headspace Gympie opens its doors

headspace Gympie officially launched on Tuesday 28 August 2018, giving young people aged 12-25 access to youth friendly, free and confidential mental health and wellbeing services in their local area.

Gympie has been identified as an area of need for young people who may be experiencing a mental health issue.  As a satellite service of headspace Maroochydoore, the Gympie service will provide support and resources for young people.

headspace CEO Jason Trethowan said headspace wants all young people to have access to youth friendly mental health services no matter where they live.

“It is exciting that this headspace service is opening in Gympie, giving the young people in the local community a place where they can get the support they need to get back on their feet and fulfil their potential,” Mr Trethowan said. 

The headspace Gympie service will provide young people, their families and friends support for mental health, physical health, alcohol and other drugs and work and study support.

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. By ensuring help is accessed in those early stages, young people can get things back on track.

If you, or someone you know, is going through a tough time, contact headspace Gympie on 07 5442 4277.