headspace
Camperdown

Building K BMC cropped for website

Hours

  • Monday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
  • Tuesday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
  • Wednesday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
  • Thursday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
  • Friday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

About

 

DOWNLOAD HEADSPACE CAMPERDOWN REFERRAL FORM HERE

headspace Camperdown offers support and information for young people aged 12-25 who have general health, mental health, alcohol and other drug worries.

Have you been feeling like? 

  • You're not coping
  • Everything is a struggle
  • No one understands
  • Alone and confused
  • Hurting yourself
  • Depressed and anxious
  • Fed up and lost

To find out how to make an appointment at headspace Camperdown or how to refer a young person scroll down to 'More Information' section. 

headspace Camperdown is committed to providing the best possible service to young people, their family and friends. We welcome and value all feedback. Click here to provide feedback to our centre

Hours

  • Monday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
  • Tuesday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
  • Wednesday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
  • Thursday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
  • Friday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

headspace Camperdown is operated by Brain and Mind Centre, University of Sydney. 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, Central and Eastern Sydney (EIS Health Ltd).

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 screenings on site or links to local services. 

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. 

A group of young people who help with events and some decision making at a centre. Ask your centre about getting involved.

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

News

Jobs and volunteering

Positions currently available at headspace Camperdown

Expressions of Interest

 

Psychology private practice opportunities with headspace Camperdown

 

headspace Camperdown is seeking expressions of interest from clinical psychologists/psychologists who are experienced and interested in providing high quality psychological services to young people aged 12-25. headspace psychologists provide services under an early intervention/ prevention framework for young people with emerging or recent onset mental disorders.

 

headspace Camperdown is a comprehensive youth health service that provides physical and mental health support, information and services to young people aged 12-25 and their families in a youth friendly environment, and is led by the Brain and Mind Centre (BMC). All services are free or low cost to the young person.

 

The team at headspace includes Clinical Psychologists, Psychologists, General Practitioners, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Mental Health Nurses, Researchers and Administration staff.

 

Working as a psychologist at headspace is both rewarding and challenging. Successful applicant(s) will be charged a modest room rental fee and in return will be provided with ongoing referrals, extensive clinical and administrative support, and co-location with other health professionals in a youth-friendly environment.

 

Interested applicants must possess:

  • Full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia,
  • Eligibility to provide psychological services under Medicare,
  • an ABN and personal professional indemnity insurance
  • A postgraduate degree in clinical psychology (or near completion)/ or be a registered Psychologist with extensive experience providing therapy to young people
  • Commitment to delivering psychological services as an integrated part of a multidisciplinary team

 

This position is classified as child–related employment and will require a criminal record check, Working With Children Employment Screening Check and knowledge of the child protection reporting requirements of health professionals.

What is the application process?

 

Applications should be addressed to Dr Blake Hamilton via email at blake.hamilton@sydney.edu.au and include the following information:

  • Your contact details, including mobile phone
  • A brief cover letter and CV, outlining any experience working with young people and their families, and your eligibility to provide psychological services under Medicare
  • Names and contact details of two referees
  • A list of the preferred days and sessions (AM/PM) you would like to work at headspace

 

If you would like further information about this opportunity contact Dr Blake Hamilton, Clinical Services Manager, blake.hamilton@sydney.edu.au. For further information regarding headspace visit www.headspace.org.au/Camperdown

For more information contact:

Email: blake.hamilton@sydney.edu.au

Deadline: 30 Jun 2022, 12:00 pm

Role Overview:

  • Provide high standard GP assessments of young persons aged 12-25 years experiencing physical and mental health issues
  • Liaising and working with internal and external stakeholders
  • Creating Mental Health Care Plans for internal referrals, Psychiatrist and Allied Health Services
  • Providing high quality, primary health care services to those accessing headspace
  • Respond to medical/health concerns presented by patients including history taking, diagnosis, investigation, treatment and referral as appropriate
  • Encourage and support young people to engage with sexual health and drug and alcohol services as well as preventative health care

On Offer:

