headspace
Tamworth

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Hours

  • Monday: 8:45am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 8:45am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 8:45am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 8:45am - 7:00pm
  • Friday: 8:45am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

About

We are here to support young people aged 12-25.  We offer free services on mental health, physical health, alcohol and other drugs, as well as work and study support

How to Get Help
Anyone can make a referral including self-referral, family, friends and carers, health professionals and other referrals source using our online referral form. (please scroll for more info)

Online Referral Form

Parking and accessibility
headspace Tamworth has disability access, free parking and a bus stop located across the road on Darling Street.

Hours

  • Monday: 8:45am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 8:45am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 8:45am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 8:45am - 7:00pm
  • Friday: 8:45am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

headspace Tamworth is operated by Centacare New England North West. 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, Hunter New England and Central Coast (HNECC LTD).

Services

Nutrition screening, dietary assessment and education about food and lifestyle, also support around healthy eating strategies.

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. 

Centres have a range of programs and activities for young people. Just ask your centre what they have on. 

Your GP can refer you to see a specialist youth psychiatrist for bulk billed assessment and management advice for mental health issues.

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

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

More information

About headspace Tamworth

headspace Tamworth is funded by headspace, the National Youth Mental Health Foundation, to provide quality service system which promotes and facilities the improvement of young people in the key areas of mental health, drug and alcohol-related issues and vocational services.

headspace Tamworth is a free, youth-friendly and confidential service available to young people aged 12-25 years.

The services available at headspace Tamworth include:

• Youth Care Coordinator
• Youth Counsellor, Drug and Alcohol Services
• Dietician
• Vocational worker

headspace Tamworth is not an acute or crisis mental health service.  If you or a young person you are supporting have any immediate concerns regarding the safety or wellbeing of a young person, please call the Mental Health Line on 1800 011 511, Lifeline on 13 11 14; or Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800. In an emergency, contact 000 immediately.  

How to refer:
Complete the online referral form Online Referral Form

headspace accept referrals from any source including:

  • Self referral, including walk-ins
  • Referral by family, friends and carers
  • Referral from health professionals
  • Other referral sources

 

Self Referral
Young people are encouraged to make contact with the service by:

By phone, fax or email: Contact us on 676 292 90, Fax us the referral on 676 675 47 or email us the referral headspace@centacarenenw.com.au

Drop in: Young people can walk-ins and complete the referral form between 8:45am – 5pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Thursday from 8:45am – 7:00pm. 

Family, Friend or Carer Referral
Families, friends and/ or carers can refer a young person to headspace via phone and fax or email using the referral form on the website.  The young person needs to be aware of and consent to the referral and be willing to meet with a member from the headspace team.

Professional Referral
GP’s, Allied Health Professionals, community-based agencies and educational institutions can refer young people to headspace via fax or email using the referral form on the website.

GP’s are encouraged to include a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) if appropriate.  Referrals from tertiary health services are encouraged to include an A1 or discharge summary if appropriate.

It may be necessary to have a Medicare card for some services (this can be your parents/carers card if you are listed) if not, you can apply for your own here

 

headspace Tamworth is closed on weekends and public holidays. We will update our opening hours should there be any additional closures such as during holiday periods.

Upcoming NSW Public Holidays:

13th June 2022       Queen's Birthday

3rd October 2022    Labour Day

25th December       Christmas Day

26th December        Boxing Day

27th December       Christmas Holiday

Are you 12-25?

Do you want to have a say about young people and mental health?

Well come an join our headspace Tamworth Youth Reference Group!!

 

headspace is providing young people with the opportunity to be heard and be active around youth  mental health and alcohol and other drug issues. There are a number of roles you can play in a headspace local reference group, including:

-          Leading a project in your local area

-          Website consultation and development

-          Research and evaluation of headspace services

-          Consultation around resource development such as, fact sheets, brochures, radio ads etc

-          Peer support and mentoring

-          Media spokes person

By getting involved you will:

-          Have the opportunity to have your say and direct youth mental health services in Australia

-          Develop new skills

-          Meet and work with other young people who are passionate about youth mental health

-          Make a difference to youth mental health

How do I get Involved?

Please contact : headspace@centacarenenw.com.au

or phone 67629290

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sam Davis
Program Manager

Ren Allan
Business Coordinator

Sandra Oliveros
Project Coordinator/Business Services Officer

Mel Liddicoat
Administration Assistant

Tracey Spilstead
Administration Assistant

Bronte Pennefather
Clinical Care Coordinator

Bec Hooper
Youth Care Coordinator

Tash Staines
Youth Care Coordinator

Maurine Kiplagat
Youth Care Coordinator

Nick Abouzeid
Youth Care Coordinator

Jess Downey
Youth & Community Engagement Officer

Bec Dionysius
Senior Vocational Worker/Youth & Community Engagement

Krystle Rowley
Vocational Worker

Mel Varagnola
Vocational Worker

Katie Penfold
Dietician

Deanne Harris
Dietician

headspace Tamworth has an outpost located in Gunnedah. You can expect the same welcoming, youth-friendly vibe from our team in Gunnedah. All services are free, for all young people aged 12 to 25 years.  You can get in touch with our Gunnedah team if you’re having a tough time, or would like to improve your health and wellbeing. You can also make contact if you’re not sure what’s going on, or feel like you need someone to talk to.

The services you’ll access will depend on what your needs and goals are. One of our Youth Care Coordinators will talk with you about what’s going on in your life and help you work out what your options are.

Location

31 Henry Street, Gunnedah 2380

Phone: 02 6741 4444

Email: headspaceGunnedah@centacarenenw.com.au

Opening hours

8.30 am to 5.00 pm - Monday to Friday

Referral form

https://addme.cloud/form/centacarenenw-youthservices

headspace Tamworth has an outpost located in Moree. You can expect the same welcoming, youth-friendly vibe from our team in Moree. All services are free, for all young people aged 12 to 25 years.  You can get in touch with our Moree team if you’re having a tough time, or would like to improve your health and wellbeing. You can also make contact if you’re not sure what’s going on, or feel like you need someone to talk to.

The services you’ll access will depend on what your needs and goals are. One of our Youth Care Coordinators will talk with you about what’s going on in your life and help you work out what your options are.

Location

48 Auburn Street Moree 2400

PO Box 1499

Phone: 02 6750 8585

Email: headspaceMoree@centacarenenw.com.au

Opening hours

8.30 am to 5.00 pm - Monday to Friday

Referral form

https://addme.cloud/form/centacarenenw-youthservices

headspace Tamworth has an outpost located in Narrabri. You can expect the same welcoming, youth-friendly vibe from our team in Narrabri. All services are free, for all young people aged 12 to 25 years.  You can get in touch with our Narrabri team if you’re having a tough time, or would like to improve your health and wellbeing. You can also make contact if you’re not sure what’s going on, or feel like you need someone to talk to.

The services you’ll access will depend on what your needs and goals are. One of our Youth Care Coordinators will talk with you about what’s going on in your life and help you work out what your options are.

Location

1/116 Barwan Street Narrabri, 2390

PO Box 89

Phone: 02 6792 9393

Email: headspaceNarrabri@centacarenenw.com.au

Opening hours

8.30 am to 5.00 pm - Monday to Friday

Referral form

https://addme.cloud/form/centacarenenw-youthservices