headspace
Dubbo

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Hours

  • Monday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 8:30am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday: 8:30am - 6:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

About

headspace Dubbo is a FREE, confidential, youth-friendly service for anyone between 12-25 years to book an appt phone 5852 1900 or email; hs.dubbo@marathonhealth.com.au.

We currently offer in-person services, however we encourage all our clients and families to practice good hygiene, physical distancing measures and to call ahead should you be feeling unwell. 

Keeping your personal information safe and secure is our priority. We have recently been made aware of a data security breach - please read more here. 

eheadspace.org.au is also available 7 days a week from 7am – 1am.

If you have not received a reply from your email within 3-5 business days please call us on 5852 1900 to follow up your request

Hours

  • Monday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 8:30am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday: 8:30am - 6:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

headspace Dubbo is operated by Marathon Health. 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, Western NSW (Western Health Alliance Ltd).

Services

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

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

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

Sexual health screenings on site or links to local 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. 

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

News

Jobs and volunteering

Positions currently available at headspace Dubbo

Passionate about young people and mental health?

headspace Dubbo is seeking Expressions of Interest from General Practitioners who would like to join the headspace team.  This is an exciting opportunity to work in the supportive, multi-disciplinary environment of headspace, who provide an integrated service to young people with mental health, drug and alcohol concerns, physical and sexual health issues and educational and vocational needs.

Your work/life balance is important to us. We offer generous leave entitlements and flexible working arrangements. Your hours and days of work are negotiable to help fit in with other work and family commitments. 

We pride ourselves on our progressive workplace culture where your voice and ideas are valued and your successes are celebrated.

To support our vision of enabling country Australians to thrive through improved health and wellbeing, we foster a diverse workforce. To achieve this, we encourage people of all backgrounds and experiences to apply for roles, including First Nations peoples and people with lived experience of mental health.

Marathon Health is a not-for-profit, registered charity with a vision of enabling communities to thrive through improved health and wellbeing. We’re one of the few health organisations largely based in country Australia with the core purpose to develop and deliver health and wellbeing services in partnership with communities. We’re passionate advocates for equal access to quality health services for people wherever they choose to live.

Working at Marathon Health will allow you to make a genuine, meaningful difference within the communities you work in.

To find out more, and to register your interest, please contact Mark Mallia via email Mark.Mallia@marathonhealth.com.au.

Please note that we require all staff be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, a Working with Children and National Police Check clearances.

 

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For more information contact:

Name: Mark Mallia
Email: mark.mallia@marathonhealth.com.au

Apply now

Now, more than ever, young people in country communities need our support. With youth mental health reform at the forefront of current policy, this is an exciting time to shape the future of our youth mental health services. 

Working closely with our headspace Practice Lead, you’ll provide clinical leadership and guidance to the clinical teams across our headspace centres in Lithgow, Bathurst, Cowra, Orange, Queanbeyan and Dubbo. You will ensure the clinical team are providing high quality services to young people in line with headspace contract deliverables, while contributing to the development, review and delivery of services. Occasional travel between centres will be required as part of this role.

The successful applicant will be someone who meets the following criteria:

  • Approved tertiary qualification in an allied health discipline including social work or psychology.
  • Full registration with AHPRA or eligibility for full membership with AASW.
  • Advanced level of clinical skills and demonstrated experience in a range of mental health service settings (minimum 5 years of experience).
  • Experience in complex clinical triage, assessment and allocation of referrals.
  • Experience in service development and maintaining continuous quality improvement.
  • Proven ability in the leadership of multidisciplinary teams, including the provision of clinical supervision and the facilitation of clinical review and performance management processes.
  • Highly developed verbal and written communication skills; and an excellent track record in building and maintaining effective working relationships with a range of stakeholders.
  • Ability to work in a highly productive environment with time pressures whilst managing multiple tasks.
  • Advanced computer skills including word processing, spreadsheets, electronic recording systems and data management tools.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a productive team member.
  • Valid Australian Driver’s Licence and a willingness to travel between our headspace Centres as required.

Full responsibilities of this role may be viewed on the Position Description found at marathonhealth.com.au/job-opportunities

Please note that Marathon Health requires all staff be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, along with Working with Children and National Police Check clearances.

orking for Marathon Health will give you purpose and meaning as you’ll have opportunities to be heard and make a genuine difference within our organisation. 

We are a feel-good workplace that emphasises staff health and wellbeing as part of our progressive and inclusive workplace culture.

You’ll be provided support to excel in your role. Develop your skillset by accessing an annual professional development allowance of up to $1,500, paid study leave, and access to hundreds of free online courses.

We also offer generous leave entitlements and flexible working arrangements as well as the ability to increase your take-home pay by salary packaging up to $15,900 annually.

