Every year Jetty 2 Jetty raises funds for an important charity. The 2018 Jetty 2 Jetty is supporting headspace Redcliffe.
headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds, along with assistance in promoting young peoples’ wellbeing. This covers four core areas: mental health, physical health, work and study supportand alcohol and other drug services. There are now over 100 centres in Australia, which include headspace Redcliffe.
headspace Redcliffe services include;
- Mental health support with our Allied Health Practitioners.
- Alcohol and other Drugs Counselling and support groups for Family and/or Carers who has a young person using Alcohol and/or other Drugs.
- Education and Employment Support (including Centrelink)
- Group therapy programs that cover areas such as depression and anxiety management, resilience building, social skills building, emotions regulation and many others
- Sexuality and Gender Diverse Acceptance Group (SAGA) – A safe space for young people aged 12 to 25 years old to explore their identity.
- Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) – The course teaches adults how to assist adolescents who are developing a mental health problem such as Depression, Anxiety, Psychosis, Substance use problems and Eating disorders.
- Teen Triple P Parent Discussion Groups – Topics discussed include managing inappropriate behaviour, setting goals, promoting teenager’s skills development, teaching teenager’s emotional self regulation and planning around risk-taking behaviours.
- Community Engagement – including presentations and workshops at Schools and Community Services and engagement in local community events.
- Youth Reference Group – The YRG is a diverse team of young people aged 16 to 25 years old, that attend and coordinate events in the local community and schools in addition to being involved in the development and review of strategies to help reduce the stigma of mental health and raise awareness of supports available for young people.
Services at the headspace Redcliffe centre are either free, or have a low cost. You can ask if there is a cost when you make your appointment. Some services require you to have a referral from a doctor; but don't worry headspace can help you with this as well.
The role that headspace centres play in helping young people has been overwhelmingly effective, with 60 per cent of our clients showing significant improvement. The other 40 per cent are still on their journeys and are continuing to receive support from headspace or alternative services.
Information and services for young people, their families and friends as well as health professionals can be accessed through www.headspace.org.au ,headspace centres, online counselling service eheadspace, the Digital Work and Study program and post-vention suicide support program headspace School Support.