New headspace centre for Box Hill

The Box Hill community will now benefit from a new headspace centre.

The Hon Emma McBride MP
Assistant Minister for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
Assistant Minister Rural and Regional Health

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The Box Hill community will now benefit from a new headspace centre.

headspace is the primary national platform for people aged 12 to 25 to access mental health services.

It provides a safe and welcoming place for holistic care, offering mental health, physical and sexual health, alcohol and drug support, and vocational services to fully support young people in Box Hill and the surrounding region.

The Albanese Government has provided the Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network with funding to establish the headspace centre as part of a $278 million investment to enhance and expand the headspace network.

The new headspace is located at level 1, 19-23 Prospect Street, Box Hill, close to public transport, local schools and the Box Hill Institute, and is operated by Mind Australia. It joins the network of 159 headspace services operating nationally.

For those young people unable to attend a headspace site, eheadspace provides free, telephone and web-based support services to young people aged 12 to 25 years with, or at risk of, developing mental illness. Further information on eheadspace is available online at: or by phoning: 1800 650 890.

Quotes attributable to Assistant Minister, Emma McBride:

“Taking care of young people means taking care of their mental health.

“ABS data shows a growing percentage of young people are dealing with mental ill health. That’s why the Albanese Government is investing $278 million to grow the headspace network and expand services offered.

“Box Hill joins the growing headspace network, offering support and care for young people closer to home.” 

Quotes attributable to Dr Carina Garland MP, Member for Chisholm:

“I know how important headspace Box Hill will be for young people and families in our community. I’m so pleased that young people in Box Hill and surrounding suburbs now have access to free mental health support.”

“Access to mental health services and support has never been more important for young people in Box Hill. headspace allows young people to access a range of support services during what can be a difficult time in their lives.”

“The fact that headspace Box Hill provides free mental health services for young people is important – it removes a barrier to reaching out for help”.

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