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headspace Inala is still operating within normal business hours remotely

About

In response to COVID-19 , headspace Inala has transitioned from in-person to phone and online services so we can continue to support the mental health of young people. This step has been taken to ensure the safety of young people, family and friends, and staff working in the centre. We will continue to offer individual services to young people with delivery through phone and online options such as video conferencing which enables a face-to-face approach during our regular opening hours.

we can help you through a tough time and help improve your situation. Our team work's with young people aged 12-25 specialising in:

- General health and wellbeing
- Mental health
- Drug and alcohol services
- Vocational (employment) support

Please Note

headspace Inala is still operating within normal business hours remotely

headspace Inala is operated by Accoras. 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, Brisbane South (Brisbane South PHN).

Services

Services could include: provision of contraception and advice, testing, support, treatment and management of sexually transmissible infections(STI) HIV/AIDS and viral hepatitis vaccination for Hepatitis and HPV, pregnancy testing and referral.

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. 

Centres have a range of programs and activities for young people. Just ask your centre what they have on. 

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.

“As soon as I sought help, I suddenly realised that my anxiety was very treatable and that I wasn’t alone.”
- Charlie

More information

Centre Manager Virginia 

Intake/Community Development Team Joel (Clinical Lead), Olivia, Chelsea, Catherine, Genevieve, Nicole

Our intake team will sit down with and have a chat about what is going on in your life. They can help you set goals and figure out what kind of help you might need. Jen, Joel, Kira and Sam also run groups, can provide short-term supportive counselling and can help with alcohol and other drug issues.

Alcohol and Other Drug Support Mel

Mel from Noffs QLD helps young people at our centre who want help for their alcohol or other drug use. If you would like information or support to cut down or stop your alcohol or other drug use, ask one of our Living Well Team members for an appointment with Mel.

Practice Manager  Katherine

Psychologists Pam, Courtney, Vivian & Cassie

Our Psychologists are experts in thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.  They will help you to take action and work towards your goals.  They can help you achieve healthy headspace and deal with problems and tough feelings.

Vocational Specialists  Corey & Phillip

Sexual Health Dr Jill

         Our sexual health doctor from True is heard to provide youth-friendly assistance around any sexual health concerns you may have.

GP Dr Camilla

Our doctor is specially trained to work with young people.  Dr. Camilla will take the time to get to know you and develop a plan with you to address your physical and mental health needs.

 

  

Lead Agency:

Accoras

Accoras is a for-purpose organisation and registered charity working to strengthen the mental health, well-being and futures of people and communities.


Consortium Partners at headspace Inala:

PCYC Inala, Inala Youth Service, Youth Housing and Reintegration Service (Wesley Mission QLD), Relationships Australia Queensland, Noffs QLD, Zig Zag, and Cr Charles Strunk (Forest Lake Ward).


To talk to any of us, or to make an appointment, please call 07 3727 5000, email headspaceinala@accoras.org.au or visit the centre.

We understand that asking for help when you're not feeling yourself can sometimes be difficult or uncomfortable. Because of this, we have made our referral process as easy as possible.

If you are aged 12-25:

  • You can refer yourself
  • You can have a family member or friend refer you (with your consent)
  • Your GP can refer you
  • Your school, TAFE, University or other service providers can refer you or assist you in making an appointment

If you are under 16 years of age, we encourage you to bring along a parent, carer or support person for your first appointment.

To make an appointment:

Please note that our phone and email are only monitored during business hours. If you require urgent or after hours help please call KidsHelpLine 1800 55 1800, Lifeline 13 11 14 or visit eheadspace.com.au.

Privacy

At headspace Inala we take your privacy very seriously and anything shared with us is confidential. We keep all your information on a secure database which is only accessible by headspace Inala staff. The law stops us from sharing your information outside of our staff unless we have your permission. Sometimes you do not want us to share your information and we respect that, however there may be times when we need to talk to someone without your permission, including if you or someone else is at significant risk of harm or if the information required by law.

If you are a service provider, school or Government Department wishing to refer a young person, please complete the referral form and return to headspace Inala by email, fax or post. If the young person has a Mental Health Treatment Plan in place please provide a copy of this with the referral form.

Fax: 07 3279 8444                                                                         Email: admin@headspaceinala.com.au                                                                       Postal address: PO Box 227, Inala, QLD 4077

 

headspace Inala aims to provide easy access to services for young people at little or no cost and in most cases your headspace visit will be provided free of charge, however there are some circumstances that may result in fees.  Where fees apply, you will be advised in advance and payment options will be discussed.

Service

Cost

Intake Assessment Free
Alcohol and other drug support Free
Vocational counselling Free
Youth Employment Support (YES)  Free
Group programs Free
GP (Doctor) Free with Medicare Card
Psychology Free for up to 10 sessions per calendar year with Medicare Card, referral letter and Mental Health Care Treatment Plan*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*A Mental Health Treatment Plan and referral letter are provided by your doctor detailing why you need psychological help.

If you don’t have a Medicare Card you may access sessions by paying fees aligned to the Medicare Benefits Schedule.  Fees may be partly reimbursed if you have private health insurance. Please contact the Centre for more information about fees.

If you don't have a Medicare card but think you might be eligible, you can apply on the Human Services page at https://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/medicare/medicare-card

 

Parking

  • Free on-site parking available

Accessibility

  • Located inside PCYC Inala building (enter via main entry and see headspace Inala sign to the left)
  • Accessibility ramp is provided to the Centre’s main entry
  • Interpreters available upon request 

Public Transport

Public transport is available via numerous train and bus services.

  • We are just a block away from the Inala Plaza and near lots of bus routes including the 100, 110 and 122
  • We are also about 3km from the Richlands Train Station which has a connecting bus to the Inala Plaza 

For the most up to date train and bus routes and schedules, please visit the Translink Journey Planner.

Are you passionate about helping young people and making a difference in your local community?

Are you between 12 and 25 years old?

Join our Youth Advisory Group!

We believe that youth participation is the key to delivering the best services for young people. We also aim to provide young people with meaningful opportunities to participate and collaborate with our centre and local community.

Young people involved with the headspace Inala Youth Advisory Group will have the opportunity to be involved in a number of ways, including (but not limited to):

  • Encouraging the voice of young people to be heard and acted upon
  • Becoming a community spokespeople for youth mental health and wellbeing
  • Providing input on centre design and accessibility
  • Planning and attending local events and promoting headspace Inala services
  • Website and social media consultation and development
  • Research and evaluation of headspace Inala services and programs
  • Consultation around resource development like factsheets, brochures and promotional materials
  • Mentoring and leadership

If you'd like to:

  • Develop new skills
  • Meet new people
  • Share ideas and feedback
  • Gain professional experience
  • Represent headspace Inala and young people in your community

For more information or to join the Youth Advisory Group, contact our team on (07) 3727 5000 or email headspaceinala@accoras.org.au.

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