THE opening of the new Headspace in Mandurah is one step closer, with Canning MHR Andrew Hastie announcing that 360 Health+Community will be the lead agency for the youth-friendly mental health service.
Mr Hastie said it was great news for young people in Mandurah who would soon be able to benefit from Headspace’s services from July.
Headspace offers early intervention for 12 to 25 year olds in four key areas – mental health, related physical health, social and vocational support and alcohol and other drug use.
“The Peel community has been vocal in communicating the needs of at-risk youth in our region and their advocacy has paid off,’’ Mr Hastie said.
“A Headspace in Mandurah will soon be a reality.
“360 Health+Community already operate successful Headspace centres in Rockingham and Fremantle.
“I am confident they will continue their strong track record in Mandurah and look forward to following their progress once the centre is up and running.”
360 Health+Communityu will now begin detailed preparations for the centre’s opening in temporary premises on Anstruther Road.
In 2019 it will move to its permanent location in the new Peel Youth Medical Service Health Hub.
Headspace Mandurah is part of the Federal Government’s 2017 commitment to deliver an extra $28.9 million for 10 new headspace services in regional and rural communities, bringing the total number of centres to 110 by 2019.