Headspace moves online for mental health support

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AT a time when uncertainty is high and the mental health of people is vulnerable, headspace Canberra has moved online so it can continue to deliver its mental health support to the ACT’s youth. 

COVID-19 is creating feelings of uncertainty within the community and headspace, the national youth mental health foundation, is reminding young people that they are here to support their mental health. But rather than face-to-face support, its services will now be delivered over the phone and online.

“This step has been taken to ensure the safety of young people, family and friends, and staff working in the centre,” headspace Canberra says.

“This means very little disruption to service delivery, as young people and families can still access support with minimal risk of transmission of COVID-19.

“We will continue to offer individual services to young people with delivery through phone and online options such as video conferencing which enables us to support the young person face-to-face.

“Supporting young people in challenging times is crucial and headspace Canberra is dedicated to ensuring that those who need it can access help.”

To reach a headspace clinician and for more information go to eheadspace.org.au 

For emergency situations please call emergency services on 000 or call Lifeline 13 11 14 or Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467 to talk to someone urgently.

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