  • Opportunity to work at headspace Camperdown located in the Brain and Mind Centre, the University of Sydney.
  • Current Available days: Tues Afternoon; Wednesday all day
  • Access to professional training/development
  • lots of support and interaction from a multidiscipinary team
  • rewarding working with young people and their families
  • focus on mental health
  • Full reception and administrative support
  • Established practices with ongoing referrals

Requirements:

  • Current registration with AHPRA
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance
  • NSW Medical Registration
  • A commitment to quality youth-focused primary health care services to those accessing the centre
  • Eligibility to provide services under Medicare and be willing to Bulk Bill
  • Level 1 in Mental Health Skills Training 
  • Current Working With Children Check (WWCC)
  • Criminal Record Check

 

Apply now:

To apply please email Donna Fowler, Practice Manager on donna.fowler@sydney.edu.au attach a copy of your CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the available role. Applications will be viewed and actioned upon receipt.

For further info please call Donna Fowler on 9114 4100 or email donna.fowler@sydney.edu.au using the subject line: General Practitioner Position - headspace Camperdown.

For more information contact:

Name: Donna Fowler
Phone: +61 2 9114 4100
Email: donna.fowler@sydney.edu.au

More information

Access:

  • Wheelchair accessible entrance
  • Lift
  • Accessible/unisex toilets
  • Braille sign

If you have any specific accessibility needs, please let us know prior to your first appointment at headspace
Camperdown so we can be aware of how to best assist.


Public transport:
We recommend getting here via public transport as street parking is limited.


By bus: There is a convenient stop on Parramatta Rd near the corner of Mallett Street.


By train: Newtown is the closest train station. It is about a 15–20-minute walk.


Plan your trip here: transportnsw.info/trip/


Parking:
Limited 2hr street parking is available on Church Street and in the surrounding streets.

 

headspace Camperdown accepts referrals from multiple sources:

  • Young people (a self-referral)
  • Family and friends
  • Service providers

 

For Young People, Family and Friends:

  • A young person can self refer via phone, email or in person during opening hours Monday-Friday, 8.30am-5.30pm.
  • If a young person prefers, they can ask a friend, family member or supportive other to contact us to discuss arranging an appointment.
  • Call our friendly administration team on (02) 9114 4100. If we are busy, please leave a voice message with your contact details and a team member will give you a call back.
  • If you would like us to contact you, please Email us to request a call back. Please include your Full Name, Date of Birth and preferred contact number.

Please note: our headspace Camperdown email is only monitored during business hours (8:30am -5:30pm, Mon-Fri) so please allow up to 2 business days for a call back. As email is not considered secure for exchanging highly confidential or sensitive information, please consider carefully what information you include in your electronic communications.

At headspace Camperdown we are committed to providing flexible service delivery. When making an appointment, please advise one of our friendly staff of your specific needs or preferences and we will endeavour to accommodate these as best we can.

If you have any specific accessibility needs that you would like assistance with, please let us know before coming to headspace so we can be aware of how to best assist.


 

For service providers and health professionals:

General Practitioners and Medical Practitioners may refer a young person through a standard referral. If the young person has a Mental Health Care Plan in place, we request this be included with the referral.

If you are an external service provider or other health professional, we ask you to fill out our referral form headspace Camperdown Service Provider Referral Form(.PDF), and fax or post to us:

FAX (02) 9351 0946

POST      headspace Camperdown
               Level 2, Building K
               97 Church Street
             
Camperdown NSW 2050

Please allow up to 2 business days for our centre to process a service provider referral.

We are very proud of our group programs at headspace Camperdown. We love bringing young people together to share experiences, feel less isolated, and create connections.

Our Groups on offer are:

Monday

  • ARTspace Teens: 12-16yrs, 4.00pm-5.30pm: Guided by our art therapist, you will learn about different art processes and connect with others.
  • Connect Program: 17-25yrs: you will learn the skills in a safe environment to feel more confident in your everyday life and feel less anxious in social situations. This is a set program run quarterly.
  • Active Group: a gentle active group to get you outdoors, moving and connecting with others. We cater the activity to the group.

