Headspace service in demand

MORE than 340 young people have been helped by headspace Dubbo since it opened its doors at the start of this year.
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They attended more than 1400 appointments.

Operations manager Peter Rohr reports that it is in “high demand”.

“We’re over the moon at the positive response to the headspace program in the Dubbo community,” he said.

“Young people and their families have really welcomed the services we have available.

“We’re excited to see how many young people are seeking support from the centre.

“Considering how new the service is, it’s outstanding to get to where we are in such a short space of time.”

The operations manager said headspace Dubbo offered a range of mental health and related services, delivered free to young people aged 12 to 25 years.

“We have a fantastic GP who comes in each week, along with psychologists, youth workers, sexual health nurses, tenancy advisers, as well as employment and study advisers,” he said.

“Many of these services are made possible by the support of our extremely valuable consortium partners.

“We’re in a fortunate position to be able to offer a range of supports under one roof, and all available in a youth-friendly and welcoming environment which we know is important for young people.

“If any organisations are interested in getting involved with headspace Dubbo or its consortium, please contact the centre on 5852 1900.”

Mr Rohr reported that headspace Dubbo was a finalist in the categories of excellence in community involvement and excellence in presentation and marketing of the Dubbo Chamber of Commerce Orana Mutual 2015 Rhino Awards

On its website, headspace is referred to as the National Youth Mental Health Foundation with centres across metropolitan, regional and rural Australia.

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