Help at hand for Fremantle families

Fremantle Medicare Local triage and referrals officer James Healy and manager Katy Snellgrove are part of the expanded healthy minds service which now includes children’s referrals.
Fremantle Medicare Local triage and referrals officer James Healy and manager Katy Snellgrove are part of the expanded healthy minds service which now includes children’s referrals.

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The service aims to work closely with experienced and qualified child health specialists, who will work with children and their families to overcome emotional and behavioural difficulties.

Fremantle Medicare Local chief executive Christa Riegler said the service would provide benefits for infants and children who suffered from issues such as anxiety and depression.

‘It can be a difficult topic for families but children who learn how to cope with it, benefit as adults later in life,’ she said.

‘There are numerous issues that infants and children can face and if left unresolved, these can develop into more complex mental health issues as adults, potentially resulting in poor quality of life, difficulty in seeking employment or completing higher education.’

To find out more, call 9319 0555.