headspace
Orange

Front of building

Hours

  • Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

About

headspace Orange  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 well-being.

For crisis assistance please:
Phone 000 or attend Orange Hospital
Call 1800 011 511 (24 hr Mental Health Assistance Line)
Or visit your doctor

For non-urgent support:
Kids Helpline - 1800 551 800
Lifeline - 13 11 14
Parent Line 1300 1200 52
eheadspace.org.au for a web chat
dial 1800 650 890 to speak to
someone over the phone

 

Hours

  • Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

headspace Orange is 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

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. 

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 issue. 

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 Orange

headspace Orange

Full Time

 

Take on this challenging but rewarding role as our Youth Care Coordinator (Provisional Psychologist), located at our Orange headspace centre. Your role will be responsible for providing clinical assessments and case management to young people with emerging and/or diagnosed mental health disorders. This is your opportunity to pursue a career where you will see the positive impact of your work every day.

The role will be well supported by experienced clinicians and reports to the Centre Manager, headspace Orange. You’ll be working with a friendly multidisciplinary team that’s focussed on providing the best mental health care to young clients within your community. Become a part of our progressive and energetic culture and contribute to creating real outcomes as part of a leading regional charity.

Provisional Psychologists employed in this role will be required to participate in a Psychology Board of Australia approved Psychology Registration Program. This will entail undertaking paid psychological practice (client-related activities) carried out in an approved professional setting, with paid-for supervision by a Board-approved principal supervisor.

Why work for us?
At Marathon Health, we recognise that our people are our most important asset; it’s their abilities, knowledge, and experience that champions our organisation’s success. Commensurate to this, we offer competitive benefits including:

  • Professional development opportunities – Up to five days paid study leave | Up to $1,500 annual professional development allowance
  • Genuine work/life balance – Up to five weeks annual leave | Extra paid leave over Christmas/New Year shutdown | Flexible working arrangements | Ability to work from home where applicable
  • Increase your take-home pay with the ability to salary package up to $15,900 annually
  • Job satisfaction – Support to excel in your role | Opportunities for advancement | Be part of a fabulous culture.

Applying for this opportunity
Click on 'Apply Now' below to apply via SEEK. Please include a copy of your current resume/Curriculum Vitae, and a Cover Letter outlining your suitability for the role.

About our Organisation
Marathon Health is a not-for-profit, registered charity with a vision of enabling communities to thrive through improved health and wellbeing. We’re one of the largest providers of headspace services in Australia and the largest not-for-profit employer of allied health professionals in regional NSW.

Our staff represent the best in their field and are committed to making a difference – ensuring our services are person-centred, and clients are empowered with choice and control over the support they receive. We’re passionate advocates for equal access to quality health services for people wherever they choose to live.

We pride ourselves on being a great place to work, embracing diversity, and fostering an inclusive culture where individual differences are respected and celebrated.

 

 

For more information contact:

Name: Kelly Dent
Phone: 0438 377 865
Email: Kelly.Dent@marathonhealth.com.au

Apply now
  • Act as a subject matter expert and support team members in the provision of psychological interventions and clinical assessments for young people
  • You will be well supported as you work in collaboration with our clinical lead, practice lead and other senior clinicians across our service footprint


As the Senior Youth Care Coordinator reporting directly to the Centre Manager, you will:

  • Lead the clinical team of Youth Care Coordinator’s (YCC’s) and facilitate excellence in integrated holistic health care
  • Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of recovery-focused practice that’s specific to the youth population and ensure that young people accessing the service are provided with the relevant assistance
  • Facilitate intake & case conference meetings with internal and external service providers to ensure a positive and collaborative approach
  • Design treatment plans and relevant interventions as identified, and assist the young person to drive their own recovery plan

Click on "Apply Now" below to apply via SEEK. Please include a copy of your current Resume/CV, and a Cover Letter outlining your suitability for the role.

For more information contact:

Name: Kelly Dent
Phone: 0438 377 865
Email: kelly.dent@marathonhealth.com.au

Apply now
  • Are you an experienced Clinical Lead with psychology or social work credentials, and able to inspire a team that are already passionate about mental health?
  • This is a genuinely rewarding role which provides leadership and support to the headspace clinical staff and young people who access headspace
  • No two days will be the same as you collaborate with diverse teams and enjoy varied work in different places

The Role on Offer
As the Clinical Lead reporting directly to the Practice Lead, you will:

  • Provide clinical supervision, support and guidance to a multi-disciplinary team
  • Monitor high risk clients and assure that a quality service is being offered in line with evidenced based principles. Make a direct difference to the safety and life experience of young people.
  • Drive collaboration and facilitate multidisciplinary clinical team meetings, care planning and case reviews
  • Lead the development and implementation of evaluation strategies.
  • Review policy and procedures to ensure the service meets relevant Accreditation requirements.

