headspace
Geelong

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Hours

  • 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

About

headspace Geelong supports young people, from 12-25, who are going through a tough time.

We can assist young people in four key areas; Physical Health (incl.sexual health), Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs and Work and Study Support. 

To make the first appointment for yourself or a loved one click here.

If you'd prefer to speak to someone over the phone pleas call 03 5222 6690

If you are a professional and would like to refer a young person please click here

In case of emergency call: 000

If you need to speak to someone urgently please call Lifeline on 13 11 14

Hours

  • 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).

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 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. 

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 issue. 

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

Jobs and volunteering

Positions currently available at headspace Geelong

Employer: Bellarine Community Health

Salary: as per Victorian Stand-Alone Community Health Services (Health and Allied Services, Managers and Administrative Officers) Multip

Deadline: 14 May 2021, 5:00 pm

About the Role

This new and exciting Receptionist role will be based at headspace Ocean Grove.

The headspace Ocean Grove satellite will provide 3 of the 4 core streams of the headspace Centre Service Model including Mental Health, Physical and Sexual Health and Alcohol and other drugs supports for young people 12-25 years.  

headspace Ocean Grove is a satellite of the parent headspace centre, headspace Geelong.

Bellarine Community Health (BCH) is the major provider of primary health care services on the Bellarine Peninsula. BCH is a local, trusted and professional health service that delivers comprehensive community care for our diverse community.

The receptionist provides reception and administrative support to all team members of the headspace Ocean Grove satellite to facilitate a high level of care for young people. The receptionist is part of the headspace satellite team and works to provide professional and confidential administration services to support effective service delivery and day-to-day functioning. The role will be essential to ensuring the service is perceived by young people as accessible, youth friendly and welcoming. 

The role will provide reception support to various clinical staff to ensure the smooth running of services. The receptionist is generally the first point of contact with the public. The receptionist will work collaboratively with all staff in a fast-paced environment.

The key objectives of this role are:

  • Meet and greet young people and visitors and provide exceptional customer service
  • Reception duties including monitoring incoming referrals, answering phones, booking and confirming appointments, preparation of client registrations, diary management and billing as directed by Operations Lead
  • Provide information to young people and their families in a prompt and courteous manner
  • Ensuring that all enquiries are dealt with in a confidential and sensitive manner
  • Assist in the set up and pack up of the site ensuring the rooms are left in a clean and tidy state at the end of each day
  • Provide daily administration support to all clinician’s and staff working from the site
  • Maintain accurate and timely financial records related to service as required by finance team
  • Support the headspace vision and objectives and demonstrate the values of headspace and BCH

 

Vacancy Details

Part-time 30.4 hours per week (Job share may be considered)                               

Fixed term position to June 2023

Salary as per applicable agreement incl super + salary packaging

Click here to view the Position Description

 

About You

Would you love to…

Work on the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula? 

Utilise your skills in a meaningful way and develop new skills?

Join and support a youth focused team working in an interesting role?  

This headspace Ocean Grove role could be your dream position and is an exciting opportunity for you to work with young people, alongside a great team and make a difference.

 

 We are seeking applicants who meet the following:

  • Demonstrated experience working in an administrative and/or reception role within a similar environment
  • Strong customer service skills, particularly the ability to work with young people
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills 
  • Solution focused, positive, and collaborative team player
  • Demonstrated demand management skills
  • The ability to work independently in a dynamic and changing environment

 

Application Process

Applicants must address each of the above Key Selection Criteria and provide a current Résumé in order to be considered.

Applications to be submitted by email at recruitment@bch.org.au

 

Successful applicants will be required to provide a current Working with Children Check and undergo a National Police Check prior to commencement.

Applications close 14th May 2021 @ 5pm

 

Contact Details

For more information about the position please contact:

Tanya Fitzpatrick 52530400

Youth Health and Wellbeing Manager

Operations Lead - headspace Ocean Grove

For more information contact:

Name: Tanya Fitzpatrick
Phone: 5253 0400
Email: tanya.fitzpatrick@bch.org.au

Apply now

Employer: Bellarine Community Health

Salary: as per applicable agreement including super and salary packaging

Deadline: 14 May 2021, 5:00 pm

About the Role

This new and exciting Mental Health Professional role will be based at headspace Ocean Grove.

