In response to COVID-19, we are now offering phone and online services only.
Those with already booked appointments will be contacted directly about the new process. 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.
Our services are free and confidential – all you need is a Medicare card.
We are located at 41 Dora Street Hurstville, opposite Hurstville library and down the road from Waratah Hospital. Hurstville station is an 8 minute walk from the centre. There is limited parking outside the centre, however Waratah Private Hospital has 1 hour free parking. There is disability access via a ramp.
- Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Wednesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
- Thursday: 9:30am - 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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Workers either on site or linked to the centre who can assist you with any alcohol or other drug issue.
Centres have a range of programs and activities for young people. Just ask your centre what they have on.
Mental health workers – which may include psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors and other workers – that can help if you're just not feeling yourself.
A group of young people who help with events and some decision making at a centre. Ask your centre about getting involved.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com or tag @headspace.hurstville and @glistenyouth on Instagram!
Sonja - Operations Manager (Hurstville & Miranda)
My role includes having oversight of all day to day operations of Hurstville and Miranda headspace centres, supporting Clinical, Admin and Community Engagement teams whist doing future planning and developing strategies for the centres.
My favourite part of the job is connecting with our amazing communities, receiving input and guidance from the Youth Reference Group (YRG) and growing a Clinical team.
When I was growing up, I wanted to travel the world and be a school teacher.
My secret talent is that I am really good at keeping plants alive.
There are 2 places I would love to visit in the world. The first is Egypt (to visit the pyramids and the Temple of Karnak) and Jordan (to visit the city of Petra).
Kristy - Clinical Team Leader
My role involves supporting the clinical team do their thing in providing services to young people who access our service.
My favourite part of the job is thinking about creative ways to support young people and their well being.
When I was growing up I wanted to be a bass guitarist in a pop punk band (I can’t play any instruments, I was dreaming).
My secret talent is that I can sew! I make quilts as a hobby.
I would love to travel to Tahiti and lay back on a beach, doing a whole lot of nothing.
Stella - Community Engagement Coordinator
My role is to get out into the community to raise awareness about headspace and the importance of looking after our mental wellbeing!
The cool part is that I get to coordinate a whole range of things like social media, fundraising, partnerships, community events, school presentations and so much more! I also look after our volunteer Youth Reference Group (YRG) which is one of my favourite parts of the role!
I really love getting to meet so many people out in the community, running workshops and having the potential to make a difference in people's lives (oh, and also all the doggos at events!).
When I was growing up, I wanted to be a Speech Pathologist or Marine Biologist (even though I'm scared of the ocean and dropped Year 11 Biology like it was hot after 2 weeks).
My secret talent is annoying my cat with so many hugs and all my love that he now hates me and hides when I get home. #thatslove
I would love to visit Italy again and do a road trip through the entire country... and potentially live there... or at least retire in a villa in Tuscany...
Katelyn - Psychologist (PSS Clinician)
I am a psychologist so that means that I get to help people when they have problems come up in life, when they have sticky brains where thoughts keep getting stuck or when they have really big, overwhelming emotions that they don’t quite know what to do with.
I love getting to know the young people I work with and helping them through the tough times. It’s the best thing ever seeing people make progress and feel good again!
When I was a teenager, I wanted to be an author (and when I was really young, I wanted to be a vet… who didn’t?!). Then, I took Psychology as a subject at high school and fell in love with it. I didn’t understand why everyone wasn’t taking it! I knew then that being a psychologist was definitely what I wanted to do with my life.
My secret talent is folding fitting sheets! I think I could give Marie Kondo a run for her money!
The one place I want to visit most is Japan! I was meant to go in March when COVID-19 hit and I had to cancel my trip… so, it’s still next on my list!
Rebecca - Youth Access Clinician
My role is to chat with young people about what is going on with them and help organise their care whilst they are at headspace.
The best part of my job is connecting with a diverse group of young people and supporting them with whatever their main concerns are.
When I was growing up I was (& still am) passionate about human rights and advocating for others. I originally wanted to work as a lawyer or in human rights.
My secret talent is that I have something called Synaesthesia. This is an awesome phenomenon where every letter, name, word, number, week, day & month have a specific colour and emotion!
I would love to go back to the mountains of Canada and even live there for a period of time. I love spending time in nature!
