headspace Hawthorn doors are open
Now open headspace Hawthorn is surrounded by
one of the highest concentrations of students in Australia and
within a vibrant inner city location in Melbourne.
headspace is an exciting initiative designed to
increase the access and use of health and other services for young
people (12 - 25 yrs). Using an early intervention approach,
headspace tailors a "wrap-around" service model
specifically to meet the needs of young people at risk of
developing mental illness, substance use disorders or other
While the Boroondara area is reconised as an area of relatively
good health there is a higher percentage of hospital admissions for
drug and alcohol issues and self-harm in adolescents than the
headspace Hawthorn will bring together a
variety of agencies that target young people in the inner east
Melbourne region including health, training, housing and employment
services in a youth appropriate and friendly environment.
Inner East Community Health Service and lead organisation
for headspace Hawthorn has been working in
partnership with the City of Boroondara to build the facility which
will co locate with the cities new youth service hub.
Independent Chair of headspace Hawthorn Greg
Murray from Swinburne University stated that "with one in four
young people experiencing a mental health issue at some time in
their life this new centre will help local young people access and
navigate the services they need and reduce the stigma of mental
health and seeking support".
headspace Hawthorn is excited and proud to join
the growing number of headspace centre's across the country
delivering this much needed initiative.