Albury-Wodonga headspace to host community forum at Albury Entertainment Centre

The Border’s leading youth mental health organisation will ask the community for a report card on its service delivery at a public forum on September 6.

Albury-Wodonga headspace will deliver an update on its progress to date and then invite feedback from the community at the event being held at Albury Entertainment Centre from 1pm to 5.30pm.

The forum will begin with headspace introducing its consortium members and presenting a report card of its own to the community.

Headspace manager Karina Kerr said anyone was welcome to attend but she would love to see family, friends and schools at the event because they represented the “collective heart” of the community.

“We want to let people how many young people have accessed headspace and what types of services they have used,” Ms Kerr said.

“It’s also an important opportunity to highlight the fact we embrace wholistic service delivery and we are not just a mental health service.”

The youth reference group will make a presentation and the community will learn more about the role of consortium members Sureway, The Personnel Group, Albury-Wodonga Aboriginal Health Service, Junction Support Services, YES Unlimited, Mind Australia, Albury-Wodonga Health and lead agent Gateway Health.

Ms Kerr said headspace was mindful of listening to feedback from the people who campaigned long and hard to bring the youth mental health centre here in the first place.

“There has been such huge support from the community that we want to provide information back on what’s been done,” she said.

“We will also outline future plans such as the youth reference group’s plan for our day in October or the fact we are one step closer to offering group work support.”

“We need to further develop awareness about the capacity of headspace to help a young person who may present with multiple needs.”

  • To register phone (02) 6055 9555 or email headspaceaw@gatewayhealth.org.au