Black Swan Health, marked a significant milestone in the provision of mental health and well-being services for young people with the opening of headspace Osborne Park and Early Psychosis Centre at 290 Scarborough Beach Road. The newly relocated centre is now, conveniently situated near the Glendalough train station, and aims to cater for local youth aged 12 to 25, providing free and confidential mental health support.
The grand opening of headspace Osborne Park and Early Psychosis Centre was honoured by the presence of esteemed guests, including the Hon Emma McBride, Assistant Minister for Health and Suicide Prevention, and the Hon Patrick Gorman, Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister and Member for Perth. Terina Grace, CEO of Black Swan Health which operates the headspace Osborne Park centre, stated, these new larger premises will enable our dedicated team of highly qualified professionals to support even more young people at risk.”
A notable aspect of headspace Osborne Park is that young people can access services without requiring a referral from their general practitioner, ensuring prompt assistance without lengthy waiting times. The centre offers essential early intervention services for a range of concerns, including anxiety, depression, school avoidance, self-harm, and a dedicated early psychosis program for individuals at risk of or experiencing an early episode of psychosis.
The newly opened centre has been thoughtfully designed to create an inclusive and contemporary space for youth. Central to its design is a spacious garden atrium that fosters tranquillity, offering a unique environment for young people seeking support. Each consultation room has been carefully crafted to provide a welcoming, comfortable, and safe space, with ample natural light, large windows, and serene garden views, encouraging youth to share their struggles openly.
At the headspace Osborne Park and Early Psychosis centre, the emphasis is on early intervention and empowering young people and their families to take an active role in seeking support. The centre encourages self and family referrals, ensuring individuals have agency in accessing the assistance they require. With its expanded capacity, the Centre aims to provide vital resources to an even larger number of young individuals in need, assisting them in navigating the challenges of adolescence and reaching their full potential.
As mental health continues to be a pressing concern among young people, the opening of headspace Osborne Park and Early Psychosis Centre represents a significant stride in prioritising the well-being of our younger generation. The Centre’s commitment to accessible and comprehensive mental health services serves as a beacon of hope for the community, fostering resilience and nurturing the emotional well-being of the next generation.
For further information about headspace Osborne Park and Early Psychosis Centre, please visit their website at https://www.blackswanhealth.com.au/mental-health/headspace-for-young-people/