headspace Hawthorn offers young people aged 12-25 a welcoming environment where they can access confidential mental health support, health advice and general information. We are an inclusive service and a safe space for all young people, family and friends.
How do I make an appointment?
To make an initial appointment or to speak to someone, please give us a call on (03) 9006 6500 or fill out an online form.
If you're not feeling up to contacting us yourself, feel free to ask your family, friend, teacher, doctor or someone close to you to make the call with you.
To book a GP appointment, please call us on (03) 9006 6500 or fill out a registration form.
- Monday: 9:30am - 6:00pm
- Tuesday: 9:30am - 6:00pm
- Wednesday: 9:30am - 7:30pm
- Thursday: 9:30am - 6:00pm
- Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
headspace Hawthorn is operated by Access Health and Community. All headspace services are funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care. Administration of funding is carried out by the headspace centre’s local Primary Health Network, in this case, Eastern Melbourne PHN.
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 concern.
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.
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 Hawthorn
Deadline: 11 Dec 2022, 11:59 pm
Applications are now open until 11:59pm Sunday 11th December 2022!
Are you aged between 16-24? Are you passionate about youth mental health and wellbeing? Do you want to get involved in your local community? Apply to join the headspace Hawthorn & headspace Malvern Youth Advisory Group!
The headspace Hawthorn & headspace Malvern Youth Advisory Group (YAG) provides those aged 16 to 24 with the opportunity to have their voice heard and take positive action to improve the mental health and wellbeing outcomes for young people in the community.
The YAG is joint for both headspace centres. This means you will represent headspace Hawthorn & headspace Malvern in community engagement activities. There may be some instances where you will represent Hawthorn only, and similarly for Malvern.
headspace Hawthorn & headspace Malvern are operated by Access Health & Community.
What are the requirements?
Some of the key requirements for this role include:
- Applicants must be between 16 and 24 years of age
- Live, work or study in Boroondara, Stonnington, Whitehorse, Manningham and surrounding areas
- Applicants must not be a current headspace Hawthorn or headspace Malvern client, but can be a past client
- May or may not have a personal experience of mental health or alcohol and other drug concerns
- Provide evidence of Covid-19 vaccination (or exemption) in line with the AccessHC mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy and Victorian Government's Public Health Order
Please refer to the position description for additional requirements of this role.
What do I do as part of the YAG?
Key roles and responsibilities:
- Attend and actively participate in a monthly YAG meeting with the Community Engagement Coordinator.
- Be available to attend regular community events and activities.
- Work collaboratively and creatively with other members on YAG-led projects during meetings and between meetings. Examples of previous projects include creating a podcast 'Don't MIND Me' and delivering a 4-week social cooking program.
- Participate in Facebook discussions and stay active with updates, meetings and events. This includes being timely in responding to posts in the YAG Facebook group.
- Assist with creating social media content and other resources.
- Assist with delivering presentations to young people at schools and universities with support from the Community Engagement Coordinator.
- Provide input and feedback on headspace Hawthorn & Malvern’s services, processes and initiatives with a youth perspective. This may involve advising on changes, Centre design, website content and more.
- Actively look after your own personal health and wellbeing and seek support when needed.
- Develop a range of skills including teamwork, health education, advocacy, public speaking, health promotion, project planning and event management.
- Meet and work with health professionals and other young people who have an interest in youth mental health.
- Experience working with members of the community from all walks of life and practice communication skills.
- Contribute to improvements in youth mental health services.
- Receive training in mental health, suicide prevention, alcohol and other drugs and other associated topics.
- References for education or employment opportunities.
- Create new friendships with passionate and like-minded young people.
What do I do next?
Please read the position description carefully before completing an application form. It provides further information about the role.
If you want to apply, click here and tell us a bit about you!
Need more information or have questions?
Email Sara.Hanna@accesshc.org.au or call 03 9006 6500.
For more information contact:
Phone: 9006 6500
An Access Key is a document that describes a physical space and how to access it. We have written an Access Key for our headspace Centre in Hawthorn.
Access Keys are used to describe the features of a venue. This includes getting to our Centre as well as navigating the inside space. They are designed to be suitable for all people, regardless of ability.
Not all places and spaces are easy to access. We hope our Access Key will give young people more agency and control over how they participate.
If you have any questions, concerns or feedback, please get in touch. You can call us on (03) 9006 6500 or email email@example.com
You can read our Access Key here.
Easy Read version
We also have Access Keys available in Easy Read format.
The Easy Read version uses plain language, short sentences and tells people exactly what they need to know. This version of our Access Key is in large, spaces print without colour.
You can read the Easy Read version of our Access Key here.
headspace Hawthorn provides mental health support and counselling to young people aged 12-25, and their family, friends and carers.
We provide one-on-one counselling, group therapy programs, family therapy and mental health promotion and education.
We have a number of services available including:
- Youth-friendly doctors (GPs)
- Drug and alcohol worker
- Family therapist
- Relationship counsellor
- Group programs
- And more!
Most of our services are free, and we will ensure that your privacy and confidentiality is maintained and respected.
At headspace Hawthorn, we have youth-friendly doctors who can assist you with a range of health-related issues.
Our doctors take the time to listen to you. Dr Yok Lee and Dr Mey Wong offer long appointments to get to know you and understand your concerns.
Appointments are free with a Medicare card for young people aged 12-25. Appointments are available in-person, by phone or video.
What can our doctors help with?
