THE HON. GREG HUNT MP
Federal Member for Flinders
Minister for Health and Aged Care
5th April 2022
Even More Support for Local Youth to be The Best They Can Be
Jimmy’s Youth Wellbeing Sanctuary in Rosebud is receiving an additional $1.6 million as part of the Morrison Government’s 2022-23 Federal Budget, to ensure the centre can continue to operate and offer vital mental health support for local youth.
Jimmy’s offers a variety of youth-focused activities and programs, including structured workshops and wellbeing and resilience programs. Jimmy’s also offers early intervention services that include a range of complementary therapies focusing on mind, body and spirit.
This investment builds on the Morrison Government’s 2019 investment of $1.2 million to make Jimmy’s Youth Wellbeing Sanctuary a reality and provide further mental support for youth on the Mornington Peninsula.
Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP was delighted to visit Jimmy’s to announce this welcome further investment in local youth.
“Good mental health is vital to ensure kids can grow up to be the best they can be,” Minister Hunt said.
“I’ve seen the impact that compassionate mental health support can make, which is why I’m pleased to see Jimmy’s Youth Wellbeing Sanctuary in Rosebud awarded $1.6 million from the Federal Budget.”
“This funding will ensure continued delivery of integrated, multi-disciplinary mental health and wellbeing services to more than 1,200 young people experiencing mental ill-health in the Southern Mornington Peninsula region.”
“It’s fantastic to see so many great local organisations like Jimmy’s, the Rosebud Secondary College Wellness Pavilion, headspace, and more funded by the Morrison Government. These are helping our local youth build and maintain the good mental health they need to be their best.”
Jimmy’s Youth Wellbeing Sanctuary provides YMCA’s Peninsula Youth Services’ with a greater ability to provide quality mental health services for young people experiencing mental health crises and emotional challenges with a focus on prevention and intervention.
For further information, visit the Jimmy’s Foundation website at www.jimmys.org.au