In reply: The detailed demographic, diagnostic and disability data we presented1 responds directly to the critics of headspace clinics. Following the initial establishment phase,1 our two centres now provide services to 390 and 411 young people per month, respectively (data from July to September 2011). Each of the 30 established headspace services now assesses an average of 265 clients per month and, collectively, they have assisted 64 167 young people from mid 2007 to the end of 2011 (data from headspace national office). Although some people do not recognise the extent to which headspace services connect with more young people, the more dispassionate reader is invited to make their own judgement.
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