Some exciting news has been passed through the grapevine!
Minister Greg Hunt announced this morning the continuation of headspace National funding through to 2023. This extension confirms the longer term future for headspace. In fact, it's $47 million for headspace to support young people's mental health.
It is estimated that around 560, 000 young Australians experience mental health problems and illnesses and those aged between 16-24 will experience mental illness in any given year. headspace is super important to have within our communities because we know that three quarters of all mental illness manifests in people under the age of 25. Because of this, we believe that intervention early in life and at an early stage of illness could reduce the duration and impant of mental illness. For the Minister's full media release, click here. Othwerwise check out the info below!