Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan today announced funding of almost $1.4 million for Headspace in Lismore and to expand its youth mental health services in Casino and Kyogle.
“This is great news for our community. It is often difficult for young people in our smaller towns like Casino and Kyogle to access the services they need compared to those living near Lismore. These new services fill that gap,” he said.
“I am also happy that Social Futures have taken over the management of Lismore’s Headspace. They are the region’s most experienced community-based organisations and they have an outstanding track record of supporting young people and their families. They are a great fit.”
The new funding follows last fortnight’s announcement of a new Headspace in Grafton, along with a number of other mental health programs, servicing the Clarence Valley.
“Mental health is an issue for our entire community that I take very seriously and will continue to lobby to make sure we get the resources we need to help our young people in particular,” Mr Hogan said.