Our friendly staff at headspace Woolloongabba can assist young people aged 12 to 25 with mental health, general health, drug, alcohol, work and study issues. Some services are bulk-billed with a Medicare card and valid Mental Health Treatment Plan.
We have a wide range of support available including Psychologists and Social Workers. Check out our tabs below for more information.
While we accept walk-in appointments, we prefer young people call us to book an initial appointment.
We provide wheel chair access throughout the centre including the toilets.
We are accessible by public transport with Buranda Train Station only a short walk away. Please check the Translink website to plan your journey.
- Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Tuesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
- Wednesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
- Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
headspace woolloongabba is operated by Aftercare. 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, Brisbane South (Brisbane South PHN).
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.
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.
Get tips on how to prepare your resume and present for interviews. Find out about local employment opportunities (full time, part-time, or casual).
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 issue.
A group of young people who help with events and some decision making at a centre. Ask your centre about getting involved.
Jobs and volunteering
Positions currently available at headspace woolloongabba
Employer: Work at headspace Woolloongabba Aftercare
Mental Health Clinician – Psychologist / Occupational Therapist / Social Worker
Time for a change? Passionate about working with young people?
- Improving the lives of young people as part of an interesting and innovative team
- Working in a supportive and inclusive environment with a positive team culture
- Further developing your therapeutic skills in working with young people
- Flexibility – 1-5 days work per week is available
If it’s yes to the above, then this role is for you!
About the role:
headspace Nundah is seeking Private Practitioners, to join our multidisciplinary team supporting people aged 12-25 years with mental ill-health. As a Private Practitioner your income will be derived directly from Medicare Billings so you will need to be eligible to provide services under the Medicare Benefits Scheme (MBS - Better Access).
All you need is:
- Current registration with AHPRA
- Be eligible to obtain a Medicare Provider Number
- Hold one of the following qualifications: Clinical Psychologist, General Psychologist, Mental health Accredited Social Worker or Mental Health Occupational Therapists.
- Possess experience providing therapeutic interventions to young people aged between 12-25 years, experience working in private practice is highly desirable
- A passion to make a difference in the lives of young people!
What we can offer you:
As a team member within headspace Nundah you will have access to:
- A welcoming youth friendly consult room
- A caseload of 12-25 year olds who have already completed a psychosocial assessment
- Excellent clinical support from the intake team and Clinical Team Leader
- Excellent Administrative support – our admin team book all your appointments, and complete all scheduling and billing
- Access to Clinical Education offered within the headspace Aftercare centres
- Access to funded professional development opportunities
- A positive and supportive team environment
To apply please email a copy of your CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability to headspace.Woolloongabba@aftercare.com.au or contact us if you would like any further information on 3249 2222.
We understand that asking for help when you're not feeling yourself can sometimes be difficult or uncomfortable. Because of this, we have made our referral process as easy as possible.
If you are 12-25
- You can refer yourself
- You can have a family member or friend refer you (with your consent)
- Your GP can refer you
- Your school, TAFE, University or other service providers can refer you or assist you in making an appointment
If you are under 16 years of age, we encourage you to bring along a parent, care giver or support person for your first appointment.
To make an appointment
You can call us on (07) 3249 2222
You can email us at headspace.Woolloongabba@aftercare.com.au
You can drop in and see us at 182 Logan Rd, Woolloongabba QLD 4102.
Please be aware that our email account is only checked during business hours. If you require urgent or out of business hours help please call KidsHelpLine 1800 55 1800, Lifeline 13 11 14 or visit eheadspace
At headspace Woolloongabba we take your privacy very seriously and anything shared with us is confidential. We keep all your information on a secure database which is only available to headspace Woolloongabba staff. The law stops us from sharing your information outside these people unless we have your permission. Sometimes you do not want us to share your information and we respect that, however there may be times when we need to talk to someone without your permission, such as; if you or someone else is at significant risk of harm or if the law requires us to do so.
