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Headspace To Help Young People in Remote Areas

RFDS 2.JPGA $600,000 Federal investment has been announced for a new and innovative flying headspace model based out of Port Augusta to provide young people in the outback with mental health support.

Headspace will collaborate with the Royal Flying Doctor Service and deliver services from their clinic sites at Maree and Oodnadatta.

Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey says the demand for mental health services does not cease when you leave a built-up area delivering the best services possible to remote areas is a challenge.

He says the RFDS has been the pre-emminent provider of travelling remote health services for 90 years.

The budget is providing $111 million for additional headspace units, Mr Ramsey is lobbying hard for sites at Port Pirie and the Copper Coast.

Headspace is relatively young having been established by the Howard Government and now grown to more 115 centres Australia-wide. With the addition of this service and the recently announced service in Port Lincoln we will now have four in Grey.