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Interim mental health support for Lithgow

12 March 2018

Interim mental health support is being made available for young people in Lithgow in response to the high rates of psychological distress among youth in the area, ahead of the launch of the new headspace outreach service due later this year.

As part of the Federal Government’s package to support youth anxiety and depression, announced in February, Wentworth Healthcare, provider of the Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network (NBMPHN), will commission the new Lithgow outreach headspace service, expected in mid-2018. 

Young residents of Lithgow, aged between 12 to 25 years old, who hold a current Centrelink issued Health Care Card, can now access up to 12 sessions of free or low cost ($10) psychological services through a referral from their GP. Lizz Reay, CEO of Wentworth Healthcare said, “It is important that young people in Lithgow experiencing psychological distress can access the support they need, while we work with headspace to establish the service in the coming months.” 

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