headspace
Frankston

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Hours

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

About

headspace Frankston is a health service for young people in Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula area. We co-locate with several other youth services and also outreach into the community. 

We are an inclusive service and a safe space for all young people. We are voluntary , free and confidential.  Our building is fully wheelchair accessible

If you wish to access any of our services, please call on (03) 9769 6419.

To learn more about headspace Frankston, click  HERE!

To learn about our Youth Health Clinic, click  HERE!

Hours

  • Monday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
  • 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 Frankston is operated by YSAS (Youth Support and Advocacy Service). 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, South East Melbourne Primary Health Network (SEMPHN).

Services

If you live near our headspace centre in a rural area but cannot travel in to see us, you can see our mental health workers online.

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. 

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

A headspace early intervention program to improve the lives of young people, and their families, who are affected by psychosis.

Centres have a range of programs and activities for young people. Just ask your centre what they have on. 

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

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. 

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

More information

We know that it can be a little bit overwhelming when using a new service for the first time - so we thought we would gather some information for you to start with, to help get a better understanding of our service, what we do and what we have to offer.

 

If you are a young person wanting some more information about us, have a look at our Young Person Welcome Booklet HERE

If you are a family or friend supporting a young person and are wanting some more information about us, have a look at Family and Friends Welcome Booklet HERE

 

If you have any questions, queries or are after any more information reach out to us at headspace@headspacefrankston.org.au and we will send through some extra resources.

Are you a family member or friend of a young person at headspace Frankston?

We understand that young people's family and friends are often the first to notice that a young person might have something going on - you also have an incredibly important role in their support and recovery!

 

Information can be found via the links below:

More info around supporting young people can be found HERE 

Helping you to help your young person can be found HERE

Self care for families and friends can be found HERE

You can also access eheadspace - for more information, you can head HERE

 

headspace Frankston receives a large number of requests from the community, yet we have very limited resources. Therefore, we must prioritise requests according to the areas of greatest need, staff availability, demand and fair and equitable coverage of the local community.

Priority is given to the following local organisations:

  • Schools & education providers (eg. Community VCAL, university students)
  • Youth organisations
  • Our partner organisations
  • Community organisations, charities and not-for-profits with a youth and/or mental health focus
  • Family & Carer support organisations

Requests from other types of organisations will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

We are unfortunately not able to fulfil all requests. Allowing at least 8 weeks notice will increase the likelihood of us being able to fulfil your request. 

Depending on what type of organisation you are, our community activities are mostly free or low cost. Some requests may incur larger fees to cover part or all of our costs due to the nature of the activity (for example, requests from commercial organisations, weekend and evening requests, specialised content etc).

Once you have submitted your form our team will review the request and aim to respond within 10 working days.

To request a presentation, please fill out the form here>> https://form.jotform.co/headspacefrankston/headspace-frankston---community-act

 

At headspace Frankston, and through our lead agency Youth Support + Advocacy Service (YSAS), we want to make sure that any young person that accesses our services knows their rights, understands their privacy and knows that they can make a complaint if necessary

 

Click on the links below to find out more:

 

YSAS Client Privacy Charter: click HERE

Client Rights and Responsibilities Statement: click HERE

Family and Carer Rights and Responsibilities Statement: click HERE

Feedback and Complaint Form: click HERE 

 

If you or a young person in your life wants to seek support from headspace Frankston, this can be done in a couple of different ways!

First, you can call the headspace Frankston office on (03) 9769 6419 and talk to our reception staff who will help you out. Second, you can also complete the online form below for yourself, family member or friend.

We are a voluntary service and the young person will need to give their consent if you are seeking assistance on their behalf.

Step 1 - Complete an online form to request support

If you are seeking support for yourself, a family member or friend, click HERE

Step 2 - We will contact you

We will get in contact to discuss your request. Please be patient as this may take a few days

Step 3 – Working out the next steps 

Let’s work out the best way to support you. If you don't understand something or have questions, please call us on (03) 9769 6419

 

Health Professional Referral Information

Health professionals are requested to send a completed referral with supporting documentation to the headspace Frankston Access Team via fax on (03) 9770 5688 or email headspacefrankston@headspace.org.au 

The referral must be accompanied by supporting information, such as current and valid mental health treatment plan, discharge or clinical summary. 

Referral as part of a hospital discharge or transition of care must be followed up with a call to the Access Duty Worker on 0428 219 451

Confirmation of receipt of referral will be facilitated by a member of the Access Team. Acceptance or alternative pathways to care will be communicated directly with the referrer. 

Some things to know

Services at headspace Frankston are free and confidential.

Before the first appointment, the young person will receive a text to confirm. When they arrive at the centre, they will be asked to fill in a survey via a tablet.

Any worker met with will find out the young person’s wants and needs and help with the next steps. If you require any assistance to access our services, please let us know.

