Headspace is ‘easy for politicians’, but failing Australia’s youth, experts say

Both the Coalition and Labor pledge to throw millions more at youth mental health service Headspace, but former clients, social workers and mental health policy experts say the model only helps young people in the "Goldilocks zone".

Music festival organiser says new regulations are ‘an invasion of civil liberties’

NSW music festival operators have criticised the new strict licencing scheme, saying it stifles the music industry and that festival-goers should be free to take their own risks.

The big issues for young regional Australians

Climate change, drugs and mental health — what do the next generation think are the most pressing issues facing regional Australians?

We give screen time too much blame for young people’s mental health — time to switch focus

According to the experts, screen time has only a tiny sway on the mental health of adolescents. We'd be much better off changing our approach to their technology use and focusing on the things we know have a bigger impact on wellbeing, like getting adequate sleep and a healthy diet.

Big names headline Grow Your Own music festival

This year's Grow Your Own music festival in the NSW sister towns of Forster-Tuncurry shows off the best of regional Australia, fusing music, food, art, and film into one 'beast' of an event for young festival-goers.

This cosmetic surgeon wants doctors like himself to disclose their links to device makers

There is no requirement for Australian medical practitioners to disclose the benefits they receive from private interests such as medical device manufacturers, but Daniel Fleming — who has been a paid consultant for a breast implant manufacturer — argues that has to change.