Our friendly staff at headspace Capalaba can assist young people aged 12 to 25 with mental health, general health, drug, alcohol, work and study issues. Some services are bulk-billed with a Medicare card and valid Mental Health Treatment Plan.
We have a wide range of support available including Psychologists and Social Workers. Check out our tabs below for more information.
While we accept walk-in appointments, we prefer young people call us to book an initial appointment.
We provide wheel chair access throughout the centre including the toilets.
We are accessible by public transport with a bus stop outside the centre, and the park 'n' ride a short walk away. Please check the Translink website to plan your journey.
- Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Wednesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
- Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
headspace Capalaba is operated by Wesley Mission QLD. 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, Brisbane South (Brisbane South PHN).
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.
Work & Study Services
Workers either on site or linked to the centre who can assist you with work or study opportunities.
Centres have a range of programs and activities for young people. Just ask your centre what they have on.
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.
Jobs and volunteering
Positions currently available at headspace Capalaba
General Practitioner for headspace Capalaba, Part-time/Sessional
Are you interested in:
- Improving lives of young people as part of an interesting and innovative team,
- Providing full range of health services, including physical and mental health assessments,
- Being a part of a supportive, multidisciplinary team,
- Developing increased skills in working with young people.
If it's yes to the above, and if you want to be part of a fantastic culture creating change in young people's lives then this role is for you!
About the role
headspace Capalaba is seeking General Practitioners, to join our multidisciplinary team supporting people 12-25 years of age living with mental ill-health.
As a General Practitioner your income will be derived directly from Medicare Billings so you will need to be eligible to provide services under the Medicare Benefits Scheme (MBS - Better Access).
As part of headspace Capalaba's team you will:
- Provide high standard GP assessments of persons experiencing physical and mental health issues,
- Liaise and work with internal and external stakeholders,
- Create Mental Health Care Plans for internal referrals, Psychiatrist and Allied Health Services,
- Provide high quality, primary health care services to those accessing headspace Capalaba,
- Respond to medical/health concerns presented by young people including history taking, diagnosis, investigation, treatment and referral as appropriate,
- Encourage and support young people to engage with sexual health, preventative health care, as well as alcohol and drug support,
- Have access to Clinical Supervision from our Clinical Lead,
- Be well supported by our administration team.
The Right Fit
The successful candidate will have:
- Current registration with AHPRA, and Medicare Australia,
- Experience liaising and working with internal and external stakeholders,
- Level 1 in Mental Health Skills Training
To apply email email@example.com outlining your suitability for the available role and attach a copy of your CV. Contact Erina on 1300 851 274 to discuss this role further.
For more information contact:
Phone: 1300 851 274
How to make an appointment
We understand that asking for help when you're not feeling yourself can sometimes be difficult or uncomfortable. Because of this, we have made our referral process as easy as possible.
If you are a young person between the ages of 12 – 25, there are a number of ways in which you can access our services at headspace Capalaba:
- You can refer yourself
- You can have a friend or family member refer you
- Your GP can refer you
- Your school, TAFE, University or other service provider can refer you
If you are under 16 years of age, we encourage you to bring along a parent, care giver or support person for your first appointment.
Making an appointment
To make an appointment at headspace Capalaba:
- You can call us on 1300 851 274
- You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- You can drop into the centre at 1/29-37 Moreton Bay Road, Capalaba 4157 during our opening hours
While we accept walk-in appointments, we prefer young people call us to book an initial appointment.
Please be aware that our phone and email accounts are only checked during our opening hours. If you require immediate support, please contact:
- eheadspace on 1800 650 890 or click here
- Kids Helpline on 18100 551 800
- Lifeline on 13 11 14
- Emergency Services on 000
At headspace Capalaba we take your privacy very seriously and anything shared with us is confidential. We keep all your information on a secure database which is only available to headspace Capalaba staff. The law stops us from sharing your information outside these people unless we have your permission. Sometimes you do not want us to share your information and we respect that, however there may be times when we need to talk to someone without your permission, such as; if you or someone else is at significant risk of harm or if the law requires us to do so.
Services are free, with 10 appointments bulk billed per year covered by Medicare when you have a Mental Health Treatment Plan.
You don’t need to have a Mental Health Treatment Plan before contacting headspace and coming in for your first appointment. We can help you through getting a Mental Health Treatment Plan after you attend.
Bulk Billing is where headspace, instead of charging you, can bill Medicare (or the Australian government) for the health services that you receive.
For Service Providers (Including GP's and Government Departments)
If you are a service provider, GP or Government Department, please complete the referral form below and return to headspace Capalaba by email, fax or post. If the young person has a Mental Health Treatment Plan in place, please provide a copy of this with the referral form.
Please note we are an early intervention service; our Senior Access and Engagement Officer will assess all incoming referrals and we will contact you shortly after to let you know whether the young person has been accepted into service.
Our fax number is 07 3102 9218
Our email is email@example.com
Our postal address is PO Box 186, Capalaba, QLD 4157
No Medicare Card?
To access headspace Capalaba's services for free, all you need to have is a valid Medicare card.
If you don't have a Medicare card but think you might be eligible, you can apply on the Human Services page by clicking here.
If you are ineligible to apply for a Medicare card, give us a call and we will direct you to alternative appropriate services for you, such as our fee-for-service options which range in price.
Parking, Transport and Accessibility
Parking is available in front of headspace Capalaba, which is accessed via Moreton Bay Road. We are located in the first office on the left of the building.
Public transport to headspace Capalaba is available via multiple bus services.
- The closest bus stop is located right outside the centre on Moreton Bay Road.
