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Hours

  • Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

About

COVID-19 Update:

Our service is currently providing online and phone services only - our services have fully transitioned from in-person services to online and phone services. please phone us to learn more.

headspace Miranda is a place you can go to talk to someone if you ever feel that you:

  • are down, stressed or can't stop worrying
  • can't deal with school or finding it difficult to concentrate
  • worried about your health
  • want to cut down on your drinking or drug use
  • want to talk about sexuality, identity or sexual health
  • are having difficulties with friendships, relationships or bullying

 

Hours

  • Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

headspace Miranda is operated by Stride. 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, Central and Eastern Sydney (EIS Health Ltd).

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 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.

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. 

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

News

Jobs and volunteering

Positions currently available at headspace Miranda

Private Allied Health Practitioners | headspace

About Us:

Founded in 1907, Aftercare is the longest serving national mental health charity. We provide wide range of services supporting people's journeys to social and emotional wellbeing.

Aftercare is a values-driven organisation. Our people are passionate about their work. Our culture is professional, fun, friendly, rewarding and collaborative. We have over 600 staff in 40 locations across Queensland, NSW and Victoria.


About the service:

headspace Miranda is seeking Private Practitioners, to join our multidisciplinary team supporting people 12-25 years of age living with mental ill-health. As a Private Practitioner your income will be derived directly from Medicare Billings so you will need to be eligible to provide services under the Medicare Benefits Scheme (MBS - Better Access). You will be remunerated based on the number of clients that are seen and Contractors are responsible for their own invoicing to Aftercare.   Potential salaried positions for experienced clinicians also at headspace may also be considered


About the role:

  • Based in Miranda
  • 1-3 days available
  • You will work within a supportive, multidisciplinary team as part of an inclusive workplace culture
  • Supporting young people living with mental ill-health.
  • Providing high standard assessments, psychological, counselling and therapeutic interventions
  • Opportunities to run group programs
  • Liaising and working with internal and external stakeholders
  • Your income will be derived directly from Medicare Billings so you will need to be eligible to provide services under the Medicare Benefits Scheme (MBS - Better Access).
  • You will be remunerated based on the number of clients that are seen and Contractors are responsible for their own invoicing to Aftercare.


About the benefits:

  • Flexible work days scheduled around your commitments
  • Administrative support, including billing and appointment bookings
  • Working with and having the support of a friendly multi-disciplinary team
  • Daily case review
  • Paperless practice with IT support
  • Ongoing referral base
  • Lead Agency, Aftercare, with over 100 years' experience in the Mental Health sector
  • Access to Clinical Education offered within the Aftercare centres
  • Access to funded professional development opportunities
  • Developing increased skills in working with young people.


Requirements:

  • Current registration with AHPRA, and Medicare Australia.
  • Hold one of the following qualifications: Clinical PsychologistGeneral Psychologist, Mental health Accredited Social Worker or Registered Occupational Therapists. 
  • Experience liaising and working with internal and external stakeholders.

 

Apply now!

Click on the link to apply via seek

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About Us:

We’re here to Stride. It’s an exciting time to be part of Stride. You may have noticed we’ve recently changed our name from Aftercare to Stride.

We began simply to help people find a place to live and work, now we’re leaders in early childhood intervention and working to expand our youth and adult specialist services. That’s meant our brand has evolved too.

Stride reflects our focus on the prevention and treatment of mental health conditions – building on the work we do with families and communities to roll out more evidence-based services.

Our Service:

headspace Centres act as a one-stop-shop for young people who need help with mental health, physical health, alcohol and other drugs and/or work and study support.

 

Role overview:

  • Provide high standard GP assessments of persons experiencing physical and mental health issues.
  • Liaising and working with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Creating Mental Health Care Plans for internal referrals, Psychiatrist and Allied Health Services.
  • Providing high quality, primary health care services to those accessing headspace.
  • Respond to medical/health concerns presented by patients including history taking, diagnosis, investigation, treatment and referral as appropriate.
  • Encourage and support young people to engage with sexual health and drug and alcohol services as well as preventative health care.

