headspace Geelong supports young people, from 12-25, who are going through a tough time.
We can assist young people in four key areas; Physical Health (incl.sexual health), Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs and Work and Study Support.
To make the first appointment for yourself or a loved one click here.
If you'd prefer to speak to someone over the phone pleas call 03 5222 6690
If you are a professional and would like to refer a young person please click here
In case of emergency call: 000
If you need to speak to someone urgently please call Lifeline on 13 11 14
- Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
headspace Geelong is operated by Barwon Child, Youth & Family. 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, Western Victoria (Western Victoria PHN).
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.
If you are a young person (12-25):
If you are seeking support from headspace Geelong please complete this online form and we will call you to organise and appointment. If you would prefer to speak to someone about making an over the phone please call us on 5222 6690
If you know a young person who might need help:
Families, carers and friends can make an appointment for a young person with their consent. To do so please complete this online form or, if you would prefer to speak to someone about making an over the phone please call us on 5222 6690
If you are working with a young person who might need help:
Health professionals, school staff, health or community organisations can refer to headspace Geelong using this online form
*Please note: the young person must consent to the referral.
After making your online referral a headspace Geelong team member will make contact within a week to discuss the next steps.
Physical and sexual health;
If you are wanting to book a GP or Nurse appointment we call to offer you available times for the next appointment.
Support for mental health, alcohol and other drugs and vocation and education;
If you are wanting to access mental health support we will call to offer you available times for an intake appointment.
At your intake appointment you will chat to one of our friendly Engagement and Assesment clinicians who will ask you questions about different parts of you life to figure out how we can best assist.
Location and Access
headspace Geelong (open Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm).
105 Yarra Street Geelong
Ph. 5222 6690
Our site has full disability access.
Accessible via public tranport, visit PTV Journey Planner to plan your trip.
We are walking distance from the bus interchange on Moorabool Street in Geelong city centre near the Malop Street Mall.
Free 2hr Parking is available withing a short walk of headspace Geelong on Yarra St between Myer St and McKillop St.
At headspace Geelong our services are free through Medicare.
To get your own Medicare card please click here
If you are unable to access a Medicare Card we can still offer support, just let our staff know and we will work it out.
All of our staff are networked with all services in the Geelong region. The headspace Geelong Lead Agency is Barwon Child, Youth & Family. For further information please see www.bcyf.org.au
Online and after hours support
eheadspace provides free online and telephone support and counselling to young people 12 - 25 and their families and friends.
Call 1800 650 890 or go to www.eheadspace.org.au
13 11 14
1800 55 1800
if it’s an emergency;
headspace Geelong is not an emergency service so if you’re in an emergency situation or need immediate assistance, contact Barwon Health Phone Triage team 1300 094 187 (24/7), go to your local emergency department or call emergency services on 000
At headspace Geelong we have a team that is dedicated to supporting young people the best way we can. We have a range of workers with different skills and experience to make sure young people that access headspace Geelong get the help they are looking for.
Please click here for our service brochure.
headspace Geelong supports the 'no wrong door' approach and we will always guide you to the appropriate service/s to meet your needs or the needs of those people you are endeavoring to support.
headspace Operations Manager
Coordinator (headspace Drysdale) 5253 0400
Presentations- In person or on online
headspace Geelong offer mental health presentations for 12-25 year olds in schools, education settings, community groups or sporting clubs. We also offer a short service explanation presentation for workplaces who would benefit from knowing the services available at headspace Geelong and how to refer.
The number of participants in face-to-face presentations in capped at 50 people, to ensure presentations are engaging and interactive.
Due to capacity limitations we require at least two weeks’ notice for presentation bookings and we may not be able to say yes to every request.
For young people-
- 7 Tips for a Healthy Headspace; Ideal for young people aged 12-16, this presentation introduces the concept of mental health and explains 7 different ways you can look after your mental health
- Looking After Yourself and Your Friends; For young people 12-25, discusses signs and symptoms to look out for that may indicate mental ill-health in themselves and their peers and the next steps to take.
