Central Highlands goes GREEN
Help bring headspace to the Central Highlands
More than 75 percent of mental health issues develop before a person turns 25. And yet, many traditional services aren’t equipped to address the unique barriers that young people face to accessing mental health support. headspace began in 2006 to address this critical gap, by providing tailored and holistic mental health support to 12 – 25 year olds. With a focus on early intervention, they work with young people to provide support at a crucial time in their lives – to help get them back on track and strengthen their ability to manage their mental health in the future.
The communities of the Central Highlands need the services offered by a headspace centre in Emerald.
What a headspace centre in the Central Highlands could do
Headspace provides a range of services to improve the health and wellbeing of young people aged between 12- 25 years. Their services cover four core areas: mental health and wellbeing, physical and sexual health, work and study support and alcohol and other drug services.
Mental Health and Wellbeing
Headspace can help young people who are experiencing changes in thoughts, feelings or behaviors, or just not feeling themselves. Headspace can also help young people who
- are feeling down, stressed or worried a lot of the time
- want to talk about relationships
- want to talk about sexuality or gender identity
- are having difficulty with family or friends
- have been bullied, hurt or harassed
- just aren’t feeling themselves
Physical and sexual health
headspace has youth-friendly general practitioners (GPs) and nurses who can help with any physical health issues. A GP or nurse can also help with issues related to contraception, sexual health, relationship problems, or if you’re feeling down or upset.
Alcohol and other drug services
Young adults who are starting to experience issues relating to alcohol or other drugs can turn to headspace to help.
Work and study
Headspace work and study specialists can help young people who are struggling at school, unsure of what course they want to do, need help writing a resume, or searching for a job. Getting support can help these young people stay on track at school, study or work, and in your personal and family relationships.
For more information on headspace and the services they offer, please visit their website.
As part of our efforts to bring headspace to the Central Highlands, we are encouraging the community to host their own Green Events. A green event is any type of event to help promote, advocate or support the federal application for a headspace in Emerald servicing the Central Highlands. Examples of a green event could be a free dress day or bake stall.
Any money raised during an event can be collected and added to the trust held by Anglicare in the name of headspace and a receipt will be printed. All green events must be registered (see the section below).
For more information, please contact Fiona Hardgrave at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register to hold your own Green Event
Register to hold your own Green Event by filling in the form below or downloading and filling in the PDF form and emailing it to email@example.com.
PO Box 368, 66 Callide St
BILOELA QLD 4715
(07) 4992 1040