PRIME Minister Malcolm Turnbull has pledged $2 million to a Peel Youth Medical Services (PYMS) Health Hub, dependent on the re-election of his Coalition it was announced today.
The PYMS Health Hub would provide care and support services for 12 to 24 year olds in Canning suffering from mental and physical illnesses, including those associated with drugs and alcohol.
After a spate of youth suicides in Mandurah a delegation met with the Prime Minister in April to garner his support for the hub.
The hub will offer preventative care for young people at the most vulnerable point in their lives.
“Tragically, we have recently learned how important this facility is to the long term wellbeing of our young people, who are the future of the Peel region,” Canning MP Andrew Hastie said.
“This announcement will ensure that we can provide a coordinated and comprehensive approach to care for the mental, social and physical health and wellbeing of our young people.
“The Canning Ice Action Group and the local community have been advocating for this project since October 2015 and today’s announcement brings us closer to making the Health Hub a reality.”
PYMS spokeswoman Eleanor Britton said thanked Mr Hastie for endorsing the health hub.
“Without his support and the endorsement of the Canning Ice Action Group I am sure this would not have been possible,” she said.