For relevant workplaces;
- Intro to headspace Geelong's Services; and overview of the headspace Geelong services and how to assist a young person to seek support
Our presentations are free of charge but we would greatly appreciate any donations to our service if you are able. Click here to donate . Please select headspace Geelong from the drop down list.
If you have any questions about our presentations please contact our Community Engagement Officer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Resources, posters and fact sheets
headspace Geelong has access to fact sheets, posters and other resources that have been produced by headspace National, Australia’s national youth mental health foundation. We are most happy to deliver these to your school to display within your wellbeing cente.e
If you would like any of the below hard copy resources, please email Sheldan with up to 12 fact sheets and the posters you would like.
Online, printable fact sheets, and additional resources can be found here https://headspace.org.au/health-professionals/resource-library/fact-sheets/
01 - Alcohol
02 - Anger
03 - Anxiety
04 - Bipolar
05 - Bullying
06 - Dealing with relationship breakups
07 - Depression
08 - Eating Disorders
09 - Gender Identity & Mental Health
10 - Getting Help from A GP
11 - Grief
12 - If Your Friend Is Not Okay
13 - Psychosis
14 - PTSD
15 - Self Harm
16 - Sex & Sexual Health
17 - Sexuality & Mental Health
18 - Tips for A Healthy headspace
18a - Get into Life
18b - Learn How to Handle Tough Times
Top of Form
18c - Build Close and Connected Relationships
18d - Eat Well
18e - Get Enough Sleep
18f - Cut Back on Alcohol & Other Drugs
18g -Stay Active
19 - What Is Mental Health
21 - Screen Time
22 - Understand Gaming
23 - Sleep & Gaming
-The 7 tips for a healthy headspace
-headspace Digital Word and Study Services
-General headspace information
Online versions of these can be found here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1CIHwME0xrE7eV6eBnDcSkJVYztz0Sp1K?usp=sharing
Online Resources; headspace Group Chats
headspace run frequent online group chats for young people and their family/supports on a variety of different topics. Young people can join in these conversations and ask questions or simply just sit in and listen.
Ongoing weekly peer support chats:
To access ongoing weekly chats you will need to sign up to the spaces function of headspace https://headspace.org.au/eheadspace/spaces/personal/setup/
- navigating relationships: every Monday at 6–10pm AEST
- qheadspace: every Tuesday at 6–10pm AEST
- general coping: every Wednesday 6–10pm AEST
- yarnspace: fortnightly Thursdays 6-10pm AEST supporting others: fortnightly Thursdays 6-10pm AEST
Themed upcoming group chats for young people and their family and friends can be found here: https://headspace.org.au/eheadspace/group-chat/upcoming-chats/
To discuss these or any additional mental health promotion needs please email Sheldan.Alexander@bcyf.org.au
The YFC is made up of young people from the Geelong region who are passionate about making a difference in the lives of their peers. The group consists of a diverse range of young people, from a variety of different ages and backgrounds, who are advocates for youth mental health.
headspace Geelong look to the YFC for advice and opinions to ensure young people's voices are present in decisions that shape our service. The YFC organise events and campaigns that seek to spread the word about mental health and reduce stigma around mental illness. They also attend events around the region to get the headspace message out there and inform people on how to access our services.
Members of our Youth Futures Crew are offered training to equip them with the skills they think are necessary to do the wonderful work they do.
YFC applications are open in January and July each year.
If you would like to invite the YFC to come along to your event or classroom via zoom to run an activity or share information about headspace contact Sheldan here.
headspace Geelong is one of the busiest headspace sites in Australia, delivering around 7300 occasions of services to more than 2000 young people each year.
As demand grows, access to immediate help is becoming increasingly difficult to provide and additional funds are being sought to boost our service delivery capacity.
By making a tax deductible donation you will contribute directly to ensuring our community's young people receive timely access to the support they need.
If you are interested in making a donation you can do so online here
If you are interested in fundraising for headspace Geelong please contact Julia Ladgrove, Fundraising Manager, Barwon Child Youth and Family.
T: 03 5226 8901 M: 0431 880 306