Govt gives Headspace $30m for further expansion

The new program aims to fight youth depression and anxiety

Headspace will be paid to enter classrooms and teachers will be trained to identify mental illness among their students, as part of a $110 million package to equip schools in the fight against youth depression and anxiety.

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Youth mental health provider Headspace, which operates 101 clinics across the country, will also have its federal funding increased by $30 million to improve its infrastructure and its links with PHNS.

A portion of the funding will also go towards establishing and running nine new centres in regional and remote areas around the