We are located across the road from Victoria Park Railway Station (Hurstbridge & Mernda Lines), there is plenty of free parking on Lulie St & buses available on Hoddle & Johnston St. Ramp &lift access available through the front of the building.
You’ll love the view & the opportunity to walk around the oval Get involved in our group programs & make some friends along the way!
To make an appointment: Call us Mon, Tues, Thurs & Friday 9:00am-5:00pm &Wed 9:00am-7:00pm on 9417 0150. If you're not feeling up to contacting us yourself, feel free to ask your family, friend, teacher or doctor.
We are free!
- Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Wednesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
- Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
headspace Collingwood is operated by YSAS. 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, North Western Melbourne (Melbourne Primary Care Network Ltd).
Nutrition screening, dietary assessment and education about food and lifestyle, also support around healthy eating strategies.
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.
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.
Jobs and volunteering
Positions currently available at headspace Collingwood
Allied Health Practitioners including clinical psychologists, general psychologists, social workers and occupational therapists, Part-time/Sessional
Employer: YSAS - Youth Support and Advocacy Service
Salary: Funded through MBS
We are seeking expressions of interest from Allied Health Practitioners including clinical psychologists, general psychologists, social workers and occupational therapists who are experienced in providing high quality, evidence-based interventions to young people aged 12-25 for our headspace centre. headspace centres are a ‘one stop shop’ with an enthusiastic and dedicated team of co-located service providers, offering comprehensive support to young people in the four core areas of: primary health, mental health, drug and alcohol services, and vocational/educational services.
A key component of the mental health services provided within the headspace centres, this is a contracted private practice role with flexibility of hours/days, including the potential for after-hours work. Services are delivered under the Medicare Better Outcomes for Mental Health Initiative. A range of on-site complementary services are available should you believe additional support is required for any of your clients. They will work in partnership with you to provide a comprehensive, wrap-around service for the young people you see.
Let us support you working in private practice within a skilled multidisciplinary team with access to peer consultation, professional development, excellent practice management and comfortable premises
- Approved tertiary qualifications in psychology, social work, occupational therapy and current registration with appropriate professional body.
- Professional indemnity insurance.
- Eligibility to provide Medicare Benefits Schedule services.
- Minimum of two years of experience in the assessment, diagnosis and provision of evidence-based treatments of mental health disorders and preferably youth
- Excellent skills in engaging and working with young people, their families and significant others.
- Ability to work independently, with strong organisational and time management skills
- Commitment to ongoing professional development.
- Working with children check.
- Willingness to undergo a police records check.
For more information contact:
Name: Vishal Tandon
Phone: (03) 9417 0150
For more information contact:
Name: Vishal Tandon
Phone: (03) 9417 0150
Getting Here and What To Expect
headspace Collingwood can be found in the Community Centre at Victoria Park Football Oval, on the corner of Lulie St and Abbott St in Abbotsford. Once you enter the front of the building, you can choose the stairs or the lift to get you to the first floor of the building. Follow the signs to the right of the stairs, and you'll find the reception area of headspace Collingwood.
The easiest way to get support with headspace Collingwood is to have a chat to one of our intake team on the phone. You can do this by calling 9417 0150 Monday - Friday, 9am and 5pm. You can also ask a family member, friend, or someone you trust to call for you, or make a referral for a friend or family member yourself. Please note, we are a voluntary service.
On your first appointment, we'll ask you to fill out a registration form, and a survey on the ipad. You'll then meet one of our access workers who will have a longer chat with you about how you're going and how we can help. This usually lasts around 45 mins to an hour. We'll then make a plan with you for support. For some of our counselling options, you'll need a Medicare card in order to access sessions under a Mental Health Care Plan. To apply for a Medicare card, go to: bit.ly/medicarecard. If you don't have a Medicare card, you can call us to discuss options.
Our flier explaining what to expect at headspace Collingwood can be found here: What-to-expect-at-headspace-Collingwood.pdf
This video created by our Youth Advisory Committee outlines how to find headspace Collingwood and what to expect when you arrive.
Youth Health Clinic
The headspace Collingwood Youth Health Clinic is a FREE and CONFIDENTIAL service that is open 5 days a week.
Dont have a doctor? Dont want to talk to your family doctor? Need something checked out? Come and see US!
Services we offer include:
- male and female doctors
- sexual health nurse (STI testing, pregnancy testing, contraceptives etc.)
- general health checks
- chronic condition management
- advice and referrals
To make an appointment, give us a call on 9417 0150.
