headspace Karratha will be joining the City of Karratha Youth Shed at 23 Hillview Road, providing young people with a range of support services under one roof, great news for the local community.
Utilising space within the Youth Shed, a dedicated place for young people to get together, ensures headspace Karratha is central and accessible and encourages increased awareness of headspace and the support it can provide.
headspace Karratha, expected to open by the end of the year, will bring a much-needed resource to the area, offering young people support with their mental health, physical health, alcohol and other drugs issues, along with work and study.
This will complement the outreach service which takes headspace offerings outside the four walls of the centre to schools, youth centres and on country, essentially wherever young people meet up across the Pilbara.
WA Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA), the operator of the Country WA Primary Health Network and body responsible for commissioning headspace services in Western Australia, appointed Anglicare WA to establish and run headspace Karratha.
WAPHA Regional Manager, Winny Henry, said the opportunity to establish the new Karratha headspace centre within the Karratha Youth Shed, a safe and trusted space for local young people, will help to break down the stigma associated with seeking help.
“Providing a culturally safe and friendly place for our young people to go and seek help when they need it most is more important than ever. We appreciate the City of Karratha’s support in offering this space,” she said.
headspace Project Lead, Samara Clark, said service provider Anglicare WA is appreciative of the in-kind support the City of Karratha has offered, by allowing the new headspace Karratha to utilise part of the Youth Shed for the centre.
“The City of Karratha has been part of the headspace Pilbara Consortium since the inception of the headspace Pilbara Outreach Trial, and we’re thrilled that they have come on board again to further the reach and presence of the headspace team which will mean more resourcing on the ground in Karratha supporting local young people,” she said.
City of Karratha Mayor, Peter Long, said this partnership aligns with the City of Karratha’s Youth Strategy and complements the services already provided at the Youth Shed.
“We are proud to partner with Anglicare and headspace for the next three years by providing accommodation for this valuable service for young people in our community,” he said.
This activity has been made possible through funding provided by the Australian Government under the PHN Program.
Find out more about our headspace Pilbara announcement last year.