Sup­port in mind

Pinjarra Murray Times - - NEWS -

THE State Govern­ment has pro­vided fund­ing for youth men­tal health in the re­gion.

Lo­cal Govern­ment Min­is­ter David Tem­ple­man said the govern­ment had pro­vided fund­ing for the 3 Tier Youth Men­tal Health Pro­gram over the next three years.

The pro­gram pro­vides early in­ter­ven­tion sup­port to iden­tify is­sues and help peo­ple with men­tal health is­sues.

The Peel Health hub is sched­uled to open this year on All­nutt Street and pro­vide an over­all ser­vice for young peo­ple in Peel, con­sist­ing of Peel Youth Med­i­cal Ser­vices, men­tal health ser­vices, and drug and al­co­hol ser­vices.

The cen­tral hub, made pos­si­ble through a $4.95 mil­lion State grant, will aim to cater to the di­ver­sity of youth health is­sues.

Mr Tem­ple­man said the hub would play a vi­tal role in ad­dress­ing the is­sue of youth men­tal health and other health con­cerns.

“Hav­ing mul­ti­ple ser­vices op­er­at­ing out of the same lo­ca­tion will re­move much of the in­con­ve­nience that young peo­ple may ex­pe­ri­ence when try­ing to ac­cess ser­vices,’’ he said.

Alita Con­struc­tions owner Ali Kleyn, Peel Youth Ser­vices care co-or­di­na­tor Joseph Gauci, Caitlin and Brock El­ph­ick, Man­durah MLA David Tem­ple­man, Mur­ray-Wellington MLA Robyn Clarke, Eleanor Brit­ton and project man­ager Ian French on site.

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