The headspace Ocean Grove satellite will provide 3 of the 4 core streams of the headspace Centre Service Model including Mental Health, Physical and Sexual Health and Alcohol and other drugs support for young people 12-25 years.  

headspace Ocean Grove is a satellite of the parent headspace centre, headspace Geelong.

Bellarine Community Health (BCH) is the major provider of primary health care services on the Bellarine Peninsula. BCH is a local, trusted and professional health service that delivers comprehensive community care for our diverse community.

This role is focused on the provision of mental health counselling and support for a case load of young people accessing headspace services. This includes the provision of evidence based counselling and psychosocial support and may include the provision of short-medium term interventions including group programs and centre based or outreach support.

In the role of mental health professional, you will work closely with a supportive multidisciplinary team to engage, assess, and provide support to young people and their family and friends

The key objectives of this role are:

  • Delivery of evidence-based care to young people, including appropriate clinical services across the mental health spectrum
  • Work collaboratively and effectively with the multidisciplinary team
  • Provide thorough assessment, case formulation, service planning, service delivery, and episode of care reviews
  • Manage an active case load and support client flow
  • Support therapeutic groups programs development and delivery
  • Provide satellite/site based and outreach support
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders involved in the provision of health, mental health and psychosocial services to young people
  • Comply with the standards of a child safe organisation in both practice and culture

 

 

Vacancy Details

Part-time 30.4 hours per week.

(Job share may be considered including with AOD role available)

Provisional psychologists are encouraged to apply

Fixed term position to June 2023

Salary as per applicable agreement including super and salary packaging

Click here to view the Position Description 

 

About You

Would you love to…

Work on the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula? 

Utilise your skills in a meaningful way and develop new skills?

Join a multi-disciplinary team working in an interesting role?

Make a positive contribution working in mental health? 

 

This headspace Ocean Grove role could be your dream position and is an exciting opportunity for you to work with young people, alongside a great team and make a difference.

 We are seeking applicants who meet the following:

  • Tertiary qualification in Psychology, Nursing, Occupational Therapy or Social Work with additional qualification in counselling 
  • Current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) or Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)
  • 2 years’ experience in working with young people
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills 
  • Experience in delivering evidence based therapeutic intervention and counselling 
  • Solution focused and team approach
  • Demonstrated demand management skills
  • The ability to work in a dynamic and changing environment

 

 

Application Process

Applicants must address each of the above Key Selection Criteria and provide a current Résumé to be considered.

Applications to be submitted by email at recruitment@bch.org.au

Successful applicants will be required to provide a current Working with Children Check and undergo a National Police Check prior to commencement.

Applications close 14th May 2021 @ 5pm

 

Contact Details

For more information about the position please contact:

Tanya Fitzpatrick 52530400

Youth Health and Wellbeing Manager

Operations Lead - headspace Ocean Grove

For more information contact:

Name: Tanya Fitzpatrick
Phone: 5253 0400
Email: tanya.fitzpatrick@bch.org.au

Apply now

Employer: Bellarine Community Health

Salary: as per applicable Agreement incl super + salary packaging

Deadline: 14 May 2021, 5:00 pm

About the Role

This new and exciting Youth Engagement Worker role will be based at headspace Ocean Grove.

The headspace Ocean Grove satellite will provide 3 of the 4 core streams of the headspace Centre Service Model including Mental Health, Physical and Sexual Health and Alcohol and other drugs support for young people 12-25 years.

headspace Ocean Grove is a satellite of the parent headspace centre, headspace Geelong.

Bellarine Community Health (BCH) is the major provider of primary health care services on the Bellarine Peninsula. BCH is a local, trusted and professional health service that delivers comprehensive community care for our diverse community.

As one of the first contact points for young people accessing services at the satellite the Youth Engagement Worker will need to build a rapport with a wide rand of young people as well as their family and friends.

