headspace

Bendigo

Hours

  • Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

headspace Bendigo is a place you can go to, when you may need help with any issue (large or small) that maybe worrying you. At headspace Bendigo, all services are free, including our GP services.

At headspace Bendigo you can receive support from a range of professionals including youth workers, sexual health workers, social workers, alcohol and other drug workers.  These workers are skilled in listening to young people and can help you identify problems, goals and achieve creative solutions to issues.

Services are for self-referral and no formal referrals are required.

Just give us a call on 54 345 345 or email headspace@bchs.com.au and we will contact you to make an appointment.  Please be aware that this email account is only checked during business hours so if you need urgent help call the Crisis, Assessment and Treatment Team on 1300 363 788 or Lifeline 13 11 14.

We have late appointments on Tuesdays from 5pm - 7pm for existing clients only.

Local bus stop at the front door.

Disability access.

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Hours

  • Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

headspace Bendigo is operated by Bendigo Community Health Services. All headspace centres 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, Murray (Murray PHN).

Services

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. 

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.

“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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More information

If you want headspace Bendigo's support for an event or education session ...

If you want headspace Bendigo's support for an event or education session, click on this link and complete the form.  FORM-Education-Session-Request-2018.pdf  

All requests will be considered however our capacity is dependent on the availability of our qualified staff.  

A minimum of 4 weeks' notice prior to an event would be appreciated.

 

Our Staff

We have a range of youth friendly staff who will talk to you about your concerns in a confidential, non-judgemental environment. 

 Director - Jenny Singe

Clinical team manager - Meg Bennett

Executive assistant - Annette McCallum

Administration officer - Haylee Kennedy

Administration officer - Erin Smith

 

Core clinical team:

 Social Worker – Emily Slater

 Psychologist - Jodie McQualter (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)

 Social Worker – Amy Grace

 Psychologist – Nadine Saltmarsh (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)

 Mental health occupational therapist – Aimee Howlett (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday)

 IHSHY (Innovative Health Services for Homeless Youth)  - Jennifer Hurrell (Tuesday - Thursday)

 Mental Health Occupational Therapist - Becky Dewhurst (Mondays and every second Thursday)

Mental Health Occupational Therapist – Millee Rice

 

 Medical:

 General practitioner - Dr Chris Sass (Tuesday all day and Thursday mornings)

 General practitioner - Dr Kasey Hogg (Tuesday)

  Paediatrician – Tim Penno

 

Private practitioners:

 Social worker - Patrick Boyer (Monday, Tuesday and Thursday)

 Social worker - Oliver Dutton (Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons)

 Nurse practitioner - Cam Cail (Wednesday mornings)

 Psychologist - Kristy Fennell (Friday)

 Social worker - Mark Logan (Mondays)

  

 Vocational specialists - individual placement and support program:

 Dean Cosgriff

 Colleen Travers

  

Community engagement worker - Haylee Kennedy (Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays)

 

Therapy dog - Hulli (Cavoodle)

 

 LGBTIQ+ HEY project clinician - Maree Dixon (Tuesday - Friday)

 

Volunteers - Robert Cook and Shannon Appleby

Medicare enrolment application

 

Click on this link to download a current Medicare enrolment application.

medicare.pdf

 

Youth Reference Group

headspace Bendigo believes youth participation is fundamental to the delivery of quality services for young people.  This is why we have a youth reference group to assist and if you're aged between 12 - 25 we would love for you to be a part of it.

We meet on a Wednesday night at headspace Bendigo, with a very casual and relaxed atmosphere that encourages people to speak as much or as little as they want - we also provide some fun food and have the ability to transport people home.

If you are interested, please call headspace on 54 345 345 or click for brochure.

Your rights and responsibilities

For more information about your rights and responsibilities at headspace Bendigo, click here.

Packages for schools for 2018

headspace Bendigo understands the importance of mental health promotion; it improves young people’s mental health literacy, builds resilience and increases help seeking behaviour.

For your convenience, we’ve packaged our mental health promotion programs for your information, please click here.