headspace
Broken Hill

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Hours

  • Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

About

headspace Broken Hill offers young people from the ages 12-25 a welcoming environment where they can access free & confidential mental health support, health advice & general information. Our services include general health services, alcohol and other drug services, mental health support, vocational & education support.

We believe in  No Wrong Door & dedicate ourselves to ensure all young people who contact or attend a headspace centre are able to access the help they need.

We are wheelchair-accessible.

In response to COVID-19 health orders, we are offering telehealth appointments to help keep our community safe. We are still here for you.

Hours

  • Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

headspace Broken Hill is operated by Flourish Australia. 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, Western NSW PHN.

Services

Your GP can refer you to see a specialist youth psychiatrist for bulk billed assessment and management advice for mental health issues.

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.

A group of young people who help with events and some decision making at a centre. Ask your centre about getting involved.

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. 

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. 

“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 Broken Hill

Salary: Voluntary Position

Youth Reference Group - headspace Broken Hill

headspace Broken Hill is recruiting new members for our Youth Reference Group (YRG).

Are you aged 15-24 and looking to be the youth voice for headspace Broken Hill?

We are looking for young people who want to:

  • Make meaningful decisions that have real impact
  • Connect with other people passionate about youth mental health
  • Have your voice heard on community services in the area
  • Organise and be part of local youth events

You will gain experience and new skills with support, training and reference opportunities.

If you are interested we'd love to meet with you!

Please fill our EOI form and submit to our Service & Community Development Officer using the contact details below.

Relevant applicants will be contacted for an interview after submission of EOI.

 

For more information contact:

Phone: (02) 9393 9699
Email: headspace.brokenhill@flourishaustralia.org.au

Allied Health Professionals - start your ideal job in youth mental health today!

Looking for a variety of clinical practice in a collaborative team environment?

Want opportunities to learn, grow and thrive with professional development?

Ready to make a positive contribution to the lives of young people?

If you are looking for an opportunity to work with our collaborative multidisciplinary team to provide early intervention to young people, read on!

Join the team at headspace Castle Hill and/or Parramatta, Bankstown or Broken Hill!

The following provides an understanding of headspace, its culture and how you can be part of the crew. 

About Us:

headspace works from an early intervention framework with young people who have mental health issues or emerging issues. We deliver four core services which include general health, mental health support, vocational services, and alcohol and other drug services.

We are not just invested in young people, we are invested in providing opportunities for our team to learn, grow and thrive! Organised professional development, supervision and extracurricular activities bring our team closer, making our work environment inviting and inspiring! 

headspace offers a busy and supportive team environment. As a contracted practitioner, you receive referrals from the headspace team and we will provide full comprehensive administration support. As a contracted practitioner you will be part of our very supportive team of clinicians and professionals.

About You:

Essential 

  • Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Nursing, or Occupational Therapy.
  • Eligible for Medicare Provider Number
  • Current Full AHPRA registration (General or Clinical), or Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, or Mental Health accredited Nurse or relevant registration
  • Working with Children Check
  • National Police Check

 

Preferred

  • 2+ years of post-graduate clinical experience within Mental Health
  • Proven recent clinical experience and competence undertaking bio-psychosocial assessments, risk assessments and providing focused psychological strategies
  • Sound knowledge of the impact of mental illness on young people and the ability to provide a positive impact on their wellbeing in a youth-friendly manner
  • Team player and flexible in your work schedule
  • Excellent clinical and communication skills

 

About the Role:

  • The primary objective of the position is to provide high-level clinical services to a broad range of individuals presenting with a variety of psychological difficulties and disorders.
  • Working with young people who present with mood, anxiety and a range of mental health conditions using evidence-based treatment strategies.
  • Participation in clinical decisions about treatment planning, assessment, risk management and working with other treatment services.

 

About the Pay:

We offer an hourly rate that is highly competitive, despite being a bulk billing service, which we achieve by only charging you a small percentage of your earnings for room hire and admin support. You also get access to free professional development opportunity and group supervision. 

How to Apply: 

If you are interested in being part of a multidisciplinary team where you feel valued, challenged and know that you are making a difference on a daily basis in each patient’s outcome then we encourage you to submit your cover letter and resume with your availability via email.

We'd love to hear from you! 

Contact us and send through your resume and cover letter. 

 

For more information contact:

Phone: (02) 9393 9699
Email: headspace.brokenhill@flourishaustralia.org.au

More information

Our centre is located at 231 Blende Street Broken Hill. Our building is opposite the Fire Station and just next door to TAFE. Our centre is wheelchair accessible via the front or rear doors. Parking is available out the front of the building.

