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  • Monday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday: 10:30am - 6:30pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed


In response to COVID-19, we are now offering phone, online and in person services. 

If you have questions, or if you are new to headspace, please CALL US FIRST on 02 8048 3350, please do not come directly into the centre. 

Location: We are located at 41 Dora Street Hurstville, opposite Hurstville Library and down the road from Waratah Private Hospital. Our centre is an 8 minute walk from Hurstville Station .

Disability Access: There is disability access via a ramp. There is street parking available outside, however this may be limited. The closest disability parking is located in McMahon St Car Park, which is a 5 minute walk from our centre. Accessible parking is also available at Waratah Private Hospital (1 hour free parking).


  • Monday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday: 10:30am - 6:30pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

headspace Hurstville is operated by Stride. 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).


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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. 

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

If you live near our headspace centre in a rural area but cannot travel in to see us, you can see our mental health workers online.

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 concern.

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 Hurstville

About Us:

It's an exciting time to be part of our journey. You may have noticed we've changed our name from Aftercare to Stride.

We’re leaders in mental health service delivery, specialising in working with adults and young people, and in early childhood intervention.

Stride is a name that expresses our ambition – it’s a name that’s purposeful and shows awareness of the important role we play in the recovery journey.

As we embark on the next stage of our journey, join us to make a difference. We're here to Stride. 

About the service:

headspace Centres act as a one-stop-shop for young people who need help with mental health, physical health, alcohol and other drugs and/or work and study support.


About the opportunities:

We are seeking Private Practitioners, to join our multidisciplinary team supporting people 12-25 years of age living with mental ill-health.

  • You will work within a supportive, multidisciplinary team as part of an inclusive workplace culture
  • Supporting young people living with mental ill-health.
  • Providing high standard assessments, psychological, counselling and therapeutic interventions
  • Opportunities to run group programs
  • Liaising and working with internal and external stakeholders
  • Your income will be derived directly from Medicare Billings so you will need to be eligible to provide services under the Medicare Benefits Scheme (MBS - Better Access).
  • You will be remunerated based on the number of clients that are seen and Contractors are responsible for their own invoicing to Stride.


About the benefits:

  • We have multiple opportunities available at both Hurstville and Miranda
  • Flexible work days scheduled around your commitments
  • Administrative support, including billing and appointment bookings
  • Working with and having the support of a friendly multi-disciplinary team
  • Daily case review
  • Paperless practice with IT support
  • Ongoing referral base
  • Lead Agency, Stride, with over 100 years' experience in the Mental Health sector
  • Access to Clinical Education offered within the Stride centres
  • Access to funded professional development opportunities
  • Developing increased skills in working with young people.



  • Current registration with AHPRA, and Medicare Australia.
  • Hold one of the following qualifications: Clinical Psychologist, General Psychologist, Mental health Accredited Social Worker or Mental Health Accredited Occupational Therapists. 
  • Experience liaising and working with internal and external stakeholders.
  • All successful applicants will be asked to provide evidence of compliance with COVID-19 vaccination Public Health Orders


Stride is an inclusive workplace and we encourage applications from diverse backgrounds. This includes but is not limited to people with a lived-experience of mental health recovery, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, LGBTQIA+, and people with disabilities.


Apply now!

To apply complete the online application form, attach a copy of your CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the available role.


For any queries please email recruitment@stride.com.au

Apply now

About Us:

It's an exciting time to be part of our journey. You may have noticed we've changed our name from Aftercare to Stride.

We’re leaders in mental health service delivery, specialising in working with adults and young people, and in early childhood intervention.

Stride is a name that expresses our ambition – it’s a name that’s purposeful and shows awareness of the important role we play in the recovery journey.

As we embark on the next stage of our journey, join us to make a difference. We're here to Stride. 

About the service:

headspace Centres act as a one-stop-shop for young people who need help with mental health, physical health, alcohol and other drugs and/or work and study support.


