Improving mental health services

THE team at headspace Bunbury have welcomed the recent Federal government funding announcement, with $51.8 million to be given to the nation-wide organisation.

Centre manager Marie Eckersley said it had been a relief to hear the news with the demand for services increasing each year.

“Headspace is not just about counselling services it provides a range of support services including helping young people gain employment, increase their mental health awareness and physical activity, and improving relationships,” she said.

“The funding I’m hoping we will receive, will go into expanding our clinical services, being able to put on more allied health staff, which would help decrease wait times because the demand has increased significantly – it just keeps going up.

“This funding means so much not just to the headspace centres but to all our young people who want to improve their mental and emotional wellbeing.” Forrest MP Nola Marino said it was about backing quality frontline support for young people in Australia.

Source: Bunbury Mail