In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, headspace Griffith will be delivering services to young people aged 12-25 via phone & online rather than in-person. This step has been taken to ensure the safety of young people, family & friends, and staff working in the centre. This will ensure very little disruption to service delivery as young people and families can still access support with minimal risk of transmission of COVID-19. If you need help please get in touch with us on 02 6962 3277 or check out our free online & telephone support available from 9am-1am at eheadspace.org.au
If you have any immediate concerns, you can phone Accessline on 1800 800 944.
- Monday: 11:00am - 7:00pm
- 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 Griffith is operated by Centacare South West . 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, Murrumbidgee (First Health Ltd).
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.
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.
It can feel stressful and overwhelming during an event like the outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and we can all be affected differently. Read about our tips to help manage any changes to daily life as a result of containment measures here
Referrals to headspace Griffith
For your first visit to headspace Griffith, you don’t need a referral. However should you like to come and see us, or know someone who would like to, there are a few ways you can do this.
Self or family referral: If you are between the ages of 12-25 or a family member of a young person and wish to speak to someone, please call (02) 6962 3277 during office hours. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org . Please note this is not an email response service – please see eheadspace information below. You can also come in to see us. You'll find us at 1/26 Ulong Street Griffith.
eheadspace: If you'd prefer to make contact online or by phone then eheadspace might be for you. eheadspace is a confidential, free and secure space where young people 12 - 25 or their family can chat, email or speak on the phone with a qualified youth mental health professional. You can find out all about it here.
Professional referral: If you would like to refer a young person to our service, please print and complete the referral form below. You can then either fax it to us on (02) 6962 6925, scan and email it to email@example.com or post to our PO Box (details on the referral form).
Referral form for headspace Griffith - headspace Griffith Referral Form
What kind of things can you help me with?
headspace Griffith can help with concerns or questions related to general health, mental health and wellbeing, stuff going on with your family, friends or studies, employment, and alcohol and other drug concerns. If there is something else you have questions about, just give us a call or send us an email and ask.
How old do I have to be?
headspace provides services to young people between the ages of 12 and 25.
Do my parents need to come with me?
Although we feel it's great if parents can come and support you, we also understand this may be difficult sometimes for many reasons. Therefore your parents don't have to attend headspace with you. You may want to bring someone else that you feel comfortable with, or you can also attend by yourself if you choose to. If you’re 14 or under we need consent from a family member or legal guardian.
How much does it cost?
headspace services are all free of charge.
Do I need a referral to come?
No you don't need a referral. You can call or come and see us yourself. Or you can ask a friend, teacher, parent, other family member, health worker or community agency to contact headspace on your behalf; however we will need to speak with you before your first appointment to get your consent.
Do you tell people what I say?
At headspace we take your privacy very seriously and anything you say to us is confidential. There may be times other people may need to be involved in your care and if this is the case, we will talk to you about it first. The only time we would talk to someone else without your permission is if we are concerned about your safety, or are required to by law.
How do I make an appointment?
First step is to either give us a call on (02) 6962 3277 and talk to one of the team who will explain a bit more about headspace services and ask you some questions about what you may be wanting help with. Or if you’d prefer, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note this email address is not a counselling service. For online web-chat, please go to www.eheadspace.org.au
If you are in need of immediate support or medical assistance, please contact one of these services: 000 Police/Fire/Ambulance 13 11 14 Lifeline 1800 55 1800 Kids Helpline 1800 800 944 Accessline
What if I'm not ready to speak to someone face-to-face?
It's not unusual to feel nervous about getting help. We understand this might be the first time you’ve spoken to anyone about your worries/concerns. If you're going through a tough time and you don’t think you’re ready to chat to someone face-to-face, eheadspace provides confidential online web-chat and telephone mental health support 7 days a week. To access eheadspace all you need to do is register at eheadspace.org.au or phone 1800 650 890.
Do you have wheelchair access?
Yes there is wheelchair access from our Ulong Street entrance.
Our staff are experts in their field, with a specific interest in the unique experiences and needs of young people. Meet the team:
Sharron - Manager
Rowena - Clinical Lead
Cat - Receptionist
Tina - Youth Access Clinician
Kristy, Mikaela & Paul - Mental Health Clinician
Isabella - New Access Coach
Janine - CARES Clinician
Cass - Community Engagement & Awareness Officer
Michelle - Drug & Alcohol Counsellor (Pathways)
Samantha - Vocational Support Officer (The Personnel Group)
Joanne - Carer Advocate (One Door)
How to contact our staff:
To access counselling appointments:
Contact reception on (02) 6962 3277
For all community engagement opportunities or enquiries:
Contact Cass by phone on (02) 6962 3277, or email email@example.com
headspace Griffith wants to let young people and their families know when, how and where in the community they can start to seek help for mental health issues. To do this headspace Griffith often attends community events, schools and service agencies to provide information to help increase the knowledge for young people, their friends, families and the broader community.
We do this through a presentation, information stalls or leaving resources such as posters or brochures. Our presentations cover what headspace is and general information about mental health and awareness. Our information stalls are interactive and offer a range of merchandise to be handed out.
If you would like headspace Griffith to give a presentation at your school or agency, or have an information stall at your next open day or community event please complete the headspace Griffith Event/Info Session Booking Request which can be found here. Once completed hit 'Submit' and we will contact you.
We ask that all booking requests be submitted a minimum of three weeks before the date of your event/presentation to ensure adequate resources are available.
You can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 02 6962 3277 if you would like to speak to our Community Engagement Officer.
There is no cost associated with headspace attending or presenting at your event.
Are you enthusiastic about helping young people and making a difference in your local community?
Are you between 16 and 25 years old?
Join our Youth Reference Group!
The headspace Griffith Youth Reference Group, H.Y.P.E. (Helping Young People Evolve) is a group of young people aged 16-25 years who have an interest in youth wellbeing and mental health. The group meets monthly to gives us advice about how the centre can make a difference for young people.
Youth involvement is the key to making sure we have the best services for young people. Young people involved with the headspace Griffith YRG will have the opportunity to contribute in a number of ways, including (but not limited to):
- Speaking out about youth mental health in your community
- Receiving support to lead projects locally which can provide young people a voice for youth mental health policy development
- Working with other young people to help improve access to mental health services
- Have the opportunity to attend conferences and training to support your role as a Youth Reference Group member
- Attend local events to promote headspace Griffith services
- Provide input into the development of resources for young people, including factsheets, brochures and other promotional materials
I'm keen! How do I get involved?
If you would like to join, or are interested in learning more about headspace Griffith YRG please contact our Community Engagement & Awareness Officer, Cass on 02 6962 3277 or email email@example.com.
Please find the Role Description, FAQ's and Application form below:
When you turn 15 years of age, you can apply for your own Medicare card. To do this you have to do some paper work and have some identification. (You need to complete a "Medicare copy or transfer"application form and submit it at your local Medicare service centre.) You'll need to provide identification, such as a student card or birth certificate, as well as details about the card you are transferring from. If you have difficulty obtaining or qualifying for a Medicare card please let us know as we may be able to assist you or help you find alternative services to support you.
Follow this link for more information https//www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/subjects/young-people-becoming-independent