out more about different coping strategies, including how to put them into practice, and tips f...

Managing depression

Self-help strategies for depression can be really effective tools for improving mood. Find out more about different strategies people can use to manage depression, and what to do if you are still finding your symp...

Helping a friend with depression

Know someone going through depression but not sure what to do? Find out why support from friends and family is really important, and check out the tips for helping someone through depression. Don’t forget to look ...

Understanding depression

Normal feelings vs. depression For young people, it’s normal to have occasional mood swings, feel irritable sometimes, and to be sensitive to rejection and criticism. This can make it harder to tell whether you...


The impact cannabis can have on your sporting abilities

The Green Swan

How cannabis can impact your dreams

Smoking, this is what happens

This video shows the effects smoking can have on the mind and body. Ash tray warning!!

Choices - Smoking

A look at the impact of starting smoking from a young age

Nicotine Addiction

This animation explains how nicotine affects the brain and causes people to become addicted to cigarettes. No Smokes is an online resource to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait

Tips of quitting - peoples stories

Tip on how to quit smoking

Smoking habits

Smoking is really addictive but if you understand why you smoke, it's a lot easier to break the cycle. Get info on the health impacts of smoking, common reasons people develop smoking habits, and find out what you...

Inhalants as a drug

Inhalants have vapours or fumes which can be breathed in and make you feel high, intoxicated or disoriented. Inhalants will slow down your coordination, judgement and response times. Many everyday products have...

Effects of chroming

A short video about the effect of chroming


Drink, drink, drunk

Today I spent the entire day on the bathroom floor. Hovering between life and certain death I silently prayed my housemate would be be kind enough to wash the vomit from my hair before he called whoever it is you ...

An Impaled Memory of a Night Out

Everybody loves to have the occasional big night, for sure fun is the name of the game, but what about when you get to the point of wasted, find yourself drunk as ten men and feeling no pain. That is until you try...

Get Involved

Together we are bringing young people a portal of information to help them navigate life' s challenges TINO is made possible by youth services from across Australia sharing their content in the form of videos and...

Consent is sexy

Any number of things can be given the label ‘sexy’. Any number of people, of acts, of objects, of ideas. I remember fondly one of my teachers exclaiming brightly, ‘Occupational Health and Safety is Sexy!’ and doin...

Risk or recklessness?

In today’s blog our Youth Blogger Jess gives us an opinion piece about taking risks where alcohol and other drugs are concerned. It’s one thing to take chances. But when does risk end, and recklessness begin? T...

Choose A Ride - An interactive car theft film

*** mobile/tablet users - please use the URL below ***

Party Planner Extraordinaire

Test passed, footie team won, cats birthday? Whatever the reason you may be considering hosting a party at your place – good idea – bad idea? We take a look at the pro’s and con’s. A night to remember Hold a nig...

I'll drink to that. Or will I?

Alcohol consumption has become quite a prominent part of Australian culture over many decades. I can remember being so close to 18 and being so excited to be able to have my first ‘’legal drink’’ and go out to pub...

Festival tips

1.Remember to always hydrate. Its easy to dehydrate whilst dancing in the sun. 2. It may sound daggy to some but apply plenty of sunscreen without the day. Last thing you want is to wake up a burnty crusty lobste...

But it is normal

He forgot you one day when you were twelve, left you there standing on the street, waiting. You made excuses for him. You told yourself it was normal. You were right. He is normal. You are normal. It is normal. ...

Drugs almost ruined my life, but I turned a corner for my mum

A work by Shuarnee - part of ABC Heywire I live in a small town, where there isn't much to do. By the time I was thirteen, I found it boring and started to hang out with the wrong people, which only lead to tr...

How to party and stay safe

There are many things which could go wrong at a teenage party or festival these include binge drinking, drink driving and drug overdose, BUT don''t worry help is at hand. If you follow these suggestions you are bo...

Ecstasy - Face the facts

How would you warn your mates about ecstasy?

Ecstasy - Less Risky Use

Highlighting important information for less risky use. Of course not using at all the safest wa

ICE and the body - trailer

With stunning 3D visuals this trailer provides an intro into what affects the drug ICE can have on the human body. The full version of this video can be obtained from

ICE / Crystal meth

Ice, or crystal meth, is a very powerful amphetamine, It has a short term effect, and then a comedown period. It's dangerous to use it regularly, and it can cause problems in your life. There are people you can sp...


AKA speed, ice, fast, crystal meth, whizz, base, paste, dexies, meth. What are they? Amphetamines are stimulants, so they speed up your brain and your body. They come in a few different forms including powder, t...

About ecstasy

Ecstasy might give people a ‘rush’ but there are also effects that aren’t so good including feeling sick and tremors. 'Ecstasy' is a drug called MDMA, which is like amphetamine. What you are sold as ecs...

