A nation-wide celebration of headspace to mark a decade of mental health support for young Australians began at Woodville on Friday.

A morning tea was held to recognise headspace’s role in helping young people aged 12 to 25 who are experiencing challenges in their lives, such as mental and physical health difficulties, drug and alcohol issues and study problems.

South Australian federal MPs Mark Butler and Matt Williams, and Wathnak Vy, a foundation member of the headspace Woodville Youth Reference Group, spoke at the event.

Last year headspace Woodville supported more than 600 young people and provided about 2500 services, predominantly for mental health and behaviour issues, such as depression and anxiety.