State Government continues to fund youth mental health program in Peel Region

Alita Constructions owner Ali Kleyn, Peel Youth Services care coordinator Joseph Gauci, Caitlin and Brock Elphick, Murray-Wellington MLA Robyn Clarke, Eleanor Britton and project manager Ian French at the site of the new Peel Health hub.
Alita Constructions owner Ali Kleyn, Peel Youth Services care coordinator Joseph Gauci, Caitlin and Brock Elphick, Murray-Wellington MLA Robyn Clarke, Eleanor Britton and project manager Ian French at the site of the new Peel Health hub.

YOUTH mental health issues in the Peel Region are continuing to be addressed by the State Government.

Local Government Minister David Templeman said the State would provide funding for the 3 Tier Youth Mental Health Program over the next three years.

The program centres on early intervention to identify mental health concerns, encourage people to speak up and help friends with mental health issues.

The Peel Health hub will open later this year on Allnutt Street and will provide a wrap-around service for young people in Peel, consisting of Peel Youth Medical Services, mental health services and drug and alcohol services.

The central hub, made possible through a $4.95 million state grant, will cater to the diversity of youth health issues.

Mr Templeman said the hub would play a vital role in supporting youth health in general.

“Having multiple services operating out of the same location will remove much of the inconvenience that young people may experience when trying to access services,’’ he said.

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