Effects of cannabis on the teenage brain

A short animated video about the effects of cannabis on the brain. Brain development, adolescence and short and long-term effects of cannabis/weed/pot are explained in simple language.

In Less Time Than You Think

By Rachel Gleeson, Carolina Iregui & Mauricio Iregui. Created for the National Cannabis Prevention & Information Centre's

Gap Year

A guy tells his story.

How to help a friend who is greening out from cannabis

Greening out is feeling sick, anxious or paranoid from using weed. Hosts, Max and Sai, use everyday language to describe what greening out is, why it happens, and how you can help a friend.

Exploring Synthetic Cannabis

How Dope Is Your Driving?

Using cannabis and driving can increase your chances of having a crash by up to 300%. Think just because you drive slower when stoned you're a safer driver? Think again.

What are drugs?

A drug is anything that changes how your brain works. People take them for all sorts of reasons. There are different types of drugs, with different effects. There are added dangers to taking illegal drugs. You als...

Cannabis and your mental health

How cannabis is taken? Cannabis is generally mixed with tobacco and smoked either through a ‘bong’ or rolled in joints and can be cooked into biscuits or cakes and ingested. Other names for Cannabis Marijuana, ...

About cannabis

Get your information about cannabis: Cannabis AKA: marijuana, dope, pot, grass, hash, ganja, hashish, hemp, herb, skunk, smoke, spliff, weed, joint and others. What is cannabis? Cannabis is the most commonly ...

Step Back Think - Ben O'Toole's Story

Ben O'Toole is the education officer at Step Back Think, a not-for-profit organisation focused on the prevention of social violence. Ben was a victim of a one-punch assault and was lucky to recover...

Step Back Think - It's not worth the gamble.

Nearly half of Australian's don't believe or know you can kill someone in a physical fight. Step Back Think's latest video aims to show that one punch is all it takes to leave devastating and lasting

Safe partying

Heaps of people love to party. If you’re thinking of having a party, attending a party, or having a night out, there are a few things you should consider. There are tips that you can keep in mind to party safely, ...

Helping a friend or parent who may have a drinking problem

Bill from Holyoake to explore what you can do if you are concerned about a friend or family members drinking.

Alcohol, sex and consent

Off your head, don't share your bed! This video explores the issue of sex and consent when alcohol is involved.

Alcohol and sucide

This video explores the link between alcohol and suicide. The podcast provides great information on how to cope with this issue either personally or when trying to help a friend or family member.

Binge drinking and guys

Binge drinking can be can jumping off a cliff until you hit the bottom!! A podcast with a guy vibe find out what Binge Drinking is...

Binge drinking girls

This is one for the girls - what is binge drinking, what can it mean and how can you drink and have fun without the binge and the follow on effects?

Drink Spiking

A video about the issues of drink spiking.

Drinking driving

Looking at the serious issue of drink drinking. It considers why people may drink and drive, the effect alcohol has on someones ability to drive and reminds us of the legal Blood A

Is your drinking becoming a problem?

When do you know that your drinking has become a problem? This podcast talks to Bill from Holyoake to find explore this issue.

Drug and the law

In this video one man shares his story of how decisions he made regarding drug use has impacted on his life resulting in periods of imprisonment.

Party first aid

A video that looks at some tips and issues around safe partying. Created by students at Tarremah Steiner School, Hobart, Tasmania.

Could you save a mate #1

Poison Party

Media campaign consisting of four television commercials and corresponding radio commercials. The objective of the campaign is to raise awareness around the issue of risky drinking, specifically targe

Finding a way

Link and Linda are both struggling to fit in...and to find their way. Photo story/animation from Caulfield Park Community School.

Step Back Think- Meet Dave Mitchell

It took Dave Mitchell over a year to physically recover from his attempts to break up a fight. So severe were his brain injuries after being king hit and having his head repeatedly stomped on.

Step Back Think - Who and Why

Before one punch destroyed his life, James Macready-Bryan was a hilarious, athletic, intelligent guy -- an incredible son, brother, nephew, boyfriend and mate.

who are you?

take a watch - who are you?

Bee's journey

Commissioned for Youth Homelessness Matters Day 2012. With thanks to YFoundations and The Salvation Army.

One punch hell

As protective casing for the brain the skull is strong and sturdy, but it's far from indestructible. The organ it safeguards is infinitely fragile; a delicate mass of wires and fibres that control not

One standard drinker - Adam's journey

In early 2012, Adam Fowler spent three months alcohol free to better understand his drinking habits. At the end of the three months he reflects on his experience and discusses how his relations..

