Mental health help for adolescents

June 3, 2016 by J-Wire Staff
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JewishCare is one of the five members of the consortium behind Headspace, a facility in Sydney’s Bondi Junction to help younger members of the community with mental health issues and opened recently by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

Lucy and Malcolm Turnbull with Gabrielle Upton

Lucy and Malcolm Turnbull with Gabrielle Upton, Dr Peter McKenzie and JewishCare board member Shirli Kirschner

Headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds. As such it represents a major investment into the long-term mental health of the community.

JewishCare CEO Claire Vernon with Waverley mayor Sally Betts

JewishCare CEO Claire Vernon with Waverley mayor Sally Betts

As part of the consortium JewishCare’s mental health staff will be involved on a weekly basis helping young people at the Headspace office in Bondi Junction.

JewishCare is also presenting on behalf of the consortium at the beginning of every term at the Jewish Day schools and offering Mental Health First Aid training to Netzer, Hineni and Habonim.

The other organisations involved are The Black Dog Institute, Benevolent Society, NSW Health and UNSW.

 

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