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• In response to COVID-19, headspace Shepparton is providing service via 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 center.
• 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.
- 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 Shepparton is operated by Goulburn Valley Health. 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, Murray (Murray PHN).
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.
Sexual health screenings on site or links to local services.
Workers either on site or linked to the centre who can assist you with work or study opportunities.
Jobs and volunteering
Positions currently available at headspace Shepparton
As part of our continued growth in services we are seeking professionally accredited Allied Health Practitioners to complement the mental health platform of our model. We are seeking individuals who have strong clinical skills, and experience in working with young people and in working with multi-disciplinary teams.
Individuals should have a demonstrated ability to provide focused psychological services and evidence-based assessment and intervention.
You will also possess experience in a range of mental health service settings; including the provision of mental health services to young people aged 12-25. Naturally, you will possess exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, along with strong information technology and information management skills and a high level of self-motivation and initiative.
Registered General Practitioners, Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, and Social workers are encouraged to apply.
Whats in it for you?
- No cost for room use and administrative support (in exchange for bulk billing all clients seen);
- Flexible working hours;
- Guaranteed client case load;
- Opportunity to work with and gain support from a multidisciplinary team (including Psychiatrists, General Practitioners, Psychologists, Social Workers, Peer Workers;
- Ongoing Medicare funded referrals of young people who have been assessed and are ready to receive services;
- Free administrative support and consulting space which includes reception,appointment confirmations, SMS reminders and all room bookings are taken care of for you.
- Access to the electronic medical records database with comprehensive training provided;
- Opportunity for peer support through regular meetings with the team; and
- Free Professional Development Opportunities
- Plus working with young people, and of course a great team!!!!!
How to apply
Applicants are requested to send a covering letter, and CV to Allison.Sanderson@gvhealth.org.au
All enquirers to phone 5823 8800
For more information contact:
Name: Allison Sanderson
Phone: 5823 8800
Independent Chair role at headspace Shepparton
headspace Shepparton requires an Independent Chair for its Consortium Advisory Committee.
The headspace advisory consortium consists of a representative of each organisation that is signatory to
the Memorandum of Understanding plus an Independent Chairperson appointed by the lead agency,
The consortium meets a crucial advisory role rather than that of a governing body.
Members of the current consortium include Uniting, Greater Shepparton City Council, The Bridge
Youth Services, University of Melbourne and Worktrainers. The Consortium Advisory Committee meets at least every 2 months on the first Thursday of the month at 4pm.
The Independent Chair should:
be considered independent of the Lead Agency, the Consortium Member agencies and any other organisation with a commercial or pecuniary interest in the headspace Program or Centre Activities;
be likely to have the confidence of the other members of the Consortium Advisory Committee;
have an interest in and commitment to the health and wellbeing of young people;
have a high standing among stakeholder networks;
have the skills necessary to effectively lead the Consortium Advisory Committee in its strategic, monitoring and stakeholder engagement activities.
have a current Police Check and Working with Children Check ( voluntary status acceptable)
have an understanding of the principals of governance and meeting procedure.
The role requires developing an active consortium that supports the core strategic objectives of the headspace model, provides local context and supports the lead agency, GV Health to manage
Act in the best interest of the headspace program;
Preside at meetings of the headspace Consortium and ensure that business is conducted efficiently and that meetings are conducted properly;
Support members of the Consortium Advisory Committee to understand and discharge their roles, responsibilities and accountabilities and to build skills and capacities necessary for the Consortium Advisory Committee to fulfil its obligations.
Ensure that there is an effective process for identifying and managing conflicts of interest;
Ensure that members of the Consortium Advisory Committee comply with their obligations under the MOU in respect to meeting attendance and the Terms of Reference;
In conjunction with the General Manager, develop the agenda for the consortium with enough time to allow the Agenda be sent 4 days prior to the consortium meeting;
Where appropriate, liaise with other headspace centers’ Independent Chairs and hNO at special events, for example the headspace forum;
Encourage and enable participation of all members of the Consortium Advisory Committee. Ensure that Youth Advisory Committee members feel heard and guests feel welcomed;
Establish a constructive working relationship with the CEO and key staff of the lead agency;
Ensure that the consortium represents the four core streams of headspace and have representation that includes a mix of skills and experience. Accountabilities The Independent Chair is accountable:
to the Consortium Advisory Committee,
Executive of GVH by highlighting through feedback any governance issues involving headspace Shepparton,
headspace National Office in relation to core components of the headspace Model Integrity Framework that relate to the delivery of the consortium, Further Requirements The independent chair will need to complete the requirements of a volunteer at Goulburn Valley Health.
