headspace

Tweed Heads

Hours

  • Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

headspace Tweed Heads provides free support for 12-25 year olds going through a tough time.

Our "no wrong door" policy means that no young person will be turned away without being supported to access services in or outside of headspace. Services can be accessed with or without a formal referral.

We have Youth Access Clinicians, Aboriginal Youth Access Clinician, psychologists, psychiatrist, GP, drug and alcohol worker, dietician, and an employment advisor working within our centre. Our community engagement worker builds links with the community.

headspace Tweed Heads Youth Advisory Group meets fortnightly to plan events, discuss ways to improve the centre, review provision of services, and create innovative ways to support young people.

Hours

  • Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

headspace Tweed Heads is operated by Social Futures. 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, Social Futures.

Services

Mental Health Services

Mental health workers – which may include psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors and other workers – that can help if you're just not feeling yourself.

Alcohol & Drug Services

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

Youth Reference Group

A group of young people who help with events and some decision making at a centre. Ask your centre about getting involved.

Sexual Health Services

Sexual health screenings on site or links to local services. 

Work & Study Services

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

Youth Programs

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

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

Media gallery

headspace Tweed Heads virtual tour
Keiah's Story
Ren's Story
Mia's Story
How headspace centres can help
What is headspace
Helping you get a job

Jobs and volunteering

Positions currently available at headspace Tweed Heads

EOI – Psychologist Tweed Heads & Lismore, Part-time/Sessional

EOI – Psychologist Tweed Heads &  Lismore

We are currently seeking passionate allied health professionals to work as part of a multidisciplinary team delivering psychological interventions to young people.

What we offer our private allied health professionals:

  • the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of young people, by offering a range of support options which are tailored to their needs.
  • comfortable rooms in a convenient location
  • on-going referrals of young people who have been assessed and are ready to receive services
  • proactive approach in monitoring appointments
  • flexibility to choose days
  • full administrative support from our Clinical Receptionists
  • regular communication with a Service Manager
  • being part of a friendly multi-disciplinary team which includes Youth Access Clinicians, GPs, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Social workers and Consortium partners
  • paid attendance to multi-disciplinary meetings
  • professional development opportunities.

Social Futures is looking to contract suitably qualified Allied Health professional(s) to deliver services within headspace Tweed heads and headspace Lismore to:

  • Provide psychological interventions to clients at the Facility;
  • Provide services in a conscientious, professional, competent and expeditious manner and in accordance with all appropriate standards applicable to the industry in which Social Futures operates;
  • Practice at the Facility according to a mutually agreed roster;
  • Maintain Clinical responsibility for their actions including appropriate use of and maintenance of client records

If you would like to become part of this exceptional team please contact us using the below details:

Michele Laurie, Service Manager, headspace Tweed Heads
Ph: 07 5589 8700 or mlaurie@headspace-tweed.org.au

Teri King, Service Manager headspace Lismore
Ph: 02 6625 0200 or tking@headspace-lismore.org.au

 

Position Description: 20170308_EOI Headspace Psychologists

EOI – Psychologist Tweed Heads &  Lismore

We are currently seeking passionate allied health professionals to work as part of a multidisciplinary team delivering psychological interventions to young people.

What we offer our private allied health professionals:

  • the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of young people, by offering a range of support options which are tailored to their needs.
  • comfortable rooms in a convenient location
  • on-going referrals of young people who have been assessed and are ready to receive services
  • proactive approach in monitoring appointments
  • flexibility to choose days
  • full administrative support from our Clinical Receptionists
  • regular communication with a Service Manager
  • being part of a friendly multi-disciplinary team which includes Youth Access Clinicians, GPs, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Social workers and Consortium partners
  • paid attendance to multi-disciplinary meetings
  • professional development opportunities.

Social Futures is looking to contract suitably qualified Allied Health professional(s) to deliver services within headspace Tweed heads and headspace Lismore to:

  • Provide psychological interventions to clients at the Facility;
  • Provide services in a conscientious, professional, competent and expeditious manner and in accordance with all appropriate standards applicable to the industry in which Social Futures operates;
  • Practice at the Facility according to a mutually agreed roster;
  • Maintain Clinical responsibility for their actions including appropriate use of and maintenance of client records

If you would like to become part of this exceptional team please contact us using the below details:

Michele Laurie, Service Manager, headspace Tweed Heads
Ph: 07 5589 8700 or mlaurie@headspace-tweed.org.au

Teri King, Service Manager headspace Lismore
Ph: 02 6625 0200 or tking@headspace-lismore.org.au

Position Description: 20170308_EOI Headspace Psychologists

For more information contact:

Name: Michele Laurie
Phone: (07) 5589 8700
Email: mlaurie@headspace-tweed.org.au

More information

Finding Us & Access

headspace Tweed Heads is located in the Comarco House building at 145 Wharf Street Tweed Heads (in front of Tweed Day Surgery building). Come up the front stairs or via access ramp on the right hand side and our reception is through the front doors on the Ground Floor.

