Headspace manager Mark Goddard, with (back) youth counsellor Lenore Neville, contact officer Emma Cameron and youth worker Krysten Henning at their soon-to-be building.
Headspace manager Mark Goddard, with (back) youth counsellor Lenore Neville, contact officer Emma Cameron and youth worker Krysten Henning at their soon-to-be building. Emma Channon

One-stop shop for youths in need

HEADSPACE staff hope to provide a "one-stop shop" for young people when they move in to their new digs in about 10 weeks.

Manager Mark Goddard signed the lease on their new Albion St home at Glennie Hall yesterday and said countless services would combine under the one roof.

"We're looking at co-locating with other providers - we'll be a one-stop shop for young people," he said.

"The other advantages is we will have private health professionals coming and using the offices.

"It will allow visiting professionals to have a base."

Mr Goddard said one Toowoomba-based professional would be regularly using the Albion St place and he was still in talks with various professionals such as youth workers, psychologists and counsellors.

The former fish and chip shop is being renovated by MBC Constructions and will feature various rooms including offices, kitchen, amenities and a main conference room.

"It'll be helping young people learn life skills," Mr Goddard said.

"For instance, the nutritionist will have use of the kitchen to work with the clients and we'll have more community engagement through question and answer type forums to engage young people."

The new building was thanks to a grant from headspace Australia.


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