Yellow Door launch
Mission Australia is calling on families and service providers to attend the launch of its new mental health service for children and their families.
Yellow Door is a new program run by Mission Australia aimed at under-18s, who have or are at risk of a mental illness, and their families.
It will provide counselling, group activities, family action plans and information and will refer people to other local services where appropriate.
"Statistics tell us that children who have a parent with a mental illness are more likely to suffer a mental illness themselves, so it is a very real issue," program manager Kirsten Harmer said.
The launch will take place at the Mount Druitt Community Hub on March 15, 3pm to 5pm.
Free presentations and workshops on child mental health will be held, followed by an outdoor family event with entertainment, a barbecue and amusements for the kids.
Several local community groups will directly benefit from more than $29,000 in NSW Government funding for community transport services.
The funding will go towards providing safe and reliable transport for those who can't gain access to regular services in areas including Blacktown, Hawkesbury and Penrith.
Funding recipients in the Londonderry electorate include Blacktown, Wangaryt, Peppercorn and Great Community Transport groups.
"By funding community transport, we can make sure people who cannot drive themselves have access to essential services," MP Bart Bassett said.
"By giving people more options, we ensure they don't feel isolated."