Our friendly staff at headspace Meadowbrook can assist young people aged 12 to 25 years with mental health, general health, drug, alcohol, education and employment issues.
Our staff include Clinical Psychologists, Psychologists, Mental Health Social Workers, Mental Health Occupational Therapist, a part-time GP and Social Inclusions Coordinator. We also have a wide range of in-kind support available - check out our tabs below for more information.
Whilst we do accept walk-in appointments we prefer if young people and referrers please call our reception staff on 07 3804 4200 to book an initial appointment.
Free onsite parking can be accessed at the back of headspace Meadowbrook via Logandowns Drive
headspace Meadowbrook provides disability parking and wheel chair access throughout the centre including toilets.
headspace Meadowbrook is accessible by public transport with the Loganlea Railway station only a short walk away. Please check out Translink to plan your journey into our centre - https://translink.com.au/
Additionally headspace Meadowbrook hosts the Youth Early Psychosis program (hYEPP), Integrated Placement Services (IPS) and the UHELP program. Please see tabs below for further information on each program.
- Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Tuesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
- Wednesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
- Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
headspace Meadowbrook is operated by Aftercare. All headspace centres 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).
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.
Alcohol & Drug Services
Workers either on site or linked to the centre who can assist you with any alcohol or other drug issue.
Youth Early Psychosis Program
A headspace early intervention program to improve the lives of young people, and their families, who are affected by psychosis.
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.
Work & Study Services
Workers either on site or linked to the centre who can assist you with work or study opportunities.
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.
Want to take part in something that benefits both body and mind? Check out our new FIT BETTER group!
What we do
Are you 12-25 and need someone to talk to? At headspace Meadowbrook, we've got your back.
If you ever:
- are feeling down, stressed or can't stop worrying.
- haven't felt like yourself for a long time.
- can't deal with school or finding it difficult to concentrate.
- are feeling sick or worried about your health.
- want to cut down on your drinking or drug use.
- want to talk about sexuality, identity or relationships.
- are having difficulties with friendships.
- have sexual health issues or want to find out about contraception.
- are being bullied, cyberbullied, hurt or harassed.
- are worried about work or study or if you're having money trouble.
- are worried about a friend or family member.
headspace Meadowbrook can help. Our services are free or low cost, and will ensure that your privacy and confidentiality are maintained and respected. 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 may have to share their concerns with someone else. You can talk to your headspace worker about confidentiality at any time, if you have questions or need more information.
At headspace Meadowbrook, our primary focus is the wellbeing of young people in the region and we understand that getting help early is important in resolving problems effectively.
Our service will additionally host a headspace Youth Early Psychosis program (hYEPP). The hYEPP service will assist young people 12-25 who are experiencing a first psychotic episode or who meet the criteria to indicate they are at risk of developing a psychotic disorder.
Please bring your medicare card with you. If you don't have a medicare card, or you forget it - do not worry! Our friendly staff will be able to provide you with assistance and information about costs. To make an appointment just call, email or drop in to our centre! Alternatively, you can ask a friend, teacher, parent, other family member, health worker or community agency to contact headspace for you. You are welcome to bring family and friends with you, if you wish.
For more information, please see our brochure.
How to make an appointment
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 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, care giver or support person for your first appointment.
To make an appointment
You can call us on 07 3804 4200
You can email us at email@example.com
You can drop in an see us at 260 Loganlea Rd, Meadowbrook QLD 4314.
Please be aware that our email account is only checked during business hours. If you require urgent or out of business hours help please call KidsHelpLine 1800 55 1800, Lifeline 13 11 14 or visit eheadspace.com.au
At headspace Meadowbrook 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 available to headspace Meadowbrook staff. The law stops us from sharing your information outside these people 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, such as; if you or someone else is at significant risk of harm or if the law requires us to do so.
Services are free, with 10 appointments bulk billed per year covered by Medicare when you have a Mental Health Treatment Plan.
You don’t need to have a Mental Health Treatment Plan before contacting headspace and coming in for your first appointment. This can be arranged for you with one of our GP’s or your own, after you attend.
Bulk Billing is where headspace, instead of charging you, can bill Medicare (or the Australian government) for the health services that you receive.
For Service Providers (Including GP's and Government Departments)
If you are a service provider, GP or Government Department, please complete the referral form below and return to headspace Meadowbrook by email, fax or post. If the young person has a Mental Health Care Plan in place please provide a copy of this with the referral form.