How to apply Further information can be obtained by contact Allison Sanderson headspace Shepparton General Manager on 58238800 or email Allison.Sanderson@gvhealth.org.au.
For more information contact:
Name: Allison Sanderson
Phone: 5823 8800
Welcome to the headspace Shepparton's online service.
This page is for those who have completed a referral, and arranged an appointment through headspace Shepparton for our online service.
Our online service is not for all headspace service streams and are only arranged with certain workers thus far.
Think of this as a waiting area - get yourself a drink (if you'd like), find yourself in a private space, and settle in. There's just two steps to go.
1. We ask that everyone that connects with headspace complete a survey before each session.
Follow the below link to fill out your survey (if you have already done it via a text, then great!) ideally within half an hour of your appointment.
Come back to this page once you're finished.
2. Next up, we're going to connect you with the headspace Shepparton's virtual waiting room.
Click on the link below, follow the prompts to enter the virtual waiting room to wait for your appointment. Remember to use the Chrome browser.
Have a look at the PDF resource to find out how to connect to your video call
Click on the link below to have a look at the online video instructions.
We'll be with you shortly.
Please call reception if you have any issues, 5823 8800
Contact us here via email Or call us on 5823 8800
If you are working with a young person you believe would benefit from headspace Shepparton support you can make a referral using our referral form which you can download it here.
Some of our referral pathways are currently closed due to high demand.
Want to learn more about what a headspace centre is like? Check out this clip from headspace National.
If you wish to leave some feedback, compliment or complaint for staff at headspace please click on the link bellow.
Please note, this form goes directly back to headspace Shepparton's manager.
Congratulations on being super interested in applying for a position on the Youth Advisory Council for 2020.
There are 5 Positions on the YAC.
We appreciate all the young people that want to #makeadifference
Read all the info:
Terms of Reference
Code of Conduct
You will be notified of your interview time and date after applications close.
Sometimes @ headspace Shepparton you may have to wait a little before you can talk to someone.
REMEMBER, if you need a chat and want to talk to someone, don't hesitate to call and book a time.
However, in the meantime- here are some super great resources to get you through......
Grab the POPCORN- There are some great YOUTUBE channels that can help out...
Beyond Blue Australia
There are some online tools and apps that you can use to help out when you are going through a tough time.
- MoodGYM is a free site that explores issues like how emotions arise and how to manage stress and self-esteem.
- Moodkit features a range of mood-enhancing activities, helps to identify and change unhealthy thinking, lets you rate and chart mood across time, and helps create journal entries using templates designed to promote wellbeing.
- Deep Sleep provides guided meditations intended to help you overcome insomnia.
- Mindfulness Meditation includes daily activities that can help establish and maintain regular meditation practice, and a range of guided meditations from 5 to 40 minutes.
- Superbetter is an online game that helps you achieve health-related goals by increasing resilience.
- iCounselor has a range of apps that help you understand and deal with things like OCD, eating disorders, depression, anxiety and anger.
- eHeadspace - a confidential, free and secure space where young people 12 - 25 or their families can chat, email or speak on the phone with a qualified youth mental health professional.
- Kids Helpline - a 24-hour telephone and online counselling service - call them on 1800 55 1800.
- Reach Out! - offering fact sheets on mental health and stress that provide advice for you or your friends, information about how a therapist may be able to help, and an overview of treatments available
- Children of Parents with a Mental Illness (COPMI) - providing information for family members of parents with mental illness.
- Head to Health - A super great online resource for all resources for mental health.
The YAC has been working on a Booklet for VCE and university students, with some super quick tricks and tips on how to be a little less stressed during exam time.....
To help reduce stress and ensure that you're as organised as you can be, learn more about planning and looking after yourself and about staying focused in order to be as ready for the exam as you can be.
If the stress is getting to you it will prevent you from studying effectively and confidently - so ask for help from headspace, a counsellor, professional, or help line.
From the Youth Advisory Council 2017