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Headspace Reveals The Decline in Young People's Mental Health

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Mental health advocates are reminding young people on the Eyre Peninsula about the importance of striking a balance between their online and offline activities.

It comes as research for today's headspace day reveals nearly two-thirds of young Australians believe the mental health of young people is getting worse.

Around a third of respondents believe social media is a leading contributor, along with expectations from family or community, as well as work and study pressures.

Headspace CEO, Jason Trethowan says those pressures are often compounded in REGIONAL and RURAL AREAS where social isolation can be greater.

"While social media can be a great connector for young people our research tells us that people are saying its one of the leading contributors to the decline in the mental health of young people" said Trethowan