- General health checks
- Physical health
- Sexual health
- Counselling and support
- Women's health
- Men's health
- Gender diverse health
To book an appointment, call headspace Hawthorn on (03) 9006 6500 or fill out a registration form and our reception team will contact you to make an appointment.
We know that it can be overwhelming when using a new service for the first time. We have provided some information so you know what to expect in your first appointment.
In your first appointment, we will take the time to get to know you and hear your story. Your first visit may be in-person, on the phone or by video.
At the first visit, you will:
- Complete a brief survey
- Talk to a headspace worker
- Be given the opportunity to share what's been impacting your wellbeing in different areas of your life
- Talk about goals you might want to work on
We will talk to you about important topics like your privacy, confidentiality, rights and responsibilities.
If you would like to read more about our service and the above topics, please click on the links below:
After your initial appointment, our team will provide recommendations of supports that are best suited for you, depending on your goals and needs. These supports may be at headspace Hawthorn, or another local organisation.
If you have any questions, concerns or would like more information, please reach out to us by calling headspace Hawthorn on (03) 9006 6500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How much does it cost?
headspace Hawthorn is predominantly a free service.
Some of our programs are covered under Medicare. To apply for a Medicare card, please click on this link
What if I can't get a Medicare card?
Most of our services are free. When you contact us, our team will help you to link in with a support that is best suited to you, depending on your goals and needs. We suggest filling out an online referral form or calling headspace Hawthorn on 9006 6500 to chat further with our team.
How do I get to headspace Hawthorn?
We are located above the Hawthorn Arts Centre at Level 1, 360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn just near the corner of Glenferrie and Burwood Roads. Glenferrie train station is 200 meters away on Glenferrie Road. Tram stop 73 for the number 16 tram is only 50 meters away on Burwood Road. There is 2 hour parking available behind headspace on Kent Street. You can find more information located in our Access Key.
Is there disability access at headspace Hawthorn?
We know that not all places and spaces are easy to access. We have created an Access Key for headspace Hawthorn which describes the features of our centre. You can read our Access Key here.
Our Centre is inside the Hawthorn Arts Centre on level one. There are automatic doors at the building entrance, and an elevator which can be used to get to level one. We also have gender neutral bathrooms.
If you have any questions, please call headspace Hawthorn on (03) 9006 6500 or email email@example.com
Are there any resources or helpful information I can download?
headspace has a resource library full of factsheets for young people here.
headspace Hawthorn also has a downloadable wallet card with local numbers and information available here.
headspace Hawthorn partners with local schools, universities, sporting clubs and community groups to provide community engagement events, activities or health education presentations and workshops.
If you're interested in having us come and run at stall at your event, fill out this form here
Please be aware we are not always available for community engagement on weekends. For more information, please call the center on ph. 9006 6500
headspace has a library full of information and resources for young people, educators, health professionals and people supporting a young person.
For young people:
- Resources on mental ill-health
- Resources on wellbeing
- Body positive content recommendations
- Links for LGBTQIA+ young people
For people supporting a young person:
- Information for educators
For health professionals:
- Information for health professionals
Are there any employment opportunities with headspace Hawthorn?
Is there a volunteer program at headspace Hawthorn?
headspace Hawthorn provides young people aged 16-24 with the opportunity to take action in improving the mental health and wellbeing of young people in the community through our Youth Advisory Group (YAG).
The YAG develops and delivers community events and projects and provides feedback to the centre on how we can improve youth mental health services.
YAG members have the opportunity to expand their skills and knowledge in advocacy, public speaking, project management and mental health.
How do I get involved?
Recruitment for the headspace Hawthorn Youth Advisory Group is currently closed. Keep an eye on our social media for updates on YAG recruitment. Follow us on Facebook here and Instagram at headspace_hawthorn.
Can I do a placement with headspace Hawthorn?
We offer a small number of placements that are organised directly with our partner university. Unfortunately we cannot accommodate placement requests from other students.
Can I do work experience or an internship with headspace Hawthorn?
Unfortunately we do not currently offer internships or work experience opportunities at this time.
Who can I contact for more information?
Please ensure that you have read this section thoroughly. If you have a question that has not been answered, you can send us an email.
100% of donations go towards improving the mental health and wellbeing of young people in our local community.
Making a donation is easy
To make a donation simply click on the link to go through to the headspace Hawthorn Give Now fundraising page. All donations $2 and over are tax deductible. Following your payment you will receive a receipt via email.
How will your donation support young people in our community?
Our goal is to increase the number of young people seeking help early by:
- Improving the mental health literacy of young people and their supports
- Raise awareness about headspace Hawthorn and its range of services
- Mobilise local young people to take action to reduce the stigma associated with mental health
Are you considering running a fundraising event for headspace Hawthorn?
If your school, club or workplace are interested in running a fundraising event for headspace Hawthorn then we would like to hear from you.
For more information and for fundraising support please contact us on 9006 6500 or email us!
We know that life can be unpredictable, and you may need to reschedule an appointment. If you cannot make your appointment, it is important that you let us know as soon as possible.
For all appointments at headspace Hawthorn, we require a minimum of 48 hours' notice for counselling appointments.
We do not charge fees for missed appointments and would like to keep it that way. Please help us do this by letting us know when you can't attend!
You can read our Appointment Cancellation Policy here.
At headspace Hawthorn, we welcome and appreciate feedback to ensure we provide a quality youth-friendly service.
Please let us know your thoughts about your experience at headspace Hawthorn. You can give your feedback anonymously if you wish!
You can provide feedback by completing a short survey here. Your feedback will inform us what we are doing well, and where we can improve.