The organisation behind ReachOut.com

From our CEO

Welcome to ReachOut.com by Inspire Foundation.
 

Since 1998 we’ve been delivering Australia’s leading youth mental health service, making it easy for young people to get the help they need, where and when they need it.

 

Together with our valued supporters, ReachOut.com has helped millions of young Australians get through tough times. Despite 1.4 million unique users of ReachOut.com each year, the following statistics mean we’ve still got an enormous way to go as a community:

- 1 in 4 young Australians live with a mental health difficulty

- 75% of people with mental health difficulties will experience its onset by the age of 24

- Suicide is the leading cause of death for young Australians aged 14-25

 

In addition to these challenges, the stories from young people like Becca about the help they get from ReachOut.com are why we do what we do:

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“Thank you so much for supporting ReachOut.com.

Without what you have helped to create, I wouldn’t be here.” Becca 19

 

Please join us to help achieve our vision that all young Australians are happy and well.

 

Jono Nicholas

CEO ReachOut.com by Inspire Foundation

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News & Events

Parliamentarians get hands-on with ReachOut.com

Young leaders from ReachOut.com took Parliamentarians on a hands on tour of e-mental health services at Parliament House on Tuesday night. In a unique event co-hosted with the Parliamentary Friends of Youth Mental Health (PFYMH), the ReachOut.com young leaders showed how their peers get help for mental health difficulties online.   Entering with questions about [...]

ReachOut.com accessed by the highly distressed

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CEO Message – Let’s honour Ian Thorpe’s courage by doing something today

  Last night’s Michael Parkinson interview with swimming great Ian Thorpe was an outstanding step forward in the conversation about mental health in Australia. On behalf of the team at ReachOut.com, I want to thank Ian for his courage to talk about his mental health battles with such candour. The positive impact that will result [...]