Corporate and governance

headspace provides early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds, and is committed to good governance and contributing to the discussion around mental health in Australia’s young people.

Research shows that 75 per cent of mental health disorders emerge before the age of 25. By treating these issues early and providing a holistic model of support, the risk of them developing into more serious problems, including suicide, is greatly decreased. 

The success of headspace has been recognised internationally with the model being replicated in other countries. 

headspace is funded with the support of our corporate partners and by the Australian Government Department of Health under the Youth Mental Health initiative. 

  • The headspace board

    Barbara Hingston, Anita Jacoby, Lyn Littlefield OAM, Ian Marshman, Wendy McCarthy AO, Patrick McGorry AO, John McGrath AM, Louis Peachey, Rodney Pearce, Sheree Vertigan, 

  • Executive

    Chris Tanti, Kathleen Alonso, Julia Smith, Matthew Posar, Mark Doro, Elisabeth Tuckey, Sara Tersigni, Sandra Radovini, Leslie McGuire, Debra Rickwood, Steven Leicester 

  • hY NRG

    Meet the 22 hY NRG members for 2015-2016

  • Media Centre

    headspace national media contact:

    Michael Bennett 0413 025 385

    headspace can provide media with access to expert comment on issues related to youth mental health as well as background information, statistics and images.

  • Publications

    headspace publications and research available to download or link through to. 

  • headspace story

    headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation was founded in 2006. Find out about how headspace was set up and the help provided to over 100,000 young people since at

  • Reconciliation

    We acknowledge that headspace is in a unique position in the Australian youth space and recognise that we can make a positive contribution to the lives of young people.

    As our small contribution to Indigenous reconciliation and reducing racism and other forms of discrimination - we acknowledge, the wise people of our Indigenous communities, past and present who are the foundations of this great country of ours. We acknowledge that we share this land with the traditional owners and custodians.

  • Contact us

    headspace National Office is located in Melbourne.

    headspace National Office does not operate an information, referral or advice service. But we do have over 80 headspace centres located across the country where young people, 12-25 years, can access a range of services.

  • Position papers

    headspace has developed position papers to inform the general public of our stance on a particular issue, based on relevant supporting evidence or expert consensus where a strong evidence base is lacking.