YEP Youth & SHBBV Sector Blog Post – Naomi Lorkin, headspace Armadale: “What’s the deal with youth mental health…and how is this relevant to the YEP Project?”

What’s the deal with Youth Mental Health?

As a young person (I’m 23) I’m often confronted by myths and stigma when talking to my friends and family. It can be awkward, confusing and uncomfortable for some people to talk about mental health and that’s okay. Fortunately in my role as a Community Engagement officer with headspace Armadale I’ve become a lot more comfortable with the topic and hopefully after reading this blog, you will too.

How is this relevant to the YEP project?

The YEP project is all about health promotion right? We know health isn’t just the physical, it’s about our mind as well. Often those with physical health problems might be experiencing mental health issues as well. Understanding mental health can help us understand the whole person better.

So what actually is mental health?

Good mental health is about being able to work and study to your full potential, cope with day-to-day life stressors, be involved in your community, and live your life in a free and satisfying way. A person who has good mental health has good emotional and social wellbeing and the capacity to cope with change and challenges. Feeling down, tense, angry or anxious are all normal emotions, but when these feelings persist for long periods of time they may be part of a mental health problem. Mental health problems can impact how you think and your ability to function in your everyday activities, whether at school, at work or in relationships.

(Want to know more? Go here: https://headspace.org.au/young-people/what-is-mental-health/ )

Mental health is a topic that we need to be aware of because chances are if it hasn’t affected you personally, it will affect someone you know. One of four young people, between the ages of 12-25, will be affected. One-in-four (!?). This clearly isn’t a topic that’s going away anytime soon. That’s why people like me, and organisations like headspace spend so much time and care talking about and working with young people affected by mental illness.

Soooo why do young people need to talk about mental health?

75% of mental illness emerges before the age of 25 (that’s massive right?!). Mental health problems and illnesses can affect relationships, the ability to hold a job, how you cope with life’s challenges and a range of other life impacting things.

Imagine if none of those young people got support. Our country would have a whole lot of unhappy, unwell young people which would be (and let’s be honest it sometimes already is) damaging to individuals, communities and even the economy.

If young people and their families are aware of free, confidential support services (like headspace) they are able to receive the support they need and may recover sooner or manage their illness more effectively.

What do I do if I’m not feeling like myself or if somethings up with my mate?

Everyone goes through tough times, ups and downs, and sometimes we just need a bit of support.

What can you do if you aren’t feeling quite right? Educate yourself with reliable sources. Reach out to someone you know and trust. See a health professional (Your GP is always a good place to start). Remember you are not alone and that no problem is too small to seek help for. Know that there are people in your life, organisations and professionals that want to see you do well, living life to your full potential.

What if your friend is not okay? Listen, no need to judge or provide advice on issue, encourage positive coping strategies and just be there for them and point them in the right direction. Encourage them to seek help, go with them to their first appointment. If you are concerned for their safety, tell a family member or someone that can help. Don’t feel like you have to solve all of that person’s problems on your own.

It’s also a great idea to discover some of your own ways to look after your mind. Know what helps you de-stress, remember it’s the simple things that can often be the most effective. Listening to music or exploring creativity, the health basics (c’mon we all know them, drinking water, eating those fruit and veg and getting enough sleep), practicing positive self-talk and find hobbies you love can be helpful and positive for your mental health and wellbeing.

So what now?

Be kind to yourself, educate yourself and don’t shy away from mental health when it pops up in conversation or in your morning Facebook scroll. Let others know that it’s okay to seek help and spread the word about looking after your own mental wellness.

Check out our website headspace.org.au to find your nearest centre, if you want to read up other issues impacting young people or if you want to find out more about all things headspace.

If you or someone you know isn’t okay call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or visit eheadspace.org.au.

________________________________________________________________________________

Naomi Lorkin

headspace.org.au

headspace Armadale – 9393 0300

Follow us on facebook for more info, self care tips and giveaways. www.facebook.com/headspacearmadale/

84 thoughts on “YEP Youth & SHBBV Sector Blog Post – Naomi Lorkin, headspace Armadale: “What’s the deal with youth mental health…and how is this relevant to the YEP Project?””

  1. I love looking through a post that can make people think. Also, many thanks for permitting me to comment!

  2. I just want to mention I am very new to blogging and really enjoyed you’re web page. More than likely I’m likely to bookmark your website . You certainly have really good writings. Bless you for revealing your website page.

