Help for Busselton youth

YOUTH living in the Lower South West will be able to access more mental health programs from January 2018.

Federal Member for Forrest Nola Marino announced funding on Friday to support youth psychosis and a satellite headspace service in Busselton. Mrs Marino said there was a significant need for the services in the area and Busselton’s youth won’t have to travel to seek help.

“Being able to provide local services such as these is vital to ensuring our youth can access appropriate support, without the additional barriers of distance and travel,” she said.

WA Primary Health Alliance regional director Di Ritson said the Lower South West was identified as a hot spot for mental health needs.

Youth psychosis support from South West Youth Mental Health is for young people with severe and complex mental condition and first episode of psychosis. Headspace will look at the whole spectrum of youth mental health issues for people aged 12-25.

If you feel like you need to speak to someone, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.

Source: Busselton Dunsborough Mail.