Ipswich Headspace Grows To Meet Need

Department of Health

For 11 years, young people in Ipswich have benefited from access to their local headspace centre, which has recently been expanded to meet growing need.

headspace is the primary national platform for young people aged 12 to 25 to access mental health services and support.

It provides a safe and welcoming place ,offering mental health, physical and sexual health, alcohol and drug support, and vocational services to fully support young people in Ipswich and the surrounding region.

headspace Ipswich is located at 26 East Street, Ipswich, close to public transport, local schools and the shopping centre.

Currently there are 160 headspaces in operation nationally, which headspace Ipswich being one of the first established in Queensland in 2013.

The Albanese Government has committed to increase this to 173 services by 2025-26.

For young people who prefer online or phone support, eheadspace provides free, telephone and web-based services to young people aged 12 to 25 years with, or at risk of, developing mental illness. Further information on eheadspace is available online at: www.headspace.org.au or by phoning: 1800 650 890.

Quotes attributable to Assistant Minister, Emma McBride:

“Taking care of young people means taking care of their mental health and wellbeing.

“ABS data shows a growing number of young people are dealing with mental ill health. That’s why the Albanese Government is growing the headspace network and expanding services offered.

“Young people in outer metropolitan regions, like Ipswich, deserve mental health support and care close to home, and that’s what headspace Ipswich delivers.”

Quotes attributable to Shayne Neumann, Member for Blair:

“I know how important headspace Ipswich is for young people and families in our community.

“Access to mental health services and support has never been more important for young people in my community. headspace allows young people to access a range of support services during what can be a difficult time in their lives.

“The fact that headspace Ipswich provides free mental health services for young people is important – it removes a barrier to reaching out for help”.

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