headspace Katherine is a free and confidential service that can support eligible young people aged 12 to 25 with their mental health and wellbeing. We provide assistance in 4 key areas: Mental Health, Physical & Sexual Health, Alcohol & Other Drugs and Work & Study.
We provide flexible and responsive services to young people at our hub or via our mobile outreach service to surrounding remote Aboriginal communities.
headspace Katherine is an inclusive service which does not discriminate regardless of race, cultural background, religion, sexual orientation, gender, or disability. Our location is also accessible to people living with a disability.
Download the headspace Katherine referral form here.
- Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Tuesday: 10:30am - 7:00pm
- Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
headspace Katherine is operated by Anglicare NT. All headspace services are funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care. Administration of funding is carried out by the headspace centre’s local Primary Health Network, in this case, NT PHN .
Mental health workers – which may include psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors and other workers – that can help if you're just not feeling yourself.
Sexual health screenings on site or links to local services.
Workers either on site or linked to the centre who can assist you with work or study opportunities.
Centres have a range of programs and activities for young people. Just ask your centre what they have on.
GPs can help with any physical health issues as well as issues related to sexual health, drug or alcohol use, relationship problems or feeling down or upset. Your centre may have a GP on site or links to one locally.
Workers either on site or linked to the centre who can assist you with any alcohol or other drug concern.
A group of young people who help with events and some decision making at a centre. Ask your centre about getting involved.
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headspace Katherine is located at the Randazzo Building, across the street from Katherine Woolworths and next to the Katherine Library. The hub is accessible for wheelchairs and people with different needs.
If you're having trouble finding us, call us on (08) 8912 4000 and we'll be able to help you out.
Want to make an appointment? It's easy!
Want to call us yourself? Family or Friend calling for you? Agency or School referral?
Call us on 08 8912 4000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment.
Please be aware that this email account is only checked during business hours.
For young people that require appointments outside of normal business hours, headspace Katherine offers after hour appointments upon request and can be discussed during time of booking.
Prefer to walk in or talk face-to-face? Come on in to the hub and talk to one of our friendly staff. We are located at 1/16 Katherine Terrace.
Referral forms should include as much information as possible and should be undertaken with the consent of the referring young person.
Please click on the link below to download our referral form:
headspace Katherine Referral Form
For Further Support!
For some of our counselling options, you will need a Medicare card to access sessions under a Mental Health Care Plan. For more information on how to apply for a Medicare card, click here.
If you don't have a Medicare card, please call us to discuss options.
If you need urgent help, please call the NT Mental Health Access Team on 1800 68 22 88 or Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800.
We will ask you to complete a survey before you see someone at headspace Katherine. This can be done through a link on your phone or on a tablet in the centre if you arrive early
Electronic headspace Holistic Assessment Tool (ehHAT)
- A set of online questions that are sent via text or email for you to complete before your first appointment with headspace Katherine
- The questions aim to explore what life is like for you and to give us an idea of what you might be wanting to talk about in your session at headspace
- The questions will help us know where to start and how to make the most of your first step appointment
- We aim to provide as much relevant support as possible the first time we meet, as we know that not everyone requires ongoing support or chooses this
When and how
- When you are booking a first step appointment at headspace Katherine, you will be asked if it is ok to send you a link via text or email
- The link will be sent 24 hours before your appointment and you will have the option to complete where you feel most comfortable
- You can complete at headspace using an iPad and the free wifi if you come to your appointment 20 minutes early
- headspace Katherine clinicians use surveys to support all appointments and we ask that you complete this before each appointment
How will my information be used?
- There will be a video before the questions that explain this for you
- Your answers will be kept within a confidential system and will only be reviewed by headspace staff to support you in your session
- Deidentified data is used to support national funding for example postcodes, demographic information.
Additionally there are some instances where our staff may need to share your confidential information in order to keep you or others around you safe
What support does headspace Katherine provide?
headspace Katherine provides a number of levels of support to young people, which includes:
- No wrong door advice and support, ensuring young people are connected with the best option to suit their goals
- Targeted support for young people who come with concerns that have recently started, that are impacting how they feel or function
- Short term goal focused support for young people referred with a mental health care plan
Does it cost anything to see someone at headspace Katherine?
We provide a range of free or low cost services to support young people in our community. Some services may require you to have a Medicare Card.
For more information on how to apply for a Medicare card, click here.
What is telehealth?
Telehealth allows you to talk to us through a phone or video call rather than seeing us in person. We will still be able to listen and help you with strategies. At headspace Katherine, telehealth is provided through HealthDirect. We will provide you with more information when you get in touch with us.
