National Headspace Day 2019
October 9 is National headspace Day, which puts the issue of young Australians’ mental health in the spotlight.
National headspace Day draws attention to a significant issue in our region, and encourages young people to discuss their mental health and take steps to improve their wellbeing.
Member for Mackellar, Jason Falinski encouraged young Australians on the Northern Beaches to take part in National headspace Day by “attending a local event, by talking and sharing ideas with family and friends, and by learning tips to help build and maintain a healthy headspace.”
“About 560,000 Australian children and adolescents are estimated to have a mental illness and one in four young Australians aged 16 to 24 experiences mental illness in any given year,” Mr Falinski said.
“Young people need to look after their mental health and wellbeing on an ongoing basis. To help with this, headspace National has released wellbeing kits, with seven tips for a healthy headspace.”
Mr Falinski said the Morrison Government was committed to supporting headspace, and to “giving young people access to services early in life, to help reduce the duration and impact of mental illness,”
“Young people should know that they are never alone on this journey. Headspace is here to help and will deliver quality support to those that need it. Mr Falinski said.
“In 2019–20, the Government will provide close to $120 million across the headspace services in Australia, and we committed $111.3 million over seven years in the 2019–20 Budget to expand the headspace network to 145 services by 2021.”
For more information on the day and how to be involved, along with the digital wellbeing kits, visit www.headspace.org.au
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