headspace Lithgow is linked to headspace Bathurst which is a service tailored for the local community.
Welcome to headspace Lithgow! Brochure
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. h eadspace Lithgow services are available at no cost. Please see our family and friends and young person Welcome Packs that will introduce you to our service.
The centre is closed between 12pm and 12:30pm daily, for lunch.
When we are closed please contact headspace Bathurst for more information
- Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Tuesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
- Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Thursday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
- 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).
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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.
A group of young people who help with events and some decision making at a centre. Ask your centre about getting involved.
Your GP can refer you to see a specialist youth psychiatrist for bulk billed assessment and management advice for mental health issues.
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.
Jobs and volunteering
Positions currently available at headspace Lithgow
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
Please note, that all YRG positions are voluntary.
For more information contact:
Phone: (02) 6352 7600
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.
- 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
If you think a placement with headspace Lithgow may be of benefit to you, use this expression of interest (EOI) form to apply:
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 and exclude provisional psychology internships.
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 and internship opportunities, in over 80 regional communities. Head to their website for more information - www.marathonhealth.com.au/employment
Young people are encouraged to make contact with the headspace Lithgow service directly. By phone, filling out this form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by dropping into the centre - at 23 Main Street, Lithgow.
Families, carers or friends can refer a young person to headspace Lithgow. The young person needs to be aware of and consent to the referral, as well as be willing to meet with a member from the headspace Lithgow team. A referral can be made by phone, dropping into the centre, or by completing this form and email it to email@example.com
Allied Health Professionals, community-based agencies and educational institutions can all refer young people to headspace Lithgow using the professional referral form below.
‘How to refer’ for General Practitioners (GPs)
When making a referral to headspace Lithgow, please ensure following information is provided on the referral letter:
- Referral letter addressed to ‘Dear headspace Clinician’
- GP name, provider number and practice details
- Date and GP signature
- Reason for referral and a diagnosis (if appropriate)
- Consent of referral from the young person
- Young person’s address, DOB and phone numbers
- Contact for carer or parent (if appropriate)
- Include a Mental Health Care Plan (if appropriate)
GPs are encouraged to continue to be involved in supporting the young person whilst they are engaged with headspace.
Referral to Tele-Psychiatry
Clients who are currently engaged with headspace Lithgow and who wish to access a tele-psychiatry appointment, will require a referral letter from their Doctor addressed to:
Dr Syed Shah, headspace Lithgow
stating whether the young person requires a "medication review", "assessment/diagnosis", or "treatment recommendation".
This needs to be a seperate referral letter from a psychological support referral or MHTP.
All referrals can be sent to us by dropping them into 23 Main Street Lithgow, via post P.O. 20 Lithgow NSW 2790 or email through to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Thanks to EnergyAustralia, eligible young people from Portland and Wallerawang now have access to free transport vouchers through Lithgow City Radio Cabs to attend headspace Lithgow appointments - to access free mental health, general health and vocational support services at the centre. For more information about the taxi vouchers or to book transport, contact headspace Lithgow.
PHONE: (02) 6352 7600
POST: headspace Lithgow - PO Box 20 Lithgow, NSW, 2790
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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.
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:
Mel | Clinical lead/Program Manager - Based out of headspace Bathurst
Andrew | Team Lead - Based out of headspace Bathurst
Karlo | Registered Psychologist
Bonnie | Senior Youth Care Coordinator (Provisional Psychologist)
Jessica | Youth Care Coordinator & Intake Officer (Provisional Psychologist)
Jason | Intake & Community Engagement Officer
Steph | Intake & Community Engagement Officer
allied mental health:
Bronwen | NOFFS Drug and Alcohol Clinician
Dr Shah | Tele-Psychiatrist
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
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.
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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 email@example.com