headspace Lithgow open for business



headspace Lithgow has today officially opened its doors, providing a vital new service for young people in the area.

Key figures who advocated the needs of the Lithgow community on a state and federal level met today to officially open the centre.

Speaking at the official opening event today, CEO of Wentworth Healthcare, Lizz Reay said, “The opening of headspace Lithgow is the culmination of effective collaboration between all levels of government with the local community and stakeholders.

“We are proud to be part of this and look forward to joining other stakeholders to celebrate this achievement,” Reay said.

headspace CEO, Jason Trethowan also attended the celebration in Lithgow and said headspace wants all young people to have access to youth friendly mental health services no matter where they live.

“There is high demand for youth mental health services across Australia and Lithgow is no exception.

“With this local service, we hope to meet the growing demand for young people, their families and friends.

“We are optimistic that the youth-friendly and inclusive work of headspace will help tear down the stigma of mental health and instead build greater awareness and understanding of the importance of looking after mental health and wellbeing.

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

For more information about headspace Lithgow, you can visit their website or Facebook page, or stop by the centre at 23 Main Street.

For media enquiries please contact: Bronte Tarn-Weir, headspace Communications Manager on 0413 025 385