headspace
Tweed Heads

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Hours

  • 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

About

headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing mental health services for 12-25 year olds. Each year, headspace Tweed Heads helps hundreds of young people across Tweed, Byron and Southern Gold Coast regions in four key areas which may affect a young person's health and wellbeing:

  • mental health
  • physical and sexual health
  • work, school and study
  • alcohol and other drugs

We offer face-to-face and telehealth support.

To make an appointment or talk to someone call headspace Tweed on 07 5589 8700. Or to chat to someone online,  click here to go to eheadspace

Hours

  • 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 Tweed Heads is operated by Social Futures. 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, Social Futures.

Services

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If you live near our headspace centre in a rural area but cannot travel in to see us, you can see our mental health workers online.

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.

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.

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. 

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 Tweed Heads

General Practitioner (GP)

  • Flexible Hours
  • Competitive Remuneration
  • Location: Tweed Heads
  • General Practitioner
  • Fee for Service
  • Location: Tweed Heads
headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to young people aged 12 to 25. The service is designed to make it as easy as possible for a young person and their family to get the help they need for problems affecting their wellbeing.

headspace Tweed Heads led by Social Futures offers a multi-disciplinary model comprising a team of co-located services providing support to young people. We are seeking a professionally accredited General Practitioner to join our team. Working at headspace Tweed Heads offers health practitioners the opportunity to be part of an innovative service that is committed to improving the wellbeing of young people through the provision of high quality, integrated services when and where they are needed.

 

Skills and experience

  • Demonstrated experience and passion working with young people (12-25yrs)
  • Strong clinical skills
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
  • Motivated and inspired to make a difference

 

Pre-employment compliance requirement

  • Current APHRA registration
  • Medicare provider number and ABN
  • Professional indemnity insurance
  • Evidence of working rights in Australia and relevant medical registrations
  • A National Police Clearance and Working With Children/Working with Vulnerable People Check (or willingness to obtain one before commencement)

 

Why join our headspace team?

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Work within a dedicated and supportive multi-disciplinary team
  • Access appointment management, bulk billing and practice management support that enables the General Practitioner to focus on delivering high quality medical services to young people
  • Guaranteed client case load
  • A fully equipped modern clinic
  • An opportunity to improve the lives of young people
  • Direct referral pathways into onsite co-located providers, including Psychologists, Mental Health Social Worker, Sexual Health, Drug and Alcohol counsellors, Occupational Therapists and vocational consultants.

In return for bulk-billing, headspace Tweed Heads offers administrative support including, appointment bookings and reminders, comfortable youth-friendly counselling rooms, an ongoing base of referrals, and a fantastic work-environment.

 

HOW TO APPLY
Please apply via our website https://careers.socialfutures.org.au/

or send your resume and a one page cover letter outlining your skills and experience to:

For more information contact:
Name: Jo Kemp (Program Manager)
Phone: (07) 5589 8700
Email: jo.kemp@headspace-tweed.org.au

At headspace, young people’s voices and opinions are front and centre. We are currently recruiting for new volunteers on our headspace Tweed Heads Youth Advisory Group (YAG) to ensure that any new initiative from headspace will make a positive difference in the lives of young people.

Some of the projects YAG members are involved with include:

  • plan and run youth events, workshops, school talks, headspace stalls at festivals and more
  • use headspace social media platforms to connect with and empower other young people and their families
  • assist in the design and development of your local headspace centres – shaping the delivery of headspace services, including policy, staff recruitment and training
  • represent headspace at events for local organisations/services/schools, learn advocacy skills and meet new people

We want to hear from a diverse range of voices aged 12-25yo who live in the Northern Rivers or Southern Gold Coast, particularly if you have experienced your own challenges or feel passionate about improving the mental health and wellbeing of local young people. You are especially encouraged to apply if you are an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young person, have a disability or identify as LGBTIQAP+.

If this sounds like something you or someone you know would be interested in, please complete the following expression of interest form h​ere​, and we’ll be in contact soon! We can also provide more accessible ways to apply by contacting us.

If you have any further questions about the YAG or headspace, please contact your nearest Community Engagement Officer: ​

Damien Becker | headspace Tweed Heads | 0437 188 715 | dbecker@headspace-tweed.org.au

Private Allied Health Practitioners 

  • Multiple positions
  • Salary: Fee For Service
  • Location Tweed Heads

headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to young people aged 12 to 25. The service is designed to make it as easy as possible for a young person and their family to get the help they need for problems affecting their wellbeing. This covers four core areas: mental health, physical health, work and study support and alcohol and other drug services. 

headspace Tweed Heads led by Social Futures (https://socialfutures.org.au/) offers a multi-disciplinary model comprising a team of co-located services providing support to young people. We are seeking to expand our allied mental health team with additional private practitioners who are interested in working with young people. Working at headspace Tweed Heads offers allied mental health practitioners the opportunity to be part of an innovative service that is committed to improving the wellbeing of young people through the provision of high quality, integrated services when and where they are needed. 

