Hastings gets its own headspace


ONE WEEK after its sister site opened at Rosebud, headspace Hastings will provide early intervention mental health support and assistance for young people experiencing complex mental health issues in the Western Port area.

Sited at the Atticus Regional Medicentre, headspace Hastings was established under a $1.5 million federal government grant to set up youth services hubs on the Mornington Peninsula.

“We know headspace is a service trusted by young people, and it’s great that headspace Hastings will be able to provide help and support to young people across the region to help them get through tough times, and get back on track, which we know is really important at times like this,” headspace CEO Jason Trethowan said.

South Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network CEO Elizabeth Deveny said young people may be experiencing barriers when trying to access support, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Headspace Hastings will open 10am-5pm, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. During the COVID-19 restrictions, headspace is also offering video and/or phone consultations by appointment.

Headspace Hastings is at 2104-2106 Frankston-Flinders Road, Hastings. It accepts referrals from headspace Dandenong by calling 1800 367 968.

Details: headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/dandenong/

First published in the Western Port News – 6 May 2020


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