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Construction begins on purpose-built home for Launceston Head to Health

Posted on December 20, 2021

Work has started on a new, purpose-built adult mental health centre in the heart of Launceston that will serve as the permanent home of the Launceston Head to Health service.

Federal Member for Bass, Bridget Archer marked the milestone on Monday 20 December by turning the sod at 62-64 Canning Street alongside Primary Health Tasmania’s Mark Broxton and Nicci Dickson from Stride, the organisation that will operate the centre. 

The site will eventually house Launceston Head to Health, an Australian Government-funded initiative that aims to improve access to mental health and related support services for adults in distress or crisis who need immediate support, as well as family and friends seeking information and advice. 

The purpose-built centre at 62-64 Canning Street is due to open in mid-2022, at which time the full suite of Head to Health services will be offered.

In the meantime, initial services will be available from an interim site at 93 Paterson Street. Services are scheduled to commence from this site in late January.

Find out more about Launceston Head to Health.

Read the full media statement.

Pictured (L to R): Federal Member for Bass Bridget Archer checks out the concept designs for the Launceston Head to Health centre next to Nicci Dickson from Stride and Primary Health Tasmania’s Mark Broxton.