Rock stars support our youth's mental health
ROCK royalty Grinspoon's Phil Jamieson and Pat Davern; and Silverchair's Chris Joannou will be among musicians riding into Lismore on Monday to promote the opening of youth service headspace.
Once it opens on January 28, headspace Lismore will provide youth from 12-25 a place to go for support, guidance and information if they are struggling with issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship or school problems, bullying or drug and alcohol concerns.
Former Lismore lads Jamieson and Davern will be joined by headspace CEO Chris Tanti and Big Day Out CEO Adam Zammit on the second annual Rock N Ride.
Headspace Lismore operations manager Katrina Alexander said it was exciting to have the musicians come to town to promote headspace.
"It shows a real interest by the musicians and the artists in youth issues," she said."
Ms Alexander said more than 12 months work had gone into establishing headspace Lismore.
Auspiced by Medicare Local and funded by the Federal Government, headspace is run by 15 local organisations including the Buttery, Interrelate and Youth Connections.
From its three-storey premises at 2a Carrington St, headspace Lismore will offer counselling, a GP, psychological services, drug and alcohol services, mental health services and family and group counselling.
Ms Alexander said the service will be a one-stop shop for Northern Rivers youth.
"We have got a funky warehouse style building that has been renovated and remodelled including comfortable funky furniture to make it really inviting for youth."
The 2014 Rock N Ride to promote headspace starts following Sunday's Gold Coast BDO and continues to the Melbourne BDO on January 24.
Rock N Ride
When: Monday January 20, 9-10am.
Where: Supercheap Auto Lismore