According to the ABC Online, the University of Canberra is to receive $945,000 in funding for setting up an ACT mental health centre, referral and advocacy network primarily for 12-25 year olds. Catching them while they’re young and impressionable so they don’t become unmanageable and alienated adults, and all that.
From what I can find, the program will be a referral and information service for the ACT and surrounding region, linking schools, GPs, drug care and family assistance providers, with a major focus on transitioning between childhood-adolescence and adolescence-adulthood.
Background on Headspace from the Medical Journal of Australia, but reads like a peer-reviewed press release.
Scroll down to the “Author details” section at bottom, and discover that our longtime departed Chief Minister Ms Kate Carnell had a hand in this.
Headspace ACT’s information page, but its still effectively blank at this stage, with not so much as a media release to cover their nakedness.