headspace Mandurah has moved into a new, purpose-built centre, providing young people, their families and friends with a holistic, culturally safe and friendly place to access support for their mental health and wellbeing.
Centrally located on at 10C/327 Mandurah Terrace, the new centre is close to several local schools and activities for young people.
headspace Mandurah provides the full range of headspace services including mental health, physical and sexual health, work and study support and alcohol and other drug services.
Young people aged 12 to 25, and their families and friends, can contact headspace Mandurah directly or be referred by their GP or mental health professional.
360 Health + Community Co-Chief Executive Officers, Deborah Roberts and Darren Sumner, said headspace centre in Mandurah plays an essential role in keeping young people in our community safe and well.
“Our highly experienced clinicians provide much needed support to assist young people to overcome the challenges that they are facing.
“As the lead agency for headspace Mandurah, we are very proud to be able to open this new centre where our clients can safely access the support they need to improve their mental wellbeing,” they said.
WA Primary Health Alliance Executive General Manager Commissioned Services, Mark Cockayne, said headspace Mandurah has established itself as a safe, inclusive, and welcoming place for young people to go when they need support.
“The move provided a great opportunity for the headspace Youth Reference Group, young people’s families, and the wider community to have input on what is important for them in the development of the standalone premises,” he said.
headspace CEO, Jason Trethowan, said with two in five young people experiencing mental ill-health, it has never been more important for headspace to provide culturally safe, youth-friendly mental health support – when and where young people need it most.
“The new-look headspace Mandurah is ready to support even more young people in regional WA to live happy, healthy lives.
“Young people are resilient, and with support can and do weather tough times to get back on track,” he said.
This activity has been made possible through funding provided by the Australian Government under the PHN Program.