Statement from Mayor Peter Carter

Published on Wednesday, 20 July 2022 at 2:18:02 PM

The Hedland community has been shocked by news that three children passed away in our town last night.

This is gut-wrenching news for our community. The Town of Port Hedland is thinking of those affected, including the hard-working members of our emergency services.

It’s important to reinforce that there is an active police investigation underway. I implore everyone to avoid speculating on any details, and allow the Police to do their job.

It’s important that people know support is available locally in Hedland – people should seek help early either through local services or national helplines, including Lifeline in a crisis.

If you, or anyone you know needs help:

  • Mental Health Emergency Response Line (MHERL): 24/7 support for people experiencing a mental health emergency and if required, referral to local mental health services 1300 555 788 (metro) and 1800 552 002 (regional).
  • In a crisis call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or call beyondblue on 1300 224 636 for free counselling.
  • Anyone concerned about their own or another person’s alcohol or other drug use can call the Alcohol and Drug Support Line on 9442 5000 or 1800 198 024 (regional).
  • For confidential, one-on-one assistance from a qualified mental health and alcohol and other drug counsellor between 7.00am and 10.00pm call the Here For You helpline on 1800 437 348.
  • In a life-threatening emergency call 000.

For media information:
Shanna Crispin - Manager, Public Relations and Communications
0482 999 056 | scrispin@porthedland.wa.gov.au

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