  3. What’s Taking place i’m new to this, I stumbled upon this
    I have discovered It absolutely helpful and it has helped
    me out loads. I am hoping to give a contribution & assist other customers like
    its helped me. Good job.

  4. I simply want to mention I am just beginner to blogging and certainly liked your blog. More than likely I’m want to bookmark your website . You surely come with perfect posts. Many thanks for revealing your blog.

  5. I like what you guys are up also. Such intelligent work and reporting! Carry on the excellent works guys I¡¦ve incorporated you guys to my blogroll. I think it will improve the value of my site 🙂

  6. I found your blog website on google and also examine a few of your early articles. Continue to keep up the very good run. I simply added up your RSS feed to my MSN Information Viewers. Seeking onward to reading more from you later on!?

  7. Ahaa, its pleasant conversation concerning this article at this place at this webpage,
    I have read all that, so now me also commenting here.

  8. Hey There. I found your blog using msn. This is a really well
    written article. I’ll be sure to bookmark it and come back
    to read more of your useful information. Thanks for the post.
    I will definitely comeback. yynxznuh cheap flights

  9. Thank you for some other informative blog. Where else could I am
    getting that type of information written in such a perfect means?
    I have a mission that I’m just now running on, and I have been on the
    look out for such info. 3aN8IMa cheap flights

  10. After research study a few of the blog posts on your internet site currently, as well as I absolutely like your means of blog writing. I bookmarked it to my book mark web site listing and will certainly be examining back quickly. Pls have a look at my web site as well as well as let me know what you assume.

  11. This piece of writing is genuinely a nice one it assists new the web viewers, who are
    wishing in favor of blogging. cheap flights y2yxvvfw

  12. We’re a group of volunteers and opening a new scheme in our community.
    Your web site provided us with valuable info
    to work on. You have done a formidable job and our entire community will be grateful
    to you.

  13. You really make it seem so easy with your
    presentation but I find this topic to be really something which I think I would never understand.
    It seems too complicated and extremely broad for me.
    I am looking forward for your next post, I will try to get the
    hang of it!

  14. I like the helpful information you provide in your
    articles. I’ll bookmark your weblog and check again here frequently.
    I’m quite sure I will learn many new stuff right here! Best of luck for the
    next!

  15. I am commonly to blogging and i actually value your content. The post has really peaks my rate of interest. I am going to bookmark your site and also maintain looking for new details.

  16. Great goods from you, man. I’ve understand your stuff previous to
    and you are just too excellent. I actually like what you have
    acquired here, really like what you’re stating and the way in which you say it.

    You make it enjoyable and you still care for to keep it smart.
    I cant wait to read far more from you. This is actually a wonderful web site.

  17. You actually make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this
    matter to be really something that I think I would
    never understand. It seems too complex and very broad for me.
    I am looking forward for your next post, I will try to get the hang of it!

  18. Simply wish to say your article is as astonishing.
    The clarity to your publish is just excellent and that i can assume you are an expert in this
    subject. Fine together with your permission allow me to seize your feed to keep up to date
    with coming near near post. Thank you 1,000,000 and please carry on the rewarding work.

  19. I was pretty pleased to discover this web site.
    I need to to thank you for ones time just for this wonderful read!!
    I definitely loved every little bit of it and I have
    you book marked to check out new stuff in your blog.

  20. Aw, this was a really wonderful article. In idea I want to put in writing like this in addition? taking time and actual initiative to make a great post? but what can I state? I procrastinate alot and by no means appear to obtain something done.

  21. An outstanding share, I just offered this onto a coworker who was doing a little analysis on this. And he in fact bought me morning meal due to the fact that I found it for him. smile. So let me reword that: Thnx for the treat! However yeah Thnkx for investing the moment to review this, I feel highly regarding it and love finding out more on this topic. If possible, as you end up being knowledge, would you mind updating your blog site with even more information? It is very handy for me. Huge thumb up for this post!

  22. Wow that was strange. I just wrote an extremely long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t show up. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Anyhow, just wanted to say excellent blog!

  23. It’s truly a nice and useful piece of info.

    I’m glad that you shared this useful info with us.

    Please keep us up to date like this. Thanks for sharing.

