headspace is a specialist program providing early intervention mental and related physical health services to young people and young families. This is a significant win for young people and young families, as well as the community of Melton, as stated by NWMPHN CEO Adj/Associate Professor Christopher Carter:
"Melton has the highest rates of psychological distress of any local government area in Victoria, with 20.7% of people reporting high or very high psychological distress – nearly double the state average." -- New headspace service to boost youth mental health in Melton
From 18 December through to Christmas Eve outside Kmart at the Woodgrove Shopping Centre, gifts were being beautifully wrapped by the Youth Services team, who offer a huge range of programs and events for young people between the ages of 12-25 in the City of Melton. This includes drop-in programs offering a safe space to hang out, meet new friends, engage in fun activities and find out about other services for youth. The City of Melton Youth Services is committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all young people.
We are delighted to inform you that the Hope Street First Response Youth Mobile Outreach Service in Melton submission has been approved by The Ian Potter Foundation.
The funding is for a total amount of $1.8 million over 5 years and Hope Street was only one of five organisations funded nationally as part of the foundation’s Major Grants round this year.
Donna Bennett, CEO, looks back over a busy and fulfilling year for Hope Street and ahead to another year of achieving the best possible outcomes for young people and making a meaningful difference in their lives.
Dear Friends and Supporters of Hope Street
I would like to thank you for your continued commitment to Hope Street and for your dedicated support of young people and young families at risk of or experiencing homelessness.
Many young people face obstacles when trying to secure stable accommodation due to no rental history, lack of affordable housing, and no employment to sustain rental leases. The Hope to Home in Whittlesea pilot program will address these issues by:
Please contact us if you would like to become a partner and support at risk young people and young families.