Jess's Story

Watch Jess' story about her experience of binge drinking and managing family relationships.

Say yeah, nah - party

The tagline ‘Say Yeah, Nah’ underpins the campaign and is a verbal shorthand people can use to refuse a drink or say no to another drink.

Say yeah, nah

Welcome to the world of Yeah, Nah. A great place to ease up.

Under Construction: Alcohol and the Teenage Brain

Adolescence is a key period of growth and development, with the brain also changing enormously during this period.

What is binge drinking?

Created by the crew of the Nepean Youth Channel, a crew of young people from Penrith and surrounding suburbs.

Binge drinking and your body

Created by the crew of the Nepean Youth Channel, a crew of young people from Penrith and surrounding suburbs.

You Know You're Drunk When - Leprachaun

You Know You're Drunk When - Comedy skits with a serious message around binge drinking. Created by the crew of the Nepean Youth Channel, a crew of young people from Penrith and surrounding suburbs.

Mental health and you

Mental health is about being able to work and study to your full potential, cope with day-to-day life stresses, be involved in your community, and live your life in a free and satisfying way.

The low down on alcohol

The legal age for drinking is 18, but let's face it many young people get into alcohol before that. Check out our new video for honest info and advice. For more info on alcoho

Step Back Think - AFL Edu Video

James Macready-Bryan and his mother Robyn feature in a video with AFL player Steve Morris about the devastating consequences of Social Violence.

Alcohol and suicide

The video explores the link between alcohol and suicide.

Is your drinking becoming a problem?

When do you know that your drinking has become a problem? This podcast talks to Bill from Holyoake to find explore this issue.

U R not alone

A collaboration with Twenty10 in Sydney on stories of coming out, resilience, support and hope by LGBTI youth.

You've got male

Asking for help means you are strong not weak.

Thanks Kip

When it appears that every aspect of Ed's life has turned upside down and depression looms, an unexpected call from a friend makes all the difference.

Mental health and binge drinking

Created by the crew of the Nepean Youth Channel, a crew of young people from Penrith and surrounding suburbs.

Alcohol and your brain

Alcohol and your mental health

What is alcohol? Alcoholic drinks are the result of fermentation in which water and yeast act on the sugars of various types of grains, vegetables and fruits. Ethyl alcohol, the active ingredient in alcoholic dri...

Binge Drinking

Binge drinking means drinking heavily on a single occasion, or drinking continuously over a number of days or weeks.

About Alcohol

Alcohol AKA booze, piss, grog, drink What is it? A lot of people don’t think about alcohol as a drug – but it’s the most widely used drug in Australia and is really easy to get. There are many different kinds of...

what is binge drinking

Having a good night out doesn’t always need to involve getting completely pissed. Binge drinking can be seriously bad for your physical and mental health and can have both short and long term effects. Beyond the i...

Helping a friend

Do you need help now?


Body Image

Self esteem


Staying safe online

Abusive relationships



Finding and starting work

Starting in a new place




Hepatitis C

Chronic illness

About organ donation

Sexual assault

Types of STI's

Sexual health check up

Contraception Options

Sex and consent


Domestic violence

Parent and family conflict

Managing friendships

Boy/girlfriend relationship

Eating Disorders

Self harm

Music and our mental health

Traumatic incidents

Coping with grief

Psychosis and other mental illnesses


Supporting a friend with a mental illness






Ecstasy, ICE and other Amphetamines


Safe Partying


Design Vibes


Have Timeout

Even when we can’t physically go somewhere different, music can still help us have timeout. Explore playlists which other young people have created to help them have some timeout...

Wake Me Up

Get your morning shot of music and help kick start your day. Explore playlists which other young people have created help get them up and going in the morning...

Have Fun

Get a soundtrack for your fun times whether chilling with friend, partying, road trip, or any fun time. Explore playlists which other young people have created as a background soundtrack to good times.

Boost My Mood

Need a boost? Tune into these playlists full of music to lift you up! Explore playlists which other young people have created to give their mood a boost ...

Encourage Calmness

Music to bring a sense of calm to your day. Explore playlists which other young people have created to help them feel calm ...

Teachers + Educators

Teachers + Educators Welcome to the teachers resource page. We have an expanding collection of lesson plans with everything needed to bring youth issues into your classroom. Each worksheet page features the pr...


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Drop us a line We are unable to offer any form of counselling or personal, medical or mental health advice, but of course look forward to hearing your suggestions, comments, ideas and feedback. If you are in need...

About TINO

Who are we?, or TINO as we like to be called, is your one-stop shop for information on a wide range of topics for navigating life's challenges, from mental health, relationships, exam stres...

Activate Me

Music that presses your energy button and gets you up and moving. Explore playlists which other young people have created to help them get active ...