Christmas closure update:
We will be closed from 12 pm 24/12 and will reopen 09 am 04/01. During this time, headspace is still here for you. You can get support for your mental health by creating a headspace account at headspace.org.au, or you can speak to someone 1-on-1 via online chat, email or over the phone at eheadspace.org.au or 1800 650 890.
If you are in an emergency situation or need immediate assistance: Call emergency services on 000 If you need to speak to someone urgently:
Lifeline 13 11 14
Kids Helpline 1800 551 800
Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467
headspace Geraldton would like to respectfully acknowledge the Yamaji People who are the Traditional Owners and First People of the land on which we meet/stand.
- Monday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
- Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Wednesday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
- Thursday: 9:00am - 8:00pm
- Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
headspace Geraldton is operated by Youth Focus. 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, Country WA (WA Primary Health Alliance Ltd).
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 issue.
A group of young people who help with events and some decision making at a centre. Ask your centre about getting involved.
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 work or study opportunities.
headspace Geraldton Closed from Friday 21st Dec. Reopening Wednesday Jan 2nd, 2019. If you need support please call: Lifeline 13 11 14 or Geraldton Hospital on 9956 2222
Have questions about your Sexual Health? Need Drug & Alcohol counselling? Check out the options at headspace Geraldton!
Do you know we provide Drug & Alcohol Support? We have a counsellor available! Or need to talk about your Sexual Health? We have free GP appointments!
For Family & Friends:
Family members and friends can all refer a young person to headspace Geraldton with permission from the young person.
Call us on (08) 9943 8111 or drop in to our new centre at 193 Marine Terrace, Geraldton (across the road from the Jaffle Shack) & have a chat with one of our friendly staff members.
Check out the resources below for family members, carers and friends or come by our centre and have a look at our information wall:
We love receiving your feedback!
If a young person you are supporting is attending headspace please fill in the form below and drop it in to our anonymous feedback box in our centre foyer or alternatively post it to 193 Marine Terrace, Geraldton or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to refer a young person you can find our referral form below. Please fill out the details and email to email@example.com Or if you have any questions call headspace Geraldton on (08) 9943 8111 and talk with one of our friendly staff members.
General Practitioner Referral:
GP’s should include a mental health care plan for the young person and attach it to the GP Referral Form. Please email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Referrals should include as much information as possible and be undertaken with the consent of the young person.
When you talk to a headspace worker what you say is kept confidential. This means nothing you say can be passed on to anyone else without your permission however there are a few exceptions. If headspace is seriously worried about your safety or the safety of someone else they must – by law – try to keep everyone safe. This means they might have to share their concerns with someone else. Talk to your headspace worker about confidentiality to ensure you understand how it works.
Our headspace Geraldton team members are dedicated health professionals passionate about helping young people.
What do we provide?
- A safe place to talk
- Friendly staff
- No judging
Our team members:
Fiona Stewart – Centre Manager
Alice Stieger - Clinical Lead
Alice loves working with and getting to hear so many amazing stories from the young people of Geraldton, working in a great and inspiring team. Background: Alice is a Clinical Psychologist...so lots of uni :) and has worked across the age range mainly in community settings. Alice started with an arts degree which Alice states is the best thing ever!
What did you want to be when you grew up: An air hostess… How does it compare with your current job? I encourage people to put on their own ‘oxygen mask’ first in order to help themselves and others.
Describe yourself as a young person? A Ranga reader hockey player (not much has changed)
Fave’s: Cloudstreet (book) / Please Like Me (Tv) / James Vincent McMorrow (music)
Our team of Psychologists & Counsellors include:
Amber Jackson - Youth Counsellor & Intake Team
Amber loves being able to link young people and families in with support, and feels privileged to be a sounding board for young people's innermost thoughts, feelings and experiences. Working with the team at headspace Geraldton is great, and being a part of community events and festivals is an added bonus. The best part is seeing young people connecting with others, taking control of their health and well being, and working towards their hopes and dreams! Background: Amber has a Bachelor of Human Services majoring in Child and Family Studies ( with honours!) and a Master of Counselling
Yvonne Sargeant - Youth Counsellor
Yvonne loves being able to work with people who are going through challenges and give them a sense of not being alone. Yvonne wants to encourage young people to use their inner strengths to overcome the difficulties. Background: Yvonne has a Bachelor of Education and a Bachelor of Social Work.
“What did you want to be when you grew up?”
What I wanted to be when I grew up, was someone who was a trick rider on a horse. Not much trickery or horses in what I do now. Just the odd joke to break the ice, when talking about people’s lives. People are SO interesting and everyone has such a different story and way of seeing the world. I want to know them.
Describe yourself as a young person?
As a young person, I wanted to experience everything there was to do. I wanted to try be an adventurer. But most of all I wanted to be able to do tricks on my horse – like galloping along and be able to do handstands on the horse and swing down touch the ground and bounce back up into the saddle. I did play a lot of sport on my horse – pony club, equestrian events, horse riding holiday camps, show jumping, cross country, trail riding, polocrosse, novelty races and Prince Phillip Games. My first Blue ribbon was in the Apple and Bucket Race at the Brunswick Show where I galloped to the end of the arena, jumped off my horse, dove my head in a bucket of water and picked up an apple in my mouth (without my hands) and jumped back on the horse, galloping to the finish line.
I love having fun. What! That means so many things to so many different people. I love being creative, with art, gardens and any kind of sport. I still enjoy adventures and like to go camping, bushwalking and bike riding.
