A recent report has uncovered that a mental health care centre for youth would soon be opened by Country North SA Medicare Local, which has won the tender for the same.
As per the findings, the centre is being built for the whole Upper Spencer Gulf region though, it would initially only serve those in Port Augusta. "National Headspace has given us a clear understanding that we are to work with the National Headspace Centre if we are to think about rolling out to the other centres in Upper Spencer Gulf", acting CEO of the Medicare Local, Leeann Harbridge has told.
The centre dubbed Headspace will be built in Port Augusta only and would be offering its services to people aged between 12 and 25 years. It has been told that one in every four Australians under this age group needs to have a mental health checkup.
The report says that the centre would be provided with doctors, counsellors, psychologists, nurses, and mental health workers and would probably be ready by the end of this year. It would allow young people to connect and talk to each other about any of their concerns, the report finds.