Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network (EMPHN) is funding new services at local youth services hub ‘EDGE’ to give young people in the City of Whittlesea better access to mental health, and alcohol and other drug (AOD) support services.

The 12-month program will boost the availability of mental health and AOD services for young people aged 12-25. Youth Projects and headspace Greensborough will deliver the services through the hub at ‘EDGE’ Whittlesea Youth Services, at Westfield Plenty Valley, Mill Park.

This is great news for Youth Projects as we launch YNOT 2.0 in the City of Whittlesea in response to the challenges we’ve identified in the region that young people are facing. These young people face higher reported levels of psychological distress, high rates of family violence and early disengagement from school, but we are ready to help them tackle these challenges and get them back on track.

YNOT 2.0 will provide screening, assessment, treatment and referral options for local young people with challenges related to substance use at EDGE (Westfield Plenty Valley), Mill Park.

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