headspace

Bairnsdale

Hours

  • Monday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Tuesday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Friday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

headspace Bairnsdale provides free, confidential support services for young people aged between 12 and 25 years. We are here to help answer any of your questions or concerns you have about your mental health, drug and alcohol issues, general and sexual health, and relationships.
headspace Bairnsdale encourages young people to access our centre’s services when a problem is first noticed, ideally before the issue becomes a crisis for you and/or your friends and family.
We aim to make you feel informed and supported in your wellbeing and health care decisions. 

For emergency support, please contact:

  • Emergency Services (Police, Fire, Ambulance): 000
  • Lifeline: 13 11 14
  • Kids Helpline: 1800 551 800

Hours

  • Monday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Tuesday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Friday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

headspace Bairnsdale is operated by Relationships Australia Victoria. All headspace services are funded by the Australian Government Department of Health. Administration of funding is carried out by the headspace centre’s local Primary Health Network, in this case, Gippsland Primary Health Network.

Services

Work and Study Support

Get tips on how to prepare your resume and present for interviews. Find out about local employment opportunities (full time, part-time, or casual).

Doctor (GP)

GPs can help with any physical health issues as well as issues related to sexual health, drug or alcohol use, relationship problems or feeling down or upset. Your centre may have a GP on site or links to one locally. 

Alcohol & Drug Services

Workers either on site or linked to the centre who can assist you with any alcohol or other drug issue. 

Youth Reference Group

A group of young people who help with events and some decision making at a centre. Ask your centre about getting involved.

Mental Health Services

Mental health workers – which may include psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors and other workers – that can help if you're just not feeling yourself.

Sexual Health Services

Sexual health screenings on site or links to local services. 

Work & Study Services

Workers either on site or linked to the centre who can assist you with work or study opportunities. 

Youth Programs

Centres have a range of programs and activities for young people. Just ask your centre what they have on. 

“As soon as I sought help, I suddenly realised that my anxiety was very treatable and that I wasn’t alone.”
- Charlie

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Who we are – meet the team at headspace Bairnsdale

Meet the headspace Bairnsdale Team.

Our team has a range of professionals who are all experienced in working with young people. On staff we have a community engagement officer, social workers, psychologists and administration workers.

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Centre Manager                                 Cate                        

Client Service Coordinator                  Cathy

Client Servicer Officer                        Julie

Clinical Lead                                      Jake 

Youth Access Worker                          Faith

Youth Access Worker                          Jacinta             

Youth Access Worker                          Hayley       

Community Engagement Officer          Brydie                    

 

To contact a staff member, please email us and let us know who you’d like to get in contact with.

We also have a number of staff members from Consortium partner agencies, who work from our centre. These Consortium partners work closely with us to ensure that we provide the best possible services to young people.

These workers include:

·         a child and adolescent psychiatrist

·         counsellors

·         drug and alcohol workers

·         employment consultants

·         mental health group workers

·         case managers

·         dietitian

·         exercise physiologist

·         personal trainer

 

Meet our consortium partners

 

Relationships Australia Victoria (lead agency) 

Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV) is a community-based, not-for-profit organisation, with no religious affiliations. Our services are for all members of the community, regardless of their religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, lifestyle choice, cultural background or economic circumstances. We respect the rights of all people in all their diversity to live life fully within their families and communities with dignity and safety, and to enjoy healthy relationships.


Latrobe Regional Health 

LRH provide emergency care, elective surgery, maternity, aged care, rehabilitation, pharmacy and mental health services both at the hospital and sites across the Gippsland region.


within Australia  

within Australia delivers accessible programs and services that help people achieve optimal health and wellbeing by being better able to respond to challenges they face in their daily lives. We work with people to build resilience, overcome barriers, regain hope, reconnect with their communities and realise their goals.


Australian Community Support Organisation 

ACSO supports people who are experiencing issues arising from their use of alcohol or drugs which could place themselves or others at risk of harm; and who have not found sufficient help from other health care providers.  We will conduct an intake to find out more about their needs and in order to help them access the most appropriate services


Gippsland Lakes Community Health

At Gippsland Lakes Community Health we deliver an extensive range of accessible health services and health promotion activities to the people of East Gippsland. Our focus is on improving the health of individuals and the health of the community we live in.

MIND Australia  

Mind Australia Limited is one of the country's leading community-managed specialist mental health service providers. We have been supporting people dealing with the day-to-day impacts of mental illness, as well as their families, friends and carers for over 40 years.


Advanced Personnel Management 

At APM we deliver job seeker, disability, workplace health, NDIS support and home assessment services to thousands of Australians every year.  We are Australia's largest provider of disability employment services with a proven track record of helping people with an injury, illness or disability to successfully find work.


Moogji Aboriginal Council East Gippsland Inc. 

Moogji Aboriginal Council is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation providing services in the East Gippsland community of Victoria. Moogji offers a range of visiting services including: GP clinical nurse, Dental, Psychiatrist, Outreach Services and Environmental Health.

 

What we offer at headspace Bairnsdale

Mental Health Services

Mental health workers – which may include psychologists, social workers, a child and adolescent psychiatrist, counsellors and other case workers – that can help if you're just not feeling yourself.

Alcohol and Drug Support Services

Workers either on site or linked to the centre who can assist you with any alcohol or other drug issue. 

