headspace Wollongong Open Day

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March 05, 2020

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headspace Wollongong will open its doors for a 'virtual tour' for young people and their families on April 2 as part of NSW Youth Week

headspace Wollongong are inviting young people aged 12-25, as well as their friends and family, to connect with the headspace team, take part in tours, talks, games and food in a fun and relaxed environment.  

headspace Wollongong Community Service Manager Lynn Langhorn says everyone is welcome to attend:

 “The event is wonderful opportunity for young people who might be thinking of connecting with headspace to come along and see what we are about. Young people who are members of our Youth Reference Group will be providing tours of our rooms. We offer a number of free group programs and each will be showcased during the event.”

“We are also looking forward to launching a special video ‘connect with your headspace’ at this event, which introduces our service and highlights the experience of one young man approaching us for help,” added Lynn.

Ron de Jongh, CEO of Grand Pacific Health, who are the lead agency for headspace Wollongong, is encouraging local stakeholders to tune in:

“We hope that by giving people a feel for the centre, we can help remove any barriers for those who might be interested in, or know someone who is, seeking help and support,” added Ron.

Event details

When:   Open Day April 2, 2020 at 4pm-7pm, followed by Film Launch at 7pm

Where: headspace Wollongong, via headspace Wollongong's Facebook page (the event will now be live streamed due to COVID-19 precautions)

Who:    Lynn Langhorn (Service Manager, headspace Wollongong), Jenny Valdivia (Manager Youth Mental Health Services, Grand Pacific Health) and Ron de Jongh (CEO, GPH).

For media opportunities contact Lynn Langhorn on 42 207 660

About headspace

headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds. headspace has 110 centres across Australia in metropolitan, regional and remote areas, as well as online and phone support services through eheadspace. headspace can help young people with mental health, physical health (including sexual health) alcohol and other drug services, and work and study support. Centre details, as well as factsheets and resources for young people and their families and friends, can be located on the headspace website: headspace.org.au.

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