Mental-health centre to open
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.