headspace

Lithgow

Hours

When we are closed please contact headspace Bathurst for more information

  • Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:30am - 6:30pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:30am - 6:30pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 2:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

headspace Lithgow is linked to headspace Bathurst which is a service tailored for the local community.

headspace Lithgow  is a youth-friendly FREE service for anyone aged between 12 and 25 years who are having a tough time, or would just like to improve their health and wellbeing.

The services you access at  headspace  Lithgow will depend on what your needs and goals are. Your first appointment will be with one of our Youth Care Coordinators. They'll talk with you about what's going on in your life and help work out what your options are. This could involve support from a psychologist, a psychiatrist, a GP, a financial planner, a drug and alcohol counsellor, or an educator.

eheadspace  provides free and confidential online and telephone support for anyone aged 12-25 years old.

Hours

When we are closed please contact headspace Bathurst for more information

  • Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:30am - 6:30pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:30am - 6:30pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 2:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

headspace Lithgow is linked to headspace Bathurst and operated by Marathon Health. 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, Western NSW (Western Health Alliance Ltd).

Services

Work and Study Support

Get tips on how to prepare your resume and present for interviews. Find out about local employment opportunities (full time, part-time, or casual).

Mental Health Services

Mental health workers – which may include psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors and other workers – that can help if you're just not feeling yourself.

Youth Reference Group

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

Psychiatrist – Telehealth Consultations

Your GP can refer you to see a specialist youth psychiatrist for bulk billed assessment and management advice for mental health issues.

Alcohol & Drug Services

Workers either on site or linked to the centre who can assist you with any alcohol or other drug issue. 

Youth Programs

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 Lithgow

Youth Reference Group member, Voluntary

headspace Lithgow believes in providing young people with the opportunity to be heard, and actively involved in addressing the issues that are important to them.

As a member of the headspace Lithgow Youth Reference Group (YRG)  you can do just this, by;

  • Working with at risk youth in the community
  • Planning and organising events
  • Developing and facilitating programs
  • Community Engagement
  • Youth & Community Development
  • Health Promotion

By getting involved you will get the opportunity to

  • Receive training about headspace and Mental Health & wellbeing.
  • Have your say on important issues and influence how headspace Lithgow operates.
  • Meet and work with other young people who are passionate about youth and our community.
  • Learn and develop leadership and organizational skills.

 

If you are interested in being a member of the YRG please fill out the follow form and email to hs.Lithgow@marathonhealth.com.au

EOI-YRG.docx 

Please note, that all YRG positions are voluntary.

For more information contact:

Phone: (02) 6352 7600
Email: hs.Lithgow@marathonhealth.com.au

 

Allied Health Practitioners (clinical psychologists, general psychologists, social workers and occupational therapists), Part-time/Sessional & Full-time

We are seeking expressions of interest from Allied Health Practitioners including clinical psychologists, registered psychologists, social workers and occupational therapists who want to make a different to young people and their supporters, and are experienced in providing high quality, evidence-based interventions to both young people aged 12-25 and family members of young people (therapy for parents/care givers) at headspace Lithgow.

A range of on-site complementary services are available to support clients. Having the support of a friendly multi-disciplinary team, as well as a weekly case review means we work together in partnership to provide a comprehensive, wrap-around service for young people. As well as administrative support, which includes billing, an ongoing referral base, appointment bookings, and paperless practice with IT support.

We offer a bright, comfortable, fully serviced office, with no rent fees and flexible work days.

 Selection Criteria:

  • Approved tertiary qualifications and current registration with appropriate professional body.
  • Professional indemnity insurance.
  • Eligible to provide Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) services - Which you would retain 100% of.
  • Excellent skills in engaging and working with young people, their families and significant others.
  • Ability to work independently, with strong organisational and time management skills.
  • Ability to abide by ethical guidelines and code of conducts. As well as centre policies and procedures.
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development.
  • Working with children check.
  • Willingness to undergo a police records check.

 

If you are interested and would like further information please contact us or apply today with a brief cover letter and your CV.

PH: 6352 7600

email: hs.lithgow@marathonhealth.com.au 

 

student placement/work experience, Voluntary

If you think a placement with us may be of benefit to you, use this expression of interest (EOI) form to apply:

EOI-form-placement.docx

Please submit your CV, cover letter, and the EOI form and email to hs.Lithgow@marathonhealth.com.au Please note, that all placement and work experience positions are voluntary.

Once submitted, we will be in contact if we have a position available and/or appropriate for yourself. Please note due to the high demand for student placements and work experience positions, we cannot always be of assistance. 

Marathon Health, our lead agency, often has paid employment opportunities in over 80 regional communities. Head to their website for more information - www.marathonhealth.com.au/employment

 

More information

welcome to our centre

Welcome to headspace Lithgow!

headspace Lithgow aims to provide a friendly, welcoming space for all young people and their families. headspace acknowledges that access supports can be difficult for some young people. As such, we aim to make the process as friendly and easy as possible.