  24. An outstanding share, I just provided this onto a coworker who was doing a little analysis on this. And he actually acquired me breakfast due to the fact that I discovered it for him. smile. So let me rephrase that: Thnx for the reward! However yeah Thnkx for investing the moment to review this, I really feel strongly concerning it and also enjoy reading more on this subject. When possible, as you end up being knowledge, would certainly you mind upgrading your blog site with more details? It is extremely handy for me. Big thumb up for this blog post!

  25. I wanted to develop a word so as to thank you for all the amazing hints you are sharing on this website. My long internet investigation has at the end of the day been rewarded with excellent knowledge to write about with my pals. I ‘d declare that many of us visitors are extremely endowed to be in a great place with so many brilliant individuals with valuable pointers. I feel truly blessed to have come across your webpage and look forward to some more thrilling moments reading here. Thank you once again for a lot of things.

  26. An attention-grabbing dialogue is value comment. I think that you must write extra on this topic, it won’t be a taboo subject but generally people are not sufficient to talk on such topics. To the next. Cheers

  27. Hi there I am so glad I found your blog, I really found you by error, while I was looking on Aol for something else, Anyways I am here now and would just like to say thanks for a tremendous post and a all round entertaining blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to browse it all at the minute but I have bookmarked it and also added in your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read more, Please do keep up the excellent job.

