More than 75 per cent of mental health issues develop before a person turns 25.
headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds. headspace can help young people with mental health, physical health (including sexual health) alcohol and other drug services, and work and study support.
Over the years FSC has partnered with a number of organisations to raise awareness and funds to support the work of many great causes. This year FSC, through the Women’s Competition, will support headspace as part of its Charity Round on Sunday 16 May.
Participating clubs will support headspace through their collections, events and raffles. Representatives from headspace will also be in attendance at Thomas Gibson Park, Thirroul from midday to 2pm this Sunday.
headspace Wollongong participates in projects for young women in partnership with multiple organisations who work in the youth and health sector including Kiama Youth Services, Port Kembla Youth Project, Careways and MCCI. These programs for young women focus on wellbeing, self-care and healthy relationships and the Charity Round will assist these initiatives.
A bit more information about headspace:
Many traditional services aren’t equipped to address the unique barriers that young people face to accessing mental health support. headspace began in 2006 to provide a tailored and holistic mental health support to 12 – 25 year olds. With a focus on early intervention, we work with young people to provide support at a crucial time in their lives – to help get them back on track and strengthen their ability to manage their mental health in the future.
At the heart of our services is ensuring we meet the evolving and unique needs of young people and those who support them. Therefore, young people are at the centre of everything we do and they play an active role in designing, developing and evaluating our programs.
Each year, headspace helps thousands of young people access vital support through our headspace centres in 124 communities across Australia, our online and phone counselling services, our vocational services, and our presence in schools. headspace can help young people with mental health, physical health (including sexual health) alcohol and other drug services, and work and study support.