- Alternatively, the Capalaba Bus Station, as well as the Park n’ Ride are approximately a 10 minute walk from the centre.
For the most up to date bus routes and schedules, please visit the Translink Journey Planner.
headspace Capalaba has accessibility parking available in the centre’s car park. The centre’s entrance is located at ground level.
Check out some of the groups we run in addition to all of our other services! To learn more about any of the groups below, give us a call on 1300 851 274 or send us an email.
Socialspace is for young people who just want to hang out with other young people. There are no requirements except having fun! Click here for the flyer
When: Fortnightly on Wednesdays at 4pm - 4:50pm
Clubhouse is a place for young people who identify as LGBTIQA+ to come and hang out with other young people in a supportive environment. Young people who want to come along to this group will need to have an appointment with one of our intake staff prior to attending. Click here for the flyer.
When: Fortnightly on Wednesdays at 5pm - 6:30pm
Ourspace is run at headspace Capalaba in collaboration with Metro South Child and Youth Mental Health Service. This program is for young people (aged 12-17) who have a parent with family member experiencing mental ill-health. It is a one day program held during the school holidays aiming to educate young people about mental health and providing them with some coping strategies.
When: September School Holidays - more details to come
While You Wait Options
Some young people have found these various apps, online programs and organisations helpful while they are waiting for their appointment at headspace Capalaba:
eheadspace - Free, confidential, over the phone or online counselling service provided by headspace. 1800 650 890 or eheadspace.org.au
Kids Helpline - Free, private and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5-25 years. 1800 55 1800 or kidshelpline.com.au
ReachOut - Online resources and support for young people under 25 going through a tough time. au.reachout.com
Head to Health - Wherever you are on your mental health journey, Head to Health is here to help you find the information, resources, and services that most suit your needs. headtohealth.gov.au
Bite Back - Online activities, psychoeducation and positive psychology to support young people with their mental health. biteback.org.au
BeyondNow App - This is a safely planning app that you can work through if you're having thoughts of suicide. beyondblue.org.au/get-support/beyondnow-suicide-safety-planning
The Desk - Online tools and programs to support students with their mental health. thedesk.org.au
Hello Sunday Morning - Website and app that support young people cutting back or taking a break from alcohol. hellosundaymorning.org
The Brave Program - Online program to support young people aged 8-17 with anxiety. brave4you.psy.uq.edu.au/
Breakup Shakeup - App that supports young people going through a relationship break up. iTunes.apple.com/au/app/breakup-shakeup/id1017200579?mt=8
Clear Your Vision - Online program to support young people to reduce their cannabis use. cannabissupport.com.au/treatment/tools-to-quit/clear-your-vision
headspace Capalaba staff are dedicated health professionals who are passionate about working with young people and supporting you in a safe, friendly, confidential and non-judgmental environment.
Services Manager - Erina
Clinical Lead - La'a
Access and Engagement Team:
Senior Access and Engagement Officer - Justine
Access and Engagement Officer - Ben
Access and Engagement Officer - Ben
Youth Mental Health Clinician - Canice
Youth and Family Recovery Worker - Anna
Community Engagement Officer - Kris
Medical Receptionist - Vicki
Psychologist - Jenny
Psychologist - Vanina
Psychologist - Vanessa
Mental Health Social Worker - Cherelle
Other services provided by:
YFS (Alcohol and Other Drug Counselling)
Noffs (Alcohol and Other Drug Counselling)
LEAD (Vocational Support)
Centre Against Sexual Violence
Wesley Mission Queensland
Our Youth Reference Group
The Youth Reference Group is made up of a team of volunteers, aged 16-25, who are passionate about making a difference in the lives of young people. Hailing from all over Australia and from a diverse set of backgrounds, many of the Youth Reference team have experienced their own struggles but overcome them to become advocates of youth mental health.
Youth Reference Group Members are involved in:
- Attending monthly meetings at headspace Capalaba held outside of standard business hours (Tuesday once a month at 5pm)
- Advise on various issues and topics relating to Youth Mental Health and the headspace Capalaba centre
- Participating and assisting in activities
- Providing peer support
- Developing community awareness
- Maintain and update resources
- Participating in target group decisions
- Networking including promoting the program through word of mouth and networking leaving pamphlets at appropriate locations (e.g. community centres etc).
As part of our team of dedicated volunteers, you will be provided with training and support to perform your role efficiently and safely including the opportunity to develop your skills in the area of Youth Mental Health.
headspace Capalaba is a lovely, welcoming and rewarding place to volunteer where you will meet many wonderful people and learn great new skills that may assist you both personally and professionally. There are lots of other benefits to volunteering with us as well, such as:
- Supply and pay for any security checks required for the position
- Access to online and face-to-face wellness advisors
- Free Flu Vaccinations
- Exclusive shopping discounts
- Being part of a team who really are making a difference to the lives of young people in our community.
Events & Community Engagement
Any upcoming events will be advertised online on our Facebook and Instagram, and our website will be updated here with a timetable regularly.
All activities are free unless otherwise noted and will be run by our friendly team.
If you would like resources to distribute to young people aged 12-25 please email firstname.lastname@example.org
For all inquiries regarding presentations and community engagement activities please contact email@example.com and attention Kris - Community Engagement Officer. Please be advised that 2-3 weeks notice for presentations and events is appreciated.
Provide Us With Feedback
At headspace Capalaba we welcome and appreciate your feedback as it helps us continually improve our service for young people and their families.
Click here to let us know what you thought about your experience at headspace Capalaba.
You can also mail any feedback you may have for us to PO Box 186, Capalaba QLD 4157.