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Australia’s first comprehensive real-time prescription monitoring system being rolled out by the Andrews Labor Government will come online in Western Victoria from tomorrow.

Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today joined clinicians at Ballarat Health Services to announce SafeScript would be rolled out from tomorrow across the Western Victoria Primary Health Network, and the rest of the state next year.

Young people in Portland will have better access to youth mental health services from today, with the opening of the latest headspace centre at 148/150 Percy St, Portland.

The centre, commissioned by Western Victoria Primary Health Network PHN) and operated by a consortium led by Brophy Family & Youth Services, is a welcome addition to local health services and will provide vital support to young people and their families in the region during times of need.

Students from Maryborough Education Centre will have the opportunity to receive the right care, in the right place, at the right time as a GP and nurse begin working in the school this term.

Secondary students from Camperdown College will have the opportunity to receive the right care, in the right place, at the right time as a GP and nurse begin working in the school this term.

Students from Colac Secondary College will have the opportunity to receive the right care, in the right place, at the right time as a GP and nurse begin working in the school this term.

The Victorian Government has partnered with Western Victoria Primary Health Network (PHN) in the delivery of its $43.8 million Doctors in Secondary Schools pilot program to make sure young people receive the health support, advice and treatment they need to reach their full potential.