 

On offer:

  • Opportunity to work across headspace Hurstville and Miranda (also open to applicants only interested in one of these locations)
  • Flexible working hours/days - ideally (0.5 FTE) at each site or full-time at one site
  • Open to discussions regarding remuneration packages
  • Access to professional training /development
  • Supervision provided
  • Full reception and administrative support
  • Established practices with ongoing referrals

 

Requirements:

  • Current registration with AHPRA Personal Professional Indemnity Insurance
  • A commitment to quality youth focused primary health care services to those accessing the centre(s)
  • Eligibility to provide services under Medicare and be willing to Bulk Bill
  • Level 1 in Mental Health Skills Training 

 

Apply now!

To apply complete the online application form, attach a copy of your CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the available role. Applications will be viewed and actioned upon receipt.

For further info please call Sonja Vidic on 0407 669 260 or email Sonja.Vidic@stride.com.au

Apply now

More information

We run a range of different groups throughout the year - for the most up to date information on our groups, send us an email at headspace.miranda@stride.com.au

 

Nutrition Q & A sessions live via zoom

Two sessions being held on:

Wednesday 8th July at 2PM

Wednesday 15th July at 10AM

Register for free herehttps://www.surveymonkey.com/r/W5SFK27

Does chocolate give you pimples?

Is any junk food healthy?

What even are activated nuts??!!!

Have you got a question about food and nutrition that you’d love to have answered by a nutritionist? Maybe you want to ask what a nutritionist actually is?

Join us for a nutrition Q & A via zoom for the whole family, where we will discuss all your questions and give a small preview of the topics being covered in our upcoming zoom nutrition series.

 

 

6 week nutrition group open to ages 12-25 via zoom  4:00-5:00 PM Wednesdays, starting August 5th 2020

Register for free here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/W5SFK27

Ever wondered how the food you eat can affect your mood, memory, energy, skin and almost every other function your body can perform?

Each week we will cover a new nutrition topic in a fun, interactive and easy to understand way. We will look at nutrients, vitamins & minerals and understand what they are, which foods do they come from and most importantly why do our bodies need them.

 

 

 

Study without Stress

A free 8 week online group equipping you with the tools & strategies to overcome stress associated with study.

Registrations are open to any young people that are in Years 10-12.

Due to the popularity of these groups, we are running one (almost) every day in Term 3!

 

  • Monday 4-5pm, starting 20th July

Register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TTBMVNX

 

  • Tuesday 4-5pm, starting 25th August

Register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8G2FPK9

 

  • Wednesday 4-5pm, starting 29th July

Register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5Y7HTHV

 

  • Thursday 4-5pm, starting 20th August

Register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GQYSQHM

 

If you have any questions, please call us on 8048 3350 or email headspace.hurstville@stride.com.au

 

 

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Every year, during the month of June, the LGBT community celebrates in a number of different ways. Across the globe, various events are held during this special month as a way of recognising the influence LGBT people have had around the world.

Why was June chosen? Because it is when the Stonewall Riots took place, way back in 1969.

Pride Month is so important because it marks the start of huge change within the LGBT+ community, as well as the wider societal implications. Although attitudes and injustice still remain, we have come a long way since the riots of 1969 and by continuing in this long standing tradition we continue to raise awareness, improve the attitudes of society and encourage inclusiveness. #Pride2020

Let's celebrate together by colouring the rainbow template and displaying it in a window at home, work or business.

To be featured on our Virtual Pride Wall and show support for our LGBT community, please send your rainbow photos to headspace.miranda@stride.com.au or tag @headspace.miranda and @glistenyouth on Instagram!

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Pride Activity Book

 

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Sonja Vidic

I'm Operations Manager for both headspace Miranda and Hurstville. My role includes having oversight of all day to day operations of Hurstville and Miranda headspace centres, supporting Clinical, Admin, and Community Engagement teams whist doing future planning and developing strategies for the centres.

My favorite thing about my job is connecting with our amazing communities, receiving input and guidance of Youth Reference Group (YRG) and growing a Clinical team.

 

 

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Lan Nguyen

I'm the Clinical Lead at headspace Miranda. I provide clinical leadership and management of headspace Miranda clinical staff, and oversee the clinical operations and monitor the quality of services to young people . My favorite thing about working here is all the wonderful people.

