A new office space for Headspace Southern Downs has team leader Sophia McLucas and psychologist Steve Berka inspired.
A new office space for Headspace Southern Downs has team leader Sophia McLucas and psychologist Steve Berka inspired. Georja Ryan

New Headspace gladdens hearts

THEY say change is as good as a holiday, and for the staff at Headspace Southern Downs, it's also a breath of inspiration.

Headspace has relocated its office from Wood St to 66 Albion St where the walls are bright, space is in abundance and the atmosphere is refreshing.

Team leader Sophia McLucas said the new office space had inspired her and the rest of the staff to get creative.

"We've all been inspired to put forward new ideas and we have so much more opportunity to do group work," Mrs McLucas said. Headspace manager Mark Goddard said the new office would benefit young people who use their services.

"We are also looking at co-locating with other health professionals so it will be like a one-stop-shop for young people," Mr Goddard said.

"We have two rooms we're using for those people so they can come to town and that gives us the ability to access more services for young people."

The new office used to be a fish and chip shop before it was completely renovated with the help of a grant from Headspace National.

"It took about three months to get all the renovations done and we're going to have an official opening down the track," Mr Goddard said.

Office hours are the same as usual, 9am to 5pm.

Sophia McLucas We've all been inspired to put forward new ideas and we have so much more opportunity to do group work.


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