About the opportunities:

headspace Hurstville believes it is necessary for young people's voices and opinions to remain front and centre to our services to truly address the issues that are important to them. 

If you are aged between 16-25 years old and live, work or play in the St George area and have something to say about physical health, mental health and drug and alcohol issues then we would love for you to apply!

As a member of the Youth Reference Group (YRG), you will have the opportunity to be heard and actively involved in creating change in the youth mental health sector. You can do this by:

  • guiding, directing and developing initiatives which address the needs of young people in our community
  • working with schools and communities to deliver workshops and promote mental health and wellbeing
  • taking part in Community Events/Projects/Fundraising
  • developing your own project throughout the year 


About the benefits:

By getting involved you will get the opportunity to:

  • meet and work with other young people who are passionate about youth mental health and our community.
  • direct youth mental health services in Australia 
  • engage in training opportunities provided by headspace & other services
  • develop new skills to help you make a difference to youth mental health 



  • Aged 16-25 and live, work or play in the St George region


Applications are open to all, but we highly encourage you to apply if:

  • You have had your own experiences of depresison, anxiety or another mental health issue. 
  • You have a friend or family member who has/or had a mental illness or drug addiction 
  • You feel passionate about and are interested in mental health issues
  • You identify as
    • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
    • Culturally and Linguistically Diverse 
    • LGBTQIA+
    • Young person who has been homeless


Apply now!

To apply complete the online application form linked below


For more information contact:

Phone: 8048 3350
Email:  maxine.zhong@stride.com.au


Apply now

More information

Don - Clinical Team Leader  

My role involves making sure the centre is running smoothly and young people can have the bets possible experience at headspace. I also look after the staff and provide clinical advice to staff and community.

Favourite part of the job would be providing clinical advice to staff and community and seeing staff learn and grow.

Before all of this though, I always wanted to be a firefighter! 

My secret talent is my superb acting skills. I am an amateur actor and musical theatre performer.

There are a number of places I would love to see but my two top countries would be Portugal and Spain. 



Prateeva- Senior Intake Clinician 

My role is to provide comprehensive triaging and assessments for new clients entering headspace Hurstville and Miranda.

My favourite part of my job is being able to be a part of a young person’s recovery journey and making that difference in the young person’s life by offering hope, optimism and interventions based on what is important to them as an individual.

When I was growing up, I wanted to be Magician.

My secret talent is I can open my books to the exact page I left off on every time.

I would love to go to Mt Everest Base Camp Trek and witness truly breathtaking scenery, explore a number of monasteries and see the colourful prayer wheels dotted along the trekking route. I would also love to visit to Lake Manasarovar one day.  

Maxine - Community Engagement Coordinator

My role is reaching out to young people and the communities that support them, including families, schools and youth services to make sure that young people have the appropriate health and wellbeing supports. It also means that I get to develop and facilitate programs to increase community awareness on youth mental health and engage with youth populations that need it most!

My favourite part of the job is being able to make an impact on young people's lives and doing it together with our Youth Advocates Group - an amazing group of young people in our community who have humbled and inspired me with their passions in supporting mental health.

When I was young, I wanted to be a librarian so I could smell all the books and read however much I wanted!

My secret talent is only getting motion sickness when playing video games.

I want to travel around Australia in my own caravan for 6 months.

Ryan- School Based Clinician


My role involves being a school-based clinician, where I get the privilege of working within various schools to deliver group and individual treatment programs with a preventative focus.

My favourite part of my job is supporting young people in becoming the best version of themselves and learning how to manage any challenges they may face in life. 

My secret talent is being able to guess the ending/plot twists in movies and tv shows. I also have the remarkable ability to consistently get my ratios wrong whenever I cook.

I love trekking anywhere in the world and I hope to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania on my next holiday. Within Australia, I would really like to visit Lord Howe Island one day.