 

 

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 Lily Ishak

I am the Senior intake Clinician. My role entails being the first point of access to headspace for young people and other community members. I am responsible for completing a screening intake phone call of clients, coordinating supportive referrals and conducting a brief intervention all in one. 

I enjoy the assistance I can offer to young people and other community members through a simple phone call exchange. Supporting mental health issues can be very challenging, therefore I am grateful to be able to make a difference to this issue through my role at headspace.

 

 

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Kate Middleton - Youth Access Clinician (YAC)

Half of my day is spent meeting with young people who are new to headspace and talking about what is going on for them. I give them some information about what supports headspace can offer and help to plan ways that headspace or other services might be able to help them out. The other half of my day is spent meeting with ongoing clients to work towards goals they might have for their mental health.

I feel really lucky to spend my days hearing about young people’s lives, supporting them to understand themselves and make changes that might improve their mental health

 

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Michaela Williams

I work as a Youth Access Clinician (YAC). My job is talking to young people for their first appointment at headspace and providing brief interventions, or interim support for young people who will be linked in with other clinicians.

I love helping young people be kind to themselves and get to their “aha!” moments. 

 

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Catherine King

I'm a Youth Access Clinician (YAC). As a YAC, I am tasked with meeting our young people when they arrive at headspace. On the first visit, I complete a broad assessment that aims to provide a snapshot of the young person’s life, and helps me to understand what has brought them along to headspace at this time. Collaboratively, we then come up an individualised plan that aims to support each person through their tough time. I also get the awesome opportunity to see some young people for supportive counselling to start working on some of their concerns, and supporting them to be linked in with community support wherever possible.

I love meeting and working with our young people! No matter how tough the time is, they always have an energy and vibrancy that I feel fortunate to see. I have learned something valuable from each and every young person I have worked with at headspace, and I feel very privileged to be invited into their lives. 

 

 

 

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Bianca Veage

I'm a psychologist here at headspace Miranda. 

My job at headspace is to see clients for psychology sessions with Mental Health Plans. We can access 10 sessions a year, where we can work together on your goals. This could be goals like improve my mood, talk about my feelings, learn how to cope with a particular emotion/stressor or work on anything important to you!

My favorite thing about my job is  that as a Psychologist it is pretty special to have the opportunity to help a young person reach their goals and see how resilient people are. Being able to do this at a place like headspace is fabulous, as I am surrounded by a team who cares for their clients and we have lots of fun!

 

 

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Caitlin Miller

I work as a psychologist here at headspace. My job is to meet young people, understand what is going well and not so well in their lives, and work together for up to ten sessions to get things back on track. 

I love being able to see young people understand what is going on for them and helping them figure out how to improve their lives. I feel so lucky to be able to navigate the ups and downs of life with young people.

 

 

 

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Emma Larkins

I'm an administrator so you'll see me at the reception desk or chat to me on the phone when you call our centre. I support the rest of the team with organizing appointments, answer questions from anyone who calls up and generally keep the whole place ticking! I love being part of a team that looks out for each other.

 

 

 

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Kerry Frankland

I'm an administrator here at headspace Miranda which means you'll see my face when you come through the door, or you'll have a chat with over the phone when you call about your appointments.

My job is to support the team and keep all the wheels turning. My favorite thing is making cheese toasties as snacks for the groups.

 

 

 

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Catherine Roberts

I am a Psychological Support Service Clinician,  offering free psychological support to young people from 12-25.  I love being able to offer help and support.

 

 

 

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Rebekah Lucas

I'm a Mental Health Social Worker/PSS clinician here at headspace Miranda. 

I speak with young people (and their families) about whatever is going on in their lives and what is bothering them.  Hopefully over time I assist the young people I work with to see things a little bit differently and be able to manage the things that make life difficult. 

I love watching the young people I work with grow and change their lives in positive ways.

 

 

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Fiona O'Neill

I'm a psychologist/Drug and Alcohol Counselor. I offer counselling for Young People interested in treatment or information, for their Alcohol and Other Drug Use. My favourite thing about job, is working with all different young people and having awesome colleagues.