How to prepare for a first appointment
- Take a look at our headspace Katherine Welcome Pack (here)
- Think about your goals for change (what you would like to be different/why you are reaching out for support)
- Think about what has worked and what hasn't worked in the past
- You are encouraged to include important family or trusted supports
- Complete a survey before your appointment (a link will be sent to you 24 hours before your appointment)
What to expect at a first step appointment
- An appointment will take roughly 50 minutes
- A conversation about consent and confidentiality
- We will check in with you around your survey
- It will be a conversation that aims to understand what's going on for you and to clarify your goals for change
- We will aim to talk through ideas, resources and next steps together - this might be things you and your family or friends can do independently.
- Where relevant, you might also choose another option to support you with your goals
Who is in the headspace Katherine team?
Administration and Reception Staff
Our friendly and skilled administration team are often the first contact person at headspace Katherine, they are employed for their abilities in creating a welcoming and friendly space as our front of house.
Community Engagement Workers
Our engagement team are usually out and about and ready to talk to community members about what we do at headspace Katherine. They can also provide mental health and wellbeing education to groups of young people.
Social Workers, Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Mental Health Nurses who are equipped to provide mental health support to young people. They use evidence and practice-based strategies, engage with ongoing supervision and a team approach to ensure young people and their families are receiving quality support.
Social and Emotional Wellbeing Workers
Care coordinators who use their cultural understandings and knowledge in their roles to support young people and families in receiving culturally appropriate and safe support.
Specialist staff, programs and clinics
headspace Katherine partners with community organisations and employs specialist staff to offer specific supports, which include:
- alcohol and other drugs specific support
- sexual health clinic
- GP clinic
General Practitioner Referral
Referrals should include as much information as possible and be undertaken with the consent of the referred young person.
GPs should include a mental health care plan for the young person and attach it to the GP referral form. The referral form and mental health care plan can be:
- Faxed to 08 8912 4001
- Emailed to email@example.com
Click the links below to download a copy of our forms:
Physical Health Support
headspace Katherine is able to link young people in with local, youth friendly GP's for general physical check-ups.
If you require support to access a GP then talk to one of our friendly heasdpace Katherine clinicians.
Sexual Health Support
headspace Katherine has a free and confidential sexual health drop-in clinic for young people aged 12 to 25 years old, open from 3pm to 6pm every Tuesday. The sexual health clinic offers a range of support such as; sexual health education, advice with healthy relationships and sexuality & gender identity, general professional medical practices of STTs/BBVs testing, treatments and contraception.
For more information regarding the sexual health clinic or to book an appointment test or call the sexual health nurse directly on 0467 229 594.
Digital Work and Study Service
Digital Work and Study Service aims to ensure young people aged 15 to 25 years old experiencing mental health challenges have the opportunity to actively participate in work and study.
The service assist with everything education and employment related. From finding your first job to deciding what to study, headspace Digital Work and Study Service is here to help. It is a free service and can be tailored to your individual needs.
To register to the headspace Digital Work and Study Service call 1800 810 794 or visit the website here
headspace Katherine can help
Please contact headspace Katherine on 8912 4000 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org to help you link in with a vocational specialist in the Digital Work and Study Service.
For more information about headspace Work & Study visit our website for resources and interactive support here
headspace Katherine here to help
If your use of alcohol and other drugs is preventing you from achieving what you want, headspace Katherine may be able to help.
We offer free alcohol and other drug counselling with our experienced clinicians
Contact headspace Katherine on 8912 4000 or email us on email@example.com to learn more.
For more information about headspace Alcohol and Other Drugs visit our website for resources and interactive support here
headspace Katherine is committed to providing family inclusive services to young people and their family and friends.
Strong family and friends support is pivotal to young people’s health and wellbeing. headspace is committed to responding to young people’s needs to be undertaken in the context of significant people in their lives, whether they are family members, carers, partners, or friends. Family and friends are often the first to notice a change in a young person’s emotions or behaviour that may signal the onset of a mental health or substance use problem. They also frequently encourage the young person to seek help or attempt to access help on their behalf.
headspace Katherine continually look to improve ways by which we engage and include family and friends.
What to be a voice for young people in Katherine?
Our Youth Advisory Group (YAG) advocate for youth mental health, physical health and alcohol and other drug issues within the Katherine region and surrounding communities.
Being apart of the Youth Advisory Group can involve:
- Leading a project in your local area
- Research and evaluation of headspace Darwin services
- Consultation around resource development such as fact sheets, brochures etc.
