Mandurah Headspace one step closer with lead agency announcement

Announcement: Federal health minister Greg Hunt and Canning MP Andrew Hastie announce headspace facility for Mandurah at the Billy Dower Youth Centre in May 2017. Photo: Marta Pascual Juanola.
Announcement: Federal health minister Greg Hunt and Canning MP Andrew Hastie announce headspace facility for Mandurah at the Billy Dower Youth Centre in May 2017. Photo: Marta Pascual Juanola.

Non-profit charity 360 Health + Community has won a tender to run Mandurah’s new headspace youth mental health service, slated to be operational by the middle of 2018.

On Tuesday Canning MP Andrew Hastie announced 360 Health + Community would be the lead agency for the new facility and said the headspace was now a step closer.

“The Peel community has been vocal in communicating the needs of at-risk youth in our region, and their advocacy has paid off,” he said.

“360 Health + Community already operate successful Headspace centres in Rockingham and Fremantle.

“I’m confident they’ll continue their strong track record in Mandurah, and look forward to following their progress once the centre is up and running.”

360 Health + Community will now begin detailed preparations for the centre’s opening in temporary premises on Anstruther Road.

The young people of the Mandurah community will soon be able to access a range of youth friendly mental health support services that will address the needs of this community.

headspace CEO Jason Trethowan

In 2019 it would move to its permanent location within the new Peel Youth Medical Service Health Hub.

WA Primary Health Alliance’s regional manager Jody Niven said the announcement was welcome news for Mandurah’s at-risk young people.

“We are confident that the combination of their experience, valuable local connections and strong relationships with other service providers who will form part of the headspace consortium means 360 Health + Community will deliver a fantastic service,” Ms she said.

360 Health + Community CEO Mark Slattery said they are delighted to be selected as the Lead Agency for the new headspace Mandurah. 

“We have worked closely with our consortium members to bring our very collaborative and client centred approach to the youth of Mandurah. We look forward to working with them and the community to bring headspace Mandurah to life,” Mr Slattery said.

Headspace Mandurah is part of the Turnbull Government’s 2017 election commitment to deliver an extra $28.9 million for 10 new headspace services in regional communities.

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