 

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 (02) 8322 4084
You can email us at headspace.miranda@stride.com.au

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

Privacy

At headspace Miranda 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 Miranda 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.

Cost

Our services are free, with 10 appointments bulk billed per year covered by Medicare when you have a Mental Health Treatment Plan and a Medicare Card. 

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 Miranda 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:  Download the referral form to make sure that the young person you are referring is suitable for service at headspace Miranda.

Anyone can provide a written referral on behalf of a young person to attend headspace Miranda.

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 (02) 8322 4084
Our email is headspace.miranda@stride.com.au
Our postal address is Suite 5/522 Kingsway, Miranda, NSW 2228

Some young people have found these various apps, online programs and organisations helpful while they are waiting to see a clinician at headspace Miranda:

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

7 cups - 7 Cups connects you to caring listeners for free emotional support https://www.7cups.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-

 

headspace Miranda offers workshops to schools within the Sutherland Shire region. Due to the age range of our service, workshops are offered for years 7 to 12.

We have created a School Booking Request Form which will allow us to manage and prioritise school workshops on a number of criteria. Before you complete the form please read the workshop outline document below to ensure the workshop will meet the needs of your school.  If you wish to have headspace Miranda present at your school please complete the form and send it to headspace Miranda. Please allow one month lead time for all requests.

Click here for a copy of the School Booking Request form

Click here for a copy of the workshop outlines

Important Points to Consider

Presentations to staff

We want to ensure that as a service we are meeting the needs of schools in the area as well as promoting a whole school approach to mental health. Before delivering workshops we encourage to schools to invite us in to meet and present to all staff to ensure they are aware of what we do too.

Type of workshop

Please note that headspace Miranda provides education workshops that are of a general nature and have a health promotion and education focus. We deliver these workshops to promote positive mental health and well-being and encourage young people to do the same. Our Community Engagement Team are unable to provide sessions with a medical or therapeutic focus.

Invite Other Schools

We encourage partnering with other schools when creating events such as well-being days. Due to the number of requests which headspace Miranda receives, events that encourage interschool partnerships and reach a broader audience will be prioritised.

Demand for request

It is important to note that while headspace Miranda will endeavour to meet all requests in a timely manner, there may be times when this is not possible due to the clinical demand on the service.

Resources

If you would like some resources and fact sheets regarding youth mental health please follow this link http://headspace.org.au/get-info/#

School Support

headspace School Support is an initiative funded by the Federal Government, Department of Health, that provides localised support to secondary schools affected by a suicide.

The service is flexible and is designed to respond to the individual needs of schools. Support is provided by working with relevant education bodies, local headspace Centres and other service providers.

Call us on 1800 688 248 or email schoolsupport@headspace.org.au

Please note office hours are 9am-5pm AEST Monday to Friday. Calls and emails received outside these hours will be attended to on the next working day.

To learn more visit http://www.headspace.org.au/what-works/school-support

 If you do not have a Medicare card and are over 15 years of age, you can apply on the Human Services page, https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/enablers/how-enrol-or-re-enrol-medicare .  We can assist you in applying if required. Access to the youth access clinicians and some headspace services do not require a Medicare Card. If you are ineligible to apply for a Medicare Card, give us a call and our intake team will direct you to alternative, appropriate services for you.  

 

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The Youth Reference Group (YRG) is made up of a diverse group of young volunteers aged 16-25 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 plan youth events and representing headspace Miranda at events or in the media.

If you would like to join our headspace Miranda Youth Reference Group then please email headspace.miranda@stride.com.au and attention Community Engagement Coordinator.

Events

Any upcoming events will be advertised online on our Facebook and Instagram, or give our friendly staff a call if you have questions about an event or group coming up 02 9575 1500.

All activities are free unless otherwise noted and will be run by our friendly team.

 

Community Engagement

if you would like resources to distribute to young people aged 12-25 please email headspace.miranda@stride.com.au.

For all enquiries regarding presentations and community engagement activities please contact headspace.miranda@stride.com.au and attention Rebecca, our Community Engagement Coordinator. Please be advised that 2-3 weeks notice for presentations and events is appreciated.