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New headspace service for Oran Park

Media event date:
15 June 2024

Date published:
17 June 2024

Media type:
Media release

Audience:
General public

A new headspace centre will open in Oran Park in south-west Sydney in 2025.
headspace is the primary national platform for young people aged 12-25 years old who are experiencing, or at risk of, mild to moderate mental illness. 
headspace provides care in four key areas – mental health, related physical and sexual health, alcohol and other drug support, and vocational services. 
headspace Oran Park will be located in one of the fastest growing areas in Australia and will offer free wrap around support to young people living across the Camden region.
In 2023-24, the Albanese Government is investing over $290 million in the headspace program.
There are currently 160 headspace services operating nationally, with commitments to grow the network to 173 by 2025-26 
headspace Oran Park has been commissioned by the South Western Sydney Primary Health Network and will be operated by Grand Pacific Health 
This headspace service in Oran Park will mean young people in the Camden region can access support as quickly as possible. 
The service will be centrally located and easily accessible by walking, car and public transport.
As part of the 2024-25 Budget the Albanese Government is providing additional funding of $27.1 million to the ECP. Supporting up to 1500 student and 150 graduate placements across the headspace network by December 2026.
Extending the ECP will boost the workforce and support services to meet increased demand across the headspace network.
For young people who prefer online or phone support, eheadspace provides free, telephone and web-based services. Further information is available online at: www.headspace.org.au or by phoning 1800 650 890.
Quotes attributable to Assistant Minister, Emma McBride:
“headspace offers thousands of young Australians support across 4 key focus areas, including mental health.
“headspace Oran Park will fill a gap in services available locally and offer early intervention to prevent and reduce the impact of mental ill health on young people across the region.
“The Albanese Government will continue to expand the headspace network so even more young people can access the support they need, where and when they need it.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Macarthur, Dr Mike Freelander:
“My local community is growing fast and the need for more targeted mental health services is growing right alongside it.
“Young people make up 20% of the local population and we know many are struggling with their mental health.
“For those young people headspace Oran Park will offer free and timely support right on their doorstep. This is great news for local families and the whole community.”


https://www.health.gov.au/ministers/the-hon-emma-mcbride-mp/media/new-headspace-service-for-oran-park?language=en

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