  • To apply, please send us a copy of your current Resume/CV, and a Cover Letter outlining your suitability for the role to hr@marathonhealth.com.au.
  • We wish to fill this role quickly with the right person, meaning that we will review applications as we receive them. If this opportunity appeals to you, please apply by submitting your application as soon as possible.

If you wish to know more about this role, please contact Mark Mallia on 0409 274 103, or email Mark.Mallia@marathonhealth.com.au

Marathon Health is a leading not-for-profit, registered charity organisation based in country Australia with the core purpose of identifying, delivering and sustaining improved healthcare services to people within these communities. 

For more information on who we are, visit marathonhealth.com.au, or follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.

 

For more information contact:

Name: Mark Mallia
Phone: 0409 274 103
Email: Mark.Mallia@marathonhealth.com.au

Apply now

More information

Our centre is located at 23 Church Street, Dubbo, NSW, 2830 (near the rotunda) with 2 hour parking on the street and additional parking behind Myer (via Brisbane Street entrance) or along Macquarie Street/Church Street.
Disabled parking is available right out the front. Our facility is disability friendly with wheelchair access and a disabled toilet. 

 

Getting to our centre:

Dubbo Taxi: 13 10 08
(should you require assistance with this please let us know as we have CabCharge vouchers available for eligible clients).

Dubbo Buslines: https://www.buslinesgroup.com.au/dubbo-maps-timetables.html

Directions: https://www.google.com.au/maps/place/23+Church+St,+Dubbo+NSW+2830/@-32.2473099,148.5998566,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x6b0f71b29c54d8cb:0xb7c19035328ecb73!8m2!3d-32.2473099!4d148.6020453

Whats on offer at your local headspace generic

Our staff will talk to you about your concerns and provide you with support, information and services in a confidential, non-judgmental environment.

Centre Manager:

Candice Edwards 
candice.edwards@marathonhealth.com.au 

 

 Melanie Read
Clinical Team Lead

 

Reception:

Jamie Rodgers

 Jamie Rodgers 

 

 Youth Care Coordinators:

 

 Errol Toomey 

 Mariah Hall

 

Joe Gordon 

Community and Youth Engagement Coordinator:

 

Taylor Ryan 

 

Individual Placement Support (IPS):

 Senior Vocational Specialist

Carole Bayley 

carole.bayley@marathonhealth.com.au

 

Peer Support 

 

Ngarie Bigwood 

 

Cameron Hinton  

 

MBS Funded Clinicians

We currently are in need of MBS funded Psychologists, Social Workers (Mental Health accredited) - if you are interested in working with young people and working in a supportive environment with free room hire and administrative/billing support, contact our Centre Manager, Candice Edwards on 5852 1900 for a chat. 

GP

Dr Michael Ferres - in centre every Wednesday 

 

Mental Health Support

Child & Adolescent Mental Health - Community Mental Health

Strong Minds, Marathon Health

New Access , Marathon Health

Rural Youth Mental Health, Benevolent Society

Psychiatry

Psychcare Services - Dr Syed Shah MRCPsych FRANZCP

Sexual Health

Western NSW LHD - Margie Crowley or Clancy Barrett

Western NSW LHD - Bev Tyson or Clayton Anderson (Aboriginal Nurses)

Drug & Alcohol

Mental Health Drug & Alcohol Worker - Western NSW LHD

Bila Muuji - Youth Drug and Alcohol Worker - under 18 years

Lives Lived Well - Drug & Alcohol Caseworker - over 18 years

Vocational Support

Centrelink - Chris Suey (Indigenous Services Officer) & Rochelle Thompson (Community Engagement Officer)

Individual Placement Support Program - Carole Bayley & Todd Marr 

Youth Development

Dubbo Regional Council -   Youth Officer - Rebecca McMahon

Legal Aid NSW

CatholicCare Wilcannia-Forbes

Cheryl Smith & April Allen - Family & Carer Support

Mirandah Shields - Financial Counselling/Problem Gambling

If you are 15 years or older, you can apply to have your own Medicare card. Here’s what to do...

You will need to fill out the form called Application to copy or transfer from one Medicare card to another and bring two forms of identification with you (like a birth certificate, student card with photo ID, health care card, driver's licence, passport, or a bank statement if it has your current address on it). The form is available online or from a Medicare office.

You will be applying to transfer to a new Medicare card (i.e. to be moved from the card you are now listed on to another new card of your own).

Alternatively, you can also choose to stay on your parents'/guardians' card and have a copy made to keep with you.

You will need the number of the Medicare card you are currently listed on to complete the form. This is most probably your parents’ or guardians’ Medicare card.

