Pictured (from left) are Charlee (Wellington Shire Youth Councillor), Brydie Bourke (Community Liaison Officer, headspace Bairnsdale/Sale) and Amy Goddard (Client Services Officer, headspace Sale) who are helping prepare for the specialised mental health support to be delivered online in late July. The face-to-face service starts in August.
Young people in the Wellington community will soon have access to specialised mental health support delivered online by a new headspace satellite in Sale. Services are expected to be available by late July 2020.
The service will provide free or low-cost support for young people aged between 12 and 25 years to assist with challenges, questions or concerns they may have about their mental health, alcohol and other drug issues, physical and sexual health, and relationships.
headspace Sale will operate three days a week, initially providing telephone and video services before face-to-face services commence in August, when the satellite site in Raymond Street, Sale, physically opens its doors.
As lead agency for the service, Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV) is well-placed to lead headspace Sale, with the organisation having extensive experience delivering youth mental health services through existing headspace centres in Bairnsdale, and in Wonthaggi and through five outreach locations across South Gippsland and Bass Coast. RAV has also been delivering its specialised i-Connect Family Mental Health Support Service for children and young people in East Gippsland since 2014.
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