media release: headspace Swan Hill turns 7!

headspace Swan Hill reflects on the past seven years of supporting young people in our region.

On Wednesday 15 February, headspace Swan Hill is celebrating seven years since first opening its doors to the community.

headspace Swan Hill is celebrating their 7th birthday by acknowledging what a challenging season we have experienced, and are still experiencing, while also working toward recovery. The team recognise what a great job the community has done to navigate this time and support each other, and remind them that headspace is here to support young people, their families and friends, and the community.

headspace Swan Hill Manager Kirsty Jacobs says “the community create the foundation of support that we provide young people and we are incredibly thankful for their support over the past seven years.”

“There is great strength in a region that is willing to empower each other and we are grateful to be a part of one as resilient as the Mallee”

Since opening in February 2017, the team has grown to include Social Workers, Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Youth Workers and more. Over 1900 young people have made contact with the centre and approximately 45,000 community members have been engaged through a range of activities including school visits, headspace Football and Netball rounds, Harmony Day, NAIDOC Week, Mental Health Week and events at the centre!

headspace Swan Hill is a free youth service for ages 12-25 aiming to improve the mental health and wellbeing of young people through access to support around mental health, physical and sexual health, issues with alcohol and other drugs, work and study, housing, legal issues and more.

“We offer a flexible delivery of services to meet young people where they are at. This includes individual and family support, group based interventions, single session consultations and secondary consultations” Ms Jacobs said. 

“We are a one stop shop with the goal of reducing barriers that young people face navigating multiple services. Our services are available in person, online, or via telephone.”

“headspace aims to be a safe space for young people, their family and friends to add a few extra tools to their tool kit.”

To celebrate headspace Swan Hill turning 7, the community is invited to get in contact with the team and organise a time to come and visit!


For media enquiries please contact:


Kirsty Jacobs, headspace Swan Hill Manager, 03 4010 7102

About headspace

headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds. Each year, headspace helps thousands of young people access vital support through our headspace centres in 124 communities across Australia[1], our online and phone counselling services, our vocational services, and our presence in schools. headspace can help young people with mental health, physical health (including sexual health) alcohol and other drug services, and work and study support. Centre details, as well as factsheets and resources for young people and their families and friends, can be located on the headspace website:

[1] As at September 2020 and inclusive of licensed headspace centres, satellites and outposts