This role works as part of a broader multidisciplinary team, providing skills in assessing a young person’s initial needs, including complex risk assessments with the ability to action a plan to mitigate any identified risk.   

The key objectives of this role are:

  • Relate to young people in a manner which is relevant and appropriate to their developmental and cognitive level of functioning and provide services in a youth friendly manner
  • Conduct bio-psycho-social assessments of young people, presenting to the service
  • Refer young people to internal and external services as appropriate and provide follow up support
  • Provide brief interventions to a caseload of young people with mild to moderate mental health presentations
  • Conduct risk assessments including assessment of suicide risk and violence risk, developing action plans to mitigate any risks, and providing follow up support and referral for treatment, consistent with clinical scope
  • Participate in the access and intake system, answering phone calls and enquiries, screening and assessing needs, prioritising and making appropriate follow up appointments and referrals
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders involved in the provision of health, mental health and psychosocial services to young people

 

Vacancy Details

Part-time 30.4 hours per week

(Job share may be considered including with AOD role available)

Fixed term position to June 2023

Salary as per applicable agreement + super + salary packaging

Click here to view the Position Description

For more information about the position please contact:

Tanya Fitzpatrick 52530400

Youth Health and Wellbeing Manager

Operations Lead - headspace Ocean Grove

 

About You

Would you love to…

Work on the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula? 

Utilise your skills in a meaningful way and develop new skills?

Join a multi-disciplinary team working in an interesting role?

Make a positive contribution working in mental health? 

 

This headspace Ocean Grove role could be your dream position and is an exciting opportunity for you to work with young people, alongside a great team and make a difference.

 We are seeking applicants who meet the following:

  • Tertiary level qualifications in mental health, behavioural/social sciences, community services, or a related discipline that provides a sound understanding and knowledge of assessing and working with young people at risk
  • The ability and experience to undertake intake and screening activities, including comprehensive bio-psycho-social assessment
  • The ability and experience to conduct risk assessments, including suicide and violence risks, and to develop action plans that mitigate these risks
  • The ability and experience to be able to deliver brief therapeutic interventions, counselling services and treatment planning
  • Experience working in a multidisciplinary team environment, coordinating client care
  • Experience in the youth and/or mental health sector
  • Exception interpersonal skills with the ability to work with a diverse range of people
  • Demonstrated demand management skills
  • The ability to work in a dynamic and changing environment

 

Application Process

Applicants must address each of the above Key Selection Criteria outlined in the respective Position Description and provide a current Résumé to be considered.

Applications to be submitted by email at recruitment@bch.org.au

Successful applicants will be required to provide a current Working with Children Check and undergo a National Police Check prior to commencement.

Applications close 14th May 2021 @5pm 

 

For more information contact:

Name: Tanya Fitzpatrick
Phone: 5253 0400
Email: tanya.fitzpatrick@bch.org.au

Apply now

Employer: Bellarine Community Health

Salary: as per applicable agreement incl super + salary packaging

Deadline: 14 May 2021, 5:00 pm

About the Role

This new and exciting Practice Lead role will be based at headspace Ocean Grove.

The headspace Ocean Grove satellite will provide 3 of the 4 core streams of the headspace Centre Service Model including Mental Health, Physical and Sexual Health and Alcohol and other drugs support for young people 12-25 years.

headspace Ocean Grove is a satellite of the parent headspace centre, headspace Geelong.

Bellarine Community Health (BCH) is the major provider of primary health care services on the Bellarine Peninsula. BCH is a local, trusted and professional health service that delivers comprehensive community care for our diverse community.

The Practice Lead is a key leadership position within the satellite team and provides oversight to the coordination and delivery of clinical services. In partnership with the Operations Lead the Practice Lead is responsible for providing clinical leadership and direction to the team, ensuring that day-to-day clinical work is carried out in alignment to best practice principles and to effectively meet the needs of young people.

In partnership with the Operations Lead, the Practice Lead will facilitate the development of evidence-based and innovative clinical services, facilitate clinical and caseload reviews, and actively manage referrals and demand for clinical services. 

When required or during high service demand, the Practice Lead may also contribute directly to casework responses.

