Maybelline brave together

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.

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Take your first step

Take a break

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.

Learn more about all the different kinds of support for anxiety and depression.

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Tips for managing anxiety & depression

Several illustrations of depression self help strategies. the first image is a conversation with a friend on a smartphone. the second images is a person in a bubble bath. the third is a person talking to a friend on their couch. the fourth is a person walking their dog.

Self-help for depression

These simple-but-effective skills take some practice, but they’re a useful tool for self-management of depression.

The Brave Together ambassadors

Brooke Blurton

“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

AJ Clementine

“Overcoming adversity doesn’t always need to be done alone; we redefine who our family is and become stronger together.” – AJ Clementine

Dom Porras

“Respecting and listening to others' experiences in all aspects of life, I think, contributes to a world full of compassion and understanding.” – Dom Porras

Visit the Online Community

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In the ReachOut Online Community, you can chat anonymously and learn more about how other young people manage anxiety and depression.



Anxiety 101

A place for questions, information and resources to help you find support with anxiety.

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Creating a depression self-care checklist

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

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

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

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.

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