Our building is fully wheelchair accessible with internal lifts and accessible toilets. We can arrange Auslan and other language interpreter support when requested on booking.

Street view headspace building 145 Wharf St Tweed Heads

Meet the team

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Service Manager

Michele Laurie

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Team Leader

Jackie Scales

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Youth Access Clinicians

Ryan Findlay

Sophie Lord

Claire Cottone

Angie Vick (Murwillumbah Outreach)

Adrianna Soulis

Aboriginal Youth Access Clinician

Leisa Lavelle

Community Engagement Officer

Damien Becker

Clinical Receptionists

Megan Kimmorley

Mel Mathams

GP

Dr. Paul Davies

Psychologists

Hanson Jeong

Edith Saedt

Marise Fallon

Carla Schlesinger

Phil Borrack

Alyson Dunn

John Malone

Mental Health Occupational Therapist

Jen Butler

Psychiatrists

Dr. Ben Hadikusumo

headspace Early Psychosis team

Drug and Alcohol Counsellor

Currently recruiting

Employment Advisor

Keshet Cohen

Dietician

Nina Kelly

Family Counsellor

Monika Obirek

Art Therapy

Megan O'Reilly (volunteer)

Branka Doncevska (student)

How to access our services

headpsace Tweed Heads has professionally trained staff that are focused on helping young people between the ages of 12 and 25 years to address any health problems, confidentially and with respect.

All of our onsite services are FREE for young people between the ages of 12 and 25!*

How do you access our services?

  • You can walk in off the street and make an appointment
  • You can call us on (07) 5589 8700 and make an appointment
  • You can email us on enquiries@headspace-tweed.org.au
  • You can ask a parent, carer, teacher or the youth service you use to refer you

Do you need a medicare card?

  • You need a medicare card to access some of our private practitioners (psychologists, psychiatrist, dietician, exercise physiologist, dietician and G.P.)
  • For more info on how to apply for a Medicare card, click here
  • If you don't have a medicare card, you can still access our Youth Access Clinicians, Drug and Alcohol Counsellor and our Employment Advisor

How do you get to headspace Tweed Heads?

We have a bus stop right outside our door at 145 Wharf St. Click here for bus timetables to North and South or call Translink on 13 12 30.

What free services are at headspace Tweed Heads?

  • Youth Access Clinicians to help you make a plan to find the right people and help you in your situation
  • A G.P. - to keep your general health in check as well as help out with a care plan if needed
  • Counselling - psychologists work onsite
  • Drug and alcohol counselling
  • Dietician and Exercise Physiologist
  • Psychiatrist
  • Mental Health Social Worker
  • Employment advice
  • Heaps of info and someone to talk to
  • Yoga and self-care groups

What does confidentiality mean for you at headspace?

In Australia, laws protect clients' rights to have the information they share with doctors and others who provide health services kept private. These laws mean that what you tell people during a helth care appointment must remain private between you and that person or service, except in particular situations.

There may be times when the person you are seeing at headspace is required by law to share information about you with another organisation, your parents or carers, or in some specific situations, court or the police. This may happen if the staff member thinks you or another person is at risk physically or mentally. If you are under 16 and someone is hurting you, we are required by law to make a report to the Department of Community Services.

Whenever possible, a headspace staff member will talk to you first to explain the reason and need for any disclosure of your personal information. However, confidentiality is your right in almost all circumstances. If you aren't sure, just ask the staff member about your confidentiality before you talk to them. We will always do our best to give you a straight answer.

*where headspace clinicians refer young people to specialists or services external to the Centre, gap fees may be charged by those providers. We recommend discussing any costs, concessions or payment plans with those providers prior to engaging their services.

Book a 15 minute centre tour

Young people, parents and carers are welcome to book a 15 minute walk-through of the service before booking a first consultation. One of our friendly Youth Access Clinicians will be your guide!