We do require all GP's and external referrers to fill in our referral form to make sure that the young people you are referring is suitable for service at headspace Meadowbrook.
Please note we are an early intervention service; our Clinical Team Leader will assess all incoming referrals and we will contact you shortly after to let you know whether the young person has been accepted into service.
Our fax number is 07 3804 4299
Our email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Our postal address is PO Box 220, Waterford, QLD 4133
No Medicare Card?
To access headspace Meadowbrook's services for free all you need to have is a valid Medicare card.
If you don't have a Medicare card but think you might be eligible, you can apply on the Human Services page - https://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/medicare/medicare-card.
If you are ineligible to apply for a Medicare card, give us a call and we will direct you to alternative appropriate services for you, such as our fee-for-service options which range in price.
While you wait options
Some young people have found these various apps, online programs and organisations helpful while they are waiting to see a clinician at headspace Meadowbrook:
eheadspace - Free, confidential, over the phone or online counselling service provided by headspace. 1800 650 890 or eheadspace.org.au
Kids Helpline - Free, private and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5-25 years. 1800 55 1800 or kidshelpline.com.au
ReachOut - Online resources and support for young people under 25 going through a tough time. au.reachout.com
Head to Health - Wherever you are on your mental health journey, Head to Health is here to help you find the information, resources, and services that most suit your needs. headtohealth.gov.au
Bite Back - Online activities, psychoeducation and positive psychology to support young people with their mental health. biteback.org.au
BeyondNow App - This is a safely planning app that you can work through if you're having thoughts of suicide. beyondblue.org.au/get-support/beyondnow-suicide-safety-planning
The Desk - Online tools and programs to support students with their mental health. thedesk.org.au
Hello Sunday Morning - Website and app that support young people cutting back or taking a break from alcohol. hellosundaymorning.org
The Brave Program - Online program to support young people aged 8-17 with anxiety. brave4you.psy.uq.edu.au/
Breakup Shakeup - App that supports young people going through a relationship break up. iTunes.apple.com/au/app/breakup-shakeup/id1017200579?mt=8
Clear Your Vision - Online program to support young people to reduce their cannabis use. cannabissupport.com.au/treatment/tools-to-quit/clear-your-vision
headspace Medowbrook staff are dedicated health professionals who are passionate about working with young people and supporting you in a safe, friendly, confidential and non-judgemental environment.
- Operations Manager - Ash
- Practice Manager- Angela
- Clinical Services Manager- Vanessa
- Clinical Team Leader- Jessica
- Consultant Psychiatrist- Dr Scott
- hYEPP Clinical Team Leader- Rebecca
- Intake and Assessment Officer- Tamsyn
- Intake and Assessment Officer- Janice
- Intake and Assessment Officer- Emily
- Senior hYEPP Clinician- Carly
- hYEPP Clinician- Carmen
- hYEPP Clinician- Emma
- hYEPP Clinician- Sean
- hYEPP Clinician- Amelia
- hYEPP Clinician- Reeta
- Community Engagement Coordinator- Janet
- Social Inclusions Coordinator- Linda
- UHELP Coordinator- Troy
- IPS Direct Placement Consultant- Vanessa
- IPS Placement Support Consultant- Charmaine
- Senior Administrator - Kate
- Administration Officer - Sarah
- Administration Officer – Kiara
- Occupational Therapist- Annie
- Psychologist- Dallas
- Psychologist- Michael G
- Social Worker- David
- Group Fitness - PT Nick
- Drug & alcohol counsellor- YFS
- True Colours- PCYC
- YOGA- Brista
Events and Community Engagement
There are a range of activities and groups at headspace Meadowbrook for young people aged 12-25 to attend.
Check out our monthly timetable below or or follow us on social media to stay up to date.
To attend the activities just let us know you are planning to come so that we can make sure there is a spot free for you! Call us on 07 3804 4200
All activities are FREE and are run by our friendly workers.
If you would like resources to distribute to young people aged 12-25 please email email@example.com
For all enquirers regarding presentations and community engagement activities please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
headspace Youth Early Psychosis Program (hYEPP)
headspace is committed to providing accessible and youth friendly mental health services for young people and their families to get help and specialist support. The headspace Youth Early Psychosis Program (hYEPP) provides specialist mental health treatment services for young people living with complex care issues including those experiencing a first episode of psychosis or at risk of experiencing a first episode of psychosis.
