Two years of helping ease load

Alexander ScottPilbara News
Pilbara Headspace's Dee Juskov, WA Primary Health Alliance regional manager Winnie Henry and Headspace's Samara Clarke.
Camera IconPilbara Headspace's Dee Juskov, WA Primary Health Alliance regional manager Winnie Henry and Headspace's Samara Clarke.

A mental health service in the Pilbara marked a significant milestone recently, with Headspace celebrating its second birthday.

Headspace Pilbara was launched in 2018 as part of a two-year pilot program to provide youth mental health services in Karratha, Roebourne and Port Hedland.

Headspace Pilbara community developer worker Dee Juskov said the service had more than 300 people for individual consultations, and about 3000 people had been engaged through its events.

Ms Juskov said momentum had remained strong over the two years, and it was a beautiful relationship with the community.

“We’re always coming up with new things to try with the community because the Pilbara community is so ripe for it,” she said.

“The two years have been getting to know the community, and them getting to know us as well and be invited into the space to talk about mental health and wellbeing rather than going, you have to think about this because it’s an issue.”

Ms Juskov said highlights included being asked by Karrajini Experience to run youth activities last year. Another highlight was bringing the youth educating peers project from Perth to Karratha.

The Headspace Pilbara trial was extended for a further two years in February.

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