Daniel - GP

My role involves doing doctor-y things by exploring the needs and concerns of individuals and working in a collaborative and holistic way to help people achieve their health goals.

My favourite part of the job is the cliche. The thing everyone says in medical school interviews. I enjoy being able to help people. It’s that good feeling you get when you’ve made a positive difference.  

When I was growing up I wanted to be professional video game tester, because streaming wasn’t a thing back then.

My secret talent is putting on bad voices. Love playing unforgettable characters in Dungeons & Dragons with annoying voices.

I would love to travel to San Diego Comic Con, E3, CES and Macworld 2007 when Steve Jobs announced the iPhone. 

Jarrah- Youth Access Clinician (YAC)

My role as a Youth Access Clinician (YAC) is having an initial session with a young person to really get to know them, what their needs are and together forming a treatment and support plan to best support them. 

My favourite part about my job is being able to validate and normalise the emotions and responses that young people experience during life's challenges.

Growing up, I really wanted to be a hairdresser or even a ballerina!

My secret talent is being able to draw incredibly well and one day I am hoping to trek it out to Iceland one day.



We understand that asking for help when you're not feeling yourself can sometimes be difficult or uncomfortable. Because of this, we have made our referral process as easy as possible.

If you are 12-25:

  • You can refer yourself
  • You can have a family member or friend refer you (with your consent)
  • Your GP can refer you
  • Your school, TAFE, University or other service providers can refer you or assist you in making an appointment

If you are under 16 years of age, we encourage you to bring along a parent, care giver or support person for your first appointment.

To make an appointment

You can call us on (02) 8048 3350
You can email us at headspace.hurstville@stride.com.au
You can drop in and see us at 41 Dora Street, Hurstville.

While we do accept walk-in appointments we prefer young people and referrers call our reception staff to book an initial appointment.

Please be aware that our phone and email accounts are only checked during our opening hours. If you require immediate support, please contact:

  • eheadspace on 1800 650 890 or click here
  • Kids Helpline on 18100 551 800
  • Lifeline on 13 11 14
  • Emergency Services on 000



At headspace Hurstville, we take your privacy very seriously and anything shared with us is confidential. We keep all your information on a secure database which is only available to headspace Hurstville staff. The law stops us from sharing your information outside these people unless we have your permission. Sometimes you do not want us to share your information and we respect that, however there may be times when we need to talk to someone without your permission, such as; if you or someone else is at significant risk of harm or if the law requires us to do so.


Services are free, with 10 appointments bulk billed per year covered by Medicare when you have a Mental Health Treatment Plan. 

You don’t need to have a Mental Health Treatment Plan before contacting headspace and coming in for your first appointment.  This can be arranged for you with your own GP, after you attend.

Bulk Billing is where headspace, instead of charging you, can bill Medicare (or the Australian government) for the health services that you receive.  


If you are a young person aged 12-25, family or friend and you are enquiring about headspace Hurstville services for yourself or someone else you do not require a formal referral, simply phone and have a quick chat with one of our staff and they can help you arrange an appointment.

Our contact details are:

Phone: 02 8048-3350

Fax: 02 8048-3399

Email: headspace.hurstville@stride.com.au

Address: 41 Dora St, Hurstville NSW 2220


Service Provider and School Counsellor Referrals

If you are a Service Provider, School Counsellor or Welfare staff, you can provide a written referral on behalf of a young person to attend headspace Hurstville. 

Click here to download the Service Provider Referral Form

Once completed, please forward your referral, with any accompanying documentation, to headspace Hurstville via Fax, Post or Email as per details on the attached form.

We run a range of different groups throughout the year - for the most up to date information on our groups, send us an email at headspace.hurstville@stride.com.au


Check out our current groups here







Riding the wave

This 6 week group focuses on empowering young people to develop distress tolerance, building emotional regulation strategies and creating mindfulness skills that work for you. 

