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New working group to focus on youth mental health

YOUTH mental health will be the focus of a new group in Somerset.

The group was formed following a study into the mental health and wellbeing of Somerset youth, with council representatives to work alongside service providers and other community leaders to identify and discuss existing challenges and new opportunities for future action.

Somerset Mayor Graeme Lehmann said the group would work collaboratively to develop positive community outcomes.

“As one of Somerset Regional Council’s representatives I look forward to working with the focus group as we take a whole-of-community approach to youth mental health and wellbeing,” Cr Lehmann said.

“Council will continue to work closely with stakeholders from West Moreton Hospital and Health Service, other health service providers and the region’s community groups to ensure adequate mental health support is available for our next generation of Somerset leaders.”

More information including key stakeholders and priorities is expected to be released in coming months.