April 27, 2020
The service was officially opened on the 27th of April 2017, giving young people aged 12 to 25 access to youth friendly, free and confidential mental health and wellbeing services in their local area.
Service Manager Gail Davies said headspace Goulburn’s services have expanded since its opening:
“We now have a Family Clinician who works with parents and carers to support their young people.”
“We have also opened an Outreach to Yass 2 days per week.”
“While COVID-19 has changed how we provide support to young people and family/carers right now, we will be returning to face-to-face appointments as soon as the government has given the go ahead.”
“We will also be starting up a GP service for young people once restrictions are lifted,” added Gail.
headspace Goulburn has supported 829 young people since it opened its doors in 2017, providing 5132 occasions of service.
Ron de Jongh, CEO of Grand Pacific Health, who are the lead agency for headspace Goulburn, says he is proud of what the service has achieved:
“I am so proud of the team at headspace Goulburn for the way they go above and beyond to support young people in their community and for the many local connections they have made with local schools, organisations and social groups.”
“Even though we are unable to mark this special occasion onsite in the way we had planned, I look forward to the day we can come together to celebrate,” added Ron.
headspace Goulburn invites any young people or their families/cares to reach out for support if they are feeling overwhelmed, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We currently have capacity to engage with more young people and their family/carers,” said Gail
“So please call our service on 48 244 944 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment if you would like some support,” added Gail.
(Please note the picture accompanying this article was taken last year - prior to social distancing regulations)Back to News
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