Our work with young people - Youth Beyond Blue

Mental health conditions often start early in life and can have significant implications for success in education, future careers and personal relationships.

One in four young people experiences a mental health condition and suicide is the leading cause of death for Australians aged 15 to 24, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Research has shown that half all mental health conditions emerge by the age of 14, and three-quarters by age 24.

However, identifying issues early and getting a young person into the right support and treatment can change lives.

Adolescence is a critical time for mental health and around 550,000 young people aged 16–24 years live with depression or anxiety.

In light of these statistics, Beyond Blue connects with parents and young people aged 12 to 25 through a variety of channels, including the Youth Beyond Blue website and other online resources and apps, and in primary and secondary schools through the Be You and SenseAbility initiatives.

Visit Beyond Blue's dedicated site for youth, youthbeyondblue.com, for information, resources and support for young people dealing with depressionanxiety and suicide.

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Beyond Blue's 2014/15 annual report features our work to empower young people to find the right support during difficult times or if they are depressed or anxious.

Programs and campaigns

Youth Beyond Blue

Beyond Blue’s youth program, Youth Beyond Blue, aims to empower young people aged 12–25, their friends and those who care for them. Visit youthbeyondblue.com, for information, resources and support for young people dealing with depressionanxiety and suicide.

The Check-in App

The Check-in app was designed by Beyond Blue and Two Bulls in consultation with young people to help take the fear out of having a conversation with a friend who might be struggling. This is often not an easy conversation to have. The Check-in app provides building blocks for how you would approach your friend and gives you a confidence boost to know what to do if your friend does need support.

Brains can have a mind of their own

Beyond Blue's youth campaign empowers teenagers to take action if they are experiencing depression or anxiety, and aims to reduce suicide, which remains the biggest killer of young people in Australia.

Our research relating to young people

Research projects

Beyond Blue funds a variety of research that contributes to the understanding and knowledge of depression, anxiety and suicide in young people, and regularly evaluates its youth-focused projects. 


Beyond Blue offers a free catalogue of resources for young people, their family and friends, and for health professionals who work in mental health.

More information on young people
Beyond Blue works to equip young people with the knowledge and skills to maintain their own good mental health and wellbeing, and recognise symptoms in people close to them, in order to prevent the development of a mental health condition.

Read more information, advice and personal stories of young people's experience with depression, anxiety and suicide.

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