The Practice Lead will work closely with the Clinical Lead of headspace Geelong, to ensure that practice development activities are aligned, and all headspace sites in the region achieve a cohesive model

The key objectives of this role are:

  • Monitor the ongoing delivery and improvement of a high standard of evidence-based care to young people
  • Provide clinical leadership, consultation and expertise
  • Support implementation and review of clinical governance framework
  • Facilitate regular clinical review meetings
  • Identify clinic risk issues
  • Support development of Annual Plans
  • Ensure collection of relevant data to measure deliverables and support continuous improvement
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders
  • Work collaboratively and effectively with the multidisciplinary team

 

Vacancy Details

Part-time 15.2 hours per week

Fixed term position to June 2023

Salary as per applicable agreement including super and salary packaging

Click here to view the Position Description

 

For more information about the position please contact:

Tanya Fitzpatrick 52530400

Email: tanya.fitzpatrick@bch.org.au

Youth Health and Wellbeing Manager

Operations Lead - headspace Ocean Grove

About You

Would you love to…

Work on the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula? 

Utilise your skills in a meaningful way and develop new skills?

Join a multi-disciplinary team working in an interesting role?

Make a positive contribution working in mental health? 

 

This headspace Ocean Grove role could be your dream position and is an exciting opportunity for you to work with young people, alongside a great team and make a difference.

 We are seeking applicants who meet the following:

  • Tertiary level qualifications in an allied health discipline including Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy or Nursing with post-graduate qualifications in mental health
  • Current full registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority (AHPRA) or current full membership with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).
  • Demonstrated experience and advanced level clinical skills in a range of mental health service settings
  • Experience in complex clinical triage, assessment and referral
  • Demonstrated experience the provision of clinical supervision
  • Ability to relate to and work effectively with young people.
  • High levels of professionalism
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Highly developed verbal and written communication skills.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills

 


Application Process

Applicants must address each of the above Key Selection Criteria and provide a current Résumé to be considered.

Applications to be submitted by email at recruitment@bch.org.au

Successful applicants will be required to provide a current Working with Children Check and undergo a National Police Check prior to commencement.

Applications close 14th May 2021 @5pm

For more information contact:

Name: Tanya Fitzpatrick
Phone: 5253 0400
Email: tanya.fitzpatrick@bch.org.au

Apply now

Employer: Bellarine Community Health

Salary: as per applicable agreement + super + salary packaging

Deadline: 14 May 2021, 5:00 pm

About the Role

This new and exciting Alcohol and other Drugs Clinician role will be based at headspace Ocean Grove.

The headspace Ocean Grove satellite will provide 3 of the 4 core streams of the headspace Centre Service Model including Mental Health, Physical and Sexual Health and Alcohol and other drugs support for young people 12-25 years.  

headspace Ocean Grove is a satellite of the parent headspace centre, headspace Geelong.

Bellarine Community Health (BCH) is the major provider of primary health care services on the Bellarine Peninsula. BCH is a local, trusted and professional health service that delivers comprehensive community care for our diverse community.

The focus of this role is to provide Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) treatment, education and support to young people, presenting with substance use and co-morbidity through a recovery-based approach.

The key objectives of this role are:

  • Relate to young people in a manner which is relevant and appropriate to their developmental and cognitive level of functioning and provide services in a youth friendly manner
  • Conduct comprehensive assessment, risk management and treatment planning, delivery and evaluation related to AOD in collaboration with the young people and the multidisciplinary team to achieve health goals and outcomes
  • To engage and provide education and support to young people and their families and friends, regarding the nature of AOD problems, relevant services available and how to access these
  • To provide youth focused AOD counselling and outreach support, consistent with best practice described by headspace National and others
  • To provide AOD services to young people as part of an integrated youth health offering at the headspace satellite, and collaborate in care teams as necessary
  • To make supported referrals to meet young people’s needs

 

 

Vacancy Details

Part-time 7.6 hours per week

(May be considered for recruitment in conjunction with another role available)

Fixed term position to June 2023

Salary as per applicable agreement including super and salary packaging

Click here to view the position description.