For our YHC Flier, click here>>> Headspace-Collingwood-YHC-Brochure.pdf
headspace Collingwood has a variety of health workers that you can see. These include youth mental health access workers, community engagement workers, alcohol & drug workers, a practice nurse, GPs and private practitioners including; psychologists, psychiatrists, occupational therapists, social workers and mental health nurses.
headspace Collingwood Staff
General Manager: Juliette
Clinical Lead: TBC
Senior Youth Mental Health Access Clinician: Sarah
Senior Youth Mental Health Access Clinician: Ruth
Senior Youth Mental Health Outreach Clinician: Lu
Youth Mental Health Access Clinicians: Alex, Chris, Maddy & Rachel
Schools Clinician: Smruthy
Community Engagement Worker: Maddy
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Support Worker: Mannon
Youth Advisory Committee Peer Worker: Maddy
Practice Administration: Catherine, Mark, Irra & Vanessa
Dr. Annie - GP
Dr Phil - GP
Dr. Janie - GP (currently on leave)
headspace Collingwood consortium partners:
Youth Support and Advocacy Service (YSAS) - Lead Agency
Jesuit Social Services
St Vincent's Health
Donations and Fundraising for headspace Collingwood
Making a donation to headspace Collingwood is easy
To make a donation simply click below. When making a donation, please click 'notify someone of your donation' and enter firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Collingwood and its range of services
- Mobilise local young people to take action to reduce the stigma associated with mental health
- Provide group programs and activities to engage young people
Are you considering running a fundrasing event for headspace Collingwood?
If your school, club or workplace is interested in running a fundraising event for headspace Collingwood then we would like to hear from you!
For more information and fundraising support please contact Maddy on 9417 0150 or email email@example.com
Youth Advisory Committee
Our services at headspace Collingwood are influenced by the hard work of our headspace Collingwood Youth Advisory Committee (YAC). Our YAC is run by a peer worker who works two days a week on all things youth participation. The group meets every three weeks and run regular fundraising events in the community, develop on-site projects, inform policy and processes at our centre, speak at schools and other local organisations, write a newsletter and create content for social media, as well as generally make our centre a better place to be. For more information about the YAC or to get involved please call Maddy on 9417 0150 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
headspace Collingwood will be accepting expressions of interest to join the YAC from October each year and close at the November 7th 2018.
The Volunteer Pool is open all year around and you can find the application form here: Volunteer-Pool-Application-Form2.doc
What is your role at headspace Collingwood: Peer Worker, Community Engagement Worker & Youth Mental Health Access Clinician
Describe yourself in 3 words: Caring, Motivated, Friendly
Hobbies: Sport (AFL, Basketball and Soccer) and Music (Guitar)
Currently: At university completing my honours and Working
I am happiest when: I’m hanging out with Birdie the Therapy Dog and helping others
What are you passionate about: Helping remove the stigma around mental illness and creating a more supportive environment for individuals to feel comfortable to seek help and know that they aren't alone.
I'm Thuy (which is pronounced as Twee). I'm currently studying Honours in Psych at RMIT. I love playing tennis even though I'm bad at it, listening to music and watching a tad too many superhero themed tv shows (currently watching The Flash).
Hi I'm Julia!
This is my first year in the YAC! I'm studying a double bachelor in social work and psychology at RMIT. I like taking photos, watching movies, reading, bike riding and netball. I am looking forward to getting more involved with headspace, learning heaps of things from everyone and getting to know you, attending meetings, participating in and organising events and.....of course looking forward to gaining Birdy's trust
My name is Freya, Last year I completed a graduate diploma of psychology at Melbourne uni.
I love to read and travel, and when I get stressed I like to cook and listen to music. My favourite writers are Toni Morrison, Jung Chang and Patrick Suskind, and my favourite countries are India, China and Albania. When I am cooking, I like to listen to Aretha Franklin.
I have a dog however I will not post a picture of him because he got a haircut and looks not as cute now unfortunately.
Here is a picture of me in Albania
Hi everyone!! I’m Hayley, I completed fourth year psychology at The University of Melbourne last year and have a particular interest in child and adolescent mental health ????
A couple of things I like to do in my spare time include playing guitar, netball, yoga, hanging out at the beach, and eating delicious food (big fan!!)
I’m also jatz crackers for dogs, I literally love them all, but none more so than my very own pooch Gracie - she’s a four year old ...beagle and she’s the love of my young life ???? (attached a pic to demonstrate impossible cuteness)
Meet our Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Support Worker!
Your role at headspace Collingwood: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Support Worker
Describe yourself in 3 words: Open, Friendly, Fun
Hobbies: Sport, Football, Eating
Currently: Enjoying the new role with Collingwood headspace
I am happiest when: Watching the Collingwood Football Club at the MCG
What are you passionate about: Football, Health, Enjoying Life and Closing the Gap
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