Adolescent Mental Health in Melbourne


Adolescence can be tough. It involves a huge period of transition and development. We are called upon to individuate from our parents and develop our own sense of identity. Friendships with peers become more important and trickier to navigate. School becomes more involved. We start thinking about our future. And on top of all of this, we experience biological changes that can impact how we think and feel about the world around us.

Young people aged 12 – 25 are particularly vulnerable to the development of mental health disorders. One in four young people report experiencing a mental health issue in the past 12 months. In fact, 75% of people who experience a mental health disorder in their lifetime will develop it in this period. 

icon of promise2

Our adolescent and teen psychologists deal with adolescent-specific needs such as:


We know that early intervention using evidence-based treatments is very important. It can help us better understand why we are experiencing something, and how we can cope with this now and in the future. Early intervention can also help us become more resilient. We can explore who we are, what is important to us, and how we can make changes to better live in line with our values.

If you or a young person that you know is having difficulties with their mental wellbeing, please contact PsychologyCare today to chat about how we can best support you.