COVID-19 update: headspace Queanbeyan has now transitioned to online and phone services so we can continue to support the mental health of young people during this period.
headspace Queanbeyan is a free or low cost, confidential service where 12 to 25 years old can access mental health professionals. We offer a range of supports for young people worried about drug and alcohol use, mental, physical or sexual wellbeing.
To make an appointment call (02) 5131 1500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You could also ask someone close to you to make a referral or contact us on your behalf.
For immediate concerns, phone Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800, Lifeline 13 11 14, or NSW Mental Health 1800 011 511.
- Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Thursday: 11:00am - 7:00pm
- Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
headspace Queanbeyan 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, South Eastern NSW (Coordinare Ltd).
Mental health workers – which may include psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors and other workers – that can help if you're just not feeling yourself.
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.
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 work or study opportunities.
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 Queanbeyan
- Join an innovative and well recognised national not for profit
- Type of Practitioner (e.g. psychologist, occupational therapist, social worker)
- Based in Canberra and/or Queanbeyan
- Working as a Private Practitioner
Established in 2006, headspace is making a difference to the lives of thousands of young Australians in the area of youth mental health, by:
- Giving young Australians the opportunity to seek help early
- Making it easier for young people and their families to access information
- Creating awareness and educating young people about how to get help
headspace Canberra and Queanbeyan are part of Marathon Health. headspace Canberra and Queanbeyan are an early intervention program for young people aged 12 – 25 years with emerging mental health and/or substance use problems. headspace Canberra and Queanbeyan provide young people with access to Allied Health professionals and the support they need to develop and maintain the skills and confidence they need to live healthy and happy lives.
As part of our continued growth we are seeking professionally accredited Mental Health Practitioners to complement the mental health platform of our model.
headspace is seeking people who have demonstrated clinical skills, working with young people together with experience in working with multi-disciplinary teams. You will also possess considerable experience in a range of mental health service settings; including the provision of mental health services to young people aged 12-25. Naturally, you will possess exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, along with strong information technology and information management skills and a high level of self-motivation and initiative.
In return we offer a flexible and dynamic environment where you will have the opportunity to be part of an innovative initiative that is committed to improving the wellbeing of young Australians through the provision of high quality, integrated services, when and where they are needed.
Practitioners will be engaged as independent contractors, not as employees, and will be remunerated by rebates received through the Medicare Benefits Schedule. Rebate levels will be dependent on the practitioner’s professional qualifications.
Application Process: Please email your letter of application and CV to email@example.com titled “Private Practitioner EOI Nov 2018”.
Please note: shortlisted applicants will be required to attend an interview.
Applications close: 9am, 12th November 2018
A Working with Children Check (or Working with Vulnerable People Check) is required for all headspace positions. To be eligible to apply for this position you must have an appropriate work visa.
For further information: Please contact Zora Todoroska (Centre Manager Canberra and Queanbeyan) or Tim McLauchlan (Clinical Team Leader Canberra) on 6201 5343 or at TMclauchlan@headspacecanberra.org.au or Vera Lloyd (Clinical Team Leader Queanbeyan) on 6298 0300 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you ever feel that you:
• are feeling down, stressed or can't stop worrying
• haven't felt like yourself for a long time
• can't deal with school or finding it difficult to concentrate
• are feeling sick or worried about your health
• want to cut down on your drinking or drug use
• want to talk about sexuality, identity or relationships
• are having difficulties with friendships
• have sexual health issues or want to find out about contraception
• are being bullied, hurt or harassed
• are worried about work or study or if you're having money trouble
headspace Queanbeyan is a place you can go to talk to someone about any of these issues.
headspace Queanbeayn is making a difference where it is needed most - our young people.
Our Centre provides early intervention services to young people 12 to 25 years. Our range of services includes mental, physical and sexual health, drug and alcohol information and support as well as vocational and educational assistance along with care coordination by our youth access team. It is a place where a range of services can be provided to young people in one youth friendly location. Our service is free and we ensure that we respect your confidentiality and privacy. We welcome all young people no matter your social background, gender, sexuality or cultural background. Please bring in your Medicare Card with you if you have one.
There are many ways to access headspace Queanbeyan yourself or support someone in doing so.
Self-Referral or Family and Friend Referrals
If you are a young person aged 12-25 and you are enquiring about headspace Queanbeyan services for yourself you do not require a formal referral. Simply phone or email to arrange an appointment with one of our staff.
Family and Friends of a young person wanting to make a referral on behalf on the young person can also just call or email us. Please ask the young person for their consent first.
Please leave a detailed message with your name, phone number and reason for calling and we will call you back.
Service Provider including GP’s and School Counsellor Referrals
If you are a GP, Service Provider, School Counsellor or Welfare staff, you can provide a written referral on behalf of a young person.
Once competed, please forward your referral, with any accompanying documentation, to headspace Queanbeyan via Fax or Post as per the PO BOX and Fax listed on the form.
General Practitioners can choose to download the referral above, or use their usual referral/letter or MHTP and forward by Fax or Email.
Our contact details are:
Phone: 02 5131 1500
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If you need immediate help call the MSW Mental Health on 1800 629 354 or Lifeline 13 1114. In an emergency please call 000 or attend your nearest emergency department.
We are open:
Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 11:00am - 7:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Please note that all appointments are provide over the phone or online via video during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Meet our team
Many organisations have come together to help make headspace Queanbeyan a reality. Our consortium partners are:
- Barnardos Australia
- Grand Pacific Health
- Max Employment
- Flourish Australia
- Southern Youth and Family Service
- Southern NSW Local Health District
At headspace Queanbeyan we are constantly looking for ways in which we can improve our services. If you have you any compliments, complaints and/or suggestions about our services, then our team would like to hear from you. To provide feedback please follow the Link .