SENATOR ANNE URQUHART
SENATOR FOR TASMANIA
CHIEF GOVERNMENT WHIP IN THE SENATE
DEVONPORT/BURNIE HEADSPACE SET TO RECEIVE FUNDING BOOST
Young people in Braddon will soon benefit from improvements to the local headspace youth mental health centre, with the Albanese Government providing $764 895 in funding to headspace Devonport and Burnie.
This funding is being provided under the headspace Demand Management and Enhancement Grant Opportunity and will go towards reducing wait times and improving services.
North-West Coast based Senator, Anne Urquhart, says this will assist towards supporting young people in Braddon who need mental health support.
“Right now, demand for mental health support is at an all-time high right across Australia,” Senator Urquhart said.
“Many young people in our community are experiencing psychological distress as they deal with the growing pressures of school, work and the COVID-19 pandemic.
“This funding is welcome news for teenagers and young adults in Braddon who deserve to have the care they need when they need it, close to home.”
The funding is part of a wider $44 million announcement for 57 headspace services across Australia under the headspace Demand Management and Enhancement Grant Opportunity.
The funding will help improve demand management at headspace services, increase access and reduce wait times for young people in need of support, and enhance the quality of experience at headspace.
This round includes $27 million to reduce wait times at 31 headspace centres around the country, and another $17 million to improve buildings and equipment at 38 headspace centres.
Australia is currently experiencing a record surge in demand for mental health support, particularly among young Australians, and the Albanese Government is working to ensure they have the support they need.
DATE: 21 July 2022
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