A NEW outer east headspace centre is just days away from completion, with youth from the eastern suburbs expected to be able to use the centre by the start of next month.
The final stage of the mental health hub's set-up is expected to be completed within the next week, says Kristin Michaels, chief executive of Eastern Melbourne Medicare Local, which is opening the centre.
Building works were finished on the front area — reception and open space — last week, while the clinical rooms are also almost complete.
The headspace centre will provide medical, mental health, employment and training, and alcohol and drugs services for young people.
The youth mental health hub was originally meant to open late last year, but construction and planning delays pushed back the project over Christmas.
There will be consulting and counselling rooms, play space with a TV or PlayStation, coffee bar, groups rooms for activities like art installations or theatre, and a reception area.
"We want the young people to walk into somewhere comfortable, not like a regular GP office," Ms Michaels said. "They can even just pop in for a coffee and chat."