Covid 19 response: headspace Geelong are still operating, we have just made some changes to keep people safe. All services are occurring over the phone. To book an appointment please call 5222 6690
headspace Geelong supports young people, from 12-25, who are going through a tough time.
Our service is free and confidential. 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.
You can have a friend or family member with you when you come to headspace.
You can make an appointment for yourself or we take referrals from GPs, schools, youth and health workers and families.
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 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.
Jobs and volunteering
Positions currently available at headspace Geelong
Employer: Barwon Child Youth and Family
Deadline: 18/07/2020 12:00am
We are seeking highly motivated Mental Health trained Allied Health Professionals (Clinical Psychologist/Psychologist, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists) to work as Private Practitioners to establish a fulfilling and rewarding practice in partnership with headspace Geelong.
Our Private Practitioners are highly valued and undertake client assessments, recovery planning, therapeutic treatment and referrals.
BCYF is the lead agency of a consortium approach to implement the headspace Geelong initiative. With the support of a multidisciplinary team, headspace Geelong helps young people aged 12-25 who are going through a tough time and provides assistance with: general and sexual health (GP and Nursing services), mental health and emotional wellbeing, alcohol and other drugs, education and employment, and other vocational support.
What we offer
- Ongoing referrals (valid mental health treatment plans will be in place before being seen)
- Opportunity to work and gain support from a multidisciplinary team. Co-located with Barwon Health Eating Disorder Service teams and general practitioners, clinical psychologists, psychologists, social workers, mental health nursing, occupational therapists, sexual health services, and drug and alcohol addiction specialists.
- Peer support through regular clinical review meetings
- Administration support and consulting space (appointments and confirmations including room bookings are all taken care of by us)
- Flexible working hours
- Shared Care Model
To be eligible, you must have:
- Possession of a current Medicare provider number
- Current registration with AHPRA or other relevant governing body
- An Australian Business Number
- Satisfactory completion of a National Police Check, International Police Check (if applicable) and Working with Children check
- Previous experience working in an environment delivering tailored programs and services to young people, including CALD, Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander community, mental health issues, family violence issues and individuals at risk.
For more information contact:
Name: Grant Gibson
Phone: (03) 5222 6690
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
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.
headspace Geelong loves getting out and about in the community, delivering presentations 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 our two session options;
1. What is headspace Geelong; (25 minutes) An explanation of headspace Geelong services, when to access and how to access hG services.
2. Tips for a healthy headspace & mental health; (45 Minutes) An overview of 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.
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
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 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
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.