headspace welcomes ongoing government commitment to early psychosis program

headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation has welcomed today’s commitment from the Federal Government to extend funding for the headspace Early Psychosis Program for the next three years.

The $205.8 million announcement means the headspace Early Psychosis Program will continue service at 14 headspace centres where it is currently offered, plus at an additional two sites – one in Tasmania and another in the ACT.

headspace CEO Jason Trethowan says this funding makes it possible for the headspace Early Psychosis Program to continue supporting young people experiencing severe and complex mental illness.

“The headspace Early Psychosis Program is saving lives,” Mr Trethowan said.

“Thousands of young people and their families have benefited from the care and support provided by the headspace Early Psychosis Program.

“Today’s commitment acknowledges the outstanding results young people have achieved, with support and care from headspace and our partner organisations.”

headspace is the largest youth mental health provider in Australia. Our network of 147 centres across Australia provides tailored and holistic mental health support to thousands of young people aged 12-25 every year. Its reach, trusted brand and evidence-based model mean headspace is the right platform to scale up quickly to meet increased demand for youth mental health support.