headspace
Mount Druitt

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Hours

  • 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

About

Overview 

COVID -19 update: The health & wellbeing of young people and their families is our top priority. We are currently offering telehealth services where possible and are still open if you need to walk in to our service. Please contact us by phone or email for more information.

headspace Mt Druitt provides free information, support and services to young people, aged 12 - 25, and their families and friends. We can help with mental health, general health, alcohol and other drug services as well as work support. We also run the headspace Early Psychosis program. 

Our site has full wheelchair accessibility. 

For more see our Service Information Kit. 

For how to make a referral, see below. 

Hours

  • 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 Mount Druitt is operated by Uniting NSW.ACT. 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, Western Sydney (Wentwest 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 concern.

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. 

Workers either on site or linked to the centre who can assist you with work or study opportunities. 

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

Jobs and volunteering

Positions currently available at headspace Mount Druitt

headspace Mount Druitt is recruiting to its very first Family and Friends Advisory Committee! If you have a lived experience of supporting a young person on their recovery journey, we are looking for people just like you.

The Family and Friends advisory committee is a group of volunteers that meet bi-monthly to:

• provide feedback on headspace services
• help improve and evaluate headspace services
• discuss barriers to young people in the local area seeking help
• participate in community events
• and much more!

You can find out more by reading the role description  then apply by filling out the application form and emailing to veronica.sheanoda@parramattamission.org.au

headspace Early Psychosis program is divided into 3 areas – Functional Recovery Team (FRT), Mobile Assessment Treatment Team (MATT) and Continuing Care Team.

headspace Early Psychosis is an early intervention service for young people aged 12 to 25 years, that runs alongside headspace. The service provides long term case management and therapeutic intervention (up to 5 years) to young people who are experiencing a first episode of psychosis or shorter term (6 months) to those who are at risk of experiencing psychosis. Psychosis involves the experience of symptoms such as, confused thinking, false beliefs (delusions), hallucinations, changes in mood - such as ongoing depression and changed behaviours, such as irrational anger.

  • Occupational Therapist, Social Worker, Psychologist, Registered Nurse
  • Full time until 30 June 2022 - with likely extension
  • Attractive rates + Generous salary packaging benefits

Role Overview

The Clinician role is an integral part of the multidisciplinary team. The role involves the provision of comprehensive, evidence-based functional recovery and psychological interventions to young people accessing the service.

Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Work as a part of the multidisciplinary team to ensure timely access for young people and families 
  • Provide comprehensive early intervention and care co-ordination to young people to assist them in achieving the goals and actions outlined in their care/management plan.
  • To participate in clinical review and supervision, ensuring service standards are met.
  • Follow best practice guidelines relevant to the model of care
  • Ensure high quality of service delivery, commitment to ethics, and values by working within the principles of Best Practice in Mental Health Service delivery.

 

Applications will only be accepted via the link below.

For more information contact:

Name: Rose Rivera
Phone: 0438 206 164
Email: rrivera@unting.org

Apply now

headspace aims to reduce the burden of disease in young people aged 12-25 years caused by mental health and related substance use disorders through early identification and effective, evidence-based intervention. Services are delivered by primary care and specialist providers working together within a unified, accessible and integrated service framework. 

  • Psychologist, Occupational Therapist, Social Worker, Registered Nurse
  • Full time until 30 June 2022 in Mount Druitt - with possible extension
  • Attractive rates + Generous salary packaging benefits

Role Overview:

The overall aims of clinical care within the Mobile Assessment and Treatment Team service will include:

  • The early detection of those young people who are experiencing, or are at risk of early psychosis or a first episode of psychosis
  • To reduce the duration of untreated psychosis in order to minimise the impact of a first episode of psychosis on the normal developmental trajectory of the young person and the impact on the family/significant others
  • Intervene early and effectively with young people at risk of a first episode of psychosis to prevent the onset of psychotic illness
  • To provide a responsive and seamless access to service for young people with early psychosis and first episode psychosis and their families/significant others


Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provide a range of comprehensive mental health assessments and clinical interventions including; mental state examinations, bio-psychosocial assessments, risk assessments, safety planning, case formulations, crisis response and the provision of home based community engagement and treatment
  • Ensure delivery of high quality care based on existing evidence  and EPPIC model of care in line with Australian Clinical Guidelines for Early Intervention in Psychosis
  • Work collaboratively with young people, their families/significant others and relevant service systems to engage, respond and appropriately manage their mental health, developmental needs according to phase of illness within a recovery framework for first episode psychosis and those at risk of

Applications will only be accepted via the link below.

For more information contact:

Name: Rose Rivera
Phone: 0438 206 164
Email: rrivera@uniting.org

Apply now

headspace Early Psychosis is a program run by Uniting which focuses on supporting young people who are at risk of developing a first episode of psychosis, or those that are currently experiencing an early psychosis.

