• 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

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 Aftercare. 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. 

Youth Programs

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.

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Positions currently available at headspace Capalaba

Senior Intake Clinician, Full-time

  • Skilled at completing Psychosocial Assessment's 

  • Fixed term contract; Full Time until 30th June 2019

  • Join a Passionate and supportive multidisciplinary team delivering mental health services to young people


 If it's yes to the above, and if you want to be part of a fantastic culture creating change in people's lives then this role is for you...

headspace Capalaba is seeking a dynamic Mental Health Clinician on a Full Time basis to provide therapeutic support to young people  (aged 12 to 25) and their families. headspace Capalaba is an exciting initiative designed to increase access to and use of health and other services for young people (12 - 25 yrs). Using an early intervention approach, headspace tailors a "wrap-around" service model specifically to meet the needs of young people at risk of developing mental illness, substance use disorders or other issues. 

The primary role of the Senior Intake Clinician is completing assessments and providing brief intervention support to young people aged between 12 and 25 years. The position includes assisting the Clinical Team Leader in the oversight of the clinical operations of the service, providing supervision and support to the intake team, students and Private Practitioners. You will also have the opportunity to facilitate group programs, information sessions, workshops and provide individual brief intervention sessions to young people.


The Right Fit...

This role would suit someone with a Mental Health-Intake and/or Assessment background. The successful candidate will have:

  • Tertiary degree qualification from an accredited tertiary institution in Occupational Therapy, Social Work, Psychology or Nursing

  • Registration with APHRA or other registered professional body.

  • Experience working with young people with mental health, social, vocational, drug and alcohol issues

  • Have knowledge of the rationale, principles and evidence for early intervention for mental health

  • Demonstrated experience and excellent clinical skills in comprehensive screening/intake/assessment

  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously with excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Leadership experience desirable

 A very competitive remuneration package will be offered to the right candidate.


About Us...

Founded in 1907, Aftercare is the longest serving national mental health charity. We provide wide range of services supporting people's journeys to social and emotional wellbeing.

Aftercare is a values-driven organisation. Our people are passionate about their work. Our culture is professional, fun, friendly, rewarding and collaborative. We have over 500 staff in 40 locations across Queensland, NSW and Victoria.

We offer:

  • Competitive salary package including tax-effective salary packaging

  • Paid parental leave and flexible working conditions

  • Commitment to your ongoing learning & development


Apply now!

To apply, click here  to complete the online application form, attach a copy of your CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the available role/s.


For more information contact:

Name: Justine Burns
Phone: 1300 851 274
Email: headspace.capalaba@aftercare.com.au

Apply now

Work at headspace Capalaba, Part-time/Sessional

Mental Health Clinician – Psychologist / Occupational Therapist / Social Worker

Time for a change? Passionate about working with young people?

Interested in:

  • Improving the lives of young people as part of an interesting and innovative team
  • Working in a supportive and inclusive environment with a positive team culture
  • Further developing your therapeutic skills in working with young people
  • Flexibility – 1-5 days work per week is available

If it’s yes to the above, then this role is for you...


About the role...

headspace Capalaba is seeking Private Practitioners, to join our multidisciplinary team supporting people aged 12-25 years with mental ill-health. As a Private 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).

All you need is:

  • Current registration with AHPRA
  • Be eligible to obtain a Medicare Provider Number
  • Hold one of the following qualifications: Clinical Psychologist, General Psychologist, Mental health Accredited Social Worker or Mental Health Occupational Therapists.  
  • Possess experience providing therapeutic interventions to young people aged between 12-25 years, experience working in private practice is highly desirable
  • A passion to make a difference in the lives of young people!


What we can offer you

As a team member within headspace Capalaba you will have access to:

  • A welcoming youth friendly consultation room
  • A caseload of 12-25 year olds who have already completed a psychosocial assessment
  • Excellent clinical support from the intake team and Clinical Team Leader
  • Excellent Administrative support – our admin team book all your appointments, and complete all scheduling and billing
  • Access to Clinical Education offered within the headspace Aftercare centres
  • Access to funded professional development opportunities
  • A positive and supportive team environment


Apply now

To apply please email a copy of your CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability to headspace.Capalaba@aftercare.com.au or contact us if you would like any further information on 1300 851 274.


For more information contact:

Name: Justine Burns
Phone: 1300 851 274
Email: headspace.capalaba@aftercare.com.au

More information

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 headspace.capalaba@aftercare.com.au 
  • You can drop into the centre at 1/29-37 Moreton Bay Road, Capalaba 4157 during our opening hours


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.

Referral Form

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.

We do ask all GP's and external referrers to fill in our referral form to make sure that the young person you are referring is suitable for service at headspace Capalaba.

Please note we are an early intervention service; our Clinical Team Leader 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 headspace.capalaba@aftercare.com.au
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. 

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

Our Staff

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-judgemental environment. 

Management Team:

Regional Services Manager - Ash

Clinical Services Manager - Vanessa

Operations Manager - Johanna


Clinical Team:

Clinical Team Leader - Justine

Intake Officer - Ben

Intake Officer - Ben


Community Team:

Community Engagement Coordinator - Kris


Admin Team:

Medical Receptionist - Vicki

Medical Receptionist - Talia


Private Practitioners:

Psychologist - Jenny

Psychologist - Melissa

Psychologist - Vanina

Psychologist - Vanessa

Psychologist - Dianna

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


Lead Agency:



Our Youth Reference Group

The Youth Reference Group (YRG) is made up of a diverse group of young volunteers aged 16-25 years, who help support and guide the centre on key components of youth mental health service delivery and community awareness initiatives both within the centre and the broader community.

The role of the YRG is varied and members are offered a range of opportunities to contribute to our centre and their community including; reviewing decisions regarding the day to day running of the centre, helping plan youth events and representing headspace Capalaba at events or in the media.

If you would like to join our headspace Capalaba Youth Reference Group then please complete the Youth Reference Group application and forward it to headspace.capalaba@aftercare.com.au

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.


Community Engagement:

If you would like resources to distribute to young people aged 12-25 please email headspace.capalaba@aftercare.com.au

For all inquiries regarding presentations and community engagement activities please contact headspace.capalaba@aftercare.com.au and attention Kris - Community Engagement Coordinator. Please be advised that 2-3 weeks notice for presentations and events is appreciated. 

Student Placements & Volunteering

If you're interested in a student placement, you can learn more by contacting studentplacement@aftercare.com.au, or if you over 25 years old by contacting volunteering@aftercare.com.au.


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.

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.