 

For more information about the position please contact:

Tanya Fitzpatrick 52530400

Youth Health and Wellbeing Manager

Operations Lead - headspace Ocean Grove

 

 

About You

Would you love to…

Work on the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula? 

Utilise your skills in a meaningful way and develop new skills?

Join a multi-disciplinary team working in an interesting role?

Make a positive contribution working in mental health? 

 

This headspace Ocean Grove role could be your dream position and is an exciting opportunity for you to work with young people, alongside a great team and make a difference.

 We are seeking applicants who meet the following:

  • Formal qualifications in AOD (certificate, diploma or tertiary level). Or demonstrated substantial experience in the AOD sector
  • Demonstrated experience working with young people with AOD issues, including dual diagnosis
  • Demonstrated experience conducting assessment, risk management and treatment planning, service delivery and evaluation related to AOD
  • Demonstrated experience working in a multidisciplinary team environment,
  • coordinating young peoples care
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to work with a diverse range of people
  • Demonstrated demand management skills
  • The ability to work in a dynamic and changing environment

 

 

Application Process

Applicants must address each of the above Key Selection Criteria and provide a current Résumé to be considered.

Applications to be submitted by email at recruitment@bch.org.au

Successful applicants will be required to provide a current Working with Children Check and undergo a National Police Check prior to commencement.

Applications close 14th May 2021 @ 5pm

For more information contact:

Name: Tanya Fitzpatrick
Phone: 5253 0400
Email: tanya.fitzpatrick@bch.org.au

Apply now

More information

  If you are a young person (12-25):

If you are seeking support from headspace Geelong please complete this online form and we will call you to organise and appointment. If you would prefer to speak to someone about making an over the phone please call us on 5222 6690 

  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 please complete this online form or, if you would prefer to speak to someone about making an over the phone please call us on 5222 6690 

  If you are working with a young person who might need help:

Health professionals, school staff, health or community organisations can refer to headspace Geelong using this online form

*Please note: the young person must consent to the referral.

 

Next steps;  

After making your online referral a headspace Geelong team member will make contact within a week to discuss the next steps. 

Physical and sexual health;

If you are wanting to book a GP or Nurse appointment we call to offer you available times for the next appointment.

Support for mental health, alcohol and other drugs and vocation and education; 

If you are wanting to access mental health support we will call to offer you available times for an intake appointment. 

At your intake appointment you will chat to one of our friendly Engagement and Assesment clinicians who will ask you questions about different parts of you life to figure out how we can best assist. 

 

Location and Access

headspace Geelong (open Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm). 

105 Yarra Street Geelong

Ph. 5222 6690

Our site has full disability access.

Accessible via public tranport, visit PTV Journey Planner to plan your trip. 

We are walking distance from the bus interchange on Moorabool Street in Geelong city centre near the Malop Street Mall.

Free 2hr Parking is available withing a short walk of headspace Geelong on Yarra St between Myer St and McKillop St. 

 

Cost 

At headspace Geelong our services are free through Medicare.

To get your own Medicare card please click here 

If you are unable to access a Medicare Card we can still offer support, just let our staff know and we will work it out. 

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

 

Online and after hours support 

eheadspace;

eheadspace provides free online and telephone support and counselling to young people 12 - 25 and their families and friends. 

Call 1800 650 890 or go to www.eheadspace.org.au 

 

24/7 helplines;

Lifeline;

13 11 14

Kids helpline;

1800 55 1800

Webchat counselling 

 

if it’s an emergency;

headspace Geelong is not an emergency service so if you’re in an emergency situation or need immediate assistance, contact Barwon Health Phone Triage team 1300 094 187 (24/7), go to your local emergency department or call emergency services on 000

 

Our Team

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.

Please click here for our service brochure.

