headspace Maitland celebrates a decade of helping young Australians

This month marks 10 years since headspace Maitland first opened its doors, changing the face of mental health support for young Australians and their families in the Maitland and Hunter community.

Now one of 106 centres across Australia, headspace Maitland has welcomed thousands of young Australians since inception.

These young Australians are part of the more than 355,000 who have visited a headspace centre across Australia in the last 12 years.

headspace CEO Jason Trethowan said each headspace centre is created with, and for, young people; ensuring all services, programs and facilities are welcoming and youth-friendly.

“Seeking help for any concerns troubling a young person takes a lot of courage, and headspace has made it easier for young people to come to the one place with all the support they need,” Mr Trethowan said.

“With 75 per cent of mental health problems emerging before the age of 25, we are managing issues early which helps prevent them from becoming more serious and longer lasting.”

headspace Maitland’s Centre Manager, Felicity Scott, said staff and supporters are proud to celebrate this significant achievement.

“Young people are often coming in at their most vulnerable so the team at headspace Maitland work hard to make the centre a place where young people feel safe and comfortable,” she said.

To celebrate this milestone, headspace Maitland hosted an all-inclusive birthday party on Monday 17 September.