Up to $2.5M is available to establish a youth mental health service to support young people dealing with depression, substance abuse and other mental health issues.
Organisations are invited to apply to operate new headspace youth mental health services to support young people dealing with depression, substance abuse and other mental health issues. We know that 1 in 4 young people will experience a mental health issue this year, making it the single biggest issue facing young Australians. However, three-quarters of these people aren’t receiving the professional help they need because of a lack of access to youth-specific mental health services. With the right early interventions we can give young people a better future and help them fully participate in the social and economic life of our community. Headspace gives young people and their families and carers somewhere to turn.
The Headspace new centres will provide information, promote early detection and offer holistic care tailored to young people in the areas of mental health, physical health, alcohol and drug use, and social and vocational support. So far, 92 per cent of young people have reported improvements in their mental health after using headspace.
As part of the Government’s record $2.2 billion mental health package, additional funding of almost $200 million is being invested to establish 90 headspace sites across the country.
Headspace consortia should not exceed ten members, and must include:
In addition it is preferable to include Local Government as a Headspace consortium member.
New Headspace centres will receive once-off establishment funding of up to $300,000 (ex GST) and in year one will receive an operations budget of up to $450,000 (ex GST).
In subsequent years the operational budget will be based on the headspace funding model which ranges from approximately $600,000 to $900,000 (ex GST) per annum dependent on the following factors:
The Headspace funding available for years two and three of the Grant Agreement will be specified prior to the selected tender/business planning phase of the process for identifying lead agencies for new centres.
Accepted forms of co-contribution – other than the co-location of staff – include (but are not limited to):
Headspace co-contributions do not include:
The 15 Headspace locations announced by the Federal Government are:
New South Wales
Writing a good quality grant application is a critical element in the application process. An application needs to be well thought through, written concisely, have clear objectives and purpose, and show clear links to the objectives of the grant guidelines.
The grant application must answer all questions, provide all required information and respond to the merit criteria. It should also reflect your organisation’s business strategy.
Writing a good application takes time and effort, and requires particular writing skills.
Bulletpoint are expert grant consultants and can assist with all aspects of grant preparation.
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Headspace EOI applications closed on 9 November 2012. Stage 2 invitations (Headspace tenders) will be advised shortly.
Minister for Mental Health Mark Butler opened the service saying it would provide valuable support in areas including mental health, drug and alcohol treatment, physical health and social and vocational support.
Mr Butler said the headspace centre would be well positioned to support the growing youth population in the area, focussed on people aged 12 to 25.
“An astonishing 92 per cent of young people have reported improvements in their mental health after using the headspace service, and we expect to see similar results here in Knox,” Mr Butler said.
“The new headspace service will give young people in Melbourne’s outer-east the help they need to get through tough times, get back on their feet and fulfill their potential.”
Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, Mark Butler, said that with the right care and coordinated support young people can get back on track and have a better future.
“We know that 1 in 4 young people will experience a mental health issue this year, making it the single biggest issue facing young Australians,” Mr Butler said.
“However, three-quarters of these people aren’t receiving the professional help they need because of a lack of access to youth-specific mental health services or because they don’t know who to turn to.”
Mr Butler said the new service was part of Labor’s record $2.2 billion mental health package, additional funding of almost $200 million is being invested to establish 90 headspace sites across the country.
“The ongoing rollout of headspace across Australia shows that the Gillard Labor Government is continuing to deliver on its promise to make mental health a national reform priority.”
The service is open Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm and located at 2 Capital City Boulevard, Knox City Shopping Centre, Wantirna