Please contact reception on (07) 5589 8700 or enquiries@headspace-tweed.org.au if you would like to do so.

Virtual tour (video)

Youth Advisory Group

Are you 12 – 25 years old, interested in mental health, and passionate about making a difference?

headspace Tweed Heads aims to have young people involved in every aspect of the decision-making for our centre.

  • Planning and helping run youth events and other programs including art workshops, markets, band comps, hosting headspace stalls at festivals and more.
  • Evaluating and helping shape the delivery of headspace services.
  • Assisting in the design and development of our centre.
  • Attending various meetings for local organisations/services/schools and presenting on behalf of headspace Tweed Heads.
  • Giving feedback and ideas on policies and procedures, including recruitment and staff training.
  • Developing our social media platforms and community engagement strategies.

WE MEET FORTNIGHTLY AT OUR CENTRE, Wednesdays 4-6pm @145 Wharf Street, Tweed Heads

Speak to one of our receptionists or fill in the online form here: https://form.jotform.co/50767748603868

For more info, contact:

Damien Becker - dbecker@headspace-tweed.org.au or phone (07) 5589 8700.

(Community Engagement Officer at headspace Tweed Heads)

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COMPASS LGBTIQAP+ Youth Network

Compass is a youth-driven network of community members and service providers uniting to provide safety, support, acceptance and celebration for LGBTIQAP+ young people in the Tweed Shire and Southern Gold Coast.

 

Meeting dates for 2019 (all 3-5pm at headspace, 145 Wharf St Tweed Heads):

10 April

13 June

8 August

10 October

ALL WELCOME! Please RSVP to Damien on dbecker@headspace-tweed.org.au

 

Other important dates!

Wear It Purple Day 30th August

Tweed/Cooly Diversity Walk 26th October

 

All enquiries please contact Damien on (07) 5589 8700 or email dbecker@headspace-tweed.org.au.

Compass Flier

SPECTRUM LGBTIQAP+ Social Group for 16-25 year olds

headspace Tweed Heads and the Compass network are very excited to be offering SPECTRUM: LGBTIQAP+ social group for 16-25 year olds in Tweed Heads and Murwillumbah, starting this month!

We will be running the group on the 2nd Thursday of the month from 5-6:30pm at headspace Tweed Heads and the last Tuesday of the month from 4-5:30pm at the Murwillumbah Community Centre youth space. We start this May on the 9th in Tweed and 29th in Murwillumbah.

Spectrum is open to 16-25 year olds. There is no need to pre-register, people can show up and register on the day and the vibe will be relaxed and welcoming. The groups will be run by headspace Tweed Heads staff, ACON staff and peer leaders. We are open to other organisations who would like to co-facilitate. This is a young-people led initiative and remains a space where young people can come along and decide how they want to develop the group and what activities they want to do.

 

All the info is on the attached poster. Please print, post, share with your networks and advertise widely.


Contact: Jackie or Claire at headspace on (07) 5589 8700 or enquiries@headspace-tweed.org.au.

 

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Ren's Story (video)

This is the second video in our #breakthestigma video series directed by our incredibly talented Youth Advisory Group member Ren Simpson. In this video Ren tells the story of her mental health journey and how headspace has helped her deal with significant challenges in her life, including living with Borderline Personality Disorder and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Click here to watch Ren's Story.

Rens Story Poster

Keiah's Story (video)

"I've let my past make me better not bitter."

headspace Tweed Heads Youth Advisory Group President and Compass founding member Keiah shares her inspiring personal story of overcoming addiction and becoming the incredible young woman and community leader she is today. This is the third video in headspace Tweed Head's #breakthestigma series directed by Ren Simpson.

Click here to watch Keiah's Story.

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Mia's Story (video)

headspace Tweed Heads Youth Advisory Group member Mia shares her inspiring personal story of living with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. This is the fouth video in headspace Tweed Head's #breakthestigma series directed by one our amazing young film maker, Ren Simpson.

Click here to watch Mia's Story.

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#breakthestigma (video)

Mental health doesn't discriminate - do you?

Here's a cute little 3 minute clip made by our young film maker Ren Simpson showing how mental health issues can happen to anyone. Here at headspace we are breaking the stigma against mental health and emphasising the importance of seeking help early and talking to friends, trusted adults and professionals about what's going on.

Click here to watch #breakthestigma.