They just don't get me

This 6 week group focuses on healthy relationships, such as the ones we have romantically, in friendships and within families. It will also focus on being assertive and providing strategies to manage conflict and improve communication skills.




Are you looking to join a group? Have you joined one of our groups before? Do you want to provide feedback for potential groups in the future? 


Head to the link to help us plan for our next groups and let us know if we are meeting the needs of young people in the St George and Sutherland Shire communities!




Any upcoming events will be advertised online on our Facebook and Instagram pages. Got an event coming up and want headspace to be a part of it? Let us know! You can also give us a call if you have questions about an event or group coming up on 8048 3350.



headspace Hurstville offers workshops to educational institutions and organisations within the St George region. For an overview of the workshops that we offer as well as a booking request form, please see the 'School Workshops' tab.



headspace Hurstville has a number of community partners that we work with. If you're interested in partnering with headspace on an event or project, let us know!


Fundraising & Donations

We have been so grateful to members of our local community that have kindly donated to the centre, allowing us to run events, groups and programs for young people and the wider community. If you would like to fundraise on behalf of headspace Hurstville 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!



If you would like to distribute resources (eg factsheets, info cards, brochures, business cards and more) please request at headspace.hurstville@stride.com.au


For all enquiries regarding Community Engagement activities, please contact our Community Engagement Coordinator Maxine by emailing maxine.zhong@stride.com.au

headspace Hurstville offers workshops to schools within the St George region. Due to the age range of our service, workshops are offered for Years 7-12.

If you wish to have headspace Hurstville present at your school, please read through our workshop outline, then complete and send a booking request form.

Overview of workshops

Booking Request Form

Important Points to Consider

Presentations to staff

We want to ensure that as a service we are meeting the needs of schools in the area as well as promoting a whole school approach to mental health. Before delivering workshops, we encourage schools to invite us in to meet and present to all staff to ensure they are aware of what we do too.

Type of workshop

Please note that headspace Hurstville provides education workshops that are of a general nature and have a health promotion and education focus. We deliver these workshops to promote positive mental health and well-being and encourage young people to do the same. Our Community Engagement Team are unable to provide sessions with a medical or therapeutic focus.

Invite Other Schools

We encourage partnering with other schools when creating events such as well-being days. Due to the number of requests which headspace Hurstville receives, events that involve interschool partnerships and reach a broader audience will be encouraged.

Demand for request

It is important to note that while headspace Hurstville will endeavour to meet all requests in a timely manner, there may be times when this is not possible due to the clinical demand on the service.


If you would like some resources and fact sheets regarding youth mental health please follow this link http://headspace.org.au/get-info/#

School Support

headspace School Support is an initiative funded by the Federal Government, Department of Health, that provides localised support to secondary schools affected by a suicide.

The service is flexible and is designed to respond to the individual needs of schools. Support is provided by working with relevant education bodies, local headspace Centres and other service providers.

Call us on 1800 688 248 or email schoolsupport@headspace.org.au

Please note office hours are 9am-5pm AEST Monday to Friday. Calls and emails received outside these hours will be attended to on the next working day.

To learn more visit http://www.headspace.org.au/what-works/school-support


The Youth Advocates Group (YAG) is made up of a diverse group of young volunteers aged 16-25 years, who help support and guide the centre on key components of youth mental heath service delivery and community awareness initiatives both within the centre and the broader community.

The role of the YAG is varied and members are offered a range of opportunities to contribute to our centre and their community including; reviewing decisions regarding the day to day running of the centre, helping plan youth events and representing headspace Hurstville at events or in the media.

If you would like to join our headspace Hurstville Youth Advocates Group please email headspace.hurstville@stride.com.au and attention Community Engagement Coordinator.

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 Watch this short video our Youth Advocates Group created a few years back!

We need your help!

Are you a family member or friend of a young person getting support with us?


We're looking for a Family & Friends Representative to join our Consortium to provide advice on how we can improve our centre and meet the needs of our community.