Front of headspace centre:

 

Ramp and stair access:

 

Our front reception:

 

 

What is telehealth?

Although headspace generally provides in-person counselling support, due to COVID-19, and the current climate with physical distancing measures, to ensure we are able to still provide a service to young people, their families and friends, we have transitioned to telehealth services.

Telehealth services consist of any health-related communication via telephone and video conferencing platforms and applications. Instead of in-person appointments, we are now providing online appointments over phone calls and video calls using ‘Zoom’.   

Here's a short video explaining "what is telehealth?"

 

 

To find out more about our telehealth services, such as:

  1. How to use telehealth services

  2. How to make the most of telehealth services

  3. Confidentiality

  4. Troubleshooting

  5. Frequently Asked Questions

Please download - Guidelines for Young People to use Telehealth

 

Feedback Survey

If you have used our telehealth services, and would like to provide some feedback on how it went and how we can improve, please fill out the survey here.

Consent Form

If you are new to telehealth or would like further information on our privacy, consent, and confidentiality information, please download our Telehealth Privacy, Consent, Confidentiality & Cancellation Policy

For additional information on telehealth, please visit - headspace online and phone services (telehealth)

 

If you are having any questions or concerns with using our telehealth services, please contact us:
02 9393 9699 or headspace.brokenhill@flourishaustralia.org.au

Our Team:

Rynnette - Centre Manager
Alison - Clinical Lead
Michelle - Admin Support Officer
Cary - Senior Youth Access Clinician
Jodie - Youth Access Clinician
Marwa - Service & Community Development Officer

Youth Reference Group

Doctors:

Dr. Ramu - GP
Dr. Josie - Psychiatrist

Sexual Health Nurses:

Jo Lenton 
Kendall Jackman

Contributing Consortium Members:

ACON
Neami National
NSW Health Far West Local District
Black Dog Institute
Mission Australia
PCYC
Lifeline
Broken Hill City Council
Royal Flying Doctor Service
CAMHS
Catholic Care
Joblink Plus

Young People
If you are a young person and wish to see someone at headspace Broken Hill, you are welcome to email, call or drop in during our business hours to discuss your options.

Parents, Family, Carers and Friends
If you are the family member, carer or friend of a young person and wish to refer them to headspace Broken Hill, you are welcome to call us during our business hours to discuss their options. Please ensure that the young person who you are referring is willing to engage with headspace and is able to attend appointments.

Service Providers
If you are a service provider, health professional, or from a school and wish to refer a young person to headspace Broken Hill, please complete our Service Provider Referral Form. Prior to completing the form, please ensure that you have obtained the young person's consent and provide as much information as possible so that headspace Broken Hill's Intake Officer can determine the suitability and the most appropriate treatment options for the young person. headspace Broken Hill will contact the young person and inform you thereafter of the outcome of your referral with us.

Please return this form by email to headspace.brokenhill@flourishaustralia.org.au or fax 08 (08) 8450 3324.

We recommend that you follow up the emailed or faxed referral with a phone call, just to make sure we've received it.

Our phone number is: (02) 9393 9699.

We welcome all feedback and suggestions regarding our referral process. If you'd like to fill out our feedback form, it can be found here.

Please note: headspace Broken Hill does not offer crisis or emergency support. If you or someone you care for needs immediate emergency support, please call 000 (Police, Fire, Ambulance), go to a hospital emergency department or call the NSW Mental Health Line on 1800 011 511.

For after-hours services, please contact:
- eheadspace on 1800 650 890 or eheadspace.org.au (9am-1am, 7 days a week)
- The Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800 (24/7)
- Lifeline on 13 11 14 (24/7)
- Mental Health Line 1800 011 511 (24/7)

headspace Broken Hill provides youth mental health services to schools and the community in the Broken Hill and Far West Region. 
The services provided have a health promotion and education focus. We deliver these services to promote positive mental health and wellbeing. Please note that these services do not have a medical or therapeutic focus.

Please fill in our Service Request Form if you'd like us to deliver a workshop, presentation or would like to receive printed resources.

Phone: 02 9393 9699
Email: headspace.brokenhill@flourishaustralia.org.au

Young people 15+ years old can get their own Medicare card by visiting a Medicare office or by calling Medicare on 13 20 11.

Click here for more information on what a Medicare card is and why young people need one. 

At headspace Broken Hill we welcome and appreciate your feedback, so that we can continually improve our service for young people. Please let us know what you thought about your experience at headspace Broken Hill.
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