Support in mind
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.