A one-stop health help hub

Headspace intake worker Cat Hurle and Headspace manager Raff Di Bartolomeo. Picture: Elle Borgward www.communitypix.com.au d416407
Headspace intake worker Cat Hurle and Headspace manager Raff Di Bartolomeo. Picture: Elle Borgward www.communitypix.com.au d416407

The centre is run by Perth South Coastal Medicare Local (PSCML) and was planned by the previous Federal Government.

PSCML chief executive Paul Hearsey said the centre would offer young people a place where they felt comfortable coming for help from health professionals.

‘Young people can come in and see a GP, counsellor, nurse and other health professionals under one roof,’ he said.

Mr Hearsey said planning for the centre had taken some time, but it was good to see it finally open its doors.

It caters for people aged 12 to 25 but can also help those outside the age range find appropriate services.

‘It’s the first time all these health services have been available to local young people at the one place and at a good location appropriate to them,’ he said.

‘Young people can come in or even families who are concerned about a young person can contact us for help.’

Headspace is at Unit 3, 18 Goddard Street, Rockingham.

The centre is looking for young people aged 16 to 25 to join a Youth Reference Group.

For details, call 6595 8888.