My favourite movie is Mary and Max – about a girl who rips a page out of an American telephone book and starts writing to one random name she picked. He was an autistic man who was 50 something, so lonely and isolated. They became really good friends, but an interesting finish where there is a twist, to how good stories should finish.
Reto Blanke - Youth Counsellor & providing support to John Willcock College
Reto loves to spend time with people and talk about stuff. Reto feels challenged by any kind of prejudice. Background: Reto has been a Psycho-Social Support facilitator for Personal Helpers and Mentors, and Partners in Recovery. Reto has a Bachelor in Health Science and Community Mental Health Nursing as a RN.
Seth Tullar - Youth Counsellor
When I was young, I fluctuated between wanting to be an astronaut who could shoot lasers. Sadly, I never paid enough attention in Math class to pursue this dream.
As a young person, I was pretty much the same as I am now…except I interrupted far more, and I was bouncing around every room I was placed in. Basically, I was a menace and I still am.
I love to go camping and exploring, when I am not doing sports. I like all types of music, from Willie Nelson to Skeggs, to Run the Jewels to Beyonce to Sublime. When I was young, I was a massive Taylor Swift fan and I’ve seen her in concert 3 times.
Suzi Carter - Vocational & Support Services Officer
Suzi loves working alongside people who are passionate and dedicated to the work they do to support young people in our community. Suzi states it is the best feeling when you know you have made a difference for a young person! Background: Suzi has over 27 years experience within the community services and employment industry sectors from Management to Youth Work positions in a variety of diverse programs and roles.
What did you want to be when you grew up: I wanted to be grown up. I have yet to attain this.
Describe yourself as young person? Different
Fave’s: Book: A fortunate life. Hobbies: People, art, music and analysing
Mel Haque - Administration Officer
Mel loves coming to work everyday! Working in a service that is committed to helping young people thrive and grow is the best job in the world :) The young people who come in to headspace inspire Mel with their courage, conversation and commitment! Background: Mel has a Bachelor of Arts in History, over 16 years experience in administration and accounts and is about to start a Bachelor of Laws this year - a dream Mel has had since year 12! (Year 12 was a looooong time ago!)
Darby absolutely loves spreading the word about headspace!
What did you want to be when you grew up: The first pro bodyboarder from Alice Springs.
Describe yourself as a young person? Always getting in trouble at school for talking too much, a little confused because we moved around so much… and really grateful for my best friends.
Fave’s: Book: The Power of One- Bryce Courtenay. Movie: The Hurricane. Music: any nofx, pennywise or dead prez album. Hobbies: Hanging with my two boys and wife, bodyboarding, rolling around on my skatie, gardening, sport, reading, cooking and building stuff!
headspace Geraldton can be booked in to attend your event, school or service in Geraldton by filling in this request form (link) or by calling our centre on (08) 9943 8111 and discussing your requirements with one of our friendly staff members.
Please provide four weeks notice to allow for planning.
Where are we located?
We are located at 193 Marine Terrace, Geraldton, near the Orana Cinemas end of town! We are opposite Tarts & Co Cafe (formerly Culinary HQ), and the original Jaffle Shack. Our building is next door to the Yamaji Art Centre and the Department of Housing.
Our centre is wheelchair accessible and we can accommodate any special needs you may have. Please contact our friendly admin staff on 9943 8111 to discuss any special requirements you may have so we can help you to access our service comfortably.
There is parking available along Marine Terrace. Please note the parking is 1 hour only. All day free parking is available near the Youth Precinct just along the road from our centre and on Marine Terrace opposite the Police Station and Courthouse.
Public Transport is available:
There are Buswest TransGeraldton Buses 800, 851, 852 and 856, which all travel along Chapman Road
Visit the Buswest website for more info: http://buswest.com.au/location/buswest-geraldton/
Any questions or for more info on how to get to headspace Geraldton please contact our centre on 9943 8111
At headspace Geraldton we understand asking for help can sometimes be hard, so we try to make it as easy and stress free as possible for young people to access our services. headspace Geraldton is a safe and inclusive place for all young people. We celebrate individuality and uniqueness and aim to promote this throughout the community.
All you have to do to make an appointment is give us a call on (08) 9943 8111 or drop in to our new centre at 193 Marine Terrace, Geraldton and register with us. We will then discuss when the next appointment is available. We’re just across the road from the Jaffle Shack and Culinary HQ. You can also ask a family member, health worker or case manager to refer you.
Your first appointment will be with one of our friendly staff members who will have a chat with you about your concerns and work with you to figure out the best way headspace Geraldton can help you. You are welcome to bring a family member or a friend along for support to your appointment. Our service is FREE with NO FEES! Even our GP appointments are bulk billed through to Medicare with your permission.
For appointments with our Doctor (GP) if you don't have a Medicare card call us on 9943 8111, we can help you get your number if you don't know it or you can use this link to the Medicare website:
headspace Geraldton have an awesome team of experienced & friendly people. We are here to help young people who are going through a tough time.
Check out some of our resources below or drop by our centre and have a look at our information wall:
You can also contact eheadspace, a free phone & online support service for young people on 1800 650 890 or visit eheadspace.org.au to have a confidential chat online.
If you are in crisis or need to speak to someone immediately please contact emergency services:
Geraldton Regional Hospital on (08) 9956 2222
Lifeline on 13 11 14
Kid’s Helpline on 1800 55 1800
Rurallink - a specialist after hours mental health telephone service for people in rural communities of Western Australia. 4.30pm – 8:30am Monday to Friday and 24 hours Saturday, Sunday and public holidays. During business hours you will be connected to your local community mental health clinic - Free call 1800 552 002