Our friendly staff at headspace Capalaba can assist young people aged 12 to 25 years with mental health, general health, drug, alcohol, education and employment issues. Counselling services are bulk-billed with a current Medicare card and valid Mental Health Treatment Plan.
Our staff include Psychologists and Mental Health Social Workers. We also have a wide range of in-kind support available, check out our tabs below for more information.
While we do accept walk-in appointments, we prefer young people call us on 1300 851 274 to book an initial appointment.
headspace Capalaba provides wheel chair access throughout the centre including the toilets.
headspace Capalaba is accessible by public transport with a bus stop just outside the centre, and the Capalaba park 'n' ride a short walk away. Please check out the Translink website to plan your journey to our centre - https://translink.com.au/ .
- 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 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, 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
Independent Contractors: Mental Health Practitioners, Part-time/Sessional
At headspace Capalaba and Aftercare we provide you with the flexibility, support and education to ensure your mental health career is something amazing.
Come and join the team that truly makes a difference - check out our video below.
For more information contact:
Name: Justine Burns
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
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.
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 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.
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-judgemental environment.
Regional Services Manager - Nicole
Clinical Services Manager - Vanessa
Operations Manager - Ash
Practice Manager - Angela
Clinical Team Leader - Justine
Intake Officer - Ben
Intake Officer - Ben
Community Engagement Coordinator - Kris
Medical Receptionist - Vicki
Medical Receptionist - Talia
Psychologist - Jenny
Psychologist - Melissa
Psychologist - Vanina
Psychologist - Vanessa
Social Worker - Cherelle
Other services provided by:
Ted Noffs Foundation
Centre Against Sexual Violence
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 heath 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.
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 Coordinator. Please be advised that 2-3 weeks notice for presentations and events is appreciated.
Student Placements & Volunteering
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.