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.  

headspace Operations Manager

Grant Gibson

Grant.Gibson@bcyf.org.au

Clinical Lead

Maria Djugum 

maria.djugum@bcyf.org.au

Coordinator (headspace Drysdale) 5253 0400

Tanya Fitzpatrick

tanya.fitzpatrick@bch.org.au

Practice Manager

Brenda Monro

Brenda.Monro@bcyf.org.au

Presentations- In person or on online

headspace Geelong offer mental health presentations for 12-25 year olds in schools, education settings, community groups or sporting clubs. We also offer a short service explanation presentation for workplaces who would benefit from knowing the services available at headspace Geelong and how to refer.

The number of participants in face-to-face presentations in capped at 50 people, to ensure presentations are engaging and interactive. 

Due to capacity limitations we require at least two weeks’ notice for presentation bookings and we may not be able to say yes to every request. 

Click here to book a presentation

Presentation topics;

For young people-

  • 7 Tips for a Healthy Headspace; Ideal for young people aged 12-16, this presentation introduces the concept of mental health and explains 7 different ways you can look after your mental health
  • Looking After Yourself and Your Friends; For young people 12-25, discusses signs and symptoms to look out for that may indicate mental ill-health in themselves and their peers and the next steps to take. 

For relevant workplaces;

  • Intro to headspace Geelong's Services; and overview of the headspace Geelong services and how to assist a young person to seek support

 

Our presentations are free of charge but we would greatly appreciate any donations to our service if you are able. Click here to donate . Please select headspace Geelong from the drop down list.

If you have any questions about our presentations please contact our Community Engagement Officer, sheldan.alexander@bcyf.org.au

Resources, posters and fact sheets

headspace Geelong has access to fact sheets, posters and other resources that have been produced by headspace National, Australia’s national youth mental health foundation. We are most happy to deliver these to your school to display within your wellbeing cente.e

If you would like any of the below hard copy resources, please email Sheldan with up to 12 fact sheets and the posters you would like.

Online, printable fact sheets, and additional resources can be found here https://headspace.org.au/health-professionals/resource-library/fact-sheets/

01 - Alcohol

02 - Anger

03 - Anxiety

04 - Bipolar

05 - Bullying

06 - Dealing with relationship breakups

07 - Depression

08 - Eating Disorders

09 - Gender Identity & Mental Health

10 - Getting Help from A GP

11 - Grief

12 - If Your Friend Is Not Okay

13 - Psychosis

14 - PTSD

15 - Self Harm

 

16 - Sex & Sexual Health

17 - Sexuality & Mental Health

18 - Tips for A Healthy headspace

18a - Get into Life

18b - Learn How to Handle Tough Times

Top of Form

18c - Build Close and Connected Relationships

18d - Eat Well

18e - Get Enough Sleep

18f - Cut Back on Alcohol & Other Drugs

18g -Stay Active

19 - What Is Mental Health

21 - Screen Time

22 - Understand Gaming

23 - Sleep & Gaming

 

 

Poster topics:

-The 7 tips for a healthy headspace

-headspace Digital Word and Study Services

-General headspace information

Online versions of these can be found here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1CIHwME0xrE7eV6eBnDcSkJVYztz0Sp1K?usp=sharing

 

Online Resources; headspace Group Chats

headspace run frequent online group chats for young people and their family/supports on a variety of different topics. Young people can join in these conversations and ask questions or simply just sit in and listen.

Ongoing weekly peer support chats:

To access ongoing weekly chats you will need to sign up to the spaces function of headspace https://headspace.org.au/eheadspace/spaces/personal/setup/

  • navigating relationships: every Monday at 6–10pm AEST
  • qheadspace: every Tuesday at 6–10pm AEST
  • general coping: every Wednesday 6–10pm AEST
  • yarnspace: fortnightly Thursdays 6-10pm AEST supporting others: fortnightly Thursdays 6-10pm AEST

Themed upcoming group chats for young people and their family and friends can be found here: https://headspace.org.au/eheadspace/group-chat/upcoming-chats/

 

To discuss these or any additional mental health promotion needs please email Sheldan.Alexander@bcyf.org.au

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. 

YFC applications are open in January and July each year. 

If you would like to invite the YFC to come along to your event or classroom via zoom to run an activity or share information about headspace contact Sheldan here. 

 

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

E: Julia.Ladgrove@bcyf.org.au