Making headway

LtoR: Paul Hersey (CEO Perth South Coastal Medicare Local), Glenn Hatwell (HeadSpace Youth Advisory Committee), Michaelia Cash (Senator for WA), Heath Black (Headspace Ambassador)
LtoR: Paul Hersey (CEO Perth South Coastal Medicare Local), Glenn Hatwell (HeadSpace Youth Advisory Committee), Michaelia Cash (Senator for WA), Heath Black (Headspace Ambassador)

More than 300 young people have received onsite support at the Goddard Street centre while 150 have received support or advice by phone or referral.

This week marks National Mental Health Week and six months since Headspace began operating in Rockingham.

Manager of Headspace Rockingham, Raff Di Bartolomeo, said the centre had already developed a close relationship with several schools and youth service organisations and that had contributed to high number of visitors before the official opening.

‘We’ve definitely been well received by the community and that’s come from working closely with local schools,’ he said.

‘We hope to have a close ongoing relationship, whether that involves us going into the schools or students coming to us, so as many people can access the services they need as possible.’

If you are feeling suicidal, contact Lifeline’s 24-hour crisis support service on 13 11 14 or seek immediate help from a GP, psychiatrist or a psychologist.