headspace Whyalla is a free and confidential youth health service dedicated to supporting young people aged 12-25.
We support your mental health, physical and sexual health, drugs & alcohol support and education & employment.
We have a No Wrong Door policy, if we are not the right place for you we will help you to connect with the best service option in our local community.
Referral is easy, at your first appointment you can talk to qualified professionals about whats happening in your life, the services you access will depend on your needs and goals.
headspace Whyalla has free parking and has disability access throughout the centre.
- Monday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
- Tuesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
- Wednesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
- Thursday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
- Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
headspace Whyalla is operated by Country & Outback 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, Country SA 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 concern.
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.
Centres have a range of programs and activities for young people. Just ask your centre what they have on.
headspace Whyalla offers 'stop by' times. These times are for young people to access the centre with no obligation to have a yarn, chat, seek advice and check out the centre.
During these times there is a clinician available to talk you through our service, complete a referral form and work out if it is the best fit for you.
Mondays 3pm-5pm & Thursdays 10am-12pm
Enquiries from friends, families and service providers also welcome.
All of our services are FREE
If you are 15 years or older, you can apply to have your own Medicare card, you can apply for one on the Human Services page - https://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/medicare/medicare-card
If you are ineligible to apply for a Medicare card give us a call and we will direct you to alternative appropriate services for you.
If you are coming by car there is plenty of FREE parking space.
The local bus service has stops at Westlands then it’s a short walk to Ekblom Street
There is also local taxi services that can get you to the centre.
Des’s Taxi – 131 008
eheadspace is an online and over the telephone service that supports young people and their families going through a tough time.
eheadspace is a confidential, free and secure space where young people 12 - 25 or their family can chat, email or speak on the phone with a qualified youth mental health professional
Young people may contact eheadspace if they need advice, are worried about their mental health or are feeling isolated or alone. eheadspace can help with a broad range of issues like bullying, drug and alcohol issues, depression and anxiety, relationships, concerns about friends, fitting in and isolation.
You can check out eheadspace by clicking on this link.
If you're 15 - 24 and worried about work or study, get free and confidential support from the Digital Work and Study specialists at headspace.
The Team can assist you with creating a winning resume, career planning, job searching, interview preparation, contact and collaboration with employers and social firms.
To find out more check out the web link below.
headspace has developed an Welcome Pack for young people & family and friends to read and better understand headspace.
You can download the pack here
Feedback is important to headspace Whyalla. It allows us to develop and maintain quality services to young people that access our centre.
Its important to tell us if we are doing things well and if are things we could do better. If you would like to discuss feedback face to face please call 8641 4330 to make a time to talk.
Accessing headspace services is easy.
Anyone can refer into headspace Whyalla. You can refer yourself or you can be referred by a friend, family member, health professional or school.
You can get the Form Here or you can refer into the service by calling 8641 4330
Referrer’s please remember that we are a voluntary service, so the young person that is being referred to us must know about and consent to the referral.
If the young person has a Mental Health Care Plan in place please attach a copy of this with the referral form.
We do require all GP's and external referrers to fill in our referral form to make sure that the young person’s access to headspace Whyalla is as smooth as possible.
Our fax number is 08 8641 4399
Our email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Our postal address is 24-26 Ekblom Street Whyalla Norrie SA 5608