Guidelines

  • '#chatsafe: A young person's guide for communicating safely online about suicide'

    #chatsafe are world-first, evidence-based guidelines for young people on communicating safely online about suicide. The guidelines have been co-designed by young people and provide tips and tools for those who may wish to communicate online regarding their lived experience with suicidal thoughts, feelings or behaviours or to engage safely with friends and peers who are communicating online about suicide. The guidelines may also be useful to parents, carers, and any professionals working with young people.

  • 'Bridging the gap: An introduction to implementation science'

    To stimulate the thinking of those involved in developing, planning, commissioning, and providing youth mental health programs, this brief guide provides an overview of the implementation science field

  • 'Co-designing with young people: The fundamentals'

    Worldwide, there is an ever-increasing expectation that youth mental health care be co-designed with young people. Whilst many organisations see the value of partnering with young people, there is much confusion about what co-design is and the term is often mistakenly used to describe any type of youth participation.Developed with members of Orygen’s Youth Advisory Council and Primary Health Network Advisory Group, this guide will be useful to anyone involved in designing, commissioning or delivering mental healthcare for young people.

  • 'Coping with self-harm: a guide for parents and carers'

    As many as 10% of young Australians will self-harm at some point in their lives but parents and carers often feel alone when they discover that a loved one is intentionally hurting themselves.