Extra headspace centres fall short of target

THE Federal Government has announced 10 more youth mental health headspace centres will be operating by the end of the year, falling short of the 90 sites called for by mental health experts.

Minister for Mental Health and Ageing Mark Butler announced today that the lead agencies of the 10 new headspace sites have been selected and include community-based organisations and divisions of general practice.

Thirty headspace centres, which provide mental health and wellbeing support, information and services to youths aged between 12 and 25, have already been