The Headroom program includes a youth-oriented website and outreach services for young South Australians.
A spokesman for the Mental Health Minister says the Health Department is reviewing the program's future, and funding will continue until June next year.
The Opposition's mental health spokeswoman, Michelle Lensink, says the Government should keep the program.
"I think the Government ought to continue to fund Headroom because it's a local service written by South Australians, for South Australians, and it comes with it a lot of goodwill, if you like, from a lot of young people who have been prepared to be involved in the project," he said.
Link related to this news item: www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200610/s1777082.htm Posted:Dec 12, 2006 2006 Children and Youth Summit
Young Ontarians To Speak Out At 2006 Children and Youth Summit
Youth To Share Views With Decision Makers, Service Providers
TORONTO, Oct. 26 /CNW/ - More than 180 youth from across the province are joining youth services providers and key decision makers today at the 2006 Ontario Children and Youth Summit to discuss solutions to challenges facing youth.
"Young people are telling us that they can help us to help them overcome the significant challenges they face in trying to achieve success and we are listening," said Minister of Children and Youth Services Mary Anne Chambers. "Our children and youth need and deserve our support."
The summit, taking place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, has drawn community partners from every sector of youth services across the province to hear what youth have to say about education, employment, mental health, healthy living and well-being.
Kids with depression, bipolar or behavioural problems may start getting help sooner if Ontario follows through on new plans to overhaul the children's mental health system.
Mary Anne Chambers, minister of children and youth services, last week released a new policy framework for children's and youth mental health. This week, advocates were welcoming the move as an important first step to reorganizing the overburdened system.
"We're really excited," said Gordon Floyd, executive director of Children's Mental Health Ontario. "We'll be happier when there's money on the table, but we're pleased."
"We've never had a policy, so it says to me they're recognizing children's mental health is important," said Susan Hess of Windsor, president of Parents for Children's Mental Health, a support and advocacy group.