THE Border’s new mental health centre for young people, headspace, will now open in November.
It was expected to open next month but planning for it is running behind schedule.
The centre, at the Gateway Community Health building on the causeway in Wodonga, is still being built.
It is designed to provide young people aged 12 to 25 with a haven and access to mental health services.
The person who has been offered the manager’s position has not yet signed a contract but Gateway still expects they will start work next month.
Staff at Kimberly-Clark’s Albury mill yesterday donated $5000 to the government-funded organisation.
Gateway’s mental health manager Loretta Foster welcomed the donation, saying the money would enhance services, either through better access for young people or by allowing the centre to buy more equipment and services when shortfalls are identified.
The donation comes after the mill achieved two major safety milestones.
The mill in July clocked up two years of being injury free.
And there has been no time lost because of injury for three years.
The staff agreed to donate the gifts they usually receive for achieving such safety targets.
“After achieving such a great milestone, we wanted to shift the tradition of receiving gifts and give back to the community to an organisation that really resonates with the message of keeping safe and healthy,” Kimberly-Clark director Crispin Powis said.
The donation coincided with Thursday’s R U OK? Day.
Almost $93,000 has already been donated to the headspace centre by businesses, individuals and community groups.