Access to mental health support for Griffith's youth will see a boost after the city's headspace branch netted a boost in federal funding aimed at reducing wait times for appointments.
Griffith's headspace will receive a boost of $440,000 over the next three years after the Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network (MPHN) were successful in a grant application for the branch.
Griffith headspace manager Sharron Dean said the extra funding will allow the branch to service more youths in the region.
"Young people in the region need a place where they can feel safe and comfortable to seek the support they need," Ms Dean said.
"This additional funding will help us see more people and provide the supports they need to help them through these challenging times."
The grant comes as part of a $24.2 million package from the federal government aimed at reducing the wait times for those seeking access to headspace appointments.
MPHN CEO Melissa Neal said it was "critical" younger members of the community had access to mental health services during times of difficulty.
"Events such as drought and now the COVID-19 pandemic can be challenging for young people to navigate," Ms Neal said.
"It's critical for them to be able to access mental health services and supports as quickly as possible.
"There has been an increase in demand for headspace services as a result, and this grant will specifically address reducing wait times for people to access these vital supports."