Kempsey is one of 30 towns to benefit from the Coalition government's plan to establish Headspace units that will provide mental health services to local youth.
The funding for the project was included in the latest budget and current Member for Cowper Luke Hartsuyker promised it will go ahead regardless of the outcome of the upcoming Federal Election.
"Because the funding is included in the budget, this will go ahead. Both sides of Government have wanted this for the Kempsey region for a long time," he said.
"We want this Headspace to be a place where kids can meet and get professional help for mental health."
North Coast Primary Health Network Director of Integration Steve Mann said the Headspace facility will be able to provide a number of services for Kempsey youth.
"It will be a one stop shop for youth. There will be psychologists, GPs and youth workers who will be able to provide services for people in need," he said.
"It's exciting news for the town. In our last survey 50 per cent of people said Kempsey needed more mental health services."
Headspace works with people between the ages of 12 and 25 with a focus on early intervention to help manage mental health.
"Statistically 75 per cent of mental illnesses can show up before a person is 25, so having that help early on can make a lot of difference," Mr Mann said.
Kempsey Shire mayor Liz Campbell said having a Headspace facility in Kempsey will largely benefit locals.
"This announcement is amazing. This is something we have been lobbying for for years," Mrs Campbell said.
"It will give the youth of Kempsey hope and confidence to get the help they need. When people need these services, they need them to be easily accessible and having to travel to Port Macquarie can sometimes mean the difference between someone getting help or not."
This announcement comes after the Kempsey Community Suicide Prevention Action Plan, which aims to reduce the number of suicide attempts and deaths in the region, was launched in March.
Kempsey Suicide Prevention Action Plan project coordinator Melissa Robinson said having services like this in Kempsey will make all of the difference.
"We're very excited for the opportunity to have these services in Kempsey. The Kempsey Suicide Prevention Action Plan will work with Headspace to get professional help for young people," she said.
"The Kemspey area needs more mental health services for locals."
There is currently no set location for the Headspace facility, but Mr Hartsuyker said it will be easily accessible and central to the community.
"We will listen to the community as to where it will be best located, but we want it to be somewhere the youth feel safe and comfortable visiting," he said.
Kempsey Headspace is expected to be operating by the middle of next year.
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