Great news for Young People in the Yarra Ranges

Wednesday, 24 June 2020
Great news for Young People in the Yarra Ranges

Young People - you're getting a Health Hub and it's all about YOU      

We are VERY excited to announce that a new Health Hub for Young People is on its way to the Yarra Ranges! Together with our partners, Anchor Inc., Cire Services, Eastern Community Legal Centre and Oonah Health and Community Services Aboriginal Corporation, Inspiro has won a tender to develop a hub that will provide integrated health and support services for young people in our region. 

The Integrated Youth Health Hub will provide a range of activities and engagement, while supporting young people with their health, mental health, employment, housing, legal and other needs.

We're all going to be working together to ensure the best outcomes for young people. The services offered will not only be co-located, they will be integrated, meaning that diverse staff from all services and young people will be working closely together to support the needs of individuals. No one wants to retell their story over and over to multiple professionals, the concept behind the Hub is that there will be no need for this repetition, all the services will work and communicate together in a caring and confidential way. Staff with lived experience of health and support services will be engaged to help young people navigate and use the services they need. 

The best news? Young people will have a say in the design and development of the new Hub. All five health and community organisations involved in the  partnership understand the importance of listening to young people and are committed to working closely with them right from the start. How the services are delivered will be guided by the voice of young people in the area via a Youth Reference Group. 

Watch this space with news of the Youth Reference Group and how to get involved! Whilst the Hub will be located in Lilydale, outreach services will operate from Belgrave, Healesville and Yarra Junction. The Hub should be open in August 2020 and has been funded to the tune of $4.1 million by the Australian Government through the Eastern Melbourne PHN.

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Back soon,

The Inspiro Team

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