headspace
Coffs Harbour

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Hours

  • Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 3:30pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

About

Welcome to headspace Coffs Harbour. We help young people aged between 12 and 25 who may be going through a tough time in the Coffs Harbour area.

headspace Coffs Harbour is free, youth friendly and confidential. 

Due to the COVID-19 crisis some clinicians are limiting  face to face appointments. headspace Coffs Harbour will continue to provide support services to young people via a mix of face to face, phone and video appointments. Please contact us for an appointment when you can via the phone. 

headspace Coffs Harbour is not a crisis service. If you are experiencing a mental health emergency please contact

Emergency 000, Lifeline 13 11 14, Kids Helpline 1800 551 800 or Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467. 

 

Hours

  • Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 3:30pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

headspace Coffs Harbour is operated by Genhealth Incorporated. 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, North Coast (Healthy North Coast).

Services

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. 

“As soon as I sought help, I suddenly realised that my anxiety was very treatable and that I wasn’t alone.”
- Charlie

Jobs and volunteering

Positions currently available at headspace Coffs Harbour

Employer: GenHealth Inc

Deadline: 30 Nov. 2020, 5:00 pm

GenHealth, lead agency of the headspace Coffs Harbour service, is seeking expressions of interest from Allied Health Practitioners, (Clinical or Registered Psychologists, Mental Health Social Workers or Occupational Therapists) and General Practitioners, to provide contracted services within the headspace Coffs Harbour model of care.  We are seeking clinicians who are experienced in providing high quality, evidence-based interventions to young people aged 12-25 for our headspace service, funded through MBS and/or Healthy North Coast funding streams.

You must hold approved tertiary qualifications (as required for the service you will be providing) in medicine for General Practitioners, and either psychology, social work, or occupational therapy for Allied Health Practitioners.  You must also be registered with an appropriate professional body.  You will have:

  • Professional indemnity insurance;
  • Have or be eligible for a provider number for Medicare rebates;
  • Have or be willing to obtain an ABN;
  • Experience in the assessment, diagnosis and provision of evidence-based treatments of mental health disorders;
  • Excellent skills in engaging and working with young people, their families and significant others;
  • Ability to work independently, with strong organisational and time management skills;
  • Knowledge of professional codes of conduct, ethics and values and to be aware of legislation which are relevant to young people and service delivery;
  • Experience working with a multidisciplinary team;
  • A current NSW Working with Children Check (or equivalent); and
  • Have a passion for making a difference in the lives of young people

Interested practitioners should submit their EOI by emailing a current CV and cover letter addressing how you meet all the above criteria to jobs@genhealth.org.au 

Closing Date for EOIs: 9.00am Monday 30th November 2020

For further information, please contact:

Tazmyn Jewell, Centre Manager, headspace Coffs Harbour

Phone: 02 6652 1878  Email: tjewell@genhealth.org.au

For more information contact:

Name: headspace Coffs Harbour Centre Manager, Tazmyn Jewel
Phone: (02) 6652 1878
Email: jobs@genhealth.org.au

Apply now

Employer: GenHealth Inc

Deadline: 30 Nov. 2020, 5:00 pm

Are you aged between 12 and 25, and live in the Coffs Harbour area?

Do you have an interest and passion for youth health, mental health and other issues relating to young people?

 By getting involved you will:

  • Have the opportunity to have your say and guide youth mental health services
  • Develop a range of skills including leadership, team work, and communication

Essential Qualities

  • Be aged between 12 and 25 years of age at the time of application NB:Being a person of a particular age or age group is a genuine occupational qualification in accordance with section 49ZYJ (2)(c) of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW)
  • Interest and passion around youth health, mental health and other issues relating to young people
  • Ability to work in a team and participate in group discussions as well as working independently
  • Motivation, willingness and commitment to participate to a monthly meeting (either face-to-face or online) on an ongoing basis and teleconference, email and online discussions as needed.
  • Motivation and willingness to participate in community education activities, media and public events
  • Regular access to telephone and  internet
  • Ability to balance health (including mental health), responsibilities (study, work, family, social) and the demands of the headspace Advisory Reference Group
  • Prepared to undertake some skills development / workshop about mental health

headspace Coffs Harbour will provide training to support you to participate. You will receive awards for participation and skills training.

How to get involved: Contact us for a Position Description and an Application Form.  Complete the Application Form and email to jobs@genhealth.org.au This will tell us a little bit about you, why you are interested in becoming a headspace Advisory Reference Group Member and how you can bring to headspace the essential qualities of the role?

 If you need help to prepare or submit your application, get in touch with us by email or (02) 66521878.

For more information contact:

Name: Tracey Rowe
Phone: (02) 6652 1878
Email: jobs@genhealth.org.au

More information

headspace Manager

Tazmyn Jewell

Reception & Welcome

Cindy Pocock, Catherine Frost, Penny Budge

Community Engagement & Development Officer

Gary Maher

Clinical Lead

Basia Radlinska

Youth Access Clinicians

Elaine Stanmore, Jo Magill, Dion Richardson, Maejoy Obach, Gary Maher

Psychologists

Dr Andrew Grey, Laurie Manson, Basia Radlinska, Emily Stokes, Malcolm Brunton

Mental Health Nurse

Dr. John Hurley

Dietician/Nutritionist

Rebecca Vaschak

Community Partners at headspace Coffs Harbour:

Alcohol & Other Drugs Counsellor (CHHC) 

Youth And Family Access (CHHC Mental Health Service) 

Sexual Assault Counselling Service (CHHC) 

Sexual Health Clinic (CHHC)

Baby Health Clinic Nurse (CHHC): Rhonda Wykes

To talk to any of us, or to make an appointment, please call us on 02 6652 1878.

 To access headspace Coffs Harbour services for free all you need to have is a valid Medicare card.

 If you don’t have a Medicare card and you are over the age of 15 years old you can apply for your own Medicare card.  Information about how to apply can be found on the Department of Human Services page:

https://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/medicare/medicare-card.

 If you are in Coffs Harbour, you can visit the Medicare Office at 21-25 Duke Street for assistance.

 You will need to provide identification, such as a student card or birth certificate.

 For more information you can contact Medicare general enquiries on 132 011, they are open 7 days a week / 24 hours a day. If you are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander you can contact the access line on 1800 556 955.  They are open mon – fri 8:30am – 5pm.

 If you are ineligible to apply for a Medicare Card give us a call and we will direct you to alternative appropriate services.

headspace Coffs Harbour is located at 45-53 Little Street in Coffs Harbour and our building has been designed to provide full wheelchair access. 

Disabled parking is available on Little Street within 20 metres of the front door (out the front of our next door neighbours at Legal Aid). 

If you have any specific requirements to help you access our service please call us and we will work with you to make sure you can easily access our building and service.

Download our referral form from this page.

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  1. Fill it in
  2. Print it out
  3. Fax it, email, post it or drop it into headspace Coffs Harbour

Our fax:(02) 6652 7379 or (02) 6652 8778

Address: 45 - 53 Little Street, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450

Post: PO Box 46, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450

If you have any questions, you can call us on 02 6652 1878

Once we receive your referral, we'll contact you by phone.

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