When we are closed please contact headspace Bairnsdale for more information

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

headspace Sale is linked to headspace Bairnsdale which is a service tailored for the local community.

headspace Sale is currently an online and phone service only  and will be upgraded to a physical centre with an expanded service offering in the near future.

headspace Sale provides free, confidential, mental, general and sexual health support services to young people aged 12-25 years in Wellington.

For emergency support, please contact:
- Emergency services (Police, Ambulance, Fire): 000
- Lifeline: 13 11 14
- Kids Helpline: 1800 551 800


When we are closed please contact headspace Bairnsdale for more information

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

headspace Sale is linked to headspace Bairnsdale and operated by Relationships Australia Victoria. 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, Gippsland PHN.


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 work or study opportunities. 

Workers either on site or linked to the centre who can assist you with any alcohol or other drug issue. 

“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 Sale

Deadline: 30 Oct. 2020, 12:00 am

  • Unique volunteer opportunity to chair meetings for expanding headspace Consortium.
  • Leading community services organisation dedicated to supporting young people.
  • Located in Bairnsdale.


Are you passionate about working with young people and committed to their health and wellbeing?

About headspace and RAV:

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

The Consortium provides expertise, support and advice to Relationships Australia Victoria and its representatives: Senior Manager Gippsland, Relationship Australia Victoria and the Centre Manager headspace Bairnsdale.

Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV) is the lead agency for headspace Bairnsdale, which is governed by a consortium of local community organisations who provide expertise, support and advice to RAV. RAV is a secular, community-based, not-for-profit organisation with no religious affiliations. Our vision is for positive, respectful, safe and fulfilling relationships for all Australians. Our objective is to relieve suffering, distress and helplessness and to enhance physical, social and emotional wellbeing. Our services are for all members of the community, regardless of their religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, lifestyle choice, cultural background or economic circumstances. RAV provides services from 17 centres in metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria, and from additional outreach locations. The corporate support team is based in Camberwell.

About the role:

The Independent Chairperson will chair the headspace Bairnsdale and headspace Sale Consortium meetings, leading and managing the affairs for the Consortium and support the youth co-chair in executing their duties. The Chairperson will provide leadership to the Consortium, ensuring members work effectively together to best achieve the mission of headspace Bairnsdale.

This position collaborates closely with the Senior Manager Gippsland, Relationship Australia Victoria - Lead Agency for headspace Bairnsdale. Administrative and executive support will be provided by the Senior Manager Gippsland, Relationship Australia Victoria and headspace Bairnsdale Centre Manager.

This position is voluntary for a fixed-term contract for two (2) years. The Consortium meetings are generally held in Bairnsdale, Sale or via video and/or teleconference. Travel and related costs will be reimbursed.


  • Demonstrated leadership experience.
  • Experience as a Chairperson in a range of different roles.
  • Preparedness to provide effective mentorship to Co-Chair (Youth representative).

Knowledge and skills

  • Sound knowledge of corporate and clinical governance requirements and processes.
  • Have a collaborative style for decision making.
  • Demonstrated interest in the health and well-being of young people.
  • Communication skills including media liaison experience (desirable).

A full copy of the position description (can be viewed below and) is available at www.rav.org/careers .

To apply for this position, use the APPLY button and attach your covering letter responding to the above job requirements “Experience and Knowledge and Skills” and your current resume/cv.


If you have a specific query, contact Amanda Exley, Centre Manager headspace Bairnsdale by phoning 0419 585 391.

Applications close on 30 October 2020.

For more information contact:

Name: Amanda Exley
Phone: 0419 585 391
Email: info@headspacebairnsdale.org.au

Apply now

More information

If you are in danger and need urgent help, please call emergency services on 000.

For 24/7 emotional support, contact Lifeline on 14 11 14.


You don’t need a formal referral to come to headspace. If you are aged 12 - 25 years and want to refer yourself, you can call us on 0458 558 225.


Families, carers or friends can refer a young person to headspace Sale. The young person needs to be aware of the referral, agree to it and be willing to meet with a headspace Sale Youth Access Worker. To make a referral on behalf of a young person, please call 0458 558 225 and we will contact the young person to make an appointment with them.


Young people can be referred to headspace Sale by schools or health and community workers. Referrals must be made in writing on the headspace Sale Referral Form and emailed to us. Referrals should include as much information as possible and be undertaken with the consent of the young person. 


Referrals from General Practitioners (GPs) should include a mental health care plan for the young people that is submitted with the referral form. The referral form and the mental health care plan should be sent to us via email.


Please email the headspace Sale Referral Form to info@headspacesale.org.au .


If you are new to headspace Sale, you will need to fill out some forms so we know a little more about you. There are three forms you will need to complete prior to your first appointment at headspace Sale.

They are:

Client Registration Form

Information Consent Form

Personal Information and Privacy Form


Once you have completed these forms, please email them to us at info@headspacesale.org.au.

If you have any questions, or need assistance filling out the forms, you can call us on 0458 558 225.

We are looking for new members to be part of the Youth Advisory Group!

Are you aged between 12 and 25?
Are you passionate about having your say about youth mental health and wellbeing?
Join the headspace Sale Youth Advisory Group (YAG) and start making a difference in your local community! 
The YAG is a group of young people who meet regularly to talk about youth mental health and wellbeing and come up with new and innovative ways to raise the profile of the services headspace Sale offers.

There are a range of roles you can play in the headspace Sale YAG, including: 

  • Creating, developing and leading a project in your local area. For example, youth festivals, school events, music gigs, cinema screenings
  • Peer support and mentoring. Take an active role in supporting young people to seek help early and break down the stigma in relation to youth mental health.
  • Consulting around resource development such as fact sheets, brochures and promotional materials
  • Research and evaluation of headspace service. Find out whether our services are meeting the desired goals and objectives and come up with ideas on how we can improve our service

Click here to see the application form.

By getting involved you'll have the chance to:

  • meet a range of new people
  • provide feedback on how to improve mental health services
  • develop new skills
  • participate in various training opportunities
  • plan and deliver events for young people in the community
  • be a voice for young people in relation to health and wellbeing


Fill out our YAG application form here!


Do you have any questions?

For more information, contact Brydie, Community Engagement Officer at headspace Sale and Bairnsdale on 0458 558 225 or email Brydie at info@headspacesale.org.au.

To apply, fill out the form and send it to us via email.