Northern Queensland Primary Health Network (NQPHN) is pleased to announce that it has received funding from the Commonwealth Department of Health to establish two headspace satellites, one in Sarina and one in the Whitsundays.
NQPHN has been in discussions with headspace National and the Department of Health to determine the service requirements and will be commencing consultation with local communities and existing community services and networks to help inform the establishment process.
NQPHN Chief Executive Officer John Gregg said the headspace satellites will contribute to assisting young people in the region to receive the right care, in the right place, at the right time.
“Mental health is the single biggest health issue facing young Australians, so it is essential that we develop services that are able to identify problems as early as possible and provide effective responses to young people at risk of mental health and related issues,” Mr Gregg said.
“All headspace services are designed with local stakeholders and young people to ensure they are relevant, accessible, and highly effective.
“As a result, no two headspace services are exactly the same, with each offering services tailored to the needs and resources of its local community.”
NQPHN will provide more information about the satellite model, community consultation, and establishment process in the coming weeks.