Charity partner profile | headspace Southport

headspace Southport became a charity partner in 2018 as a part of Sharks Community Benefits Fund.  The facilities in Southport has been operating for ten years with a focus on early intervention for young people to provide support at a crucial time in their lives.

About headspace

  • Provide tailored and holistic mental health support to 12 to 25 year olds
  • Young people play an active role in designing, developing and evaluating the programs offered
  • A one-stop-shop for assistance with mental health, physical health (including sexual health), alcohol and other drugs, or work and study support.

How do Southport Sharks support headspace Southport?

Youth Projects and Events Coordinator for headspace Southport, Belinda Tessieri explained how the funding will be utilised for programs designed by young people (Youth Advisory Council) for fellow young people needing help with aspects of their lives.

The Youth Advisory Council (YAC) is currently made up of eight young people who are involved in decisions affecting the way our centre is run and how we engage young people. They are focused on reducing the stigma of mental health challenges, educating other young people in ways they can look after their own mental health and provide a voice in advocacy for young people. Read more about the types of activities they are designing on the blog.

Southport Sharks is proud to support headspace Southport, as we understand the integral part that mental health plays in sport and everyday life.

headspace Southport contact information

Level 1, H20 Broadwater
1/2 Nind Street, Southport 4215
(07) 5509 5900