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Full Service for Batemans Bay Headspace

Wednesday, 15 May 2019
The Nationals and Liberals in Government will allocate a further $2 million in addition to the already announced $1.53 million for a full service Headspace centre at Batemans Bay.  
Nationals for Gilmore Katrina Hodgkinson and Liberal for Gilmore Warren Mundine said the Coalition’s announcement for a full service centre in Batemans Bay would provide critical mental health services and support for young people living in the Eurobodalla region.
“There is an urgent need for better mental health services for our young people and I am pleased that quality frontline services will be made available through an expanded and fully supported headspace centre at Batemans Bay,” Ms Hodgkinson said.
“Our young people need to be able to find information, advice, counselling or treatment, when and where they need it.
“The spate of youth suicides in Australia has to stop,” Mr Mundine said. “We need to do everything we can to help support our young kids. This new Headspace program at Batemans Bay will be for anyone aged 12-25 who needs assistance with mental health, physical health, social support or with alcohol and drug use.”
Services provide tailored and holistic mental health support, working closely with young people at a crucial time in their lives to help get them back on track and strengthen their ability to manage their mental health in the future.
This investment builds on the Nationals and Liberals Government’s $503 million Youth and Indigenous Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan – the largest investment of its kind in the country’s history. The new service in Gilmore will be one of 153 sites nationally.
Minister for Health Greg Hunt said the Liberal National Government is absolutely committed to ensuring young people have access to mental health services in their local areas.
“I want our young people to know they are not alone on their journey, and that headspace is there to deliver quality frontline services and coordinate the right interventions for people who are at risk,” Minister Hunt said.
The Morrison Government is delivering record support for mental health services with over $4.8 billion delivered this year.