YOUNG people in Shepparton are set to benefit from a $200,000 investment by the Victorian Coalition Government in Shepparton’s Headspace, which will see the centre expand its services.
The funding will be used to redevelop the current site so that other services such as alcohol and drug counselling can co-locate on the site and provide spaces for group work.
Member for Shepparton, Jeanette Powell said, “This investment means that young people in Shepparton will have better access to Headspace services as well as to the other services which Headspace brings in.
“Headspace provides many services for young people including assessment and referral, bulk-billing General Practice clinics, bulk-billing counselling services, secondary consultations, therapeutic group work programs, alcohol and drug services.
“Importantly, they also provide access to external services including housing, education and employment support.”
The Nationals Candidate for Shepparton, Greg Barr said, “Young people struggling with issues such as alcohol, bullying and body image should know that their local Headspace is a place to go to for help.
“Their staff include youth workers, GPs, psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors, nurses, alcohol and drug workers, education and employment specialists who are experienced and passionate about working with young people.
“I am pleased that this funding will help Headspace provide improved facilities for staff and clients,” Mr Barr said.
For more information about Headspace, or to access youth mental health support, visit www.headspace.org.au