Alternate Name:

The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health

Policy report

Side by side: supporting youth peer work in mental health services

This policy paper outlines the barriers youth peer workers face and makes ten recommendations for ensuring that the workforce grows and is well-supported.

Promising practice guide: improving the social and emotional wellbeing of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with severe and complex mental health needs

This practice guide aims to support service providers, commissioners and policy-makers to adopt strengths-based, equitable and culturally responsive approaches that better meet the social and emotional wellbeing needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people.

Under the radar: the mental health of Australian university students

Students with an experience of mental ill-health have been shown to be more likely to consider exiting, or exit, their course early. This can have a detrimental impact on both their future mental health as well as their education and employment pathways.

Raising the bar for youth suicide prevention

In 2015 more young people aged 15–24 years died by suicide than any other means (including transport accidents and accidental poisonings). Over the past 10 years, rather than making in-roads into reducing the number of young lives lost to suicide in Australia, there have instead...