Our services are free, with 10 appointments bulk billed per year covered by Medicare when you have a Mental Health Treatment Plan and a Medicare Card.
You don’t need to have a Mental Health Treatment Plan before contacting headspace and coming in for your first appointment. This can be arranged for you with one of our GP’s or your own, after you attend.
Bulk Billing is where headspace, instead of charging you, can bill Medicare (or the Australian government) for the health services that you receive.
For Service Providers (Including GP's and Government Departments)
If you are a service provider, GP or Government Department, please complete the referral form below and return to headspace Woolloongabba by email, fax or post. If the young person has a Mental Health Care Plan in place please provide 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 you are referring is suitable for service at headspace Woolloongabba.
Please note we are an early intervention service; our Clinical Team Leader will assess all incoming referrals and we will contact you shortly after to let you know whether the young person has been accepted into service.
Our fax number is (07) 3038 3090
Our email is headspace.Woolloongabba@aftercare.com.au
Our postal address is PO Box 6042, Woolloongabba QLD 4102
To access headspace Woolloongabba's services for free all you need to have is a valid Medicare card. Click here to learn more about what a Medicare is and how it can help you to have one.
If you don't have a Medicare card but think you might be eligible, you can click here to apply with the Department of Human Services.
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, such as our fee-for-service options which range in price.
Our group programs are currently on pause as we do our part to help stop the spread of COVID-19. We will updated our website and social media regularly with more information. In the meantime, please check out the groups we would typically hold throughout the year below.
Diverse City is a 6 session program designed by young people who identify as LGBTIQA+ to support other young people. Each session is held fortnightly, and will cover different topics such as:
- The LGBTIQA+ Community
- Healthy Relationships
- Mental Health
- Alcohol and Other Drugs
If you want to get involved with this group, please get in contact with the centre on (07) 3249 2222 or headspace.Woolloongabba@aftercare.com.au
headworks is a job club for young people looking for employment. Through this group, young people will learn about resume writing, interview skills, and using their own networks to find employment. We will also take them out into work environments to practice all of these skills.
To get involved with this program, give us a call on (07) 3249 2222 or send us an email at headspace.Woolloongabba@aftercare.com.au
socialspace is an open and free group for meeting new people and making friends! Come along and join in on a relaxed environment, full of great people with music, board games, food, movies and much more!
This group is for young people 12-25 years old and is held fortnightly on Wednesdays from 4:00pm - 5:00pm. The first group for 2020 will be on Wednesday, 15th of January. There's no need to call us before you come, just show up and hang out!
matespace is a group for young men, aged 12-25, to come down to our centre and hang out with like-minded people, talk about what's going on and have some fun at the same time!
The group is held fortnightly on Wednesdays, starting on the 8th of January from 4:00pm - 5:00pm. There's no need to call us before you come, just show up and hang out!
Mental Health Toolkit
The Mental Health Toolkit is a group program offering evidence-based skills to help young people who are feeling down, tense or anxious. Each group is held weekly for 6 weeks, and will cover a range of different topics!
If you would like to get involved with this program, please get in touch with our centre on (07) 3249 2222 or headspace.Woolloongabba@aftercare.com.au
headspace Woolloongabba is located in the Gabba Traffic Area. A two hour parking limit applies to all on-street parking spaces within The Gabba Traffic Area between 7am-7pm, Monday to Friday, unless signed otherwise. On days when events are held at the Gabba, a 15 minute parking limit applies to all on-street parking spaces between 7am-10pm. Click here for more info.
headspace Woolloongabba is accessible by public transport with the Buranda Train Station and bus stops only a short walk away. Click here to head to Translink's website to plan your journey.
headspace Woolloongabba is located on the ground floor, with wheelchair access throughout the centre, including the bathrooms.
