Young people in the federal electorate of Fremantle will soon benefit from improvements to the local headspace youth mental health centre, with the Albanese Government providing $333,333 in funding to Fremantle headspace.
This funding is being provided under the headspace Demand Management and Enhancement Grant Opportunity and will go towards reducing the waiting time.
Josh Wilson says this will go a long way towards supporting young Australians in Fremantle and Cockburn who need mental health support.
“Right now, demand for mental health support is at an all-time high across Australia,” Mr Wilson said.
“Many young people in our community are experiencing psychological distress as they deal with the growing pressures of school, work, and the COVID-19 pandemic.”
“This funding is welcome news for teenagers and young adults in Fremantle and Cockburn who deserve to have the care they need when they need it, close to home.”
This funding is part of a wider $44 million announcement for 57 headspace services across Australia under the headspace Demand Management and Enhancement Grant Opportunity.
The funding will help improve demand management at headspace services, increase access and reduce wait times for young people in need of support, and enhance the quality of experience at headspace.
This round includes $27 million to reduce wait times at 31 headspace centres around the country, and another $17 million to improve buildings and equipment at 38 headspace centres.
Australia is currently experiencing a record surge in demand for mental health support, particularly among young Australians, and the Albanese Government is working to ensure they have the support they need.