headspace Geelong supports young people, from 12-25, who are going through a tough time. We have centres at Drysdale, Corio and central Geelong.
headspace is a free and confidential service that helps young people in four key areas; Physical Health (including sexual health), Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs and Work and Study Support.
You're welcome to bring a friend or family member with you when you come to headspace.
headspace Geelong accepts self-referrals. To make an appointment call 5222 6690.
We also accept professional referrals from GPs, schools, youth workers and health professionals.
In case of emergency call: 000
- Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
headspace Geelong is operated by Barwon Child, Youth & Family. 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 Victoria (Western Victoria 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.
Sexual Health Services
Sexual health screenings on site or links to local services.
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.
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.
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 Geelong
GEELONG Allied Health Clinicians (Mental Health Accredited), Part-time/Sessional
Employer: Barwon Child Youth and Family
Salary: Private Contractor
Allied Health Professionals – Private Practitioners
Clinical Psychologist/ Psychologist; Mental Health Accredited Social Workers & Occupational Therapists.
headspace Geelong is delivered by Barwon Child Youth and Family in Geelong (Lead Agency) and we are seeking highly motivated mental health trained Allied Health Professionals to work as Private Practitioners to establish a fulfilling and rewarding practice in partnership with headspace Geelong. Our Private Practitioners complete work in client evidence based treatment, ongoing assessment, recovery planning, therapeutic interventions and internal and external program referrals and are highly valued and supported members of our team. We are a family inclusive service and the majority of client's accessing our services have emerging depression and anxiety symptoms and all treatment is to be developmentally appropriate for the 12-25 cohort.
What we offer
- Ongoing referrals (we will ensure that clients have valid mental health treatment plans in place before they see you)
- Opportunity to work with and gain support from a multidisciplinary team along with co-location with Barwon Health Jigsaw (Youth) and Eating Disorder Service teams (including psychiatrists, general practitioners, clinical psychologists, psychologists, social workers, mental health nursing, occupational therapists, sexual health services, and drug and alcohol addiction specialists).
- Opportunity for peer support through regular clinical review meetings
- Administration support and dedicated consulting space (appointment confirmations and room bookings are all taken care of for you)
- Flexibility with hours and days worked - including some after hours sessions
- Shared/Collaborative Care Model
Successful applicants should
- You should be registered or be able to register and obtain a Medicare Provider # under the Better Access Medicare Program
- Be fully registered or be able to have full registration with AHPRA.
- Have or be willing to obtain your own own ABN
- Be willing to undertake a Working with Children Check and a Police Check.
- Have experience working in the mental health sector with young people.
- Be willing to pay a small service fee when client's attend their appointments (currently 10% of your billings).
If you are ready to join a fantastic multidisciplinary team and really make a difference to the lives of Young People, please contact us now! We have increasing demand at our Corio, Geelong City and Drysdale sites.
For more information contact:
Name: Grant Gibson headspace Operations Manager
Phone: 0403 529 549
Accessing our services and meet the team!
headspace Geelong's 3 sites all have full disability access and can also be accessed via Public Transport.
headspace Geelong (open Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm).
Ph. 5222 6690
Public transport access to our 105 Yarra Street - we are walking distance from the bus interchange on Moorabool Street in Geelong city centre near the Malop Street Mall.
headspace Corio (open Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm).
Ph. 5222 6690
Public transport access to our Corio Village Level 1 is via the bus stop at the Corio Village Shopping Centre.
headspace Drysdale (open Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm).
Ph. 5253 0400
Public transport access to our Drysdale Peninsula Drive is via the bus stop at Jetty Road/Portarlington Road and then a short walk to the Bellarine Secondary School Campus
If you are a young person:
Call us on the contacts above between opening hours on Monday to Friday to arrange an appointment. Feel free to have someone with you to help you make the call.
If you know a young person who might need help:
Families, carers and friends can make an appointment for a young person with their consent. To do so phone us with them to arrange an appointment.
If you are working with a young person who might need help:
Wellbeing staff from schools, health or community organisations can refer to headspace Geelong and make an appointment for a young person with their consent. To do so phone us with them to arrange an appointment.
*Please note: the young person must consent to the referral.
At headspace Geelong we have a team that is dedicated to supporting young people the best way we can. We have a range of workers with different skills and experience to make sure young people that access headspace Geelong get the help they are looking for. We are able to offer outreach support to you as well as drop in support from our 3 sites at Corio, Geelong and Drysdale. We also provide family inclusive support services as well. Please click here for our service brochure.