We promote family inclusive practice.  Young people are encouraged to consider the involvement of a family member, friend or a significant support person as an important part of their care

 

Collection and use of your personal information 

YSAS (including the headspace Frankston and headspace Rosebud programs) needs to collect personal information from you (such as personal, family and medical details) so we can give you quality health care, and we need your permission to collect and keep this information.
A relationship of trust and confidentiality between you and your workers is important.
In our commitment to your care, and by law, we must ensure that your information stays private.
As part of this care plan, your worker may recommend that you are referred to a health professional or program. In this case, your worker will discuss this plan with you, and get your agreement before giving any of your information to another party.
We will also not disclose any of your information (including whether or not you are a client at YSAS) to members of your family or other individuals enquiring about you, unless you agree to this.
We appreciate confidentiality is very important, but there are times when we may have to share certain information, for example if you are at risk of being harmed by yourself or others, or there is a legal requirement. If this is the case, we will endeavour to discuss and explain this with you first, before any information is given out.
You can withdraw or change your consent at any time, but this may limit the services available to you. Your worker will be able to help you with this, and explain the process to you – it’s YOUR information, so it’s YOUR choice!

Consent to collect and hold your information 

I understand that I can withdraw or change my consent at any time.

I have read the information for the collection and use of my personal information and understand why my information must be collected. 
I also know YSAS has a Privacy Policy that conforms to the Privacy Act 1998 (Cth) and all other relevant Government laws and regulations.
Some of the participating agencies are also required to comply with the Freedom of Information Act 1982. I understand that I do not have to give information, but if I don’t this might limit the range of services available to me.
I understand that I can ask to see the information collected about me, and can ask for changes if I believe it to be wrong. I understand that I may not be given access in some cases, but I will be told why. I understand that if my information is to be used for any reason other than the above, I will be told why and given an opportunity to consent, if I agree.

 

 

headspace Frankston has a variety of health and youth workers that you can see. These include youth mental health access workers, alcohol & drug workers, a practice nurse, GPs and private practitioners including; psychologists, occupational therapists, social workers and mental health nurses.

 

headspace Frankston Staff

General Manager: Tracey

Centre Manager: Leisl

Clinical Manager: Sharon

Practice Manager: Kellie

Community Programs Manager: Sarah

Clinical and Team Leaders: Yolande, Jeremy, Kylie, Jen, Anjulie, Steve

Senior Access Clinicians: Jody, Dan and Phil

Access Clinicians: James, Luke, Lucy, Thishya

Counsellors: Brigid, Tim

Provisional Psychologists: Michael, Shannon, Caroline, Susie

BounceBack Recovery Clinicians: Brodie, Brigid, Sasja, Nele

BounceBack Peer Worker: Jaimie

Schools Clinician: Luke

Medical Reception and Administration: Caitlen, Maddy, Shannon, Kristy

Community Engagement and Youth Participation Officer:  Bethany

Aboriginal Health Workers: Shane, Sharmila, Jody

COVID Response Team: Jeremy, Sam, Laura

AOD and Outreach Team: Andrew, Netty, Selina, Ebony, Tahana

Crime Prevention: Mark

Vocational Specialists: Erin, Sarah and Monique

Peninsula Pride Coordinator - Heather

General Practitioners - Dr Brad, Dr Steph & Dr Maria

Psychiatric Registrar – Dr Abdul

Nurse: Nicole

 

headspace Frankston is made up of a consortium of 11 local services, including:

  • YSAS (Youth Support and Advocacy Service) - Lead Agency
  • Peninsula Health   
  • Mornington Peninsula Shire Council    
  • Alfred Health
  • Frankston City Council    
  • MIND    
  • Peninsula Carer Council    
  • Mentis Assist    
  • Skills Plus    
  • Monash Health 
  • Taskforce

We are also a signatory to the Frankston Mornington Peninsula Young People's Charter of Practice Principles.  

 

no wrong door

The "front door" of headspace Frankston is our Intake Team, filled with our Access Workers. Our staff can help you figure out what is going on and put a plan together to get you the support you need, as well as organise referrals to services that are here to help you.

We also have a bulk billing GP clinic for young people not currently linked in with a GP. We have both male and female doctors, and appointments are available every day of the week.

We have many types of workers that can help support young people accessing our services, including psychologists, GP's, social workers, youth workers, Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) workers and many others.

We also have a Psychiatric Registrar, who works with young people, and can provide secondary consultations to other workers and services.

headspace Frankston is a safe space and young people helped form our safe space guidelines. It is an expectation that everyone on site will follow these CARE principles:

Courtesy - we will try to be thoughtful in our attitude and behaviour towards each other

Access - we appreciate each other's right to participate and use the space safely (physically, mentally and emotionally)

Respect - we will be considerate of the feeling, wishes and right of other and ourselves

Equality - we will be fair, just and inclusive of all who use the space and we value diversity 

 

Please note, we are not a crisis service - if you have immediate concerns for a young person's safety, please contact 000 or:

Beyond Blue - 1300 225 636

Lifeline - 13 11 14

Kids Helpline - 1800 55 1800

Mental Health Triage Service (Frankston and Mornington Peninsula) - 1300 792 977

Suicide Call Back Service - 1300 659 467