headspace Bendigo is a place you can go to, when you may need help with any issue that maybe worrying you. All services are FREE.
You can receive support from a range of professionals including youth workers, sexual health workers, social workers, alcohol and other drug workers. No referrals needed.
Just give us a call on 5406 1400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will contact you to make an appointment. Please be aware that this email account is only checked during business hours so if you need urgent help call the Crisis, Assessment and Treatment Team on 1300 363 788 or Lifeline 13 11 14.
We have late appointments on Tuesdays from 5pm - 7pm for existing clients only.
Local bus stop at the front door.
- Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Tuesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
- Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Thursday: 9:00am - 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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you want headspace Bendigo's support for an event or education session ...
If you want headspace Bendigo's support for an event or education session, click on this link and complete the form 2019-Education-Session-Request-Form.docx .
All requests will be considered however our capacity is dependent on the availability of our qualified staff.
A minimum of 4 weeks' notice prior to an event would be appreciated.
We have a range of youth friendly staff who will talk to you about your concerns in a confidential, non-judgemental environment.
Director - Jenny Singe
Clinical team manager - Lindsay Rose
Executive assistant - Annette McCallum
Client services supervisor - Naomi Nebauer
Client services worker - Erin Smith
Core clinical team:
Mental Health Occupational Therapist - Gary Ferguson (Thursday and every second Friday)
Psychologist - Jodie McQualter (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)
Social Worker – Amy Grace
Mental health occupational therapist – Millee Rice
Mental health occupational therapist – Andrew Ryan
Mental health occupational therapist – Aimee Howlett (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday)
IHSHY (Innovative Health Services for Homeless Youth) - Jennifer Hurrell (Tuesday - Thursday)
General practitioner - Dr Chris Sass (Tuesday all day and Thursday mornings)
General practitioner - Dr Kasey Hogg (Tuesday)
Paediatrician – Tim Penno (twice monthly on Thursdays)
Social worker - Patrick Boyer (Thursday)
Social worker - Oliver Dutton (Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons)
Nurse practitioner - Cam Cail (Monday, Wednesday, Friday mid-afternoon)
Psychologist - Kristy Fennell (Friday)
Vocational specialists - individual placement and support program:
Community engagement worker - Haylee Kennedy (Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays)
LGBTIQ+ HEY project clinician - Maree Dixon (Tuesday - Friday)
Volunteers - Robert Cook and Shannon Appleby
Medicare enrolment application
Click on this link to download a current Medicare enrolment application.
Youth Reference Group
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 on a Wednesday night at headspace Bendigo, with a very casual and relaxed atmosphere that encourages people to speak as much or as little as they want - we also provide some fun food and have the ability to transport people home.
If you are interested, please call headspace on 54 345 345 or click for brochure.
headspace Bendigo offers two diversity groups weekly for young people who identify as LGBTIQ+ 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.
Please see Diversity-Group-Flyer-2019-1.pdf .
We also provide a support group for parents:
Your rights and responsibilities
For more information about your rights and responsibilities at headspace Bendigo, Rights-and-responsibilities-2020.pdf .
Packages for schools for 2019
headspace Bendigo understands the importance of mental health promotion; it improves young people’s mental health literacy, builds resilience and increases help seeking behaviour.
For your convenience, we’ve packaged our mental health promotion programs for your information, please click here.