 

Tuesday

  • Q-Group: 17-25yrs, 3.30pm-4.30pm: A supportive space for LGBTQIA+ young people to meet and share ideas, laugh, cry, and have fun.
  • (Un)Stuck Program, 17-25yrs: A program where young people can learn how to skillfully relate to difficult thoughts and emotions in a safe space. This is a set program run quarterly.

 

Wednesday

  • Neurodiverse Social Group: 17-25yrs: A group for neurodiverse young people to connect over fun activities, crafts and games. This group is run monthly.
  • headBAND Program: A fun program for Teens to share their interests in music and have the chance to play an instrument, meet new people, and feel less isolated. You don't need any musical skill for this group. This is a set program run quarterly.

 

Thursday

  • ARTspace Young People: 17-25yrs, 3.30pm-5.00pm: Guided by our art therapis you will learn about different art processes and connect with others.

 

If you are a young person between 12-25yrs that doesn't attend our centre and you are interested in any of our youth groups, please fill in our External Group Referral Form and email through to headspace.camperdown@sydney.edu.au

If you are a young person who accesses headspace Camperdown already and you are interested in any of our youth groups, please fill in our expression of interest form and email it through to our friendly admin team.

 

Family Carers Friends Group

Our Family, Carers, Friends support group meets once a month. This is an opportunity for family, carers, friends of young people accessing our service to connect and learn about the different mental health challenges affecting young people.

If you would like to join our group for family, carers, friends  please fill in our group expression of interest form and email it to our reception team. We'd love to meet you and have you involved!

If you are a young person who accesses headspace Camperdown already and you are interested in any of our youth groups, please fill in our expression of interest form and email it through to our friendly admin team.

We have a multidisciplinary team of allied health professionals and general practitioners working at headspace Camperdown that can assist you with your mental health and wellbeing.  We have asked them the following questions so you can get to know them all.

Tell us a bit about your experience? What are your interests/hobbies?  What is your favourite food?   What is your favourite culture other than your own? 

 

Reception and Administration

Matilda Russell:

I’ve always loved working with young people, but especially enjoy helping young people to find supports they are needing but don’t know how to access for the first time!  I did my undergraduate degree in psychology at UNSW, and have been helping young people to access GP and specialist services since 2016.

I feel lucky to have joined the headspace team - come and find me at the front desk or helping out in groups and workshops! 

At the moment I’m really into tiny terrariums! I’m obsessed with making tiny leafy ecosystems in the funny shaped bottles I find at Vinnies. Please let me know if you are a green thumb and have some tips for me because right now my mission is to keep them all alive!

 

Elizabeth Phung:

My interest in psychology started in high school when my sister used to tell me about her uni psychology lectures. I loved learning anything related to the human mind and behaviour. My passion for psychology and mental health grew further as I completed a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) and continues to grow while working at headspace Camperdown. I am grateful to be working with such a wonderful organisation and with amazing people! I also love the plants.

In my free time, you can find me reading a good novel, doing some needlework, or cuddling my 2 cats, Oreo and Coco. Outside of the home, I enjoy watching musicals, going for walks in nature, or trying to find a good gluten-free bakery. My favourite country that I’ve visited so far is a tie between Iceland and Turkey. I love the landscape of Iceland and can’t get enough of the food from Turkey. 

 

Tia Jackson-Murphy:

I am a part of the administration team at headspace and currently at university studying Psychology and English Literature. I have previous experience working in the office at schools and with young people. When I am not at the front desk, you can find me either surfing, reading a good book or trying not to fall off my moped. My favourite food is anything involving seafood and I am really interested in travelling more around the South Pacific & learning more about their culture.

 

 

 

 

Youth Access Team

Jessie Kilcourse:

I am a social worker who is currently working as a Youth Access Clinician and facilitator of our ArtSpace group here at headspace. I have experience working with families and young people to facilitate supports related to mental health, work/study support, people experiencing or at risk of homelessness, support for alcohol and other drugs. I have a passion for addressing the unmet needs of young people experiencing gaps in various mental health services models. Outside of work I have an interest in gardening, art, reading and exploring new places to eat yummy food (especially dumplings!). Please, feel free to ask me about my birds. 