ALLIED HEALTH TEAM

headspace Tweed Heads is seeking private allied health practitioners, including clinical psychologists, general psychologists, mental health social workers and occupational therapists to compliment the mental health platform of our service model. Practitioners interested in providing contracted services can negotiate flexible arrangements so as to maintain existing private or public work. Interested practitioners must be eligible to provide services under the Medicare Benefits Scheme.

To be successful, you will need to meet the following selection criteria:

  • Tertiary qualifications in psychology or mental health social work (or similar field)
  • Demonstrated experience and passion working with young people (12-25yrs)
  • Strong clinical skills
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
  • Current APHRA or AASW registration
  • Medicare provider number and ABN
  • Professional indemnity insurance
  • Evidence of working rights in Australia
  • A National Police Clearance and Working With Children/Working with Vulnerable People Check (or willingness to obtain one before commencement)

 

In return for bulk-billing, headspace Tweed Heads offers administrative support including, appointment bookings and reminders, comfortable youth-friendly counselling rooms, an ongoing base of referrals, and a fantastic work-environment.  The headspace Tweed Heads intake team will undertake a comprehensive psycho-social assessment of all young people prior to referral to private practitioners and a range of on-site complementary services including Sexual Health, Drug and Alcohol counsellors and vocational consultants are available should additional supports be required.

HOW TO APPLY

Please apply via our website https://careers.socialfutures.org.au/

or send your resume and a one page cover letter outlining your skills and experience to:

For more information contact:
Name: Jo Kemp (Program Manager)
Phone: (07) 5589 8700
Email: jo.kemp@headspace-tweed.org.au

More information

headspace Tweed Heads is located in the Comarco House building at 145 Wharf Street Tweed Heads (in front of Tweed Day Surgery building). Come up the front stairs or via access ramp on the right hand side and our reception is through the front doors on the Ground Floor.

Our building is fully wheelchair accessible with internal lifts and accessible toilets. We can arrange Auslan and other language interpreter support when requested on booking.

Street view headspace building 145 Wharf St Tweed Heads

 

Service Manager (Interim)

Steve Dowker

Team Leader

Jackie Scales

Youth Access Clinicians

Ryan Findlay

Leisa Lavelle (Aboriginal Youth Access Clinician)

Alix Guymer

Angie Vick (Murwillumbah Outreach)

Lana Whittington

 

Yarn Safe Worker

Ash Naden (Wiradjuri Girl)

Community Engagement Officer

Nix Prosser

Clinical Receptionists

Mel Mathams

Shantala Johnston

Megan McManus

GP

Dr. Paul Davies

Dr Rachael Eddywing

Psychologists

Alyson Dunn

Phil Borrack

Open Minds Counsellor

Sally Ralph

Employment Advisor

Xaniel Batista

Dietician

Nina Kelly

Family Counsellor

Monika Obirek

Jillian Zaid

e-health Workers

Mel Mathams

Kingsley Smith

Alcohol and Other Drug Counsellor

Georgia Tolson

 

 

headpsace Tweed Heads has professionally trained staff that are focused on helping young people between the ages of 12 and 25 years to address any health problems, confidentially and with respect.

All of our onsite services are FREE for young people between the ages of 12 and 25!*

How do you access our services?

  • You can walk in off the street and make an appointment
  • You can call us on (07) 5589 8700 and make an appointment
  • You can email us on enquiries@headspace-tweed.org.au
  • You can ask a parent, carer, teacher or the youth service you use to refer you

Do you need a medicare card?

  • You need a medicare card to access some of our private practitioners (psychologists, psychiatrist, dietician, exercise physiologist, dietician and G.P.)
  • For more info on how to apply for a Medicare card, click here
  • If you don't have a medicare card, you can still access our Youth Access Clinicians, Drug and Alcohol Counsellor and our Employment Advisor

How do you get to headspace Tweed Heads?

We have a bus stop right outside our door at 145 Wharf St. Click here for bus timetables to North and South or call Translink on 13 12 30.

What free services are at headspace Tweed Heads?

  • Youth Access Clinicians to help you make a plan to find the right people and help you in your situation
  • A G.P. - to keep your general health in check as well as help out with a care plan if needed
  • Counselling - psychologists work onsite
  • Drug and alcohol counselling
  • Dietician and Exercise Physiologist
  • Psychiatrist
  • Mental Health Social Worker
  • Employment advice
  • Heaps of info and someone to talk to
  • Yoga and self-care groups

What does confidentiality mean for you at headspace?

In Australia, laws protect clients' rights to have the information they share with doctors and others who provide health services kept private. These laws mean that what you tell people during a helth care appointment must remain private between you and that person or service, except in particular situations.

