headspace Maitland is a safe space to talk when you’ve got a lot going on. You can contact our friendly staff if you are:
- Stressed or can’t stop worrying
- Finding it difficult to concentrate with studies
- Wanting to cut down your drinking or drug use?
- Want more info on sexuality, gender diversity or relationships
- Being bullied, hurt or harassed
- Wanting to know more about contraception?
What should I expect at headspace Maitland?
- Appointments will be free or low cost
- You'll be treated with respect regardless of your beliefs, sexuality, gender or cultural background
- You'll be linked in with friendly, non-judgemental staff who are passionate about youth mental health and understand issues facing young people
- Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Tuesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
- Wednesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
- Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
headspace Maitland is operated by Samaritans Foundation. 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, Hunter New England and Central Coast (HNECC LTD).
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.
Sexual Health Services
Sexual health screenings on site or links to local services.
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.
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.
Alcohol & Drug Services
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.
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Meet the Team
We have a dedicated team of friendly, welcoming staff who you can talk to about what’s going on in your life in a confidential, non-judgemental environment. Coming to see us is free, and you can phone us, email us or just come in. You can also ask your parents, a health worker or case manager to refer you. If you would like to book an appointment or ask a question call (02) 49 311 000 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to refer a young person you can find our referral form here.
These guys will be your first port of call! After booking an appointment with headspace you will have a meeting with one of our amazing Early Intervention Mental Health Clinicians. They will listen to what’s going on and talk to you about what help is out there.
headspace Maitland has a diverse range of counsellors for young people to see. They range from psychologists to social workers to occupational therapists. We have both male and female counsellors for young people to speak with.
We offer bulk billed medical services for young people.
- Dr Rob is available from 9am Thursdays
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth Services
Todd is our Aboriginal psychologist and is available by appointment for counselling and support.
Alcohol and Other Drugs
Sophia from Wesley Mission provides support for young people who would like to quit or cut down on their alcohol or drug use. She is at headspace Maitland on Thursdays.
Adolescent and Family Counselling
Nat and Alyssa offer counselling and support that can help with a variety of issues including, disagreements of family rules and expectations or disruptions to family life due to separation, divorce, loss or other trauma.
Therapeutic Family Caseworker
Taipu assists families where young people are experiencing mental health problems. This may also include domestic violence and alcohol and other drug support.
Youth Employment Services
APM Employment Services offers the support, services and motivation to help young people aged 15-24 in taking their first steps towards a rewarding career through employment, apprenticeships or work experience. They are at headspace Maitland every Wednesday.
headspace Maitland is connected to a range of outside services and providers in the Hunter and Upper Hunter region:
Make a referral
To book an appointment or ask a question feel free to call out friendly reception staff on (02) 49 311 000. Please note that phone referrals will only be taken between the hours of 9:30 am and 4:30 pm
Would you like headspace Maitland to attend your school or service?
headspace Maitland can be booked in to attend your event, school or service by filling in this request form.
In order to help us best suit your needs please note the following:
- We need at least 3 weeks notice of events and presentations.
- We may not be able to meet your request within the timeframe due to prior commitments.
- If you need to cancel an event or presentation, please advise us 1 week before.
- It may take 10 days for a staff member to process and get back to you.
At headspace Maitland we believe that youth participation is fundamental to the delivery of quality services for young people. We aim to provide young people with opportunities to meaningfully participate and collaborate in our daily operations, structure and services.
For a quick run down on all of our youth groups, check out our flyer here.
Youth Reference Group
Our Youth Reference Group(YRG) meets up every three weeks to discuss all that happens at headspace Maitland. Our dedicated members come along to an array of community events such as Youth Rockin' the Black Dog, Groovin the Moo, The ARAFMI Walk of Pride and National Youth Week to advocate for headspace.
Wanna join the team? We are always looking for new members! If you're aged between 12 and 25, live in the Maitland and Upper Hunter region and are passionate about promoting good mental health and wellbeing to young people then:
Some of the crew!
All 4 One
All 4 One is a monthly social support group for same sex attracted, intersex and gender diverse young people or young people who are questioning their sexual or gender identity and friends and allies of the LGBTIQ+ community. It is a chance to meet like minded people, hang out and create a safe space. Give us a call on 4931 1000 for more info! Download a copy of our flyer here.
TGIF youth groups
Every Friday we host youth groups that are catered for young people aged between 12-25. These youth groups are centered around educating young people about the easy, quick, cheap and do-able ways to look after yourself. Whether it be cooking classes, slime making, art creating, yoga or sports - We got you! If you are a young person or you know of any young people who you reckon would benefit from this, give us a call on 4931 1000 or email email@example.com to find out what we've got in store. Alternatively, check out our facebook page for more regular updates.
Our bubs club is a social support group for young parents under the age of 25 and their bubs. It's a chilled, safe and supportive space for young parents to come together, chat, eat and just use it as an excuse to get out of the house! Parents meet fortnightly at headspace Maitland, every second Thursday from 1pm-2.30pm. Interested in coming along? Give us a buzz on 4931 1000 for more info!