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headspace centre in Launceston turns five

| Other Publications | 15 Jan 2014

MEDIA RELEASE 15 January 2014

 

headspace centre in Launceston turns five

headspace Launceston are celebrating a significant milestone this month, working with and improving the wellbeing of young people 12 to 25 in northern Tasmanian for 5 years. 

The centre is hosting a free BBQ and ‘chill out zone’ at Cataract Gorge first basin, on Thursday January 16 from 10.00am til 2.00pm.  Cataract Gorge is full of young people enjoying the sun and pool during the summer holidays and is the perfect venue to host their fifth Birthday celebration. 

“It is our way of saying thanks to the young people who attend our service and also an opportunity for us to create awareness of who we are and how we can help to other young people and families’ said Ms Cate Sinclair, CEO of Cornerstone Youth Services (CYS), the lead agency for headspace Launceston and Devonport.

“While demand for our service is already high, we want to see more young people, parents and carers walking through the headspace door,” said Ms. Sinclair.

Since headspace Launceston launched in 2009, the centre has delivered over 20,000 occasions of service to young people in the Launceston and northern Tasmanian area.

 “With the support of schools, local community organisations, other service providers and young people themselves, we know we’re making a difference to the lives of many young people. But we also know there are lots of young people going through a tough time and not getting the support they need. We’d urge them to give headspace Launceston a go,” said Ms. Sinclair.

Ms. Sinclair said much of what the centre has accomplished over the last five years is down to the experienced, committed and passionate staff.

“Young people are often coming in at their most vulnerable so the team at headspace Launceston work hard to make the centre a place where young people feel safe and comfortable.”

headspace National CEO Chris Tanti said that as headspace grows up to 90 centres it’s important to acknowledge these milestones.

“This year we will celebrate the launch of 15 more headspace centres around the country, but it’s equally important for us to recognise the significant contribution already being made by current headspace centres” Mr Tanti said.

headspace Launceston is located on the corner of Brisbane and Wellington Streets (opposite Morty’s) and offers confidential and youth friendly services for people aged between 12 – 25 years, including:

Mental health support and counselling for a range of issues
General health services including free GP services
Education, employment and other social and vocational services
Alcohol and other drug services

For more information on headspace Launceston please visit www.headspace.org.au/launceston

For more information on Cornerstone Youth Services please visit www.cornerstoneyouthservices.com.au


headspace Launceston media contact:

Cate Sinclair 03 6335 3100 csinclair@cornerstoneyouthservices.com.au

headspace national media contact:

Carly Wright 0413025385 cwright@headspace.org.au

Courtesy of Other Publications Cornerstone Youth Services

Launceston

Cnr Wellington & Brisbane St or PO Box 7513
Launceston, Tasmania, 7250
Phone: 03 6335 3100
Fax: 03 6335 3127
Opening Hours:
Monday 9-5pm, Tues 12-5pm Wednesday to Friday 9-5pm

Devonport

64 Stewart St or PO Box 27
Devonport, Tasmania, 7310
Phone: 03 6424 2144
Fax: 03 6424 6102
Opening Hours:
Monday, Wednesday & Friday: by appointment, Tuesday: by appointment between (1:30-3:30pm) Thursday: Intake (drop in service)

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