In collaboration with Qld Health, our program aims to make sure young people and their families/carers on the Gold Coast get the specialist support they need as early as possible.
MULTI-DISCIPLINARY CLINICAL TEAM
The hYEPP at Meadowbrook have a specially trained multi-disciplinary team to support young people with early psychosis and their families/Carers. The team includes Psychiatrists, Psychologists, GP’s, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Mental Health Nurses, Vocational Specialists as well as Peer Support Workers.
The team working in this unique early intervention and prevention service are able to offer ‘assertive outreach’ to young people who may not be able to make it into the centre and can be seen in their home, at school, work, TAFE or Uni and/or at a local park, café or even the beach!
AREA AND HOURS OF SERVICE
The hYEPP team are able to deliver a range services to young people and their families 7 days per week.
The service covers a large geographical region from the Queensland/NSW border in the south to South Brisbane in the north and the Scenic Rim to the west.
eheadspace provide an integrated wraparound service for young people and their families registered with our hYEPP. The eheadspace service provides after-hours online and telephone mental health support to young people and their families. hYEPP clinicians communicate with eheadspace staff regularly to update them on the current status of young people who may need support after hours.
INCLUSION & EXCLUSION REFERRAL CRITERIA
hYEPP accepts referrals from any source, (including self-referral, family, friends, teachers, counsellors, Doctors, Psychologists and/or Psychiatrists). Young people and their families do not need a special referral to make contact with headspace Meadowbrook or hYEPP.
Young people can come direct (or be referred) to hYEPP.
For more information please call the friendly hYEPP team on 07 3804 4200
Social Inclusions Program
Social Inclusion Program
The social inclusion program has been designed to provide a separate referral pathway for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Pacific Islander, Maori & CALD young people & their families into headspace.
Young people and their families using the social inclusion program can expect to be given a safe & confidential space, be listened to and will be offered culturally appropriate culturally sensitive and respectful soft entry into headspace.
Social inclusion program also works closely with young people within the LBGTIQ+ community and their families.
For more information pleased contact us on 07 3804 4200
UHELP- Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander wellbeing program
UHELP is a social and emotional wellbeing program for young Murri and Torres Strait Islander people.
This program provides a chance to yarn in a safe cultural space with elders and each other. We will have lots of good healthy food, fun physical activity's and an opportunity to yarn about things.
If this program sounds like something that yourself or a young person you know would like to be part of, please let us know and we can give you more information and see if this program is for you.
UHELP Program Coordinator
email@example.com or phone Linda Peni on 0467751229
Employment and Education Services- Intensive Placement & Support Program
IPS (Individual Placement & Support Program) Headspace Meadowbrook – Assisting Logan and surrounds Young people in entering Employment
For young people, finding a job can be tough. headspace Meadowbrook is making that challenge easier by providing individual job placement support through its trial Vocational program funded by the Australian Government (Department of Social Services). Individual Placement & Support - IPS, is available to young people up to the age of 25 years who are accessing headspace Meadowbrook
headspace Meadowbrook is one of 14 headspace sites Australia-wide trialing the program, which integrates employment and vocational support with clinical mental health and non-vocational support for young people. IPS focuses on the needs of young people with mental illness and who have study or employment goals.
The IPS program works closely with Jobactive, Disability Employment providers and well as successfully building a good relationship with local employers. The service not only helps employers recruit job-ready candidates, but also provides on-the-job support to young people and their employers.
Individual Placement & Support Program is a free service to employers and eligible young people accessing headspace Meadowbrook
Find out more:
Phone: (07) 3804 4200
Youth Reference Group
The Youth Reference Group is made up of a diverse group of young volunteers aged 12- 25 years, who help support and guide the centre on key components of youth mental heath service delivery and community awareness initiatives both within the Centre and the broader community.
The role of the YRG is varied and members are offered a range of opportunities to contribute to our centre and their community including; reviewing decisions regarding the day to day running of the centre , helping to plan youth events and representing headspace Meadowbrook at events or in the media.
Student Placements and Volunteering
Transport & Parking
headspace Meadowbrook has free onsite parking behind our building, accessible via Logandowns Dr.
headspace Meadowbrook is accessible by public transport with the Loganlea Train Station and bus stops only a short walk away. Please check out the Translink website to plan your journey to our centre - https://translink.com.au/