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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

New headspace locations announced

Date posted: 2 November 2011

Fifteen new sites and two new outpost sites for the successful headspace youth mental health program have recently been announced.

The new locations will take the number of headspace sites around the country to 55. An additional 35 locations will be announced over the next four years. Headspace is funded as part of the Government's $2.2 billion Delivering mental health reform package, with $197.3 million being allocated over five years to expand the number of headspace sites to 90. This brings the Government's total investment in headspace services to $359 million. Once up and running, the 90 sites will annually help up to 72,000 young Australians, including Indigenous youth.

Also beginning today, headspace will provide free, confidential and anonymous counselling services over the phone or online to young people between the ages of 12 and 25 years with, or at risk of developing, a mild to moderate mental illness.

Eheadspace will be an integral supplement to headspace sites, extending the reach of the model to more young people, particularly kids in regional and remote Australia.

To contact eheadspace visit www.eheadspace.org.au, call 1800 650 890, or use the links below.

Location of new headspace sites

New South Wales:

  • Sydney - North Sydney and Hornsby
  • Sydney - Outer West and Blue Mountains
  • Newcastle (Lower Hunter)
  • Port Macquarie
  • Tamworth.

Victoria:

  • Melbourne - South East (Dandenong)
  • Melbourne - Outer East (Ringwood/Knox)
  • Shepparton
  • Ballarat.

QLD:

  • Mackay
  • Ipswich
  • Sunshine Coast.

Western Australia:

  • City of Swan Perth - North East
  • Bunbury.

South Australia:

  • Upper Spencer Gulf.

Outpost services:

  • Mount Isa, Queensland
  • North West Tasmania

The two outpost services will be overseen by existing headspace centres and headspace will work with local organisations to explore how the outpost can best improve care and support for young people.

Contacts

Minister's office
Ph: (02) 6277 7280

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Last updated: 2 November 2011
 
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