Our Consortium consists of our management team, young people and our partner organisations. 


What's the time commitment? We hold one meeting each quarter (every 3 months). Meetings are approximately 1.5 hours long. 


Where are the meetings? Meetings are held in our meeting room here in the centre with the option to connect via Microsoft Teams.


How do I learn more? Chat to one of our friendly staff, or get in touch with our Community Engagement Coordinator on: (02) 8048 3350 or headspace.hurstville@stride.com.au



Youth Week is a National event organised by young people, for young people, in celebration of young people! In 2021, National Youth Week is 16th-24th April...But we are turning Youth Week into Youth Month!!! Throughout the month of April, we will be hosting a bunch of FREE events for young people to get connected and have fun. 


As well as our Youth Week by headspace Hurstville Events, we'll be showing up at Georges River Council Youth Week 'It's A Mood' Festival for heaps of their amazing events. We hope to see you there!


You can also follow us on Instagram @headspace.hurstville to see our Youth Advocates TAKE OVER INSTAGRAM for the month of April. They're going to be sharing who they are, what they care about as young people, and their tips and tricks for surviving and thriving as a young person in our community. 


Follow the links below to register for any of our events!


Yoga in the Park

In partnership with The Yoga Foundation

For 16-25 year olds

Session 1: 3-3.45pm Wednesday 7th April

Session 2: 3-3.45pm Monday 12th April

Location TBC (pending booking outdoor space in Hurstville)

Register here



Artspace with Shopfront Arts Co-op

For 12-25 year olds

4.30pm-6.30pm 23rd April

Shopfront Arts Co-op, Carlton

Register here


How to Adult in Two Weeks or Less

For 16-25 year olds

Session 1: 5-6pm Tuesday 20th April

Session 2: 5-6pm Tuesday 27th April

Online via Zoom

Register here

Every year, during the month of June, the LGBT community celebrates in a number of different ways. Across the globe, various events are held during this special month as a way of recognising the influence LGBT people have had around the world.

Why was June chosen? Because it is when the Stonewall Riots took place, way back in 1969.

Pride Month is so important because it marks the start of huge change within the LGBT+ community, as well as the wider societal implications. Although attitudes and injustice still remain, we have come a long way since the riots of 1969 and by continuing in this long standing tradition we continue to raise awareness, improve the attitudes of society and encourage inclusiveness. #Pride2020

Let's celebrate together by colouring the rainbow template and displaying it in a window at home, work or business.

To be featured on our Virtual Pride Wall and show support for our LGBT community, please send your rainbow photos to headspace.hurstville@stride.com.au or tag @headspace.hurstville and @glistenyouth on Instagram!

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Pride colour sheet 2



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We are so grateful to be supported by such an amazing community!

Fundraisers and donations assist us to raise awareness and educate the community on mental health and wellbeing. They also help us to improve our centre helping to make sure young people have a positive experience when they visit us.



If you would like to organise a fundraiser for headspace Hurstville, please get in touch with our Community Engagement Coordinator at headspace.hurstville@stride.com.au or on (02) 8048 3350.

Stuck for ideas? You could host a:

  • Morning/afternoon tea
  • Bake sale
  • Wellness festival at your school or workplace
  • Fun run
  • Mufti day
  • headspace day event



If you would like to make a donation to headspace Hurstville, please get in touch with our centre on (02) 8048 3350 or send an email to headspace.hurstville@stride.com.au.

All donations over $2 are tax deductible. Please let us know if you require a receipt for your donation.

You may need a Medicare card to access some of our services. We can help you to apply for this if needed. 

If you do not have a Medicare card and are over 15 years of age, you can apply on the Human Services page: https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/enablers/how-enrol-or-re-enrol-medicare .

If you are ineligible to apply for a Medicare Card, give us a call and our Intake team can speak with you about what services are available to you.