From the Media Release
THE HON. GREG HUNT MP
MEDIA RELEASE | 30 April 2020
headspace Hastings is now open for the community.
Co-located at the Atticus Regional Medicentre, headspace Hastings is a new service that complements its parent headspace centre in Dandenong, to provide early intervention mental health support and assistance for young people experiencing complex mental health issues in a primary care setting.
The site was established as part of the Federal Government’s $1.5M commitment to the development of a Youth Services Hub on the Mornington Peninsula which also includes the opening of a headspace satellite site in Rosebud last week.
Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, said the opening of this centre would help provide appropriate mental health support across Western Port and the Mornington Peninsula.
“At any time, mental health support is vital for all members of our community,” Minister Hunt said. As part of the 2019 Election, I fought to secure headspace services on the Mornington Peninsula and I am pleased that headspace Hastings is now ready to open its doors.”
“This centre will provide a vital service in the Western Port community and this site, together with headspace Rosebud, will provide mental health services for young Australians across the Peninsula.”
Funded by the Australian Government through the South Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network (SEMPHN), the new service will be delivered by EACH, who has over 45 years’ experience in delivering services that address physical, mental and psychosocial needs at a community and primary care level.
headspace Hastings will be open initially on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10am-5pm, with plans to extend the opening hours in the near future. During COVID-19, headspace is also offering video and/or phone consultations by appointment.
headspace CEO, Jason Trethowan said, “The opening of the headspace Hastings means young people in the local area can receive the services and support they need, closer to home.
“We know headspace is a service trusted by young people, and it’s great that headspace Hastings will be able to provide help and support to young people across the region to help them get through tough times, and get back on track, which we know is really important at times like this”, said Mr Trethowan.
The site is located at 2104-2106 Frankston – Flinders Rd, Hastings and accepts referrals from headspace Dandenong by calling 1800 367 968.
For more information, visit: https://headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/dandenong/