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Albury Wodonga headspace improving mental health on the border

Posted March 05, 2015



CATHY McGOWAN (Indi) (13:35): A significant event occurred recently in Indi at Barnawartha, near Wodonga. This event has advanced the cause of improving youth mental health services in the Albury-Wodonga region. It was the sale of a single Angus steer for $11,000. It set a new record at the historic first cattle sale at the newly opened Northern Victoria Livestock Exchange. 

Thompson Longhorn livestock handling equipment suppliers, together with the Albury Wodonga Stock Agents Association, celebrated the opening of the $20 million facility by purchasing the steer at a record price. This money will be used to support the Albury-Wodonga headspace facility. At a dinner held that same evening, an auction of items and services raised a further $12,000. This will provide a significant 'herd start' for headspace!

Thank you, Thompson Longhorn and the stock agents association, for your significant and supportive decision. Congratulations to headspace manager Bek Nash-Webster and her team and to Gateway Health as the lead agency of the headspace consortium for all your hard work and energy in the establishment of headspace. The headspace centre is the result of a community campaign, supported by Di Thomas and the staff of The Border Mail and local media and appreciatively funded by the Commonwealth government. (Time expired)

IMAGE: Cathy talking with staff member Janice at the Albury-Wodonga headspace during an impromptu visit in the first week the facility opened.

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