Bodhi Connor:

Imogen Tracy:

 

General Practitioner (GP)

Dr Sylvia Yeung:

Dr Catherine Choi:

Dr Gilda Brunello:

 

Psychologists

Celina Estacio:  

Celina is a warm and friendly psychologist with experience in private practice, hospital, school and university counselling settings. She enjoys working with young people, hearing their stories and tailoring sessions to best support them in their mental health journeys. When not working, Celina loves lettering, baking and doing embroidery, or trying out as many different Italian restaurants in Sydney as she can! 

 

 

 

Jonny Chan:

I’m a psychologist at headspace and one of the facilitators of Q Group and FCF group. My pronouns are he/him/his. I have worked in Asia, the UK as well as Australia and understand the impact that cultural barriers can have on seeking mental health support. I believe strongly in creating an inclusive, open space in which clients can voice their thoughts and concerns without fear of judgement. I value gender diversity and am LGBTQIA+ friendly. I have experience in using CBT with a DBT, ACT or schema–informed approach to work with mood/anxiety concerns, psychosis, and young people with a variety of neurodiverse profiles. When I am not working, I like playing board games (especially those social deception ones). My favourite food is anything spicy – can someone take me to Thailand right now?

Karishma Rajan Mejon:

I’m a Clinical Psychologist, trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and trauma informed Schema Therapy, values-based work. Having said that, I strongly believe that one size does NOT fit all and therefore, I am flexible to tailor to individual needs. My pronouns are she/her. Visiting a psychologist can often be a daunting experience, which makes holding a safe space to listen to individual needs important. I work primarily from this perspective and ensure that my journey and work with an individual is collaborative and non-judgmental. 

I am knowledgeable about gender diversity, inclusivity and am LGBTQIA+, poly, kink and sex work friendly. I have experience working with a diverse range of issues across settings, including in-patient hospitals, facilitating group work for young people with anxiety and trauma at headspace, addiction and mood-related issues, behaviour management programs for children (2-10 years) and working with neurodiverse population, with extensive training in cognitive assessments.

When I'm not at work, you can find me gaming (top down strategy ones), playing board games, reading, or consuming insta/tiktok reels or maybe even attempting a few? Anything spicy is very comforting and always up to exploring that in different cuisines!

Isabella Rossettin:

I am one of the psychologists at headspace. I have lots of experience working with young people and their families. I have extensive experience helping people cope with big life changes (starting high school, break up's, moving out of home), anxiety, depression, trauma, relationships, ADHD, gender and sexuality, personality disorders. When I am not at work you will usually find me going for a swim at my local beach, baking up a storm and hanging out with my dog. 

Jess Hao:

I have experience working with children, families, adults and of course young people. I love travelling which gave me the privilege of working in different countries in private clinics, universities, hospitals, and other community centres. You can find me enjoying music and art, spending time with family and friends, and discovering new cafes and restaurants (love Korean and Spanish food) after work.

 

 

Shriya Mathur:

Tanya Balakumar:

My experience in clinical psychology is varied. During my placements at university, I worked with domestic and international university students mainly between the ages of 17-25 at the 'UTS Psychology Clinic' and the 'Student Wellbeing Service at Macquarie University'. I completed a placement at the 'Anxiety Treatment and Research Unit' at Cumberland Hospital, where I engaged in individual and group therapy working with anxiety disorders under a cognitive behavioural (CBT) framework.  I also completed a placement at 'The MindSpot Clinic', which provides free online psychological treatments for all Australians above the age of 18. I worked with individuals from all over Australia and helped them work through an 8-week CBT program. Since graduating last year, I worked in a private hospital conducting group programs for anxiety and depression. 

Currently, I work at headspace Camperdown and meet so many lovely young people. I also work at the eCentreClinic as a research clinician where we evaluate the effectiveness of online therapy programs.

I enjoy spending time with my friends and family. I like to swim, watch thought-provoking films, cook, and go on long walks (preferably on the beach).

Oohhh, favourite food.... this is a hard one! I don't discriminate when it comes to food! However, I can never say no to a green thai curry. 