There may be times when the person you are seeing at headspace is required by law to share information about you with another organisation, your parents or carers, or in some specific situations, court or the police. This may happen if the staff member thinks you or another person is at risk physically or mentally. If you are under 16 and someone is hurting you, we are required by law to make a report to the Department of Community Services.

Whenever possible, a headspace staff member will talk to you first to explain the reason and need for any disclosure of your personal information. However, confidentiality is your right in almost all circumstances. If you aren't sure, just ask the staff member about your confidentiality before you talk to them. We will always do our best to give you a straight answer.

*where headspace clinicians refer young people to specialists or services external to the Centre, gap fees may be charged by those providers. We recommend discussing any costs, concessions or payment plans with those providers prior to engaging their services.

Young people, parents and carers are welcome to book a 15 minute walk-through of the service before booking a first consultation. One of our friendly Youth Access Clinicians will be your guide!

Please contact reception on (07) 5589 8700 or enquiries@headspace-tweed.org.au if you would like to do so.

Are you 12 – 25 years old, interested in mental health, and passionate about making a difference?

headspace Tweed Heads aims to have young people involved in every aspect of the decision-making for our centre.

  • Planning and helping run youth events and other programs including art workshops, markets, band comps, hosting headspace stalls at festivals and more.
  • Evaluating and helping shape the delivery of headspace services.
  • Assisting in the design and development of our centre.
  • Attending various meetings for local organisations/services/schools and presenting on behalf of headspace Tweed Heads.
  • Giving feedback and ideas on policies and procedures, including recruitment and staff training.
  • Developing our social media platforms and community engagement strategies.

WE MEET FORTNIGHTLY AT OUR CENTRE, Wednesdays 4-6pm @145 Wharf Street, Tweed Heads

Speak to one of our receptionists or fill in the online form here: https://form.jotform.co/50767748603868

For more info, contact:

Damien Becker - dbecker@headspace-tweed.org.au or phone (07) 5589 8700.

(Community Engagement Officer at headspace Tweed Heads)

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Q*Network is a youth-driven network of young people, community members and service providers working together to provide safety, support, acceptance and celebration for LGBTIQAP+ young people in the Tweed Shire and Southern Gold Coast.

We do this through:
*Information sharing, training and community education
*Activism, advocacy, solidarity and mutual support
*Organising and supporting LGBTIQAP+ community events!

We meet bi-monthly at headspace, 145 Wharf St Tweed Heads or via Zoom.

To put your name down on our contact list to stay up to date with what's happening, contact Damien Becker at headspace Tweed Heads on dbecker@headspace-tweed.org.au or (07) 5589 8700.

headspace Tweed Heads and the Compass network are very excited to be offering SPECTRUM: LGBTIQAP+ social group for 12-25 year olds in Tweed Heads and Murwillumbah!

We will be running the group on the 2nd Thursday of the month from 5-6:30pm at headspace Tweed Heads and the last Tuesday of the month from 4-5:30pm at the Murwillumbah Community Centre youth space.

Spectrum is open to 12-25 year olds. There is no need to pre-register, people can show up and register on the day and the vibe will be relaxed and welcoming. The groups will be run by headspace Tweed Heads staff, ACON staff and peer leaders. We are open to other organisations who would like to co-facilitate. This is a young-people led initiative and remains a space where young people can come along and decide how they want to develop the group and what activities they want to do.

Contact: Jackie at headspace on (07) 5589 8700 or enquiries@headspace-tweed.org.au.

This is the second video in our #breakthestigma video series directed by our incredibly talented Youth Advisory Group member Ren Simpson. In this video Ren tells the story of her mental health journey and how headspace has helped her deal with significant challenges in her life, including living with Borderline Personality Disorder and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Click here to watch Ren's Story.

Rens Story Poster

"I've let my past make me better not bitter."

headspace Tweed Heads Youth Advisory Group President and Compass founding member Keiah shares her inspiring personal story of overcoming addiction and becoming the incredible young woman and community leader she is today. This is the third video in headspace Tweed Head's #breakthestigma series directed by Ren Simpson.

Click here to watch Keiah's Story.

Keiahs Story shoot

headspace Tweed Heads Youth Advisory Group member Mia shares her inspiring personal story of living with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. This is the fouth video in headspace Tweed Head's #breakthestigma series directed by one our amazing young film maker, Ren Simpson.

Click here to watch Mia's Story.

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Mental health doesn't discriminate - do you?

Here's a cute little 3 minute clip made by our young film maker Ren Simpson showing how mental health issues can happen to anyone. Here at headspace we are breaking the stigma against mental health and emphasising the importance of seeking help early and talking to friends, trusted adults and professionals about what's going on.

Click here to watch #breakthestigma.