Supporting youth mental health

pleased that the additional funding has allowed Bendigo headspace to reduce wait times and provide care to more young people," she said. Headspace Bendigo is part of a network of 160 services nationally, 40 in Victoria and many in regional areas where young people have found it difficult to access support close to home. In response to growing need and increased demand the Australian Government is increasing the number of headspace services to 173 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.

Headspace has been supporting the young people of Bendigo and surrounds for 12 years, providing vital access to mental health services.

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