client- social futures
Following the destruction of the February 2022 floods, headspace Lismore has found a new home within the Social Futures hub in the heart of town. Young people are welcomed at reception areas on both the ground and upper floor. The layout is designed to maximise space and optimise the natural light and surrounding views of the lush Lismore surroundings. With the directive from the staff and users of the centre that they wanted to be able to ‘see themselves in the space,’ inspiration has been taken from the natural environment and is reflected in the scheme. Further connection is created through the inclusion of the headspace ‘mind body spirit culture country artwork’ graphic elements, soft furnishings from a local Aboriginal owned and operated business and the naming of the rooms which serve to create a Keeping Place for the Bundjalung language. The resulting space is both warm & welcoming and bright & invigorating and aims to help young people feel connected to not only the important services offered by headspace but their local community and culture as well.