headspace Townsville is a youth-friendly, free confidential service for people aged 12-25 years and their families. We offer a range of support services including counselling for mental health and well being, drug and alcohol use, work and study support , and physical and sexual health. headspace Townsville also hosts youth programs and activities for young people.
if you have immediate concerns please contact Emergency 000, Lifeline 13 11 14, Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467 or Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800.
eheadspace.org.au is also available for one-on-one counselling, group chats, helpful resources and more for both young people and their families.
- Monday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
- Tuesday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
- Wednesday: 8:30am - 8:00pm
- Thursday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
- Friday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
headspace Townsville is operated by Northern Australia Primary Health Limited. 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, Northern Queensland Primary Health Network.
Mental health workers – which may include psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors and other workers – that can help if you're just not feeling yourself.
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.
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 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.
If you are aged 12 to 25 there is no wrong way to access headspace Townsville. You can call us to make an appointment or you can talk to you Doctor about a referral.
Accessing headspace Townsville is free with a valid Medicare card. If you don't have a Medicare card and think you may be eligible, you can apply for one on the Human Services page -
If you are wanting to refer a young person to headspace Townsville or require a copy of our referral form, please give us a call on 07 4799 1799 or you can find it on our homepage. If you're not able to phone us, or if you don't feeling comfortable, you can email email@example.com with your contact details and a headspace Townsville team member will get back to you either by phone or email.
You can also contact eheadspace, a free online and phone support service for young people, on 1800 650 890 or visit eheadspace.org.au to have a confidential chat online
If you are in crisis please contact emergency services:
24hr Mental Health Care (Qld health) - 1300 64 22 55
Suicide Call Back Service - 1300 659 467
Kids Help Line - 1800 55 1800
Lifeline Australia - 13 11 14
headspace Townsville has a number of groups that provide a safe and friendly space for you to get to meet new friends, develop skills, and generally have fun! No fees involved!
Shine - for young women aged 15 - 25 Thursday fortnights 5.30pm - 7.30pm
Pride project - for young people who identify as LGBTIQA+ aged 12 - 17 Wednesday fortnights 3.30pm - 4.30pm.
Men's group - for young men aged 15 - 25 Wednesday fortnights 5.30pm - 7.30pm.
Jamm Time - for young people aged 12 - 17 Thursday fortnights 3.30pm - 5.00pm.
*for further information of when these groups are running please contact headspace Townsville
To keep up to date with what's on when, head to our Facebook page.
Talks, Presentations and Workshops
headspace Townsville have a range of talks, presentations and workshops that can be delivered to young people aged 12 to 25 on youth mental health topics.
These presentations and workshops can be tailored for school staff, parents and service providers. If you would like headspace Townsville to attend your school or organisation, please fill out the request form here and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Once we receive your request, one of our team members make contact with you to discuss further. Please note that our Community Awareness Team experiences high demand of request and may take up to 5 business day to get back to you.
headspace Townsville have experienced Holyoake DRUMBEAT facilitator that can deliver the program to your school group or organisation. The Holyoake DRUMBEAT program is a 10 week program designed to build resilience through rhythm. The program strongly focuses on reducing social isolation by increasing social skills so people can better engage with the world around them. This program is best suited to groups of 6 to 15, please contact us to discuss options for larger groups.
Once we receive your request, one of our Holyoake DRUMBEAT facilitators will make contact with you to discuss further. Please note that our Holyoake DRUMBEAT facilitators experiences high demand of request and may take up to 5 business day to get back to you.
Youth Advisory Crew headspace Townsville (YAChT)
headspace Townsville is a strong advocate for young people and believes that the participation of young people in decision making is a key driver of the headspace model. We want to ensure that headspace Townsville keeps young people at the centre of the organisation so that we can continue to be responsive to young people’s needs and preferences.
Are you aged between 15 and 25 and live in Townsville or surrounds?
We want you to apply if:
- You are aged between 15 and 25, and
- You feel passionate about young people's health, mental health, work and study.
We welcome all value all young people and embrace diversity
How do I get involved?
Contact us for a position description and an application form:
- email - email@example.com
- call - 07 4799 1799
- drop in – Riverway, Pioneer Park, Village Boulevard, Thuringowa Central
headspace Townsville has a range of staff you can come see including:
- Steven - Centre Manager
- Pim - Clinical Lead
- Maddison - Youth Access Clinician
- Kaitlyn - Youth Access Clinician
- Hollie - Youth Access Clinician
- Braden - Mental Health Clinician
- Michelle - Mental Health Clinician
- Erin - Mental Health Clinician
- Sydnee - Mental Health Clinician
- Tara - Mental Health Clinician
- Lucy - Mental Health Clinician
- Dr. Syed Shah- Telehealth Consultant Psychiatrist
Youth and Community Engagement
- Dylan - Youth Worker
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