Local agencies chosen to run new headspace centres
The lead agencies who will operate the next round of headspace centres have been announced today.
The ten lead agencies who have been appointed include some of the nation's most experienced community-based organisations with proven success in supporting young people with mental health issues.
All headspace centres are operated by a consortium of local service providers which are overseen by a lead agency. The lead agencies were independently selected following an open Expression of Interest process conducted by headspace.
The set-up of the centre will now commence. The process takes around six months and includes recruitment of staff, finding a suitable building, lease agreements and centre fit-outs.
The majority of these centres are expected to be open by late 2015. In the meantime, young people needing support can access eheadspace.org.au or call 1800 650 890.
|Castle Hiill||Uniting Care Mental Health|
|Swan Hill||Murray Primary Health Network|
|Mount Gambier||Uniting Communities|
|Gladstone||Roseberry Community Services|
The primary focus of headspace is the mental health and wellbeing of young Australians. headspace helps 12 - 25 year olds going through a tough time through a national network of headspace centres and online and telephone counselling service eheadspace.
headspace can help young people with general health, mental health, education and employment and alcohol and other drug services.
headspace centres are designed to make it as easy as possible for a young person to get the help they need for issues affecting their wellbeing. Centres are youth friendly, confidential and free or low cost for young people to access.
Each headspace centre has its roots firmly planted in that community through a coming together of local leaders and community agencies, known as a headspace consortium. There are more than 600 local community organisations across the country involved in delivering headspace services to young people.
Since 2006 headspace has supported well over 120,000 young Australians and their families dealing with issues like depression, anxiety and stress.
headspace was established and funded by the Commonwealth Government of Australia in 2006. The headspace centres are part of the Federal Government's more-than $200 million investment to establish 100 new headspace services across Australia.