Jesse Taylor, headspace manager.
Jesse Taylor, headspace manager. Rob Wright/The Coffs Coast Advoc

Coffs headspace gets $326k grant

SERVICES for Coffs Coast youth are about to be dramatically enhanced.

The local headspace centre at Northside has secured a $326,000 grant from headspace National which will allow it to increase their reach among local youth.

"We're all thrilled that headspace Mid North Coast and its lead agency GenHealth Inc was successfuLocal l in its bid for $326,000 in capital works expansion funds from headspace National for the Coffs Harbour facility," headspace Manager Jesse Taylor said.

"The expansion of the existing premises at the Northside Shopping Centre will help headspace Mid North Coast improve the health outcomes of 12-25-year-olds through the increase in space for co-located service providers and additional consulting rooms for doctors and counsellors. This is a big win for our community.

"It means we can really expand our footprint on the Mid North Coast."

Mr Taylor credits the success of the project to retired local architect Trevor Jamieson, who worked tirelessly and on a pro-bono basis.

"Trevor's efforts, like the efforts of so many other volunteers and donors shows us all that young people and the services they seek in the hard times requires parent, carer and community support," Mr Taylor said.

Staff at headspace are currently finalising the plan for the expansion.

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