Funding to help young people in the South West

The Federal Government will invest $845,000 over 4 years to locally deliver a new dedicated headspace program.

This program will be facilitated from the Bunbury office and will assist young people in the South West experiencing mental illness to join the workforce.

Member for Forrest Nola Marino MP said, “Bunbury headspace will run the new Individual Placement and Support Program to address barriers preventing people with mental health issues from finding and keeping a job.

“By integrating educational and workforce support with clinical mental health services, we can help our young people secure employment opportunities” Ms Marino said.

“Mental health should not be a barrier to pursuing a fulfilling career and the Individual Placement and Support Program will ensure young people have access to the tailored support they need to thrive in any workplace.”

Headspace Bunbury Centre Manager Marie Eckersley welcomed the funding and said, “This program will help empower young people and create employment opportunities while also helping to meet local needs within the South West community”.

Across Australia 26 new sites and 24 existing sites will be funded to deliver the program.

This Support Program will allow more than 6,000 Australians under the age of 25 experiencing mental health issues to access a range of specialist vocational and employment support services.

For more information contact Bunbury Headspace on 08 6164 0680.