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Northern Sydney PHN commissions headspace for local youth mental health services

Northern Sydney PHN commissions headspace for local youth mental health services

Northern Sydney PHN (operated by Sydney North Primary Health Network, SNPHN) is pleased to announce that the first youth and mental health service to be commissioned in Sydney’s north will be headspace, the early intervention mental health service for 12-25 year olds.

The arrangement will see SNPHN fund existing headspace centres in Chatswood and Brookvale and work in collaboration with Northern Sydney Local Health District (NSLHD), headspace consortia partners and general practice to strengthen and support youth mental health in the region.

An estimated 176,522 people aged 12-25 years live in the Northern Sydney area and national statistics show as many as one in four young people can experience mental health illness.

To learn more please read the full MEDIA RELEASE.

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