Speaking about the official opening, CEO of the HNECC Primary Health Network, Richard Nankervis said: “The opening of headspace Taree is the culmination of effective collaboration between all levels of government with the local community and stakeholders.
“The service removes barriers including the cost and time associated with travel for young people wishing to access mental health services and reinforces the PHN’s commitment to improving regional and rural health.”
headspace CEO Jason Trethowan said all young people deserved access to youth-friendly mental health services – no matter where they live.
“Never has the work of headspace been more important. The past two years have been challenging for many young people, including those who live in regional and remote areas of Australia.
headspace Taree supports young people in the area to access services for issues related to mental health/counselling, alcohol & other drugs, vocational/educational and physical & sexual health. Samaritans Foundation is the lead agency operating the headspace Taree service.
For more information about headspace Taree visit www.headspace.org.au or stop by the centre at 101a Pulteney Street Taree.
For more information:
Rebecca Brennan, Communications and Public Relations Manager, HNECC PHN, firstname.lastname@example.org 0437 478 138
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