‘We had to do something’: Solving real-world problems
When a group of local health professionals were discussing what could be done to help prevent a string of tragic youth suicides, an innovative idea was born.
“We were just sitting around the staff room wondering what we could do,” nurse Meghan Campbell said. “We had to do something because these kids weren’t accessing help, and Teen Clinic has evolved from there. This is a grassroots solution to a global issue.”
The clinic is a free service giving teenagers with the chance to talk to one-on-one with a nurse about a range of health issues in a non-judgmental environment. The concept has been accepted into the first group of participants in the University of Wollongong’s business incubator program iAccelerate, run out of the new Bega Valley Innovation Hub.
This article was originally published by the Bega District News