At risk Syndal youth to benefit from new headspace centre

At risk Syndal youth to benefit from new headspace centre

29 April, 2021

The doors to the newest headspace centre officially opened 21 April in Syndal.

Operated by Alfred Health through consortium partnerships with other key youth service providers1, the new service is located in easy walking distance of Syndal station and local schools, and will provide young people aged 12 to 25 access to much needed support for mental health, physical and sexual health, alcohol and drug counselling and work or study support.

Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network (EMPHN) funded the centre via the federal government’s PHN program and worked closely with Alfred Health and its partners to bring the project to life.

EMPHN CEO Janine Wilson said the new centre will provide much needed support to young people in the City of Monash and surrounds. “This is the fourth headspace centre that has opened in the eastern and north-eastern suburbs of Melbourne. We know how valuable these dedicated services are to young people experiencing mental health concerns. The centre will provide easy access and prompt, professional health care from the diverse range of health professionals on staff. It will make a big difference to the community in Syndal and surrounding areas of Monash.”

Centre Manager of headspace Syndal Jane Laidlaw acknowledged the many people involved in getting the project up and running. “It has been a long road to opening, but I’m so thrilled that our doors are open and we’re already providing support to local young people to improve their health and wellbeing. headspace Syndal is really looking forward to being a vital part of the local community offering new, game changing opportunities to engage our young people in their local community.”

For further details on location, opening hours and appointments please visit the headspace website.

1 Other service providers include: Monash Youth Services (City of Monash), Access Employment Services, EACH, Gateway LLEN, Hawthorn Football Club, Launch Housing

A special visit to Syndal headspace

EMPHN CEO Janine Wilson was honoured to meet the Federal Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, Federal Member for Chisholm Gladys Liu MP and Professor Pat McGorry AO, Board Director of headspace as they toured the new Syndal headspace on 15 May. The centre will be formally opened in July.