Stop YOUTH SUICIDE & address MENTAL HEALTH issues NOW -Mandurah & Peel deserve a headspace
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In the past 12 months the Peel region has been rocked by a spate of youth suicides.
In the Canning electorate, suicide rates are 1.7 times the road toll and are among the highest in the nation.
As a region we are suffering record youth unemployment and pervasive levels of homelessness, disengagement and substance abuse. We need solutions.
The Federal Coalition Government is building 10 new Headspace centres nationally.
There is currently no Headspace in the Peel region.
We must let the Government know that young people, their families and the community are crying out for help.
GP down south calls on the Minister for Health, the Hon Greg Hunt MP to provide support for a headspace in the PYMS Health Hub.
The PYMS (Peel Youth Medical Service) Health Hub is a youth-focused health facility that will offer a suite of comprehensive services with a focus on prevention and early intervention. Care coordination and GP services will support this integrated and coordinated model of care.
The PYMS facility will include drug & alcohol, mental health, family and carer support services, homelessness services, sexual assault support and training facilities.
The PYMS Health Hub has bipartisan support from both sides of politics, across all three levels of government.
Having a headspace in the PYMS Health Hub will strengthen the services offered in a region devastated by youth suicide.
Only the Minister for Health can give Peel a headspace. To show your support for the youth of the Peel region, sign this petition for a headspace in the PYMS Health Hub.
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Hon. Greg Hunt MP, Federal Minister for Health
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