Youth Insearch Supports headspace Funding Initiative | Youth Insearch


Mon, 15/06/2020 - 09:00


Media Release

Youth Insearch supports $24.2 million funding boost for additional care at headspace

The Federal Government’s announcement of a $24.2 million investment in headspace has been welcomed by Youth Insearch, Australia’s most successful peer-to-peer program for at-risk youth. 

Youth Insearch CEO Stephen Lewin believes the Government’s pledge to reduce wait times and fast track access to headspace services will be crucial for young people who have been doing it tough during COVID-19 shutdowns. 

Mr Lewin says the pandemic has caused serious emotional and mental distress for young Australians. 

“Vulnerable young Australians are deeply affected by the COVID-19 shutdown,” Mr Lewin said.

“Everyone is feeling the impact of COVID-19 in different ways, from losing jobs, facing challenges at school, university or in the workplace, or having a more difficult home environment, young people must be supported through these difficult times.  

“We have continued to provide support to our young participants during the COVID-19 shutdown and created a virtual support program to ensure no Youth Insearch participant is left behind.”

“It is crucial for vulnerable young Australians to receive as much support as possible, and this can be down via programs like Youth Insearch and headspace centres,” Mr Lewin said.

“Youth Insearch has partnerships with headspace Campbelltown and Castle Hill in New South Wales and we see the direct positive outcomes in our participants using the headspace services.

“Youth Insearch participants who have demonstrated personal growth and leadership gain acceptance into headspace Youth Reference Groups. These reference groups are run by young people who help with events and decision making at headspace centres.”

Youth Insearch partners with organisations like headspace to provide a holistic approach to supporting at risk youth. 

Media Release from Greg Hunt MP




About Youth Insearch
Youth Insearch is the only Australian organisation dedicated to helping young people face trauma through peer group support, where young people help one another. Youth Insearch’s purpose is to empower young people to take control of their lives by giving them the opportunity and skills to develop their self-esteem and play a positive role in society.


Media contact
Stav Pisk
Account Manager
Wells Haslem Mayhew
02 8904 9991