  28. Tiger Zinda Hai movie down,Tiger Zinda Hai film movie,Tiger Zinda Hai movie tamil,Tiger Zinda Hai movie telugu,Tiger Zinda Hai full movie in hindi hd online,Tiger Zinda Hai full hd,Tiger Zinda Hai hindi mein,Tiger Zinda Hai full movie youtube,Tiger Zinda Hai songs tamil,Tiger Zinda Hai film,Tiger Zinda Hai song hindi,total collection of Tiger Zinda Hai,Tiger Zinda Hai malayalam,film Tiger Zinda Hai,Tiger Zinda Hai movie online,Tiger Zinda Hai mp3,Tiger Zinda Hai box office collection,Tiger Zinda Hai comedies,Tiger Zinda Hai comedy,Tiger Zinda Hai full movie on youtube,Tiger Zinda Hai hd movie,Tiger Zinda Hai song mp3,Tiger Zinda Hai movie video,Tiger Zinda Hai bengali movie,songs Tiger Zinda Hai a to z,Tiger Zinda Hai songs videos,Tiger Zinda Hai mp3 songs,Tiger Zinda Hai movie songs,Tiger Zinda Hai songs telugu,Tiger Zinda Hai tamil full movie,odia film Tiger Zinda Hai,box office collection of Tiger Zinda Hai,Tiger Zinda Hai full movie in tamil,Tiger Zinda Hai full movie in tamil tamilrockers,Tiger Zinda Hai movies,Tiger Zinda Hai full movie dailymotion,Tiger Zinda Hai telugu movie downloading,Tiger Zinda Hai telugu mp3 songs,Tiger Zinda Hai full hindi movie,Tiger Zinda Hai full movie,Tiger Zinda Hai south movie,Tiger Zinda Hai movie hd,Tiger Zinda Hai tamil full movie youtube,Tiger Zinda Hai full movie in hindi hd,Tiger Zinda Hai hindi full movie,Tiger Zinda Hai video songs,Tiger Zinda Hai release date,Tiger Zinda Hai director,Tiger Zinda Hai malayalam full movie,odia Tiger Zinda Hai,Tiger Zinda Hai song down,Tiger Zinda Hai tamil full movie tamilyogi,Tiger Zinda Hai movie hd downloading,aamir khan Tiger Zinda Hai,Tiger Zinda Hai cinema telugu,hindi picture film Tiger Zinda Hai,uwatchfree Tiger Zinda Hai,Tiger Zinda Hai hindi mai,Tiger Zinda Hai meaning,Tiger Zinda Hai world wide collection,Tiger Zinda Hai full movie down,Tiger Zinda Hai song hindi mai,Tiger Zinda Hai full movie online,Tiger Zinda Hai reviews,telugu Tiger Zinda Hai,Tiger Zinda Hai movie full,Tiger Zinda Hai ka film,Tiger Zinda Hai telugu film,Tiger Zinda Hai total collection,Tiger Zinda Hai odia film,Tiger Zinda Hai ki picture,Tiger Zinda Hai kannada movie,Tiger Zinda Hai full movie online watching,Tiger Zinda Hai collection,Tiger Zinda Hai song mp3 a to z,Tiger Zinda Hai video film,Tiger Zinda Hai writer,Tiger Zinda Hai full movie tamil,Tiger Zinda Hai kannada,Tiger Zinda Hai songs malayalam,bangla movie Tiger Zinda Hai,Tiger Zinda Hai telugu full movie,Tiger Zinda Hai hindi film,hindi Tiger Zinda Hai,Tiger Zinda Hai full movie video,Tiger Zinda Hai full movie in hindi,Tiger Zinda Hai telugu video songs,Tiger Zinda Hai ka song,Tiger Zinda Hai cinema,Tiger Zinda Hai telugu video,Tiger Zinda Hai trailer,hd Tiger Zinda Hai,Tiger Zinda Hai full movie telugu,Tiger Zinda Hai hd,hindi picture Tiger Zinda Hai,Tiger Zinda Hai telugu,Tiger Zinda Hai full movie hindi,Tiger Zinda Hai audio song,Tiger Zinda Hai full movie downloading,Tiger Zinda Hai the beginning,Tiger Zinda Hai full movie hd,Tiger Zinda Hai movie reviews,Tiger Zinda Hai full movie in telugu,Tiger Zinda Hai full hd video,Tiger Zinda Hai film hd,telugu Tiger Zinda Hai movies,Tiger Zinda Hai movie full hd downloading,Tiger Zinda Hai picture,Tiger Zinda Hai picture video,Tiger Zinda Hai movie online watching,Tiger Zinda Hai movie mp3 song downloading,producer of Tiger Zinda Hai,Tiger Zinda Hai all song,Tiger Zinda Hai fight,Tiger Zinda Hai girls,Tiger Zinda Hai poster,Tiger Zinda Hai full movie online youtube,Tiger Zinda Hai telugu movie,Tiger Zinda Hai tamil songs,Tiger Zinda Hai cast,Tiger Zinda Hai full movie hd hindi,Tiger Zinda Hai hindi movie,Tiger Zinda Hai hindi movies,Tiger Zinda Hai full movie youtube online in hindi,Tiger Zinda Hai mp3 song downloading,Tiger Zinda Hai full film,Tiger Zinda Hai song,Tiger Zinda Hai hindi picture,Tiger Zinda Hai sets,Tiger Zinda Hai mp3 songs downloading,online movies Tiger Zinda Hai,Tiger Zinda Hai movie,Tiger Zinda Hai movie in tamil,Tiger Zinda Hai tamil padam,Tiger Zinda Hai full movie watch online,wach online movie Tiger Zinda Hai,Tiger Zinda Hai movie full hd,Tiger Zinda Hai telugu songs,hindi song Tiger Zinda Hai,Tiger Zinda Hai movie in telugu,Tiger Zinda Hai hindi,Tiger Zinda Hai beginning,Tiger Zinda Hai hindi video,Tiger Zinda Hai full movie in hindi hd 1080p,Tiger Zinda Hai songs downloading,Tiger Zinda Hai cinema video,Tiger Zinda Hai telugu movie cinema,Tiger Zinda Hai film video,Tiger Zinda Hai first day collection,Tiger Zinda Hai casting,Tiger Zinda Hai Tiger Zinda Hai song,Tiger Zinda Hai film full movie,Tiger Zinda Hai tamil,Tiger Zinda Hai box office,Tiger Zinda Hai hindi songs,Tiger Zinda Hai tamil movie,Tiger Zinda Hai scene,wach online Tiger Zinda Hai,Tiger Zinda Hai film video mein,Tiger Zinda Hai full movie watch online dailymotion,Tiger Zinda Hai song Tiger Zinda Hai song,Tiger Zinda Hai movie songs downloading,Tiger Zinda Hai film song,Tiger Zinda Hai film hindi,hindi film Tiger Zinda Hai,Tiger Zinda Hai songs,hindi movie Tiger Zinda Hai,Tiger Zinda Hai hd video,Tiger Zinda Hai tamil movie downloading,Tiger Zinda Hai video,Tiger Zinda Hai story,Tiger Zinda Hai full hd movie,Tiger Zinda Hai movie downloading,Tiger Zinda Hai movie song,Tiger Zinda Hai songs list a to z,Tiger Zinda Hai mp3 song,Tiger Zinda Hai imdb,Tiger Zinda Hai movie youtube,Tiger Zinda Hai full movie hotstar,Tiger Zinda Hai downloading,Tiger Zinda Hai movie online hotstar,Tiger Zinda Hai telugu cinema,Tiger Zinda Hai video song,Tiger Zinda Hai full movie youtube online,Tiger Zinda Hai film Tiger Zinda Hai film,Tiger Zinda Hai picture movie

  29. Have you ever thought about publishing an e-book or guest authoring on other websites? I have a blog based on the same topics you discuss and would love to have you share some stories/information. I know my subscribers would enjoy your work. If you’re even remotely interested, feel free to send me an email.

