This month marks ten years since headspace Mount Druitt first opened its doors, changing the face of mental health support for young Australians and their families in the Mount Druitt community.
Now one of 107 centres across Australia, headspace Mount Druitt has welcomed over 5,000 young Australians since inception.
These young Australians are part of the more than 450,000 who have visited a headspace centre across Australia in the last 12 years.
headspace CEO Jason Trethowan said each headspace centre is created with, and for, young people; ensuring all services, programs and facilities are welcoming and youth-friendly.
“Seeking help for any concerns troubling a young person takes a lot of courage, and headspace has made it easier for young people to come to the one place with all the support they need,” Mr Trethowan said.
“With 75 per cent of mental health problems emerging before the age of 25, we are managing issues early which helps prevent them from becoming more serious and longer lasting.”
To celebrate this milestone, headspace Mount Druitt will be hosting a community event on Thursday, 29 of November.
headspace Mount Druitt Centre Manager Daniel Angus said staff and supporters are proud to celebrate this significant achievement.
“This is a huge milestone for us - we have been able to assist over 5,000 local young people to access the help and care they need from clinicians specialising in adolescent health.
“One of the reasons headspace Mount Druitt has been able to achieve such great outcomes is having young people inform all aspects of our service – they tell us what they need, and we can make sure we are providing services that are youth friendly and appropriate.”
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