Youth service now open
HEALTH officials from across the country strolled into Warwick yesterday as Southern Downs Headspace had its official opening.
Headspace relocated from its Wood St address to 66 Albion St which boasts more rooms, a larger floor plan and a platter of opportunities.
Minister for Health Lawrence Springborg addressed the 50 attendees who had ventured from far and near to tour the new office.
Headspace Southern Downs manager Mark Goddard said he was pleased with the turn-out.
"It was packed which was really good and Lawrence Springborg turned up to open it which was great," Mr Goddard said.
After attendees had the chance to scour the premises, Youth Advisory Group member Anthony Bannister shared his tales of what it was like working with Headspace.
"We also had one of our young members who spoke about her experience with Headspace and Liz Burgat from Headspace National came up from Melbourne and had a spiel," Mr Goddard said.
The proceedings went for about an hour and Mr Goddard said the feedback was all positive.
"Everyone was really stoked," he said.
"The new mayor (Peter Blundell) was here and very impressed with the layout and the appealing nature of the entire decor for young people.
"Of course that's all part of our brief to engage young people and make it more appealing to them," Mr Goddard said.
An open day is to be scheduled in the near future for members of the public to attend and have a look around.