  30. I would like to show my appreciation for your kind-heartedness giving support to folks that have the need for assistance with that subject matter. Your personal commitment to passing the solution around became extremely insightful and have surely empowered regular people much like me to realize their ambitions. This interesting guide signifies much to me and additionally to my office colleagues. Best wishes; from each one of us.

  31. Can I just say what an alleviation to discover somebody that actually knows what theyre speaking about online. You definitely understand how to bring a concern to light as well as make it essential. More individuals require to read this as well as understand this side of the tale. I cant believe youre not extra popular due to the fact that you most definitely have the gift.

  32. Keep up the good piece of work, I read few blog posts on this internet site and I conceive that your site is very interesting and contains circles of good information.

  33. Hi there! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and say I really enjoy reading through your blog posts. Can you suggest any other blogs/websites/forums that deal with the same topics? Thanks!

  34. Heya i’m for the first time here. I found this board and I find It really useful & it helped me out much. I hope to give something back and aid others like you aided me.

  35. I like this website so much, saved to favorites. “I don’t care what is written about me so long as it isn’t true.” by Dorothy Parker.

  36. I was suggested this website by my cousin. I’m not sure whether this post is written by him as no one else know such detailed about my difficulty. You are amazing! Thanks!

  37. of course like your web site but you have to check the spelling on quite a few of your posts. Several of them are rife with spelling problems and I find it very bothersome to tell the truth however I’ll definitely come back again.

  38. I think that is one of the most important info for me. And i’m happy studying your article. But should observation on some common things, The web site style is perfect, the articles is actually nice : D. Just right job, cheers|

  39. I want to show my gratitude for your generosity for persons who really want help with in this topic. Your very own dedication to passing the message up and down came to be quite productive and have truly permitted many people much like me to get to their ambitions. Your own informative advice signifies this much a person like me and further more to my fellow workers. Thank you; from all of us.

  40. Whats up this is somewhat of off topic but I was wondering if blogs use WYSIWYG editors or if you have to manually code with HTML. I’m starting a blog soon but have no coding know-how so I wanted to get advice from someone with experience. Any help would be enormously appreciated!

  41. Howdy! I could have sworn I’ve been to this website before but after browsing through some of the post I realized it’s new to me. Nonetheless, I’m definitely happy I found it and I’ll be book-marking and checking back frequently!

  42. Hello There. I found your blog using msn. This is a really well written article. I will make sure to bookmark it and come back to read more of your useful information. Thanks for the post. I will certainly comeback.

  43. F*ckin’ amazing things here. I am very satisfied to see your article. Thank you so much and i am looking forward to contact you. Will you kindly drop me a e-mail?

  44. You still searching good porn? Can’t you find that? The best free porn pervert tube ever is Xpervs.com, is there porn for pervert persons, very exciting porn videos and obviously exciting hot sex with teens. Take a look at this site! Is totally free and without irritating ads(popups and other popunders

  45. Simple & Powerful Uploadea is Amazingly easy to Use where to Store Your Data & Save Your Countless Time

  46. When I initially commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get three e-mails with the same comment. Is there any way you can remove people from that service? Many thanks!

  47. This is the right blog site for anyone who wishes to find out about this subject. You understand a lot its nearly difficult to argue with you (not that I actually would want?HaHa). You certainly placed a new spin on a topic thats been written about for years. Wonderful things, simply great!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

What's happening at YEP

Safe Schools Coalition WA: Introductory Session

Read more »

YEP at Fairground 2016

Read more »

Meet the team

Page not found

Meet the crew »

Let's keep in touch

or

Subscribe and receive monthly updates on news and our latest resources.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Where are we?

Our offices are with the friendly team and YACWA

4/196 Oxford Street, Leederville 6007, Western Australia

T: (08) 9227 5440 T: 1800 670 231
F: (08) 9238 7446 E: yep@yacwa.org.au

Follow Us