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headspace issues ‘safe partying’ warning for young people attending Groovin the Moo 2018

headspace, the National Youth Mental Health Foundation, has issued a ‘safe partying’ warning to young people attending the Groovin the Moo festivals held in Wayville, Maitland, Canberra, Bendigo, Townsville and Bunbury.

With droves of young people heading to the regional festivals, headspace is encouraging all attendees to have fun, but keep their safety and the safety of their friends a priority.

In 2017 over 130,000 people attended Groovin the Moo festivals and headspace Head of Clinical Practice Vikki Ryall said with thousands of people at each event it can be a challenging environment for some.

“For many young people attending music festivals can be a very stimulating and overwhelming environment,” Ms Ryall said.

“To keep physically and mentally safe during Groovin the Moo, it’s important for young people to know if they’re not in a good headspace they can take a break. Talk to your friends about what you can do if you’re not feeling great and how you can support each other. The headspace safe partying tips are a great place to start.”

For the sixth year in a row, the headspace help desk will be at all Groovin the Moo festivals providing young people a safe place to spend downtime, get water, sunscreen and headspace goodies to make their day the best it can be.

Liam Cobain, a headspace National Youth Reference Group member said it’s his second year volunteering at the help desk and he loves helping young people have a great day.

“I’ve volunteered on the headspace help desk before. It’s a great spot for young people attending the festival to come and have a chat with headspace, find out more about what we do and pick up some valuable information,” Liam said.

“Some people at Groovin the Moo may feel emotionally vulnerable, so I’d encourage them to have a break and rest at the help desk.”

The headspace help desk is proudly supported by Rest.

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Annie Waterworth
headspace Media and Communications Coordinator 
(03) 9027 0127