Probiotics and prebiotics are my favourite cultures! Emerging research are identifying links between good gut health and mood (hehe)

 

Victoria Basile:

I work collaboratively with young people of diverse backgrounds who are experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, emotion dysregulation, interpersonal issues and neurodevelopmental difficulties. I utilise several therapeutic frameworks to help young people build skills and make positive changes in their lives, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. In my free time I enjoy swimming, being in nature, spending time with loved ones and eating middle eastern food. I also embrace the Norwegian/Danish concept of hygge, which is to create an atmosphere of warmth, cosiness and togetherness.

 

 

 

Brief Intervention Clinicians

Miranda Cashin:

I’m a General Psychologist, Clinical Psychology Registrar and currently completing my PhD. My pronouns are she/her. I value gender diversity and am LBGTQIA+ and neurodiverse friendly. I believe therapy should be an inclusive place for all.  I am experienced in delivering Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Family Therapy. In my role at headspace I work with individuals for Brief Intervention psychology sessions, I am a facilitator of the Connect Group, Q-Group, and the Neurodiverse Social Group. In addition I deliver mental health presentations to school and university groups.

I have experience working with young people with mood/anxiety concerns, relationship difficulties and acute and chronic health diagnosis and management. My research examines the process of adaptation to an amputation and the embodiment of disability.  Outside of the therapy room I love theatre, musicals, and spoken word poetry. The little things that bring me joy are books, chai and a great op-shop buy.  My favourite food are Berries - they can never be sacrificed from the shopping list!  Being a Frida Kahlo fan-girl, I would love to visit her home country and soak up the inspiration.

Research Fellow

Connie Janiszewski

I’m a Research Fellow at headspace Camperdown, and currently studying a Master of Brain and Mind Sciences. I have previously been involved in research on sport performance, working with young elite athletes, who are inspired to become the next Ash Barty. I am interested in travelling, whether that be in my own backyard, or the steps of the Parthenon. Coincidentally, my favourite food is Moussaka (a Greek version of lasagne, with the addition of eggplant). I believe that Mexico has one of the most fascinating cultures in the world, hosting many festivals and fiestas – maybe Mexico will be my next travel destination?

 

 

 

 

    

Exercise Physiologist

Yannick Gilanyi

My name is Yannick and I'm an exercise physiologist. I can help you with all things related to keeping active and general physical health. My hobbies include rock climbing and listening to rock music. My favourite food is a schnitzel and I love everything about Brazilian culture, including the people, the dancing, the food and the football!

 

Community Engagement & Development

Ali Oliveira

I’m Ali, short for Alister (he/him). I’ve been working professionally with young people for over a year but informally have always been the go-to person for my friends and family. Seeing how connection helps us all to grow, develop and reach our full potential is really what drives me to keep helping people connect. I’m very interested in music, dogs / animals, rock climbing, soccer and sleeping. My favourite food has to be my Po Po’s (Cantonese for Grandma) fried chicken wings – they are crafted from a secret Chinese-East Timorese blend of herbs and spices. Syrian culture is super interesting to me, with such a rich (and often misunderstood more recently) history and stunning food culture (Warak Enab, mmm!).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Management Team

Clinical Services Manager: Dr Blake Hamilton

 

 

 

 

 

Practice Manager: Donna Fowler

Hello, my pronouns are she/her. I have had over 13 years experiencing working in various youth and adult mental health services. I am passionate about all things mental health, and I facilitate mental health first aid courses.  I  found a new pottery hobby during lockdown which I love and have found to be very mindful. I love all kinds of food so much, it is far too difficult to decide on a favourite! I am quite interested in buddhist culture and how it incorporates into the western world. More compassion and mindfulness!

 

 

 

Clinical Manager: Rachel Harker

Rachel is currently on maternity leave enjoying time with her new baby.

 

 

 

 

Community Engagement and Development Manager: Vicki Papa

 

Co-located Services

Sydney Local Health District, Early Intervention in Psychosis team (EIPs)

Sydney Local Health District, headspace Early Intervention Team (hEIT)

Brain Mind Centre, Youth Mental Health Research Team

headspace Camperdown is a service that assists young people aged 12-25 who are struggling with their mental health and wellbeing.

