Wentworth Healthcare, provider of the Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network, welcomes the announcement made today by Senator Deborah O'Neill, Assistant Shadow Minister for Mental Health, and Susan Templeman, Member for Macquarie, that Labor will fund a new headspace Centre in Katoomba and an outreach service in the Hawkesbury if elected into Government.
Lizz Reay, CEO of Wentworth Healthcare said, “We are passionate about improving the mental health of our local communities and are thrilled that both Katoomba and Hawkesbury will receive funding for headspace services to help address youth anxiety and depression, if Labor is elected.”
“Together with the community we have been advocating for additional youth mental health services in our region for some time, particularly for the Hawkesbury, and we are pleased that our local member has listened to these concerns and taken action,” she said.
“We know that mental health and suicide are complex issues that are influenced by a number of interacting psychological, social and cultural factors. Early intervention programs such as headspace are critical as they not only impact young people’s lives in the present but can influence the whole community as these young people mature into adulthood,” said Ms Reay.
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Wentworth Healthcare CEO, Lizz Reay, attended the announcement made by Senator Deborah O'Neill, Shadow Assistant Minister for Mental Health, and Member for Macquarie, Susan Templeman, along with other Hawkesbury community members.