Marino delivers new mental health services in South West

Mental health services in Busselton have been boosted with headspace Busselton’s new centre officially open.

The new centre, which shares the building with Relationships Australia on 71 Kent Street opposite St Joseph’s Church, is the start of headspace operating five days a week in the city.

Mrs Marino, who fought to get headspace to Busselton, was thrilled with they’ve got a new facility and are now operating five days a week.

“Mental health is such a big issue in the South West,” Mrs Marino said.

“I’m pleased young people of Busselton and surrounding towns have access to this vital service.

“This will save the many young people who make the trip from the lower South West to headspace Bunbury the drive to Bunbury, and will have a closer centre to visit.”

headspace is a mental health organisation which provides young people aged 12 to 25, free access to social workers, counsellors, psychologists and mental health workers.

Mrs Marino is continuing to fight to deliver more mental health services across the South West.

“It’s an issue that’s raised with me daily,” Mrs Marino said.

“headspace Busselton started off just a few days a week and now’s its five days. I’m fighting to get a headspace in Margaret River.”

Mrs Marino announced new funding for the Harvey Local Drug Action group a fortnight ago, to help address drug issues in the town.