Work and Study Services

Workers either on site or linked to the centre who can assist you with work or study opportunities. 

Youth Advisory Group

A group of young people who help with events and some decision making at a centre. Ask us about getting involved.

Groups

Centres have a range of programs and activities for young people. Just ask us what have on. 

Bulk Billing GP

We are working hard to recruit GP who specialise in young people’s health.

Youth Housing Support

Workers either on site or linked to the centre who can assist you with any housing issues. 

Centrelink Appointments

Centrelink visits our centre once a week. Speak to us about making an appointment.

Allied health

We have a dietitian, exercise physiologist and personal trainer who offer appointments at our centre. 

 

Groups at headspace Bairnsdale

 Games Group Flyer

 

Our Games Group for young people with autism is held every fortnight on Wednesday from 4 - 5.00pm.

To find out more, or to register your interest, call 5141 6200 or email us on info@headspacebairnsdale.org.au

 

 

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Our LGBTIQA+ Support Group, U.B.U. is held on a fortnightly basis on Tuesdays from 5 - 7pm.

To find out more, or to register your interest, call 5141 6200 or email us on info@headspacebairnsdale.org.au

 

How young people can get involved - Youth Advisory Group

We are looking for new members to be part of the Youth Advisory Group!

Are you aged between 12 and 25? Are you passionate about having your say about youth mental health and wellbeing? Join the headspace Bairnsdale Youth Advisory Group (YAG) and start making a difference in your local community. The YAG is a group of young people who meet regularly to talk about youth mental health and wellbeing and come up with new and innovative ways to raise the profile of the services headspace Bairnsdale offers.

There are a range of roles you can play in the headspace Bairnsdale YAG, including: 

  • Creating, developing and leading a project in your local area. For example, youth festivals, school events, music gigs, cinema screenings
  • Peer support and mentoring. Take an active role in supporting young people to seek help early and break down the stigma in relation to youth mental health.
  • Consulting around resource development such as factsheets, brochures and promotional materials
  • Research and evaluation of headspace service. Find out whether our services are meeting the desired goals and objectives and come up with ideas on how we can improve our service

 

By getting involved you'll have the chance to:

  • meet a range of new people
  • provide feedback on how to improve mental health services
  • develop new skills
  • participate in various training opportunities
  • organise and deliver events for young people in the community
  • be a voice for young people in relation to health and wellbeing

 

Do you have any more questions?

Read the FAQ form

 

For more information, contact Brydie on (03) 5141 6200 or email us.

To apply, fill out the form and send it to info@headspacebairnsdale.com.au

 

 

 

How to make a referral to headspace Bairnsdale

If you are in danger and need urgent help, call “000”, or for 24/7 support call Lifeline on 13 11 14.

You don’t need a formal referral to come to headspace. If you want to refer yourself, call (03) 5141 6200 or drop in and see us at 171 Main Street, Bairnsdale.  

 REFERRAL FORM

Families, carers or friends can refer a young person to headspace Bairnsdale. The young person needs to be aware of the referral, agree to it and be willing to meet with a headspace Bairnsdale Youth Access Worker. To make a referral on behalf of a young person, please call (03) 5141 6200 and will contact the young person to make an appointment.

Young people can be referred to headspace Bairnsdale by schools or health and community workers. Referrals must be made in writing on the headspace Bairnsdale referral form and emailed to us here. Referrals should include as much information as possible and be undertaken with the consent of the young person. 

Referrals from General Practitioners (GPs) should include a mental health care plan for the young person that is submitted with the GP referral form. The referral form and mental health care plan should be sent through to us through email.

Referrals must be undertaken with the consent of the young person and should include as much information as possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I expect at my first appointment?

When you first come to headspace Bairnsdale you will be greeted by our friendly staff. You will then be asked to use an iPad to give us some details about your well-being.
After this, you'll sit down with one of our intake workers who will work with you to develop a plan that suits your needs.

How much does it cost? 

headspace Bairnsdale offers free services. But... to see our GP you will need a Medicare card. If you have a Medicare card or the number, bring it along with you. 

To apply for a Medicare card, please click on this link 

What if I can't get a Medicare card? 

If you want to see our GP and don't have a Medicare card, please talk to us and we will help you where we can. But... all other services at headspace Bairnsdale DO NOT require a Medicare card and are free. 

How do I get to headspace Bairnsdale?

We are located at 171 Main Street Bairnsdale, just near the corner of Service Street and Princes Highway.
The Bailey Street bus station is 150 meters away on the corner of Bailey Street and Princes Highway.
There is 1 hour parking available in front of headspace Bairnsdale on Princes Highway, and 2 hour parking around the corner on Service Street. 

Click here for directions

Is there disability access at headspace Bairnsdale?

We have a automatic opening (push button) door, semi wheelchair accessible interior and an accessible bathroom (see picture below).

If you require any assistance at all, please call us on (03) 5141 6200.

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(automatic push button door)   

 

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(accessible bathroom)

 

We would love your feedback!

Feedback 

 

We welcome and value your feedback so that we can continually improve our service for young people. Please let us know what you thought about your experience at headspace Bairnsdale.

To give us feedback on our services at headspace Bairnsdale email speakup@headspacebairnsdale.org.au

Otherwise, please fill out a feedback form and give it to the staff member at the front desk or email it to speakup@headspacebairnsdale.org.au