We understand that one in four young people in Australia will experience a mental health issue and we're here to help you get back on track and feeling better! 

headspace can help if you are:

  • feeling down 
  • can't stop worrying
  • having issues with friends and/or family members
  • struggling with emotions and feelings
  • having worries about relationships,
  • wanting to chat about your sexuality and/or gender
  • wanting to seek help for drug and alcohol use
  • being bullied or struggling with work, school or university

plus much MORE

If you have any questions about making an appointment call us on 9114 4100 or email us here

if you have any feedback about your experience with our service please let us know

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How headspace can help

Centre brochure

headspace Camperdown Welcome and information packs:


Your first appointment

At headspace Camperdown we are committed to providing flexible service delivery. When making an appointment, please advise one of our friendly staff of your specific needs or preferences and we will endeavour to accommodate these as best we can. Our centre is open Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:30pm excluding public holidays and during our end-of-year annual closure period. To book an appointment when it suits you, call our friendly team today on 02 9114 4100.

We recommend you arrive at least 10 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time to complete some required forms and fill in a survey on an iPad. When you arrive, please check in with our reception team upon arrival.

You will meet with a warm and friendly Youth Access Clinician for about 50 minutes:

  • You'll probably be asked a lot of questions on your first visit. This is to make sure all the important issues are covered and to help develop the best solution and care for you.
  • Feel free to ask questions about anything that's on your mind so your youth access clinician help you find the best solution.

We are family, carers and friends inclusive:

Family, carers and friends can feel extremely distressed with no-idea of where to go and what to do when the young person they love needs support.  It can be a very confusing and confronting time.

  • as a young person attending out centre, it can be helpful to bring along family member, carer or friend to help support you
  • If you are under 18 years of age, we encourage you to bring along a parent, care giver or support person for your first appointment
  • we aim to be inclusive as possible for our family, carers friends without breaking any confidentiality of the young person as appropriate.

As a family, carer or friend, if you have any specific questions please don't hesitate to ask one of our friendly reception or headspace team.

Accessibility: if you have any special accessibility needs, please mention this when making your appointment and we will endeavour to support you as best we can.

Do I need a referral?

  • You don’t need a referral for your first appointment (your intake appointment)
  • Some services at headspace Camperdown require a referral (e.g. psychology, psychiatry). If you don't have a regular GP, your Youth Access Clinician can assist with organising an appointment for you with one of our youth friendly GPs to obtain any referral/s needed.

Is there a fee for service?

headspace Camperdown provides services at no cost or low cost to young people and ensures that where fees apply, young people are not deterred due to cost.

In most cases, a payment is not expected when you visit headspace Camperdown. However, following your initial intake appointment with your youth access clinician and depending on your individual care plan, some services at headspace Camperdown may attract a small fee for service. These include Medicare-subsidised services provided by private clinicians at headspace Camperdown, services where the maximum amount of benefits have already been paid by Medicare, and services provided to young people who are not eligible for Medicare.

After an initial INTAKE  appointment young people are provided with clear written information about the range of services offered at headspace Camperdown and any associated costs. If you have concerns about your ability to pay a fee please let your youth access clinician, or one of our friendly headspace staff know.

If a young person is having any difficulties paying for services during their time at headspace Camperdown then a no cost option will be prioritised to eliminate any cost barriers to care.

All young people accessing headspace Camperdown receive a FREE initial intake assessment with a Youth Access Clinician.

All GP services provided at headspace Camperdown are provided at no cost to the young person. GP services covered in the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) will be bulk billed to Medicare for all Medicare card holders. Direct billing arrangements are available for International Students covered by Allianz Overseas Student Health Cover. All other overseas health insurance will incur a small upfront fee, and depending on your cover, you will be able to take your receipt to your insurer to claim back.

