Prioritising Mental Health – national headspace network
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The Government will expand the headspace network by creating new sites in 30 locations nationally, and will provide more funding to boost frontline services and reduce wait times.
headspace provides vital mental health, related physical health, substance misuse, and social and vocational support for young people.
The Government will invest $111.3 million to increase the number of headspace sites from 115 to 145 across Australia by 2021. There will be 10 new headspace centres and 20 new satellite services, including satellites in Sarina and Whitsunday, Queensland.
Additional funding of $152 million will be provided to help headspace centres experiencing high levels of demand to improve their services and reduce wait times so that young people can get more rapid support in times of need.