headspace Brookvale will CLOSE from Monday 23rd December 2019 and will RE-OPEN on Monday 6th January 2020.
In the event of an emergency or urgent matter please contact any of the following services: · your local Emergency Department · Lifeline 13 11 14 · 24hr Mental Health Line on 1800 011 511 · 24 hr Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800 · Call 000 for an Ambulance
headspace provides face to face information, support and services to Young People aged 12 to 25 years old.
If you have any questions or would like to know more about how we can support you please contact us.
- Monday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
- Tuesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
- Wednesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
- Thursday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
- Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
headspace Brookvale is operated by New Horizons Enterprises Ltd. 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, Sydney North Primary Health Network.
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 issue.
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 Brookvale offers presentations and workshops to schools and services who work with young people throughout the Northern Beaches.
Our presentations are designed for young people aged 12- 15 years. Presentation promote positive mental health and well-being and aim to encourage early help seeking behaviour among young people.
On Tuesday at headspace Brookvale, Sydney Drug Education & Counselling Centre, SDECC run an OPEN GROUP for young people aged 16 to 25 yea...rs old. The group will run every Tuesday from 5-6pm. It is FREE and participants can turn up on the day without having to sign up before-hand.
The purpose of the group is to provide a safe and supportive environment for young adults to address any problematic behaviours they are experiencing, in particular drug and alcohol issues. The group assists clients to work towards their own goals, which can focus on reduction of problematic substance use rather than abstinence. Clients do not need to identify as “dependent” on a substance, or as an “alcoholic” or “drug addict” to attend the group and do not need to abstain from using substances, although we do ask that clients refrain from presenting to the group intoxicated.
The group works on a 4-point program, aimed at assisting participants with:
Point 1: Enhancing and maintaining motivation
Point 2: Coping with urges
Point 3: Problem solving
Point 4: Lifestyle balance
If you are a young person seeking support at headspace Brookvale, you have a few options:
1. In person: visit the centre to speak to one of our intake workers.
2. Call our centre on 02 9937 6500 during business hours (Mon-Fri).
3. Complete the Self-Referral Form and either email or bring with you to your first appointment.
Family, Carers & Friends
Family, carers & friends are also welcome to refer on behalf of young people with their consent. You have a few options:
In person: visit the centre to speak to one of our intake workers.
Call our centre on 02 9937 6500 during business hours (Mon-Fri).
If you would like to refer a young person to headspace Brookvale and have their consent, please complete our Service Provider Referral Form. We ask that you provide as much detail and information as possible so we can determine suitability for headspace and the most appropriate treatment options. We will contact you regarding the outcome of your referral to headspace Brookvale
Please send completed form to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please fax completed form to 'intake' on 02 9938 3099
headspace Brookvale is easily accessed by Public transport options with Warringah Shopping Centre Bus terminal located close by.
Warringah Mall bus stops are serviced by the following bus routes:
Northern Beaches: 135, 145, 151, 188, 183, E88, 184, L88, E84, E89, L84, 190, E87, L90 and L87
Chatswood & Frenchs Forrest: 280
We are located directly across from the Warringah Mall Bunnings where there is a Westfield Shopping Centre Car park that offers 3 hours FREE parking. Please note that some car spaces are marked and not for public use. Disabled parking spaces are available.
headspace Brookvale is an inclusive service that offers equal access. The centre can be accessed from two entries into Brookvale House, either from Cross St or from the Bunnings Car Park. We are located on level two of the building, which can be reached via the elevator or the staircase.
All of headspace Brookvale's services are free, you just need a Medicare card.
Most young people share a Medicare card with their family, but if you’re aged 15 or older, you can actually get your own Medicare card.
Getting Your Own Medicare Card
What you need to do:
- Download and complete this "Application to copy or transfer from one Medicare card to another form".
- Submit the above form at a Medicare or other Department of Health service centre and bring either your:
- birth certificate
- current driver’s licence
- current passport
- non commemorative marriage certificate
- current Australian school or educational photo ID, or
- proof of age card
To find your nearest service centre, follow this link here.
The headspace Brookvale Team are:
- Michael Cummings - Operations Manager
- Ashley Kopp - Practice Manager
- Angela Brown - Clinical Lead
- Philippe Clain - Youth Access Clinician
- Nicole Robinson - Youth Access Clinician
- Stephanie Edmundson- Youth Access Clinician
- Sarah Hogarth - Youth Care Coordinator
- Sally Thompson - Community Engagement Coordinator
- Madeleine Parker - Administration Coordinator
- Jo Hennessy - Reception
Our Private Providers are :
Jo Wise - Psychologist
Dr Nicole Gouda - General Practitioner
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