All services funded by the Central Eastern Sydney Primary Health Network (CESPHN) are free to clients. Mental health services at headspace Camperdown funded by CESPHN include:

  • Psychological Support Services (PSS)
  • Primary Care Integrated Support (PICS)

What no cost and low-cost means:

'Low cost' fee for psychological services funded through the MBS Better Access to Mental Health Care Initiative:

 

 

 

 

 

*MBS Funded: once full payment is received, we can send your claim directly to Medicare Australia.
Medicare will then process the claim and pay your Medicare benefit into the bank account you have
registered with them, or directly onto your EFTPOS card if we process your claim on the spot through our
EFTPOS terminal.


All services funded by the Primary health network are free to clients. These include:

  • Psychological Support Services (PSS)
  • Brief Intervention psychology services
  • Relationships Australia
  • General Practitioner
  • Groups

International student fee information


What is Overseas Health Cover (OSHC)?
OSHC is the required health cover for international students in Australia and must cover the length of your
stay. This would have been organised when you arranged your visa. OSHC benefits are similar to the cover
Australians receive through Medicare. Every OSHC provider is different so check your cover by contacting
your Overseas Health Cover provider to avoid any unwanted charges.


For students under OSHC, there may be a fee that you will need to pay if your policy does not cover the
service or if your OSHC insurer determines there is no benefit payable. Contact your membership provider
for further information.


What should I do if I have a complaint about my OSHC provider?
If you face a situation where you feel like you’re being taken advantage of or unfairly treated in regards to
your OSHC, you can contact the Private Health Insurance Ombudsman (PHIO). It’s a free service designed
to help you out of trouble!

  • http://www.ombudsman.gov.au/about/private-health-insurance
  • Phone: 1300 362 072 (within Australia)
  • Email: phio.info@ombudsman.gov.au

 

Please note: To ensure young people are not deterred due to cost, headspace Camperdown ensures 'no cost' options are prioritised where cost may be a barrier to a young person accessing support.


How long will you be at headspace for?

headspace provides time-limited services for mild to moderate difficulties and is not an emergency service. If you need immediate support or medical assistance contact:

  • Emergency Services 000
  • 24 hour mental health access line 1800 011 511
  • Lifeline 13 11 14
  • Kids helpline 1800 55 1800

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When you arrive at headspace Camperdown you will see our plant filled waiting space where music is usually playing. There is also a brochure display where you can find factsheets and pamphlets about many things related to wellbeing. Our therapy rooms are bright, colourful and welcoming. You can make yourself a tea or coffee in our youth zone (ask our friendly reception team where this is)

Click here to walk through our centre

Youth Zone:

 

 

If you have any specific accessibility needs that you would like assistance with, please let us know before coming to headspace so we can be aware of how to best assist.

Front Entrance:

 

 Waiting area:

 

 Consult room:

We are family, carers, friends inclusive. If you are a family member, carer or friend of a Young Person accessing headspace Camperdown services and would like further support we run the below programs that may be of assistance to you at our service:

 

Family, Carers, Friends support group

Our Family, Carers, Friends support group meets once a month. This is an opportunity for family, carers, friends of young people accessing our service to connect and learn about the different mental health challenges affecting young people.

If you would like to join our group for family, carers, friends  please fill in our group expression of interest form and email it to our reception team. We'd love to meet you and have you involved!

We also have a family, carers, friends private facebook group. You can request to join here.

 

If you have any feedback about your experience or your young person's experience with headspace Camperdown please feel free to let us know 

Online support:

Parentline

lifeline

mensline

 

A medicare card lets people get a range of medical services and prescriptions at a lower cost, and free care as a public patient in a public hospital. You may also get a Medicare card if you’re visiting from a Reciprocal Health Care Agreement country.

If you are aged 15 or older, you can have your own Medicare card

You need to complete the Application to copy or transfer from one Medicare card to another 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. Make sure you register your bank account details to receive your rebate faster. [1]

For more information on financial and health support for young people, visit https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/subjects/financial-and-health-support-young-people


[1] Department of Human Services. (2018). Young people becoming independent (Page last updated 23 March 2018). Retrieved from https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/subjects/young-people-becoming-independent

 

If you would like to fundraise on behalf of headspace Camperdown or would like to make a donation to support our work with young people with mental health issues,  please contact us and someone will be in touch with further information. Thanks for wanting to support us!

 

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