- Peer support and mentoring
- Mental health training
- Attending local community events as a representative
Being a YAG member provides you with:
- The opportunity to have your say and direct youth mental health services
- Develop new skills
- Meet and work with other likeminded young people who are passionate about youth mental health
- Make a difference to youth mental health in our local community
- Have opportunities to advocate for improved youth related services in the Katherine region
How do I get involved?:
If you're aged between 15 and 25 years old, have an interest in mental health and is willing to attend meetings once fortnightly, then the YAG is for you.
We are currently taking expression of interest for our 2022 Youth Advisory Group.
If you would like to get involved please email firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 8912 4000 or pop into our hub on Katherine Terrace. Please find our flyer here.
what's on at headspace Katherine
community engagement sessions 2022
The headspace Katherine Community Engagement team can be booked to attend local events and deliver mental health education and awareness training and workshops to young people, their communities, schools or organisations.
Some of the topics we can cover include:
- General mental health
- Awareness of depression, anxiety, and other mental health problems
- Physical health (including sexual health)
- Alcohol and other drugs
- Bullying education (including cyber bullying
Our community engagement sessions offered in 2022 are listed on our flyer here.
We are also happy to discuss alternative workshops that best suit your needs if they are within our scope of practice. Please get in touch early so you don’t miss out!
functional recovery groups 2022
These groups are targeted to young people aged 12 to 25 years to address a range of therapeutic needs. Groups will run based on demand and can be run at headspace Katherine or your desired location.
Our Functional Recovery groups offered in 2022 are listed on our flyer here.
Community Engagement Team Availability
headspace Katherine Community Engagement team can be booked in to attend local events, as well as deliver mental health education and workshops. We can also be booked for events outside of working hours and on weekends upon request.
To make a booking request please fill our online booking form here.
*Please provide reasonable notice to allow for planning*
Need More Information!
If your interested in being involved or want to know more information please contact us on 8912 4000 or email email@example.com.
What is Community Outreach?
The mobile clinic aims to meet the mental health needs of Aboriginal young people aged 12 to 25 years living in remote communities.
headspace Katherine works alongside Elders, community members, young people and their families in remote Aboriginal communities to provide culturally safe and inclusive mental health services that meet the social and emotional wellbeing needs of Aboriginal young people.
The communities we visit are:
- Pine Creek and Kybrook Farm
Keep an eye out for the headspace Katherine van and the team who will visit your community each fortnight!
Young people can chat with our team of mental health clinicians and our Aboriginal Social and Emotional Wellbeing Worker who can help to work out how best we can support.
Young people and family members can also talk to the health workers at their local clinics or teachers at their local schools who are able to assist with referrals to our services.
For other young people that live in other surrounding communities within the Big Rivers Region. headspace Katherine can provide additional support to young people through our telehealth (phone and online) service by linking in with your local health clinic or calling the team on 89124000 to find out more.
What is the headspace Katherine LGBTQIA+ social group?
It is a social and safe space for members of the LGBTQIA+ community aged 12 to 25.
The group is:
- a place of trust and confidentiality
- a place to share your story
- open to any sexuality or gender
- a community of people like yourself
- a place of acceptance and trust
- a place where you can be yourself
- a place of love and friendships
The group will meet fortnightly at headspace Katherine or other spaces around town.
For more information or to join the group, please call us on 8912 4000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is eheadspace?
eheadspace is a free and safe place that provides web chat or telephone support for young people 12 to 25 years old who might be too far from a center, might not feel comfortable face-to-face support - or just prefer this way of chatting.
Who is eheadspace?
At eheadspace, we are experienced youth mental health professionals - psychologists, social workers. mental health nurses and occupational therapists. They help by listening, talking things through, giving you information and offering other support option to help you.
When is eheadspace support available?
eheadpsace web chat and telephone support is available 7 days a week, 9am to 1am Australian Eastern Standand Time (AEST), but you can email anytime.
How do I register?
For more information and to register head to eheadspace.org.au to get stated or calling on 1800 650 890
*All eheadspace services are free, but if you call 1800 650 890 from a mobile phone normal call chargers apply*
While things are moving with COVID-19, headspace Katherine is offering a combination of services including in-person at the hub, and video or phone sessions.
If you are already engaged with a clinician at headspace Katherine, you may have been offered to attend your sessions via video using Healthdirect.
If you have a video session booked today, please complete a hAPI survey first > complete my hAPI survey.
Once your hAPI survey is complete, please click here > join my Healthdirect session.
*Please allow camera access and follow the prompts to enter the Healthdirect waiting room where your clinician will join the call at the time of your appointment.