headspace
Bendigo

headspace building

Hours

  • Monday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 12:30pm - 5:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

About

headspace is a   confidential & FREE   service where young people aged 12-25 can access a range of services. 
 
In response to   COVID-19  , we have transitioned to a mixture of in-person catch-ups and phone and videocall services so we can continue to offer our mental health supports of young people. This step has been taken to ensure the safety of young people, family and friends, and headspace staff.   Please call us during our opening hours if you have any questions.

Want to make a referral?       Please see the   More Information    section at the bottom of this page.  

headspace Team Photo3

Hours

  • Monday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 12:30pm - 5:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

headspace Bendigo is operated by Bendigo Community Health Services. 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, Murray (Murray PHN).

Services

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 issue. 

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

1. Complete a referral form via any of the below pathways

 

 

  • In person at our headspace Bendigo office

 

  • Over the phone with one of our receptionists (03 5406 1400)

 

  • Print and mail (78-80 Pall Mall, Bendigo, Victoria, 3550)

 

  • Print and fax (03 5441 4200)

 

2. We will contact you to book an appointment

This may take a few days. Please call us or drop into our office if you feel it's urgent.

 

3. The assessment

You will meet with one of our Mental Health Clinicians for an hour. They will give you information, ask you questions and answer any questions you might have.

 

4. Next step

Lets work out the best way to support you. If you don't understand something or have any questions, please call us on (03) 5406 1400.

At headspace Bendigo we are committed to providing the best care, as close to home as possible. To support this, we have introduced the possibility of telehealth videocalls as an option. Using telehealth, you can have an appointment with your headspace Bendigo worker by using our videocall platform. You can do this from your home, at your school, local health service or any location with a reliable internet connection.

Telehealth appointments will only be available where suitable and must be requested and booked in advance.

Google Chrome, Safari or Firefox browsers must be used for accessing these services.

Click here to complete your pre-session survey.

Click here to start your video call.

 

EDUCATION/COMMUNITY/LGBTIQA+ EVENT REQUEST

If you would like to book an education community event session for your school or community group please click on this link and complete the form. 

If you would like to book a LGBTIQA+ session for your school, community group or organisation please click on this link and complete the form. 

Please note: 4 weeks' notice really helps us!

All requests will be considered however, if less than 4 weeks' notice is provided, this may effect our capacity to participate.

Education sessions can help you with;

  • Introduction to headspace
  • Tips for a healthy headspace
  • Dealing with stress related to COVID-19
  • Anxiety
  • VCE/HSC Tips
  • Bullying

 

LGBTIQA+ sessions can help you with;

  • Supporting LGBTIQA+ Young People in school and everyday life
  • An overview of the HEY Diversity Program and support available
  • Information sessions on all things LGBTIQA+
  • Creating an LGBTIQA+ inclusive service
  • Sessions can be tailored to your needs

We have a range of youth friendly staff who will talk to you about your concerns in a confidential, non-judgemental environment. 

 

headspace Manager – Lindsay

Client Services Supervisor – Naomi

Client Services Worker – Erin

 

headspace Mental Health Team:

 Mental Health Clinician - Jodie

 Mental Health Clinician – Amy

 Mental Health Clinician – Millee

 Mental Health Clinician – Andrew

 Mental Health Clinician – Aimee

Mental Health Clinician – Taylah

Mental Health Clinician – Chloe

Mental Health Clinician – Oliver

IHSHY (Innovative Health Services for Homeless Youth) – Jennifer

 

Medical:

 General Practitioner - Dr Chris Sasse

 General Practitioner - Dr Kasey Hogg

 Paediatrician – Dr Tim Penno

 

 

Vocational Specialists - Individual Placement and Support Program:

 Dean

 Colleen

  

Community Engagement Worker - Haylee

 

LGBTIQ+ HEY Project Worker - Maree

 

Consortia & Co-Located Partners:

St Luke's Anglicare Victoria

Youth Support and Advocacy Service (YSAS)

HAVEN; Home, Safe

Access Australia Group

Bendigo Health

Bendigo & District Aboriginal Co-Operative (BDAC)

For almost all services at headspace Bendigo, you do not need a medicare card. 

If you need to see our GP, you will need to have access to medicare. 
Please note: even if you don't have access to a medicare card, please contact us on 5406 1400 and we will assist where possible. 

Many young people are listed on a parent's medicare card, and we can look up your medicare number without needing the physical card.

For young people aged 15 and above, you can apply for your own medicare card if you want to.

Fill out the medicare application form and return this form with ID (such as your birth certificate or student ID) to the medicare service centre.

Our local medicare service centre is in the same building as Centrelink at 231 Lyttleton Terrace, Bendigo VIC 3550.

 

headspace Bendigo believes youth participation is fundamental to the delivery of quality services for young people.  This is why we have a youth reference group to assist and if you're aged between 12 - 25 we would love for you to be a part of it.

We meet fortnightly on a Tuesday night, with a very casual and relaxed atmosphere that encourages people to speak as much or as little as they want.

If you are interested, please call headspace on 5406 1400 or email Haylee Kennedy (Community Engagement Worker) at hayleekennedy@bchs.com.au.

 

                                            

headspace Bendigo offers two diversity groups weekly for young people who identify as LGBTIQA+ and their friends and allies.

We provide a safe and inclusive space where young people can be themselves, meet others, have some fun and participate in community activities that celebrate diversity.

If you would like to make a general enquiry, you can complete the form HERE. 

 

HEY Diversity Program

headspace Bendigo offers two diversity groups weekly for young people who identify as LGBTIQA+ and their friends and allies.

We provide a face and inclusive space where young people can be themselves, meet others, have some fun and participate in community activities that celebrate diversity.

If you are interested in joining one of our diversity groups please complete the form HERE.

Our diversity worker will be in contact with you to discuss your registration further.

                               

 

Parent/Carer support group for parents of Trans and Gender Diverse Young People

We also provide a support group for parents of Trans and Gender diverse young people. The parent support group is an opportunity to connect with other parents who may be on a similar journey and hear from guest speakers.

If you are interested in joining our parent support group for parents of trans and gender diverse young people, please complete the from HERE.