Perth Inner City Youth Service’s (PICYS) PILLAR program has secured extended funding through to the end of June 2022, at a scaled up COVID-19 response capacity.
PILLAR, a personalised psycho-social mental health service supports young people aged between 15 and 20 years, was set to reduce its capacity when COVID-19 Response funding came to an end on 31 May 2021.
The reduction of funding would have lowered the capacity of the program from 40 young people back to 15. But additional non-recurrent funding announced by the Mental Health Commission will extend the service.
Andrew Hall the Executive Officer at PICYS said the funding will bring “quality of life opportunities to young people”.
PILLAR supports young people aged between 15 and 20 years (age at entry into program) with a diagnosed mental health condition, and other added risk factors impinging on their mental health recovery journey.
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