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 - 7:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

About

Events like the one we are experiencing with COVID-19 can be stressful and overwhelming. 

While things are moving with COVID-19, we want you to know that headspace Tweed Heads is still here for you. We are currently operating a combination of in-person, online and phone services.

If you are feeling unwell or have mild respiratory symptoms (runny nose, sore throat, cough or fever) please phone us before coming in.

To phone 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

Click here for more advice and tips for how to cope with the stress related to COVID-19

 

Hours

  • Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
  • 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

Nutrition screening, dietary assessment and education about food and lifestyle, also support around healthy eating strategies.

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.

Get tips on how to prepare your resume and present for interviews. Find out about local employment opportunities (full time, part-time, or casual).

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 issue. 

Centres have a range of programs and activities for young people. Just ask your centre what they have on. 

“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

Social Futures is a voice for social change in regional Australia, helping to create connected, resilient communities. With more than 40 years’ industry experience, we are a community service leader, striving to create change through our work across homelessness and housing supports, youth and family services, sector advocacy and programs that promote genuine participation for people with disability. Social Futures currently serves more than 80% of regional New South Wales.

Purpose of Position

An exciting opportunity to join a diverse team of professionals dedicated to helping young people has opened at our headspace, Tweed Heads Centre!

headspace, the National Youth Mental Health Foundation Ltd, is an Australian government funded, not-for profit organisation committed to improving the lives of young people aged 12-25 years.

All headspace centres are youth friendly environments that allow young people to access low-cost or free services, for a wide range of health and well-being challenges. The services offered by headspace are provided by a variety of professionals working in each centre, including:

  • Youth Workers;
  • Allied Mental Health Workers;
  • General Practitioners; and
  • Psychiatrists.

headspace is an early intervention service, so high prevalence disorders including anxiety and depression form the majority of presentations. In addition to mental health, General Practitioners are encouraged and supported in engaging young people in conversations around sexual health, substance abuse and other psychological health problems, as well as preventative health care.

Working at a headspace centre gives a General Practitioner the opportunity to:

  • Improve the lives of young people;
  • Access flexible working arrangements;
  • Provide a full range of health services, with an emphasis on managing mental health issues;
  • Be part of a supportive, multidisciplinary team;
  • Develop confidence and increased skills in working with young people
  • Access appointment management, bulk billing and practice management support that enable the General Practitioner to focus on delivering high quality medical services to young people;
  • Access to onsite Private Allied Health Professional who provide Psychological Services under Medicare and connect to well being; and
  • Direct referral pathways into on site co-located providers, including Psychiatrists, Mental Health Social Worker, Sexual Health, Drug and Alcohol counsellors, Allied Health Practitioners and vocational consultants.

Social Futures is an equal opportunity employer, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People are encouraged to apply. People with lived experience of disability are encouraged to apply.

To apply online, please visit our website:
https://socialfutures.org.au/employment

 

Please note applying directly through Seek.com will result in an incomplete application, not addressing the selection criteria.

For further information, please contact Michele Laurie on 0427 379 105 or Jackie Scales 07 5589 8700

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

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

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Service Manager

Michele Laurie

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Team Leader

Jackie Scales

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Youth Access Clinicians

Ryan Findlay

Sophie Lord

Claire Cottone

Angie Vick (Murwillumbah Outreach)

Adrianna Soulis

Aboriginal Youth Access Clinician

Leisa Lavelle

Community Engagement Officer

Damien Becker

Clinical Receptionists

Megan Kimmorley

Mel Mathams

GP

Dr. Paul Davies

Psychologists

Hanson Jeong

Edith Saedt

Phil Borrack

Alyson Dunn

John Malone

Social Worker

Terri Woodward

Psychiatrists

Dr. Ben Hadikusumo

Drug and Alcohol Counsellor

Alex Draper

Open Minds Counsellor

Sally Ralph

Employment Advisor

Keshet Cohen

Dietician

Nina Kelly

Family Counsellor

Monika Obirek

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

 

Meeting dates for 2019 (all 3-5pm at headspace, 145 Wharf St Tweed Heads):

10 April

13 June

8 August

10 October

ALL WELCOME! Please RSVP to Damien on dbecker@headspace-tweed.org.au

 

Other important dates!

Wear It Purple Day 30th August

Tweed/Cooly Diversity Walk 26th October

 

All enquiries please contact Damien on (07) 5589 8700 or email dbecker@headspace-tweed.org.au.

Compass Flier

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.