Council officially opens ‘The Point’ in Pakenham
A new youth activity space and a youth and mental health services facility are now open at the newly renovated ‘The Point’ precinct in Pakenham.
‘The Point’ is located at the corner of McGregor Road and Main Street in Pakenham, and was named by local young people as an acronym for a ‘Place Of Inclusion ‘N’ Trust’.
The youth and mental health service facility will provide an opportunity to increase young people’s access to mental health support services locally. The building will be open for appointments only rather than on a drop-in basis.
The youth activity space will increase capacity for Council’s Youth Services and other local organisations and community groups to facilitate groups, programs and recreational activities for young people.
Cardinia Shire Deputy Mayor Councillor Collin Ross said Council invested over $130,000 renovating the much-needed spaces, creating additional activity space, counselling rooms and office accommodation.
“The Point is a much-needed and important facility for our shire, and will allow Council and other organisations to provide more programs and services for our young people locally.”
The youth and mental health services hub will be managed by EACH Southern Melbourne. EACH and Council will continue to work together to attract more youth mental health services into the area, with a particular focus on outreach support services.
The youth activity space is available to be booked by external youth service providers and community groups.
For more information about The Point, visit Council’s website at www.cardinia.vic.gov.au/youthservices or call the Youth Services team on 1300 787 624.