Some young people have found these various apps, online programs and organisations helpful while they are waiting to see a clinician at headspace Woolloongabba:
eheadspace - Free, confidential, over the phone or online counselling service provided by headspace. 1800 650 890 or eheadspace.org.au
Kids Helpline - Free, private and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5-25 years. 1800 55 1800 or kidshelpline.com.au
ReachOut - Online resources and support for young people under 25 going through a tough time. au.reachout.com
Head to Health - Wherever you are on your mental health journey, Head to Health is here to help you find the information, resources, and services that most suit your needs. headtohealth.gov.au
Bite Back - Online activities, psychoeducation and positive psychology to support young people with their mental health. biteback.org.au
BeyondNow App - This is a safely planning app that you can work through if you're having thoughts of suicide. beyondblue.org.au/get-support/beyondnow-suicide-safety-planning
The Desk - Online tools and programs to support students with their mental health. thedesk.org.au
Hello Sunday Morning - Website and app that support young people cutting back or taking a break from alcohol. hellosundaymorning.org
The Brave Program - Online program to support young people aged 8-17 with anxiety. brave4you.psy.uq.edu.au/
Breakup Shakeup - App that supports young people going through a relationship break up. iTunes.apple.com/au/app/breakup-shakeup/id1017200579?mt=8
Clear Your Vision - Online program to support young people to reduce their cannabis use. cannabissupport.com.au/treatment/tools-to-quit/clear-your-vision
headspace Woolloongabba staff are dedicated health professionals who are passionate about working with young people and supporting you in a safe, friendly, confidential and non-judgemental environment.
Regional Services Manager - Ash
Clinical Services Manager (Primary) - Vanessa
Clinical Services Manager (Uplift and Early Psychosis) - Veronica
Operations Manager - Johanna
Clinical Manager - Lynda
Senior Intake Clinician - Natalie
Intake and Assessment Clinician - Tara
Intake and Assessment Clinician - Alex
Social Inclusion Coordinator - Matt
Uplift Senior Clinician - Meera
Uplift Clinician - Sophie
Community Engagement Coordinator - Kris
Senior Medical Receptionist - Meredith
Medical Receptionist - Natalie
Medical Receptionist - Dewi
GP - Dr Joss
GP - Dr Erin
Mental Health Social Worker - Michelle
Clinical Psychologist - Ashleigh
Clinical Psychologist - Hayley
Clinical Psychologist - Leah
Psychologist - Erin
Psychologist - Dawn
Psychologist - Sathya
Mental Health Occupational Therapist - Annie
Mental Health Occupational Therapist - Corey
Mental Health Occupational Therapist - Jess
Dietitian - Copeland
Other Services available:
Work and Study Support - Maxima Employment
Work and Study Support - Salvation Army
Alcohol and Other Drug Support - Clarence St (formerly ADAWS)
The Youth Reference Group (YRG) is made up of a diverse group of young volunteers aged 16-25 years, who help support and guide the centre on key components of youth mental heath service delivery and community awareness initiatives both within the centre and the broader community.
The role of the YRG is varied and members are offered a range of opportunities to contribute to our centre and their community including; reviewing decisions regarding the day to day running of the centre, helping plan youth events and representing headspace Woolloongabba at events or in the media.
If you would like to join our headspace Woolloongabba Youth Reference Group you can apply here, or complete the Youth Reference Group application (PDF file) and forward it to headspace.Woolloongabba@aftercare.com.au.
Any upcoming events will be advertised online on our Facebook and Instagram, and our website will be updated here with a timetable regularly.
All activities are free unless otherwise noted and will be run by our friendly team.
if you would like resources to distribute to young people aged 12-25 please email headspace.Woolloongabba@aftercare.com.au.
For all enquiries regarding presentations and community engagement activities please contact headspace.Woolloongabba@aftercare.com.au and attention Kris, our Community Engagement Coordinator. Please be advised that 2-3 weeks notice for presentations and events is appreciated.
If you are over 25 years old and you are a friend or family member of a young person who was supported by headspace Woolloongabba, please contact us on headspace.Woolloongabba@aftercare.com.au. Otherwise, you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about volunteering opportunities with Aftercare.