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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

New FULL headspace pledged for Batemans Bay

In a statement this week Local Labor Candidate for Gilmore, Fiona Philips said that a Shorten Labor Government will create a new, to deliver early intervention mental health services for those aged 12 to 25 years.

Above: Making the announcement for a full headspace centre in Batemans Bay to deliver early intervention mental health services for those aged 12 to 25 years were Senator Deborah O’Neill Shadow Assistant Minister For Innovation Shadow Assistant Minister For Mental Health Manager Of Opposition Business In The Senate Senator For New South Wales and Fiona Phillips Labor Candidate For Gilmore The local Labor Candidate for Gilmore, Fiona Philips is well aware that youth mental health is of persistent and increasing concern on the South Coast with many of her visiting federal members meeting Dr Michael Holland, a passionate advocate for increased mental health services in the region. Ms Phillips, in making the announcement said “Many parents, community members and young people themselves have raised with me the need for more youth mental health services in Batemans Bay.” "Labor acknowledges, values and respects the amazing and tireless work undertaken by youth mental health professionals. However, we know that more early intervention services are needed. When a young person is experiencing mental ill health and they are attempting to seek help, there is a small window to intervene and help them and their loved ones. For many young people, these services are not easily accessible. “As a local, I understand how much today's announcement will make a real difference to young people and their families in our community.Having a fully funded headspace centre in Batemans Bay will guarantee that young people in our community will have access to vital frontline services and support,” she said. "By creating a dedicated headspace centre in Gilmore, Labor will help ensure that when young people put their hand up, say they are not well and they need help, services are available and accessible." Mike Kelly, Federal member for Eden Monaro also announced the full headspace centre in Cooma to deliver early intervention mental health services for those aged 12 to 25 years which would expand the services across the South East with Bega already on line. Ms Phillips said "The headspace centre in Gilmore will also promote young peoples’ wellbeing across mental health, physical health, work and study support, and alcohol and other drug services."

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