Conversations are courageous
Together, Maybelline and ReachOut want to help normalise conversations around mental health and provide resources for young people living with depression and anxiety. When we reach out and share our stories about mental health, we can be Brave Together.
Take your first step
One of the bravest things you can do when you’re having a tough time is find support. There’s lots of different ways to do this, and different things work for different people. Learn more about all the different kinds of support for anxiety and depression.
Something on your mind?
Book a session with PeerChat
- Text-based chat with a peer worker who understands
- Private, confidential and free
- Chat about anything; nothing’s too big or small
- For anyone in Australia aged 18-25
Tips for managing anxiety & depression
These simple-but-effective skills take some practice, but they’re a useful tool for self-management of depression.
If you’re dealing with depression, you’re not alone. These young people share their depression stories, and talk about what works for them.
There’s a difference between anxiety stress – here’s how to tell the difference, and how to manage each of them.
When you're going through a tough time, one of the best and most effective things you can do to feel better is to talk to someone.
It’s not always easy to block out the negative noise, but there are steps you can take to turn things around.
Feel like you’ve been working hard to improve your mental health but nothing’s working? It’s not your fault – there’s no one size fits all solution. This guide can help you to figure out where to go from here.
The Brave Together ambassadors
“Every time someone normalises speaking about mental health, anxiety or being vulnerable, it's like giving someone a big hug and saying ‘you're not alone’.” – Brooke Blurton
Want more resources on anxiety?
“Overcoming adversity doesn’t always need to be done alone; we redefine who our family is and become stronger together.” – AJ Clementine
Want more resources about gender?
“Respecting and listening to others' experiences in all aspects of life, I think, contributes to a world full of compassion and understanding.” – Dom Porras
Want more resources about confidence?
Visit the Online Community
In the ReachOut Online Community, you can chat anonymously and learn more about how other young people manage anxiety and depression.
A place for questions, information and resources to help you find support with anxiety.
Here’s some tips on what self-care activities can be helpful if you’re feeling depressed. What would your self-care checklist look like?
Stressed or anxious?
Try these 3 steps to calm your nerves
Take a breath
When you’re feeling overwhelmed, take a breath to calm yourself down. Try the 4–7–8 technique: breathe in for four seconds, hold your breath for seven seconds, and exhale for eight seconds.
Deal with distraction
It can be hard to concentrate or even take a proper break when you’ve got distractions, like your family making a racket all the time. Take a moment to find your own corner, put on some headphones and listen to your favourite playlist.
Talk to someone about how you’re feeling
Telling somebody about how you’re feeling can help lift the weight off your shoulders. Send a message to a mate letting them know what’s up, and ask if you can chat to them about it.