Ashleigh - Youth Access Clinician
In my role, I go through the initial assessment process when you first come to headspace, coordinate your care while you’re here, and provide brief and early intervention to young people needing support.
I love connecting with young people and giving them a positive experience of seeking mental health support, and one that may be different from what they expected. Seeking help doesn’t always have to that stereotype in movies where you lay on a couch with a mean looking person writing on a clipboard!
When I was growing up I wanted to be an artist I think? Or an interior designer. I think I was settled on avoiding adulting for as long as possible!
I asked my lovely sister for help with identifying what my secret talent is. The input was: Can recite SpongeBob SquarePants more confidently than the Australian anthem, I have really small hands that can fit in pretty much anywhere, and would probably beat world record for slowest runner. These count right?
One place in the world I want to visit it... all of the places!! I want to go to Canada (their lakes look amazing) and go dog sledding. Also any place that I can swim with whales ????
Victoria – Youth Access Clinician
My role is to act as the first point of contact for young people accessing headspace and to provide support for those struggling with their mental health.
I really enjoy the fact that I get to meet so many young people from different backgrounds, and different walks of life! My favourite part about my role is helping to break some of the stigma and shame around accessing mental health by providing a relaxed introduction to getting support.
When I was growing up, I wanted to be a journalist (mostly for the travel!)
My secret talents are being able to tell dog breeds from staring at them, and quoting Chandler from Friends at inappropriate times.
I would love to visit the Galapagos Islands because…turtles.
Nicola – Admin
My role is Admin/Reception at headspace Hurstville.
I'm the full time friendly face you’ll see when you first walk through the door or the Pommy/Geordie voice you’ll hear when you make a phone call into the centre.
My role is to make sure all of our young people feel comfortable when they come into the centre and that their experience here is as enjoyable and seamless as possible.
I also try to help out our fabulous team with all things administration and trying (hard) to keep things running as smoothly as possible for everyone as well as keeping track of our bookings and appointments.
When I was young (I was once!) I wanted to be a Speech Pathologist, Radiographer, Librarian, Nurse, Rock star….and the list goes on. I do however have a BA (Hons) in Art and English ????
My secret talent is I can play the drums (although it’s been a while so please don’t ask me to join your band). Im also pretty good at annoying my kids.
One day I would love to visit Japan, I’ve always had a fascination with all things Japanese.
Alex - Psychologist (MBS Clinician)
I am a psychologist, so I work with young people when times are tough, or when they are feeling down, worried or anxious about all kinds of things.
My favourite thing about my job is working with young people to understand what’s going on and working together to put in place changes or strategies so they can live their best life and do what is important to them.
When I was little I wanted to be a hair dresser and then when I turned 10 I wanted to be a carer for people with disabilities and then in high school I decided I wanted to be a psychologist and I never looked back.
My secret talent is…Like Stella, I also annoy my ragdoll kitten with cuddles .. I am also really good at remembering people’s birthdays.
There are so many places I would like to visit in the world or see again but two that are big on my list are.. I would love to go to India and live in an Ashram and learn to be yoga teacher and I would also love to visit the Maldives and see the beautiful clear water and relax in an overwater bungalow – Balance right!
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.
Summit - Student Placement
My favourite part of this job is the opportunity to get engaged with a diverse range of people in the community and listening and learning from them.
When I was growing up, I had multiple things that I wanted to be, which I obviously don't remember today. But, all I remember was I wanted to be a Chartered Accountant after high school then changed my mind to become a welfare worker.
My secret talent is that I am a good babysitter.
I would love to travel to Japan in Kongoji temple to explore and acknowledge the work that my father has done there.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com Address: 41 Dora St, Hurstville NSW 2220
Service Provider and School Counsellor Referrals
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
For all enquiries regarding Community Engagement activities, please contact email@example.com and attention Stella, our Community Engagement Coordinator.
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.
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/#
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Reference Group (YRG) 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 YRG 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 Reference Group then please email email@example.com and attention Community Engagement Coordinator.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
All donations over $2 are tax deductible. Please let us know if you require a receipt for your donation.
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 . We can assist you in applying if required. Access to the youth access clinicians and some headspace services do not require a Medicare Card. If you are ineligible to apply for a Medicare Card, give us a call and our intake team will direct you to alternative, appropriate services for you.