headspace Murray Bridge has celebrated a decade of providing a safe and welcoming space for young people and their families at the iconic local railway station in the Murraylands community.
Since opening, the centre has fast become a one-stop-shop for youth mental health services in the local and surrounding areas.
One of the headspace Murray Bridge’s Youth Reference Group members said, “The centre has amazing staff and there is a lot of opportunity for everyone here for self-growth and socialisation, for learning about self and others. Young people are able to build confidence, achieve a bit of self-discipline and a lot of self-love.”
Now one of 103 centres across Australia, headspace Murray Bridge has welcomed over 4200 young people since inception.
These young people are part of the more than 355,000 who have visited a headspace centre or accessed online services at eheadspace across Australia in the last 11 years.
headspace CEO Jason Trethowan said headspace Murray Bridge has established itself into the local community over the last decade, further cementing its ongoing presence.
“headspace Murray Bridge has collaborated with over 20 youth related services in the local community to improve the mental health and wellbeing for young people and their families,” Mr Trethowan said.
“We are proud of the work the centre has carried out over the last 10 years, including partnering with local schools, providing outreach services, hosting community engagement events and facilitating numerous youth-friendly activities for young people.”
To celebrate this milestone, headspace Murray Bridge hosted a 10th birthday event, followed by a Youth Forum on how to make the Murraylands a great place to live for young people.