Boost for Youth Mental Health in the Bega Valley

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June 08, 2017

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Young people in the Bega Valley will benefit from access to vital mental and general health support following the announcement of a new headspace centre in the region.

According to Mr Ron de Jongh, Chief Executive Officer of Grand Pacific Health, the announcement of the new centre is welcome news for the Bega community:

“headspace Bega will be possible because of the vision of local community members- including MP Mike Kelly, GPH staff, GP practices, education providers, Aboriginal health and drug and alcohol services, Council and community health and mental health services. All of us have participated in the Bega Valley Youth Mental Health Steering Committee and advocated for stronger support for the mental health and wellbeing needs of young people in the area,” Mr de Jongh said.

“The announcement of headspace Bega is a measure of our success in working collectively to advocate for the mental health needs of young people in the Bega Valley. Grand Pacific Health welcome headspace Bega as part of the network of headspace centres in the South Eastern NSW Primary Health Network through funding administered by Coordinare”.

headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health and general health services to young people aged 12 to 25.

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