We are located at 23 Main Street, Lithgow. The entry of the building is down 'Secret Lane', which is to the left of the main building. Our centre is wheelchair accessible, with street parking out the front. It is a 6 minute walk from the train station to the headspace centre - https://goo.gl/maps/QZDcKhb31SoLdjEM9 and to get to the headspace centre from Lithgow High School, it is a 15 minute walk - https://goo.gl/maps/74ED44j314woELrXA 

headspace Lithgow offers young people aged 12-15 a welcoming environment where they can access free and confidential mental health support, health advice, and general information. We are a team of friendly workers who specialise in youth wellbeing. We can discuss and help with any issues from mental health, sexual health and contraception, education support, to drug and alcohol counselling. headspace Lithgow services are available at no cost. Attached below are two Welcome Packs (one for young people and the other for family and friends) that will introduce you to our service, what you can expect, and where you can find further information and support for yourself and your family.

FaF-pack.pdf

Client-welcome-pack.pdf

you can always access eheadspace for free online support for anyone aged 12-25 years old. There are three ways to contact eheadspace:

- chat at eheadspace.org.au, seven days a week 9am - 1am

- email anytime and receive a response from an eheadspace worker within 24-48 hours

- call on 1800 650 890, seven days a week 9am - 1am

If you are concerned about your own or someone else's safety and require urgent assistance, there is also the mental health line, who can be contacted on 1800 011 511. they are a 24-hour telephone service that can link you with a mental health worker and local care services.

 

Contact us

PHONE: (02) 6352 7600

EMAIL: hs.Lithgow@marathonhealth.com.au 

POST: headspace Lithgow - PO Box 20 Lithgow, NSW, 2790

meet our team

Here at headspace Lithgow, young people are our first priority. Our wonderful staff are here to make sure that you get the help you need when you're going through a tough time.

our team includes: 

Jason | Youth Care Coordinator 

Jess | Youth Care Coordinator/Provisional Psychologist

Bonnie | Youth Care Coordinator/Provisional Psychologist

Karlo | Registered Psychologist 

 

allied mental health:

Bronwen | Drug and Alcohol Clinician

Dr Shah | Tele-Psychiatrist 

referrals to headspace Lithgow

Self or family referral: If you are a young person between the ages of 12-25 or a family member and wish to make an appointment please call (02) 6352 7600. You can also email hs.lithgow@marathonhealth.com.au or visit us in person to make an appointment. You'll find details for by using the 'find a centre' navigation page.

Professional referral: If you would like to refer a young person to our service, please download the below form and return it to us by dropping into 23 Main Street Lithgow, via post P.O. 20, Lithgow NSW 2790 or email through to hs.lithgow@marathonhealth.com.au

Referral-Form.docx

community engagement request form

In addition to providing services within our centre, headspace Lithgow also has a commitment to engaging the community. 

Building positive relationships with local schools/TAFE/uni, community group, sporting groups, and organisations is important to us. Please be mindful we require a minimum of 3 weeks notice.

If you have an event coming up and would like headspace Lithgow to be involved, please fill out the following form and email to hs.lithgow@marathonhealth.com.au

how to get your own medicare card

You can have your own Medicare card if you’re aged 15 or older and enrolled in Medicare.

To get your own card you need to complete a form. Complete the Application to copy or transfer from one Medicare card to another form.

The form is then given to a service centre. To make sure it’s you, they will ask for some identification. You need to bring one of the following:

  • birth certificate
  • current driver’s licence
  • current passport.

They will usually tell you your Medicare number straight away and send your card in 3 to 4 weeks.

You can use a digital copy of your Medicare card in the meantime. 

Keep in mind, you can only be on 2 Medicare cards at the same time

things to know about Mental Health Treatment Plans

What is a Mental Health Treatment Plan (MHTP)?

A MHTP is created by your GP. It briefly outlines what your concerns may be and what is the best way forward. This often includes counselling through a professional such as a psychologist. MHTPs last for 12 months and allow up to six appointments before a review with your GP is required. After that review, your GP will work with you to determine whether it is necessary to access another four appointments in a calendar year (so a total of 10 appointments in a calendar year).

Why do I need to get a MHTP?

Here at headspace Lithgow, all of our services are FREE because we claim the cost of your appointment through Medicare. To access our services free of charge, you are required to get a MHTP from your GP.

How do I get a MHTP?

Your headspace Lithgow Youth Care Coordinator can help with this by sending their notes to a GP (with your permission). Then all you need to do is book an appointment with a GP. Be sure to request a long appointment as it often takes at least 20 minutes for the doctor to create a plan for you. It might be a good idea to mention to your GP that you would like a MHTP so you can access headspace Lithgow’s services.

I have a MHTP, now what?

Once you have your MHTP, call our reception staff and let them know so that we can offer you the next available appointment with a psychologist.

What happens if my Doctor won’t write a MHTP for me?

If this happens, let us know and we’ll work with you to find another option. Don’t worry, we’ll still do all we can to support you, even without a MHTP.

GP Practices

Bowenfels Medical                 6352 2533

Lithgow Valley Medical           6353 1644

Lithgow Medical Clinic           6352 5588

Ochre Medical Centre            6352 5685

Portland Medical Practice      6355 5174

Wallerawang Surgery             6355 7230

how to provide feedback

At headspace Lithgow we appreciate all feedback, including: suggestions, compliments, and complaints

We're always looking for new ways and bright ideas to improve our services and facilities. So please feel free to share your comments and ideas by using our feedback form below and emailing it to hs.lithgow@marathonhealth.com.au

headspace-Lithgow-Feedback-form2.docx