BCYF Director Community Health Services
headspace Operations Manager
Coordinator (headspace Drysdale) 5253 0400
All headspace Geelong services are free of any cost....
The headspace Geelong team will ensure that no matter what service you require we will assist you to access it. All of our services are free and if you dont have a Medicare Card chat to our staff who can assist and support you to access support regardless. All of our staff are networked with all services in the Geelong region. The headspace Geelong Lead Agency is Barwon Child, Youth & Family. For further information please see www.bcyf.org.au
We also have a network of consortium partners who support the headspace Geelong platform and these consortium partners include Barwon Health, Bellarine Community Health, Diversitat, Orygen Youth Mental Health, Well-ways, Stepping Up, YSAS, G force, Kardinia Health and Wathaurong Aboriginal Cooperative.
To get your own medicare card please click here
If you or your family or someone you know needs support around mental health, general well being, work, school, family issues/conflict call us on (03) 5222 6690 for Geelong and Corio and on (03) 5253 0400 for our Drysdale site and we can talk you through your options. All you need to do is ask for an intake worker (also known as an Engagement and Assessment Clinician).
If you cannot call between 9AM to 5 PM you can alternatively email us at firstname.lastname@example.org although this account will only be checked during business hours.
For online and after hours support from headspace please call 1800 650 890 or go to www.eheadspace.org.au
headspace Geelong supports the 'no wrong door' approach and we will always guide you to the appropriate service/s to meet your needs or the needs of those people you are endeavoring to support.
Education & Event Requests
headspace Geelong loves getting out and about in the community, delivering education and attending events. If you would like headspace Geelong to come to your school or organisation please fill out the appropriate form below. Due to limited capacity, we may not be able to say yes to every request. We will aim to reply to your request within two weeks.
Education Request: (Min. 3 weeks notice required) to request for hG to deliver an interactive powerpoint presentation to a group of young people please fill out the Education Request Form. MIN 8 students- MAX 50 students
Choose from one of our two main sessions;
1. What is headspace Geelong; (20 minutes) an explanation of our service, what young people can come to hG for and how they can access our service.
2. Mental Health; (45 Minutes) Provides clear explanations of mental health and mental illness, symptoms and risk factors of mental illnesses, what to do if a young person is worried about the mental health of themselves or a friend and tips for a healthy headspace.
or let us know about a specific topic you would like us to cover
Event Request: (Min. 3 weeks notice required) to request for hG to be part of your event please fill out the Event Request Form.
If you are having any difficulties with the above forms or would like further information, please contact Sheldan Alexander, Community Engagement Officer at headspace Geelong on 03 5222 6690 or email email@example.com
Youth Futures Crew (YFC)
The YFC is made up of young people from the Geelong region who are passionate about making a difference in the lives of their peers. The group consists of a diverse range of young people, from a variety of different ages and backgrounds, who are advocates for youth mental health.
headspace Geelong look to the YFC for advice and opinions to ensure young people's voices are present in decisions that shape our service. The YFC organise events and campaigns that seek to spread the word about mental health and reduce stigma around mental illness. They also attend events around the region to get the headspace message out there and inform people on how to access our services.
Members of our Youth Futures Crew are offered training to equip them with the skills they think are necessary to do the wonderful work they do.
If you would like to invite the YFC to come along to your event and run an activity or share information about headspace contact Sheldan here.
Applications for the YFC are now open, follow this link to apply!
headspace Geelong is one of the busiest headspace sites in Australia, delivering around 7300 occasions of services to more than 2000 young people each year.
As demand grows, access to immediate help is becoming increasingly difficult to provide and additional funds are being sought to boost our service delivery capacity.
By making a tax deductible donation you will contribute directly to ensuring our community's young people receive timely access to the support they need.
If you are interested in making a donation you can do so online here
If you are interested in fundraising for headspace Geelong please contact Julia Ladgrove, Fundraising Manager, Barwon Child Youth and Family.
T: 03 5226 8901 M: 0431 880 306
Family Inclusive Practice
headspace Geelong staff are all trained in family inclusive practice which is designed to support your role as a parent/carer/guardian and incorporate your input into your young person's journey through headspace - with your young person's consent - for further information please contact headspace Geelong on (03) 5222 6690.