A mental health service in Karratha has opened its doors, providing young people, their families and friends access to youth-friendly support for their mental health and well-being. The headspace Karratha facility opened this month and features a GP consult room, four counselling rooms, a family room and a group room. The facility at the Karratha Youth Shed will provide a full range of services, including mental health, physical and sexual health, work and study support. Headspace area manager Samara Clark said having young people and stakeholders involved in both the look and feel of the centre was vitally important to headspace. “It has been a huge effort to bring all the elements together that result in a new headspace centre and the increased access to support for young people in the Karratha area is a very welcomed addition to the suite of headspace services in the Pilbara,” she said. “Headspace Karratha is also responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by offering some services online and over the phone to ensure services continue to be available to young people while keeping staff and communities safe.” Anglicare WA chief executive Mark Glasson said the opening of the new centre was a landmark occasion for Karratha and especially for its young people. “This is — and always was — a team effort, bringing Anglicare WA together with other service providers, local government, Aboriginal community controlled organisations, WA Primary Health Alliance, the broader community and of course young people and their families with the one dedicated aim to create a space where young people feel safe and supported,” he said.