The Consultant Psychiatrist in the Mobile Assessment and Treatment Team (MATT) holds a key leadership position within the team in partnership with the Team Leader. The incumbent is responsible for the provision of clinical leadership, training and supervision of medical staff, specializing in early intervention mental health treatment to young people aged 12-25 years who are referred to the service. The Consultant Psychiatrist will contribute to the development of an innovative service that will provide high quality care to achieve best outcomes for young people with a first episode of psychosis and their families.

  • Permanent Full time or Part Time
  • Opportunity to provide services via Telehealth and face to face
  • Good rates + Generous salary packaging benefits

Role Overview
The Consultant Psychiatrist will work collaboratively with a range of Mental Health Clinicians across the service to promote comprehensive evidence-based psychiatric care that is youth friendly, safe, effective, and of a high standard. The Consultant Psychiatrist may be required to oversee clinical review and quality assurance processes, supervision of staff, professional development meetings and contribute to the development and maintenance of community partnerships with key external stakeholders, developing effective interfaces across programs within the service, as well as facilitating relevant research activities.

The overall aims of clinical care within headspace Early Psychosis are:

  • To detect early those young people who are experiencing, or are at risk of a first episode of psychosis
  • To reduce the duration of untreated psychosis in order to minimize the impact of a first episode of psychosis on the normal developmental trajectory of the young person
  • Intervene early and effectively with young people at risk of a first episode of psychosis to prevent the onset of psychotic illness
  • To provide a responsive and seamless access to service for young people with early psychosis and first episode psychosis and their families/significant others
  • Enable both symptomatic and functional recovery from a first episode of psychosis

Applications will only be accepted via the link below

For more information contact:

Name: Rose Rivera
Phone: 0438 206 164
Email: rrivera@uniting.org

Apply now

headspace is Australia’s National Youth Mental Health Foundation.  It’s mission is to deliver improvements in the mental health, social well-being and economic participation of young Australian aged 12-25 years.  To this end, headspace aims to be the focal point for youth mental health issues across the country. 

  • Flexible Full time or Part time in Mt Druitt
  • 100% of billings + full admin support
  • Opportunity to provide some service via Telehealth

Role Overview

Our Private Practitioners complete work in assessment, treatment planning, psychological treatment and referral, and are highly valued members of our team.

The position’s purpose is to provide MBS funded headspace clinical services, ensuring that the clinical activities you deliver are within your relevant professional and individual scope of practice; are evidence-based; are of high quality; and demonstrate a holistic approach to client management.

Accountabilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provide youth friendly, evidenced based Focussed Psychological Strategies/Psychological Therapy as specified by the referring GP under the Medicare Better Access Initiative.
  • Provide evidenced based group interventions to young people as specified by the referring GP under the Medicare Better Access Initiative.
  • Maintain accurate and timely case notes and records in our approved case management database system (Mastercare EMR) as required. 
  • As per Medicare reporting requirements, provide reports to the referring GP at the required intervals

Applications will only be accepted via the link below.

For more information contact:

Name: Kellie Smith
Phone: 0409 425 661
Email: ksmith@uniting.org

Apply now

More information

Your feedback is valuable to us - it helps us know what we are doing really well and also helps us to improve our service.

If you are a young person accessing our service, we would really appreciate your feedback. Let us know here - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PNRFLWK. This survey is confidential and won't impact on the service you are currently receiving.

Supporting a family member or friend? Please tell us what you think about headspace and the service you have received. Your feedback will help us improve the service for others. Find the survey here: https://bit.ly/3hkffSW

Is headspace Mt Druitt open? 

Answer: We remain open if you need to walk in to our centre between 9.00AM - 5.00PM Monday to Friday. In addition, we are continuing to operate our services via telehealth (phone and online).  

Can I have a face to face appointment?

Answer: For a first intake session yes. This can also take place over the phone. We are predominantly offering sessions via telehealth (online and phone) and appointments on site will be considered in consultation with your assigned worker and the team. 

How long will a first intake session take and how soon will I be able to have a face to face or phone intake session? 

Answer: Both face to face and phone intake sessions take roughly 30 minutes to complete. A face to face intake can be completed upon arrival at a headspace service after completing check in. A phone call intake can take place between two to five business days. If you have not heard from us in a week, give us a call.  

Can I bring my parent/carer/support person to a face to face intake session? 

Answer: Yes, but due to COVID-19 restrictions we request that this be limited to one person.  

Can my parent/carer bring a smaller child with their older child who is completing a face to face intake session? 

Answer: Yes. We appreciate all efforts to reduce the number of people on site but understand if you need to bring someone who is under your care and cannot be left with someone else.  

