New accommodation unit gives more youth mental health support

The new accommodation unit being delivered.
The new accommodation unit being delivered.

A PEEL organisation can now help more young people access important support after they received a new accommodation unit.

The delivery will allow Homestead for Youth to provide a safe place at its Meelon based Residential Farm and Recovery Home for at least six more young people living with mental health issues like anxiety and depression.

Homestead for Youth co-founder Marty Fadelli said thanks to funding and support from PEACH Alcoa, AWA Bank and Freo Group they could now help more people who needed it.

“We currently have nine young people staying at our Residential Farm and Recovery Home, but our waiting list is growing larger and until now we just simply haven’t been able to accommodate more teenagers,” he said.

“This new unit means at least six more young people can access support and therapy to help them cope with some really complex issues.

“The program supports young people from across Peel, as well as regional areas like Albany and Geraldton, and even someone from Melbourne.

“Word is starting to spread and we’re hoping to be able to expand Homestead For Youth into other states in the future.”

Homestead for Youth is a recovery program allowing young people to stay for four to 12 months and learn life and mental health skills, receive counselling and go to school in a safe, structured environment.

Visit www.homesteadforyouth.org for more information.

If you or someone you know needs help, contact Lifeline on 131114 or Kid’s Helpline on 1800 55 1800.