headspace Whitsundays is linked to headspace Mackay which is a service tailored for the local community.
headspace Whitsundays provides FREE confidential health services for young people aged 12 - 25 across the Whitsunday region.
We are an inclusive service that does not discriminate regardless of age, race, cultural background, religion, sexual orientation, gender or disability. We are about making sure young people have the best support, information, and services for their health and wellbeing including physical health, mental health, drug and alcohol issues, employment and education support.
Call us, drop-in to the centre during opening hours, or email Whitsundaysheadspace@nwrh.com.au
If you would like to make a referral, you can do so by downloading our referral form here.
When we are closed please contact headspace Mackay for more information
- Monday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
- Tuesday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
- Wednesday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
- Thursday: Closed
- Friday: Closed
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
headspace Whitsundays is linked to headspace Mackay and operated by North and West Remote Health. All headspace services are funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care. Administration of funding is carried out by the headspace centre’s local Primary Health Network, in this case, Northern Queensland Primary Health Limited.
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.
Workers either on site or linked to the centre who can assist you with any alcohol or other drug concern.
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.
Jobs and volunteering
Positions currently available at headspace Whitsundays
If you are aged 14-25, live in the Whitsundays and are passionate about creating positive change to your local community regarding youth mental health. The youth reference group want to hear from you!
As a member of the headspace Whitsundays youth reference group (YRG) you have the chance to;
- Be involved and collaboratively develop youth mental health awareness events
- Break down mental health stigma in the Whitsundays
- Meet with other young people who are passionate about youth mental health
- Develop your skills personally and professionally
- Have your say on important youth mental health issues and how headspace Whitsundays operates
- Gain headspace and mental health specific training
For more information contact:
Name: youth and community engagement officer
Phone: (07) 4842 6760
Pause. Reflect. Reconnect.
Each year, a quarter of young Australians, more than 1 million young people, experience mental health issues. It is important that everyone plays a part in raising awareness of this and that young people know where they can access support.
On Wednesday 8th October, headspace encourages young people and their families to take time in their week to Pause. Reflect. Reconnect.
The theme of headspace day 2022 is Pause. Reflect. Reconnect. This theme aims to remind young people and their families that it can be helpful to slow down and take time to do something positive for their mental health and wellbeing.
This headspace day, headspace Whitsundays and the youth reference group (YRG) set up a stall at the Airlie beach Lions Park market, gifting young people and their family and friend's headspace cupcakes and cookies. The YRG prioritized conversations with young people around this year's theme Pause. Reflect. Reconnect.
A special thanks to -Whitsundays Cookie Co and East Coast Cake Co- For providing beautifully made headspace cookies and cupcakes for this event!
Tips for a healthy headspace
Good mental health and wellbeing allows young people to live their lives in positive and meaningful ways and cope with changes and challenges. It helps with managing work and study, to feel connected to others, be involved in activities and bounce back during difficult times.
There are a number of things everybody can do to look after and maintain their mental health and wellbeing.
- Develop your personal coping strategies to handle tough times
- Achieve small tasks and do things you enjoy
- -Connect with family and friends
- -Stay active
- Get enough sleep
- Eat well
- Cut back on alcohol and other drugs
For more information on how to pause, reflect and reconnect, head to www.headspace.org.au/reconnect