An important message about COVID-19
Events like the one we are experiencing with COVID-19 can be stressful and overwhelming.
While things are moving with COVID-19, we want you to know that headspace Lismore is still here for you. We are currently operating a combination of in-person, online and phone services. If you need help please get in touch.
If you are feeling unwell or have mild respiratory symptoms (runny nose, sore throat, cough or fever) please phone us before coming in.
You can call us to make an appointment and talk to one of our workers. Or to chat to someone online, click here to go to eheadspace
Click here for more tips on how to cope with stress related to COVID-19
- Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
headspace Lismore is operated by Social Futures. 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, North Coast PHN.
Services could include: provision of contraception and advice, testing, support, treatment and management of sexually transmissible infections(STI) HIV/AIDS and viral hepatitis vaccination for Hepatitis and HPV, pregnancy testing and referral.
Mental health workers – which may include psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors and other workers – that can help if you're just not feeling yourself.
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.
Nutrition screening, dietary assessment and education about food and lifestyle, also support around healthy eating strategies.
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.
headspace Lismore supports young people aged 12-25.
We offer heaps of free services like: Mental Health and Wellbeing, General and Sexual Health, Youth Worker Support, Alcohol and Other Drug Services, Connections to Education, Employment and more!
headspace Lismore operates a “no wrong door" policy. This means that no young person will be turned away without being supported to access other services in or outside of headspace.
It's easy to access our services; just call, email, or drop into the center. Our reception staff or a Youth Access Clinician will grab some info from you, and would be happy to provide you with some info about headspace, show you around and/or complete an appointment form.
headpsace Lismore has professionally trained staff that are focused on helping young people between the ages of 12 and 25 years to address any health problems, confidentially and with respect.
All of our onsite services are FREE for young people between the ages of 12 and 25!*
How do you access our services?
- You can walk in off the street and make an appointment
- You can call us on (02)66 250 200 and make an appointment
- You can email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
- You can ask a parent, carer, teacher or the youth service you use to refer you
Do you need a medicare card?
- You need a medicare card to access some of our private practitioners (psychologists, dietitian, and G.P.)
- For more info on how to apply for a Medicare card, click here
- If you don't have a medicare card, you can still access our Youth Access Clinicians, Drug and Alcohol Counsellor, family therapist and other counsellors
How do you get to headspace Lismore?
The Lismore Transit centre is one street across on Molesworth street. Click here for Northern Rivers bus timetables and maps
What free services are at headspace Lismore?
- Youth Access Clinicians to help you access the right supports at the centre or from other services
- A G.P. - to keep your general health in check (including sexual health) as well as help out with a care plan if needed
- Psychology support
- Drug and alcohol counselling
- Heaps of info and someone to talk to
- Fresh Fruits LGBTIQAP+ Social Group
What does confidentiality mean for you at headspace?
In Australia, laws protect clients' rights to have the information they share with doctors and others who provide health services kept private. These laws mean that what you tell people during a health care appointment must remain private between you and that person or service, except in particular situations.
There may be times when the person you are seeing at headspace Lismore is required by law to share information about you with another organisation, your parents or carers, or in some specific situations, court or the police. This may happen if the staff member thinks you or another person is at risk physically or mentally. If you are under 16 and someone is hurting you, we are required by law to make a report to the Department of Community Services.
Whenever possible, a headspace Lismore staff member will talk to you first to explain the reason and need for any disclosure of your personal information. However, confidentiality is your right in almost all circumstances. If you aren't sure, just ask the staff member about your confidentiality before you talk to them. We will always do our best to give you a straight answer.
*where headspace clinicians refer young people to specialists or services external to the Centre, gap fees may be charged by those providers. We recommend discussing any costs, concessions or payment plans with those providers prior to engaging their services.
Our reception is through the front doors on the Ground Floor.
Our building is fully wheelchair accessible with internal lifts and accessible toilets.
We can arrange Auslan and other language interpreter support when requested on booking.
Position currently vacant
Acting Clinical Team Leader
Community Engagement Officer
Youth Access Clinicians
Kasandra Dargan - Aboriginal Youth Access Clinician
Youth Expansion Project (Casino and Kyogle) - Position currently vacant
Reception & Welcome
Dr. Rosie Hamilton
Dr. Emily Yorston
Phil Borrack - Lismore and Tweed Heads
Paul Phillips - Drug and Alcohol Counsellor
Monika Obriek - Family Therapist
Barbara Nardelli - Art Therapist
To talk to any of us, or to make an appointment, please call us on 02 6625 0200 or email email@example.com
Are you 12-25 and passionate about making a difference?
headspace Lismore aims to have young people involved in every aspect of the decision-making for our centre.
- Planning and helping run youth events and other programs including art workshops, markets, comps, hosting headspace stalls at festivals and more.
- Evaluating and helping shape the delivery of headspace services.
- Assisting in the design and development of our centre.
- Attending various meetings for local organisations/services/schools and presenting on behalf of headspace Lismore.
- Giving the youth a voice
- Building self-confidence and developing personal skills
- Giving feedback and ideas on policies and procedures, including recruitment and staff training.
- Developing our social media platforms and community engagement strategies.
We meet fortnightly on a Tuesday from 5-7pm at our centre.
If you are interested in getting involved or are looking for more info, please contact:
Maddy Seely at firstname.lastname@example.org (Our Community Engagement Officer at headspace Lismore)
Our Current Members:
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headspace Lismore runs an LGBTIQAP+ social group for 16-25 year olds called Fresh Fruits which is auspiced by Tropical Fruits of Lismore.
This group is run on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month from 4:50pm-6:30pm at our centre in our Group Room.
Fresh Fruits is open to 16-25 year olds. There is no need to pre-register, people can show up and register on the day and the vibe will be relaxed and welcoming. The groups will be run by headspace Lismore staff and peer leaders. This is a young-people led initiative and remains a space where young people can come along and decide how they want to develop the group and what activities they want to do.
All the info is on the attached poster. Please print, post, share with your networks and advertise widely.
Contact: Phil James at headspace Lismore on (02)66 250 200 or email@example.com.