At Avion, we’re experts at crafting content to engage specific audiences. We’ve helped headspace deliver blogs for two primary audience segments: 12- to 25-year-olds experiencing mental health challenges, and their friends and family.
Some of these blogs were tailored for young people with particular vulnerabilities to poor mental health, including LGBTIQA+ youth and young men.
headspace has a range of services—from online counselling to centres for in-person clinical support. In creating content, we aimed to:
- support young people at the mild end of the poor mental health spectrum
- provide a ‘soft entry’ for young people with more chronic challenges, and direct them to further mental health support services
- educate young people, their friends and family about mental health.
One of the challenges of this project was to communicate psychological advice in ways that connect to young people. Producing content that’s non-judgmental, inclusive and sensitive to issues faced by the primary audience (young people) is very important.
We began with a series of workshops where we learnt headspace’s goals, audience and brand voice. Together we brainstormed potential blog topics, targeting five key audience niches:
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people
- LGBTIQA+ young people
- culturally and linguistically diverse young people
- young men
- the friends and family of young people.
For each blog, we worked closely with headspace’s marketing and clinical teams from inception to the final product.
Having worked in a collaborative manner with headspace before, we utilised GatherContent to facilitate a seamless feedback, revisions and approvals process. This allowed for all stakeholders – across headspace’s clinical, marketing and ‘young people’ teams – to easily comment and provide input.
To date, we’ve delivered over 50 blogs for the new, revitalised headspace website. We’ve also helped them to engage with a wider audience and better champion a variety of subjects to educate hundreds of readers.