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  • 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


At headspace Maitland we’re here for you.

We provide free and confidential support where young people aged between 12 and 25 can access qualified youth mental health professionals. 


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  • 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 Maitland is operated by Samaritans Foundation. 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, Hunter New England and Central Coast (HNECC 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.

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. 

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

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.

“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 Maitland

Salary: Voluntary position

Our Youth Reference Group (YRG) are a collective of passionate young volunteers who play a big role in how headspace Maitland is run and engaging our local communities, including:

  • Organising and joining in on headspace and local youth events
  • Advocating and providing a voice for young people
  • Making meaningful decisions that have real impact
  • Being part of the headspace team 
  • Learning lifetime skills

Are you aged between 12-25 and want to have input with young people and mental health?
The YRG have monthly meetings and are involved in how our Centre is run, which staff we hire and both design and run events.

If this sounds like something you're interested in complete the EOI form. 

Relevant applicants will be contacted to have a yarn and provide further detail about commencement of YRG after submission of EOI. 

For more information contact:

Name: headspace Maitland
Phone: (02) 4931 1000
Email: headspaceMaitland@samaritans.org.au

Apply now

headspace Maitland offer free youth health services for young people aged 12-25 years. We employ a multidisciplinary team of psychologists, counsellors, youth workers, GPs and other staff to support the health and wellbeing of young people with a focus on mental health.

Working as a member of the headspace team offers GPs the opportunity to provide bulk-billed services to young people as part of a collaborative and holistic model of care, in an environment that encourages the development of ongoing and therapeutic relationships with clients and multidisciplinary case consultation.

Samaritans Foundation is the lead agency for 3 headspace centres in Maitland, Kempsey, Taree & a headspace Satellite Centre in Cessnock. As a member of our headspace team you will receive ongoing support available as part of a large not for profit organisation that operates across HNECC PHN & North Coast PHN regions.

If you are a GP interested in joining a multidisciplinary and supportive team with an interest in mental health and working with young people please contact Alicia Southwell, alicia.southwell@samaritans.org.au

For more information contact:

Name: headspace Maitland
Phone: (02) 4931 1000
Email: headspacemaitland@samaritans.org.au

Apply now

Salary: Voluntary

Family and friends reference group members contribute ongoingly to and improvement of headspace Maitland service provision. 

The headspace Maitland Family and Friends Reference Group is made up of a diverse group of people with lived experience of supporting a young person or people, including those who have experienced mental health and adolescent challenges.

Members have the oppourtunity to be involved in:

  • Local and national projects 
  • Provide feedback in relation to headspace services and organisational representation
  • Resource development 
  • Education and training for both staff and young 
  • Marketing promotion and community awareness 
  • Policy advocacy 


Contact Aidan Jurd, Community Awareness and Engagement Officer to have a yarn about becoming a member or if you already know you want to join and would like to apply please fill out this form


For more information contact:

Phone: 0436 639 542
Email: aidan.jurd@samaritans.org.au

Salary: Sub-contractor

headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health
services to 12-25 year olds, along with assistance in promoting young peoples’ wellbeing. This covers four
core areas: mental health, physical health, work and study support and alcohol and other drug services.

Psychologist, Social worker, Occupational Therapists - headspace MBS Private Provider will work as an integral member of the headspace Maitland team to provide high quality, evidence-based psychological services to young people aged between 12 to 25. The position sits within a multidisciplinary team that is committed to enhancing the well-being and mental health outcomes for
young people.

As a subcontracted headspace MBS Private Provider your income will be derived directly from Medicare Billings so you will need to be eligible to provide services under the Medicare Benefits Scheme (MBS - Better Access). 


What are the Benefits!

  • Flexible work days between 1 - 4 days weekly, scheduled around your commitments and contract.
  • Administrative support, including management of client billing and appointment bookings.
  • Working with, and having the support of a friendly multi-disciplinary team
  • Daily case reviews
  • Access to clinical support and supervision
  • Paperless practice with IT support
  • Ongoing referral base
  • Lead Agency, Samaritans, with extensive experience in the Mental Health sector and youth services

Apply now

To apply please email a copy of your CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability to alicia.southwell@samaritans.org.au or contact us if you would like any further information on (02) 4931 1000.


For more information contact:

Name: headspace Maitland
Phone: (02) 4931 1000
Email: alicia.southwell@samaritans.org.au

Apply now

More information

headspace Maitland can be found at 73 Elgin Street, Maitland, across the road from Maitland Public School's playground. 

The service is wheelchair accessible via Elgin Street using the ramp at the front of the centre. 

Street parking is available but limited on Elgin Street. There is plenty of free parking space available at Maitland Station, which is located 270 meters from the centre. Bus stops are also located at Maitland Station and time routes and timetables can be found using the Hunter Valley CDC site. 

