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Youth mental health expert available for interview about romantic relationships in the lead up to Valentine’s Day

ReachOut Australia 2 mins read

This month, youth mental health service ReachOut has released brand new support for young people navigating romantic relationship issues and for parents supporting their teens


ReachOut’s Clinical Lead, Linda Williams, is available for interview about:

  • How young people may be feeling in the lead up to Valentine’s Day. 
  • The new support ReachOut has created for young people when it comes to romantic relationships and parents of teens supporting them.  
  • Key themes of the new support, including: toxic relationships, fear of getting into a relationship and the benefits of being single.
  • Practical tips for young people and parents of teens, including  information about how to seek support.  


Linda Williams, Clinical Lead at ReachOut is a Senior Psychologist with more than 10 years experience working across telephone and digital mental health services. Linda’s areas of expertise include youth mental health and she is knowledgeable across a wide range of concerns. 


Quote that can be attributed to Linda Williams: 


“Navigating romantic relationships can be tough for young people at the best of times, and many will be feeling additional pressure on and around Valentine’s Day. This month, ReachOut is encouraging young people to not only celebrate their romantic relationships but to also seek support if they don’t feel that they have cause for celebrations. For example, if you think you may be in an unhealthy relationship, if you are afraid of getting into a relationship or if something else is coming up for you when it comes to romantic relationships,” she said.  


ReachOut has a range of support options for young people navigating romantic relationship issues including new content, an Online Community, Reach PeerChat for one-to-one peer support and pathways to further support options. For more information and support young people can visit Parents and carers can visit



About us:

About ReachOut

ReachOut is the leading online mental health service in Australia supporting young people during tough times.

ReachOut helps young people feel better about today and the future, no matter what challenge they’re facing. They provide a safe place where young people can openly express themselves, explore what’s happening in their lives, connect with people who understand their situation, and find the resources to help them manage their challenges now and in the future.

Anonymous, free and 100% online, ReachOut has been designed specifically for – and with – young people. From one-to-one support from experienced peer workers, to online forums, as well as tips, stories and resources, ReachOut offers a wide range of support options that allow young people to engage in the ways they want to, when they want to, and has been doing so for more than 20 years.

And, ReachOut Parents and ReachOut Schools provide valuable information, resources and advice to help parents, carers and educators to better understand the young people in their lives and to play an active role in their wellbeing.

Contact details:

Tessa Anderssen, Senior Media Manager E: / M: 0411 708 587 

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