Take your original identification and your application form to your nearest Medicare office.

  • Dubbo: 64 Wingewarra St, Dubbo NSW 2830
  • Mudgee: 71 Byron Pl, Mudgee NSW 2850

Once you have lodged your application for a Medicare card at a Medicare office, your own card with your own number will be sent to you. If you would prefer, you can make arrangements with Medicare to pick up your card at the office.

referrals to headspace Dubbo

If you have not received a reply from your email within 3-5 business days please call our office on 02 5852 1900 to follow up your request

 

 

Self or family referral: If you are a young person between the ages of 12-25 or a family member and wish to make an appointment please call (02) 5852 1900 or complete this self-referral form and email to hs.dubbo@marathonhealth.au  

Alternatively, if you need support outside of our business hours, eheadspace might be for you. eheadspace is a confidential, free and secure space where young people 12 - 25 or their family can chat, email or speak on the phone with a qualified youth mental health professional. You can find out all about it here.

Professional referral: If you would like to refer a young person to our service please print and complete the form below and email it hs.dubbo@marathonhealth.com.au . We do not have a fax line anymore but we can accept faxes via ARGUS or Sophos Encrypted emails. If your require assistance please contact 5852 1900.

External Services Referral form for headspace Dubbo

School Telehealth Appointment Referral: Are you in a position to support a student to access their headspace appointment via telehealth? If so please complete the School Telehealth Appointment Form below. If your student is not already a client of headspace you will need to complete a Referral Form (above) first and send to hs.dubbo@marathonhealth.com.au and then a School Telehealth appointment can be made for you once the referral is accepted. 

School Telehealth Appointment Form

headspace Dubbo offer Social Groups weekly - for more information please contact reception on 5852 1900 as places are limited. Groups include:

  • Artrageous
  • headchef
  • Sound space
  • Kaleidoscope (LGBTIQA)

 

headspace Dubbo are able to offer the following therapeutic groups and will do so on a needs basis within the centre or as requested outside of the service:

  • RAGE
  • Feeling FANTAstic
  • Rules in Relationships
  • Managing the Bull

 

headspace Dubbo has Tuning into Teens and Tuning into Kids Facilitators on site and will offer this group to parents/carers of young people on a needs basis within the centre. 

 

If you are a family or friend of headspace Dubbo and would like to share your hobbies/interests with our young people in a group setting please contact us on 02 5852 1900 to speak to our Community Engagement Coordinator. You will require a current Working with Children check (WWCC). 

 

headspace Dubbo is recruiting new members for our YRG

Are you aged 16-24 and looking to be the youth voice for headspace Dubbo?

We are looking for young people who want to:

  • Make meaningful decisions that have real impact
  • Connect with other people passionate about youth mental health
  • Have your voice heard on community services in the area
  • Organise and be part of local youth events

You will gain experience and new skills with support, training and reference opportunities.

If you are interested in joining the Youth Reference Group, contact Taylor Ryan on 5852 1900 or via email Taylor.ryan@marathonhealth.com.au 

Or fill in our online application form here

For FAQs around the role of a Youth Council member - click here

 

Tips for Year 12 Study Stress - download here NOW

 

To stay up to date with what headspace Dubbo has been up to in your community - follow them on Facebook or Instagram

To request a visit from headspace Dubbo to your school, workplace or community group, email hs.dubbo@marathonhealth.com.au or phone 5852 1900. 

headspace Dubbo offer interactive workshops and information sessions on topics such as:

  • Year 6 - Starting a new chapter (Year 7 transition)
  • Year 12 - Study Stress - understanding when stress can be helpful and what to do when it becomes unhelpful
  • An introduction to mental health & the 7 top tips for a healthy headspace
  • Help Seeker - exploration of the world of online supports for when you need them
  • Understanding Bullying - why do people bully and how you can be an upstander not a bystander
  • Understanding the role of stress & how to manage it
  • Resilience & emotion management
  • How to Ask - R U OK? Looking out for your mates

Parent/Carer Workshops are also available including an introduction to Tuning into Teens - emotionally intelligent parenting. 

headspace Dubbo is a not-for-profit organisation and relies heavily on donations from the community to continue the ongoing delivery of this invaluable service. Whilst our service to young people is FREE we do ask when booking a workshop or information session that you consider making a  tax deductible donation to the service to cover costs of resources and any travel incurred.
Further information on this can be sought via email to hs.dubbo@marathonhealth.com.au 

headspace appreciates the support of local businesses and the community

If you would like to donate, this can be done at the Dubbo office or alternatively via direct deposit on:

NAB Account Name: headspace Dubbo

Account Number: 78-920-6267

BSB: 082-564

For more information contact Candice Edwards on (02) 5852 1900