The easiest way to get support with headspace Maitland is to have a chat to one of our intake team on the phone. You can do this by calling 4931 1000 between 9am - 4.30pm to book an appointment with the intake team. You can also ask a family member, friend, or someone you trust to call for you, or make a referral for a friend or family member yourself. Please note, we are a voluntary service. 

On your first appointment, we'll ask you to fill out a registration form, and a survey on the ipad or via your phone using the QR code upon arrival. You'll then meet one of our intake officers who will have a longer chat with you about how you're going and how we can help. This usually lasts around 45 mins to an hour. We'll then make a plan with you for support. For some of our counselling options, you'll need a Medicare card in order to access sessions under a Mental Health Care Plan. To apply for a Medicare card, go to Services Australia website. If you don't have a Medicare card, you can call us to discuss options. 

Our flyer explaining what to expect at headspace Maitland can be found here.

We're collecting info about the activities, social groups and events that we run at headspace Maitland. Have something to say about one of our events that you attended? Let us know what you thought by clicking here.



Our Staff

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 headspacemaitland@samaritans.org.au if you would like to refer a young person.


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
  • Ash our practice nurse is here Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays


Alcohol and Other Drugs

AOD provides support for young people who would like to quit or cut down on their alcohol or drug use. 

Services Australia 

Leigha from Services Australia joins us to support young people with government services and payments. She can assist you with things like Youth Allowance, Medicare, Child Support and Job Seeker.

headspace connect

You will talk regularly with a professional clinician over the phone for up to 10 weeks. Working together, you will discuss your aims and create a plan to make them happen. Appointments are available outside business hours to make it easier to attend.

headspace work and study

Do you need help with looking for a job? Or support in starting a career? Or advice on study options?
No matter where you're at, headspace Work & Study is here to help you. 


Other Services

headspace Maitland is connected to a range of outside services and providers in the Hunter and Upper Hunter region:

If you would like to refer a young person you can find our referral form here. Please fill out the details and email to headspacemaitland@samaritans.org.au or fax (02) 49311 060.

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

headspace Maitland can be booked in to attend your event, school or service.

In order to help us best suit your needs please note the following:

  • We need at least 4 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.

If you would like to book for us to come to your school/uni/tafe click here and if you would like us to come to your service/community click here to complete the application form.

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.


Dungeons and Dragons 

Every Wednesday from 3-5 during the school term we host a DnD group which is catered for young people aged between 12-25. This group is a safe place to come and explore your creativity, make fun social connections, helps with strategic thinking and creative problem solving as well as helping with your wellbeing... we don't do it just because its fun! 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 headspacemaitland@samaritans.org.au to find out what we've got in store. Alternatively, check out our facebook page or instagram @headspacemaitland for more regular updates. 


Thank God Its Friday 

Every Friday from 3:30-5:30 during the school term 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, art creating, mindfulness 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 headspacemaitland@samaritans.org.au to find out what we've got in store. Alternatively, check out our facebook page or our instagram @headspacemaitland for more regular updates. 


Art Competition

Submit your artwork now for our youth journals! headspace Maitland is inviting young people (12-25) to submit artworks for consideration in our new journal. The theme is... mindfulness! Mindfulness is images that show being present, taking notice of life and emotions and include activies such as mediation, walking, cooking, petting animals, eating, listening, yoga, using all 5 senses, being creative etc. The published artists will be paid for their contributions. Artworks can be submitted in digital format (jpg, png) by email to aidan.jurd@samaritans.org.au.

Entries close May 31st!

Push-Up Challenge 

Cessnock headspace is participating in the Push-Up Challenge this year! The Push-Up Challenge is a free mental health and fitness event focused on pushing for better mental health for all Australians. Participants complete 3,249 push-ups over 24 days, representing the 3,249 lives lost to suicide in Australia in 2022. If you'd like to support us please donate here: https://thepushupchallenge.com.au/beneficiary/headspace-Maitland.

Youth Reference Group

Our Youth Reference Group(YRG) meets up every month to discuss all that happens at headspace Maitland. Our dedicated members come along to an array of community events 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:

Family and Friends Reference Group

Our Family and Friends Reference Group (FAF) meets once a month to discuss all things youth mental health and how we can best support our youth community and their families. As a collective: we listen, we learn and provide advice that guides the continuous development of headspace Maitland/Cessnock services.

As part of the Family and Friends Reference group you will:

  • Help with projects and events that support parents and families
  • Have input into strategies and campaigns that target parent and families
  • Meet and work with other people who are passionate about youth mental health 
  • Make a difference to youth mental health through media and promotion.

We appreciate the time your are taking to improve our service and the mental health of our youth. We know you have busy lives so we do communicate regularly via emails, and through our Facebook page/messenger group if you cannot attend a meeting. 

For more details or questions please contact our Community Awareness and Engagement Officer: Aidan.jurd@samaritans.org.au or if you would like to apply please fill out this form.