Men­tal-health cen­tre to open

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - News -

Mem­ber for Mallee An­drew Broad will of­fi­cially open a new headspace Hor­sham cen­tre in Hamilton Street at 10.30am to­day.

The open­ing rep­re­sents a mile­stone for young peo­ple in Hor­sham district, pro­vid­ing them and their fam­i­lies with im­proved ac­cess to youth men­tal-health ser­vices.

West­ern Vic­to­ria Pri­mary Health Net­work com­mis­sioned the cen­tre, op­er­ated by a con­sor­tium led by Unit­ing Wim­mera.

Mr Broad said it gave him great plea­sure to of­fi­cially open headspace in Hor­sham.

“Tick­ing off Hor­sham means we’ve hit the tri­fecta with headspace youth men­tal­health ser­vices now avail­able through­out the Wim­mera and Mallee in Swan Hill, Mil­dura and Hor­sham,” he said.

There are also headspace cen­tres in Bal­larat, Port­land, Gee­long and War­rnam­bool.

West­ern Pri­mary Health Net­work chief ex­ec­u­tive Leanne Bea­gley said the headspace ser­vice would pro­vide ‘di­rect and much-needed’ money for crit­i­cal ser­vices re­quired by district young peo­ple.

“Al­ready a well-known and trusted youth brand, headspace in Hor­sham will at­tract young peo­ple to an ac­cepted youth-friendly ser­vice,” she said.

Headspace of­fers early in­ter­ven­tion for 12 to 25-year-olds in the key ar­eas of men­tal health; re­lated phys­i­cal health; so­cial and vo­ca­tional sup­port; al­co­hol and other drug use.

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