Youth Mental Health Support At Headspace Knox

Department of Health

Young people in Melbourne’s outer eastern suburbs are benefitting from access to free, high-quality mental health services and support from headspace Knox.

Located near the Westfield Knox shopping centre in Wantirna South, headspace Knox has been helping local young people to deal with mental health and related issues for more than 10 years.

Across Australia, young people aged 16 to 24 have the highest prevalence of mental health disorders across all age groups. Almost two in five people in this age bracket now experience a mental health disorder lasting 12 months or more.

Improving mental health services and support is essential for all young Australians to reach their full potential.

headspace Knox provides care in four key areas – mental health, related physical and sexual health, alcohol and other drug support, and vocational services.

There are now 160 headspace services operating nationally, with 40 in Victoria.

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

Young people who prefer online or phone support can contact eheadspace at or by calling 1800 650 890.

Quotes attributable to Assistant Minister, Emma McBride:

“Intervention at the earliest possible stage is important to reduce the duration and impact of mental ill health.

“I was pleased to visit headspace Knox today to meet its dedicated staff and importantly to hear from their youth advisory committee about what matters to them.

“By growing the headspace network, our government is helping even more young Australians get vital mental health support, closer to home.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Aston, Mary Doyle:

“headspace Knox has been a very valuable part of youth support in Wantirna South and surrounding areas for many years.

“I encourage young people in Wantirna South and the surrounding region to reach out to headspace Knox if they have any mental health or substance abuse concerns.

“I also congratulate its operator, EACH, and all of the staff who make it a safe, welcoming place for young people going through troubled times.”

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