headspace welcomes additional funding for early psychosis program

headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation, together with Orygen Youth Mental Health, are delighted to receive additional funding for the headspace Youth Early Psychosis Program (hYEPP) for another two years.

$110 million has been allocated towards the early psychosis program in order to continue supporting young people with more complex and severe mental health issues across 14 headspace centres. 

The headspace network, engages with thousands of young people annually and is in a unique position to identify and treat those at risk.

Jason Trethowan, CEO of headspace said this funding will help to provide further support for those who are experiencing or at risk of developing psychosis.

“The program, which has received bipartisan government support, aims to reduce the incidence and impact of psychosis in young people through prevention, early detection and coordinated care delivery. It will enable headspace to continue to support young people and their families who are experiencing psychosis with a focus on functional recovery and re-engagement in education and employment, leading to better long term outcomes,” he said.

headspace is committed to supporting young people and providing access to mental health services across Australia.

For media enquiries please contact: Stephanie Fonti, headspace Communications Coordinator on 0413 025 385 or sfonti@headspace.org.au

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