Do I need to book? 

Answer: No. An intake in person can be completed Monday-Friday during operating hours. The first intake session can take 30+ minutes so ideally if you can arrive before 4pm so we can give you as much time as needed before our 5pm closure time.  

Do I need to wear a mask? 

Answer: We ask that you wear a mask on site and follow all public health precautions such as staying home if you are sick (you can call us instead!), maintaining physical distancing, checking in with our QR code and using hand sanitizer. If you don’t have a mask on you, we can supply you with one upon arrival.  

If you still have any questions or are unsure if a pre-organised appointment with your headspace worker is going ahead face to face or online - please give us a call. 

Uniting NSW.ACT provides care and support for people through all ages and stages of life, with a focus on people experiencing vulnerability and exclusion. As one of the largest not-for-profit (NFP) organisations in Australia we offer services across NSW and the ACT in the areas of aged care, retirement and independent living, early learning, disability, community, and mental health services. With our values: Compassionate, Respectful, Bold, and Imaginative we work to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.

An initiative of the headspace Mount Druitt Youth Advisory Committee.

For more virtual tours and mental health related videos visit the headspace youtube page or our facebook page.

Our centre is located at 55 North Parade Mount Druitt. Parking can be found behind the centre via Jirrang Close. Our centre is wheelchair accessible at the back entrance. 

headspace Mount Druitt has a ‘no wrong door policy’ which means no young person is turned away without connection to appropriate internal or external services. After hours appointments are also available upon request. 

If you are having trouble locating the centre feel free to call on 1800 683 784 and we will guide to our building.

 Our Centre: 

Download our Welcome Pack for Young People, Welcome Pack for Family and Friends and/or the headspace National Welcome Pack. 



 
Mental Health Services: 
Mental health workers, which may include psychologists, social workers, occupational therapists and mental health nurses (to name a few) are available to talk  if you are not feeling yourself. The mental health workers will spend some time getting to know and understand your story and your goals before working with you (and your friends/family) to find the right way to get you back on track!

Drug and Alcohol Services: 
At headspace Mt Druitt, we have partnered with the Salvation Army to deliver drug and alcohol services through ‘headFYSRT’ which means that we will have someone on iste to be able to support you with any alcohol or drug issue or questions, no matter how small they might be!

headspace Early Psychosis: 
at headspace Mt Druitt, we have the headspace Early Psychosis team right on site who can provide a thorough assessment and treatment for up to 5 years for young people and their families who may be affected by psychosis. headspace Early Psychosis is a multidisciplinary program which is made up of 3 different teams - the Mobile Assessment and Treatment Team, the Functional Recovery Team and the Continuing Care Team. If you are a service provider and want to know more about this program - head here. 

Youth Programs:
We run a number of groups and programs throughout the year for you to take part in. Please give us a call to find out what is happening right now!

GP: 
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. At headspace Mt Druitt, we can help you link in with a youth friendly GP conveniently located close to headspace Mt Druitt, or another location that might suit you better. 

Work and Study Support: 
At headspace Mt Druitt, we have a dedicated work and study worker on site one day a week who can assist you with your work and study opportunities. There are also a number of options that we can talk about to see what fits you best such as headspace Work and Study!

Youth Reference Group: 

The youth reference group at headspace ensures that our headspace services are kept up to date and youth friendly! From time to time, the youth reference group may seek new participants to help with centre based events and activities and have input into how headspace works with the community.

A key part of headspace Mount Druitt is our consortium support. These partnerships broaden young people’s access to arrange of services.

Our valued consortium partners are as follows:

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: headspacemtdruitt@uniting.org If you are unsure whether the young person meets referral criteria for the headspace Early Psychosis program, please click here for our referral checklist.

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: (02) 8881 2500

 

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 and return to headspacecdt@uniting.org

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.

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@uniting.org

headspace  Mount Druitt is cost free. 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 their local Medicare office.

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)

Thank you for considering raising funds for headspace Mount Druitt. We greatly appreciate all support from both individuals and organisations. Your support means that we can continue our work of providing mental health and wellbeing support, information and services to young people and their families across Greater Western Sydney. headspace's centres have a wide range of youth friendly health professionals who can help young people ages 12 to 25 with: 

  • Mental health and counselling
  • General health
  • Alcohol and other drug services
  • Education, employment and other services

 This document and the enclosed Terms and Conditions are designed to govern and support your fundraising event. Please ensure that you read them carefully and accept the Terms and Conditions at the time of submitting your Application to us at headspacecdt@parramattamission.org.au 

headspace must approve your proposed fundraising event. Once your event has been approved by headspace, you may conduct a fundraising event on headspace's behalf.