Earlier this year, Brisbane North PHN undertook a competitive tendering process for a new headspace centre in Pine Rivers. We are excited to announce that Open Minds was selected as the lead agency who will be responsible for establishing and operating the new headspace centre.
The tender selection process included the formation of a youth panel; a group of young people from the Pine Rivers Community who had a lived experience of accessing mental health services.
The youth panel provided an invaluable contribution to the tender selection, ensuring the views of young people were embedded in the commissioning process.
The headspace centre that will be located in Pine Rivers was announced as one of ten new headspace centres across Australia to be established in 2020. Pine Rivers was identified as a community with high needs, particularly among young people who have limited access to services. The headspace centre will provide mental health and wellbeing support to young people aged 12 to 25 in a safe, confidential and youth friendly environment.
Over the next six months, Open Minds, headspace National and the PHN will work together to establish the new headspace centre, which is due to open by December 2020.
For further information contact Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs team, Program Development Officer Anita Krug at [email protected].