Media Release 31 January 2020 - Roma Headspace additional funding
LOCALLY LED: Federal Government's increased funding announcement means new centre will have greater local focus.
Reducing the incidence and severity of mental illness in South West Queensland has been given a major boost with the announcement of increased funding for a stand-alone “headspace” centre in Roma.
The Commonwealth announced funding for a headspace in Roma last year, but yesterday committed to the creation of an expanded centre with an enhanced ability to address local needs.
The funding announcement will see $6.3 million spent on the Roma headspace project over the next 5 years.
The headspace announcement is part of the Federal Government;s $64 million investment in suicide prevention and mental heath, backing calls by experts for a fundamental shift in approach, including a greater focus on at risk groups and those with lived-experience to help co-design programs.
The WQPHN already commissions a headspace centre in Mount Isa, and will now commence the process of planning for the development of the new centre in Roma including the identification of an experienced service provider to deliver the program.
Headspace currently has more than 110 centres in Australia that have been accessed by young people on more than 3 million occasions since their inception.
The full media release can be found here.
Media Liaison: Paul Stone (WQPHN) M: 0414 326 848 E: firstname.lastname@example.org