The successful applicant will be a senior allied health clinician or psychologist who has:

  • Full registration with AHPRA or eligibility for full membership with AASW, and relevant tertiary qualifications in an allied health discipline including social work or psychology.
  • Advanced level of clinical skills with demonstrated experience in a range of mental health service settings
  • Demonstrated experience in complex clinical triage, assessment and allocation of referrals, as well as service development and maintaining continuous quality improvement.
  • Highly developed verbal and written communication skills; and an excellent track record in building and maintaining effective working relationships
  • Ability to work in a highly productive environment both autonomously and collaboratively as a productive team member.

Click on "Apply Now" below to apply via SEEK. Please include a copy of your current Resume/CV and a Cover Letter outlining your suitability for the role.

For more information contact:

Name: Melinda Lake 06 6338 1100
Phone: (02) 6338 1100
Email: melinda.lake@marathonhealth.com.au

Apply now

More information

Every Thursday join us for a inviting play space for parents aged  under 25.

This group will also include guest speakers and learning opportunities.

For more information or to register contact hs.orange@marathonhealth.com.au or 02 6369 9300 

In addition to providing services within our centre, headspace Orange 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. 
If you have an event coming up and would like headspace Orange to be involved, please fill out the following form and email to hs.orange@marathonhealth.com.au
 Please be mindful we require a minimum of 2 weeks notice.

orange-engagement-request-form2020.docx

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 Orange, 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 Orange 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 Orange’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.

 

Are you aged between 12 and 25 and live in Orange?
Do you have something to say about health, mental health and drug/alcohol issues?

Applications are now open for young people aged between 12-25 years to
be part of the headspace Orange Youth Reference Group 2021.

By sharing your insight into local youth issues, topics of interest and your experience of life in a regional town, you will be guiding headspace Orange in project development and improving the way
we support young people in the Orange community.

For more information, or for an application pack please call Sharna at headspace Orange on 6369 9300 or
email sharna.lord@marathonhealth.com.au

 

 

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headspace Orange believe that youth participation is the key to the delivery of quality services for young people. We also aim to provide young people with meaningful opportunities to directly participate and collaborate with its structure and services.

Young people involved with the headspace Orange Youth Reference Group have the opportunity to be involved in a number of ways, including (but not limited to):

  • Encouraging the voice of young people to be heard and acted upon
  • Becoming community spokespeople for youth mental health and wellbeing
  • Providing input on site design and ongoing building improvements
  • Planning and attending local events and promoting the headspace Orange services
  • Website and social media consultation and development
  • Research and evaluation of headspace services
  • Consultation around resource development like fact sheets, brochures and promotional material
  • Peer support and mentoring
  • Becoming a media spokesperson

For more information on becoming a part of the Orange Youth Reference Group contact sharna.lord@marathonhealth.com.au for an application form

 

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referrals to headspace Orange

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) 6369 9300. You can also email hs.orange@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.

If you'd prefer to make contact online or by phone then eheadspace might be for you. eheadspace is a confidential, free and secure space where young people 12 - 25 or their family can chat, email or speak on the phone with a qualified youth mental health professional. You can find out all about it here.

Professional referral: If you would like to refer a young person to our service or would like headspace to come to your workplace to promote our service, please down load the below form and return it to us by dropping into 264 Peisley Street Orange, via post P.O. Box 8749, Orange East NSW 2800 or fax through to (02) 6311 1693.

 

Uploads/Centres/Orange/Referral-form-2021.docx

 

 

headspace work and study Programs support 15-25-year-olds to plan a career, find employment or work towards further education – in a highly accessible, confidential and youth-friendly environment.

From one-on-one support with a careers specialist to linking in with industry-specific mentors, our work and study programs provide free, expert and tailored support.

The service exists to support young people whose work and study activities have been impacted by mental health, especially for those young people who are not eligible for traditional employment services or are not receiving the level of support they need from these services.

And they are delivered online or over the phone to ensure that all your people, wherever they live, can take part.

 

Workers either on site or linked to the centre who can assist you with work or study opportunities. 

Gaming group is for 12-25 year olds interested in gaming of all kinds includiding video, card and board games.

The group meets every Tuesday from 4-6pm.

For more information contact hs.orange@mararthonhealth.com.au or phone 02 6369 9300

Kelidoscope is a social and support group for LGBTQIA+ teens Bookings are required for this group. Call 02 6369 9300 for more information and bookings.

Volunteers are also needed for this group. If you would like to help out by volunteering and have a working with childrens check, please contact us to find out more information.