Construction of the new headspace Caboolture youth mental health service is well underway, with a local youth committee helping to design and create a space that is engaging for local young people.
Five local young people have volunteered to provide advice on the layout, interior design and youth friendly features in the new space. The committee range in age from 14 to 24 and are motivated by a common goal of creating a zone that encourages young people to get help early for mental health concerns.
Designing a ‘hope wall’ has been a highlight for the committee, with plans to create a feature wall with the word ‘hope’ written in a diverse range of languages to reflect the diversity of the Caboolture community.
Federal Member for Longman, Wyatt Roy, recently joined the youth committee at the building site to look at the progress the young people have made on the centre’s look and feel.
“I am really excited that local young people are creating a space that is relevant and appealing to them and their friends,” Wyatt said.
“The end goal is to encourage young people to get help early and reduce the rate of youth mental health issues in the region – that’s why it is so important that young people have a strong voice in making this their space.
“It’s a great location with easy access to transport, and after hearing what these remarkable young people have been up to I have no doubt that headspace Caboolture will provide a youth friendly and safe space for young people to get help,” said Wyatt.
The centre is well on its way to opening, with recruitment underway to appoint staff. Applications are still open for GPs, private psychologists, clinical psychologists and social workers.
For more information about available jobs go to www.unitedsynergies.com.au. For more information about joining the Youth Engagement Committee contact the Centre Manager, Shaye Long on 0427 358 903.