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Youthrive celebrates opening of sixth clinic in South East Queensland

...and second in the Moreton Bay Region

Youthrive is thrilled to officially open its North Lakes Flinders clinic, the second in the North Lakes region. The team is excited to be able to expand the Youthrive footprint in the Moreton Bay region and support more children and families through its psychology, occupational therapy, speech pathology and dietetic services.

Youthrive opened its first North Lakes clinic in 2015 and has since supported more than 2000 children and young people to thrive. However, demand for Youthrive services has continued to grow exponentially.

Youthrive Chief Operating Officer Amy Turner says the new clinic hopes to meet the growing needs of children and families in the area.

“This is an exciting milestone for the organisation. North Lakes Flinders means we can begin supporting children and young people who are waiting for our services within the community”.

The Moreton Bay region is one the fastest growing areas in Queensland. The National Disability Insurance Scheme demand map released by the Department of Social services predicted that demand for support services would increase up to 54% by the end of 2023.

“Youthrive continues to experience high volumes of referrals in the region so we knew it was time to open a second North Lakes clinic in an effort tosupport more kids and young people to achieve their goals and assist them to thrive.” Ms Turner said.

Youthrive not only supports children and young people to thrive, it’s also a social enterprise of Act for Kids. The organisation plays a crucial role in helping the Act for Kids team to provide life changing therapy to children who have experienced or are at-risk of trauma in Australia.

Youthrive thanks the community, medical and allied health colleagues and clients for their ongoing support.