#manninghamneedsheadspace campaign results
We are pleased to share that we raised awareness for our lack of headspace youth mental health services to over 50,000 people. We achieved over 24,000 impressions via our Instagram campaign and distributed over 1,000 campaign brochures. We also held nine pop-up information stalls around Manningham and gathered your thoughts using surveys, polls, social media, Your Say, and ideas boards.
We received feedback from over 1,000 young people, their parents, and other supporters who told us why they desperately need a headspace service located right here in Manningham. One young resident said, “There’s already enough difficulty getting help for young people, for [headspace] to be easily accessible means there’s less resistance for us to get help”.
Through our campaign activities, we discovered the top three reasons for why our community needs a local headspace:
- To provide our young people with additional mental health support.
- To make accessing youth mental health services easier via public transport.
- To offer our young people more affordable options (headspace services are free and low-cost).
We’ve listened to your personal stories and understand the challenges associated with accessing youth mental health services. We’ll be taking this information directly to the government as we continue to advocate for better health outcomes for our young people.
Keep an eye out for our youth mental health advocacy fact sheet which will be shortly released on this page.
Thank you to everyone who got involved!
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