Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan today welcomed the announcement of a Headspace for Grafton along with a range of additional mental health services that are being rolled-out across the Clarence Valley.
“This is fantastic news that the Clarence Valley will have its own Headspace,” he said.
“Greg Hunt became Health Minister a few weeks ago. I rang him immediately on his appointment and demanded a Headspace for the Clarence Valley.
“Every time a person takes their own life, it is an absolute tragedy.
“We have had more than our fair share, which has rocked our community. This must stop
“While Headspace won’t solve everything, it will help.
“Not only are we getting a Headspace, we are also getting more psychiatric services, a Healthy Clarence Suicide Prevention Plan, as well as a package of additional mental health services and family support services.
“Importantly, this is only the beginning.
“I like many have mourned the losses we have had.
“I am grateful the Minister listened to me and to you, and is here today.”