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headspace centre officially launches in Horsham

headspace Horsham was officially launched on Wednesday 30 August, giving young people aged 12 to 25 in the local community and surrounding areas, access to youth friendly, free and confidential mental health and wellbeing services.

Those in attendance at the launch included headspace CEO Jason Trethowan, Federal Member for Mallee the Hon. Andrew Broad, State Member for Lowan the Hon. Emma Kealy, along with the young people who have been involved in the establishment of the centre.

“We are pleased to have headspace Horsham available to the young people in the local community, their families and friends, where they can get the support they need to get back on their feet and fulfil their potential,” Mr Trethowan said.

“It is a testament to the centre manager Jason Pelcher and the entire team for managing the fit-out of the centre and incorporating valuable input from the youth reference group to ensure the look and feel of the centre is welcoming and friendly.”

The centre is the first service of its kind to cater for young people in the Wimmera and has been in operation since May, and since opening has helped over 200 young people.

headspace Horsham will be a hub for young people in the region, coordinating services and support to prevent young people from falling through the gaps,” said centre manager Jason Pelcher.

The headspace model is based on early intervention with the knowledge that adolescence and early adulthood is a critical time in a person's life, with research showing that 75 per cent of mental health disorders emerge before the age of 25.

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Since headspace was established in 2006, and since inception over 350,000 young people have accessed headspace centres or online and telephone counselling service eheadspace for support.

You can access the headspace Horsham centre details here