The Department of Local Government and Communities (DLGC) has provided a grant of $123,200 for services to young people in Ellenbrook and surrounding areas.
The funding will support the Ellenbrook Enhanced Youth Services Project, which will provide a range of youth mental health, counselling, family and education services to the local community.
A 12 month pilot, the project will be managed by Western Australian community sector organisation Youth Focus, which works to stop youth suicide through preventative and educational programs.
Youth Focus will collaborate with existing local service providers to deliver services, including school support and youth workers.
Community, youth and family support services will be based in a local facility, easily accessible for young people, their families and members of the community.
These services will strengthen the connection of young people to their communities when faced with difficult life experiences and build the capacity of families, the community and local service providers.
For more information visit the Youth Focus website.