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On 26 August 2010 by admin

The Headroom project based in South Australia commenced with the ‘Partnership with young people project’ in January 1997. Its broad aim was to develop ways to promote mental health among young people aged 6-18.

The Headroom website was launched in 2000 and was unique at that time as the content focuses on promoting positive mental health rather than mental illness. The website aims to increase community awareness and mental health literacy among children, young people, parent/carers and professionals.

Headroom’s website aims to increase mental health literacy of children and young people. It provides access to mental health information and local services links to inform and support young people, professionals, families, and those who are concerned about the wellbeing of children and young people.

Youth participation and action is vital to this program, as it drives the creation of relevant and accessible information for children and young people.

Youth participation is underpinned by strong and respectful partnerships with young people. This is based on encouraging meaningful participation and integrating the thoughts of young people into decisions that impact on their lives.

Headroom provides mental health information to empower young people to make informed decisions about their health and wellbeing.

Read more: http://www.headroom.net.au/