headspace

Katoomba

Hours

When we are closed please contact headspace Penrith for more information

  • 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 Katoomba is linked to headspace Penrith which is a service tailored for the local community.

Headspace Katoomba is linked with headspace Penrith to provide accessible youth mental health services for the local community.

headspace Katoomba offers young people aged 12-25 a welcoming environment where they can access free and confidential mental health support, health advice, and general information. We can help with mental health, general health, alcohol and other drug services as well as work support. Young people aged 12 - 25 do not require a formal referral. Simply phone, email or show up in person to arrange an appointment with one of our staff during business hours. headspace Katoomba services are available at no cost.

Hours

When we are closed please contact headspace Penrith for more information

  • 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 Katoomba is linked to headspace Penrith and operated by Parramatta Mission. 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, Nepean Blue Mountains.

Services

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 work or study opportunities. 

Workers either on site or linked to the centre who can assist you with any alcohol or other drug issue. 

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

More information

If you are a service provider and you wish to refer a young person to headspace, simply download the Referral Form and return it via email to: headspacekatoomba@parramattamission.org.au. Please ensure to be as specific as possible when filling out this referral.

Please ensure that the young person whom you refer is willing to engage with headspace and is able to attend appointments.

We recommend that you follow up the emailed referral with a phone call, just to make sure we've received it.

Our intake phone number is: 1800 477 626

If you are looking to self refer, you can call us on the provided number, send us an email (as stated above), or, simply walk into our centre, and one of our friendly staff will be on hand to assist you.

headspace Katoomba's services can be accessed free of charge. Some of our services may require you to have a Medicare card, however our primary care services do not.

Young people 15+ years old can get their own Medicare card by visiting a Medicare office or by calling Medicare on 13 20 11.

The below fact sheet and road map explain why young people may need their own Medicare card, and which option and pathway to take for getting their own Medicare card that will suit their needs under difference circumstances.

NSW Government Fact sheet (PDF)

The Community Development Team are available to assist with a range of community activities and events.

To make a request, please complete the forms below. 

Mental health event: The Community Development Team can participate in community events and engage in health and service promotion.

We can provide a pop-up stall to distribute a range of information around what mental health is, how to increase positive mental health, and how to link into our services whilst also including some engaging activities for the community. 

To make a request, please complete this form.

School & Educational Workshops: we provide workshops for groups of young people, parents, family members, or carers of young people.

To make a request, please complete this form.

Student Engagements: The Community Development Team can provide tours and visits at our local headspace centres for interested students. 

Throughout the in-service tour a member of our Community Development Team will provide you with an overview of the services, staff and resources on site at this centre. 

To make a request, please complete this form.

Promotional material: The Community Development Team can post out promotional material (e.g., posters and post cards).

To make a request, please complete this form.

 

Should you encounter any technical issues with these forms, please email your request to: headspacecdt@parramattamission.org.au

headspace Katoomba, Penrith and Mount Druitt are all operated by Parramatta Mission as the lead agency and funded by the Australian Government Department of Health.

At Parramatta Mission we work within our communities to transform lives. 

Parramatta Mission provides an integrated approach to services, supporting vulnerable communities across Greater Western Sydney, North Sydney, Central Coast and South West Sydney.

Our organisation’s aim is to find safe and affordable housing, support families and children in times of uncertainty and despair, empower young people with early intervention, assist people with mental illness and support the homeless with financial and well-being assistance.

For more information on Parramatta Mission services please visit the website