headspace

Darwin

Hours

  • Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

headspace Darwin is a free and confidential service that can help eligible young people aged 12 to 25 with their mental health and wellbeing. headspace Darwin provides assistance in 4 key areas: Mental Health, Physical and Sexual Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) and Vocational Support.

headspace Darwin encompasses a headspace Primary, headspace Early Psychosis and an Enhanced Care service.

headspace Darwin is an inclusive service which does not discriminate regardless of race, cultural background, religion, sexual orientation, gender, or disability.

If you would like to make a referral, you can do so by downloading our referral form here .

Hours

  • Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

headspace Darwin is operated by Anglicare NT. 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, Northern Territory (Health Network NT).

Services

Sexual Health Clinic

Services could include: provision of contraception and advice, testing, support, treatment and management of sexually transmissible infections(STI) HIV/AIDS and viral hepatitis vaccination for Hepatitis and HPV, pregnancy testing and referral.

Doctor (GP)

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. 

Work & Study Services

Workers either on site or linked to the centre who can assist you with work or study opportunities. 

Youth Reference Group

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

Mental Health Services

Mental health workers – which may include psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors and other workers – that can help if you're just not feeling yourself.

Alcohol & Drug Services

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

Youth Early Psychosis Program

A headspace early intervention program to improve the lives of young people, and their families, who are affected by psychosis.

Youth Programs

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

Media gallery

Cameron and Shannon discuss Mental Health
A festive season message from headspace Darwin
Helping you get a job
What is headspace
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More information

How to make an appointment

Want to make an appointment? Its easy!

Want to call us yourself? Family or Friend calling for you? Agency or School referral?

No Problem!

Please call us on  08 8931 5999 or email headspacedarwin@anglicare-nt.org.au to make an appointment. 

Please be aware that this email account is only checked during business hours Monday-Friday 9am to 5pm. If you need urgent help, please call the Northern Territory Crisis Assessment Team on 1800 682 288 or Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800.

Referrals should include as much information as possible and be undertaken with the consent of the young person.

Please click on the link below to download our referral form and consent form:

headspace Darwin Referral Form

headspace Darwin Consent Form

This form outlines information that the worker will talk with you about at the first appointment. Consent and Confidentiality are important issues for headspace and this will be discussed in detail with all young people who access the service.

 

Information for General Practitioners

General Practitioner Referral

Referrals should include as much information as possible and be undertaken with the consent of the young person.

GPs should include a mental health care plan for the young person and attach it to the GP referral form. The referral form and mental health care plan can be:

Phone referrals can also be made by calling (08) 8931 5999.

headspace Darwin Referral Form

headspace Darwin Consent Form

 

Getting to headspace

headspace is located at the CASCOM complex, just off Scaturchio Street in Casuarina. It is also conveniently situated near the Casuarina bus depot.

If you're having trouble finding us, call us on (08) 8931 5999 and we'll be able to give you more directions.

 

Enhanced Care Program

Enhanced Care is a new program at headspace Darwin designed to address the gap in mental health services available to young people with complex or emerging mental health difficulties. Enhanced Care provides therapeutic case management and aims to work with young people who are experiencing multiple challenges in their lives which has impacted on their mental health. The Enhanced Care Program provides a flexible, outreach service with the intension of coordinating care amongst those who are involved in the young person’s lives including their family to ensure the best outcomes for the young person.

If you, or anyone you know feel this program could be beneficial, please make a referral by either ringing headspace Darwin on (08) 8931 5999 or completing our referral form.

Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Program

Evidence shows that meaningful employment provides us with a sense of purpose, social inclusion, and financial independence. The Individual Placement and Support (IPS) program is an evidence-based model of supported employment meeting the needs of people impacted by mental health issues.

Mental health issues often first occur in adolescence and early adulthood. It is estimated that about 75 percent of mental health issues develop by the age of 25. Mental health issues for this group can therefore impact negatively on educational attainment and transition to the workforce, leading to poor employment outcomes. Many teenagers and young adults with a mental health issues do not complete Year 12 and are at high risk of long term labour market disadvantage as well as welfare dependency.

Mental health issues can be a barrier to gaining and keeping employment, yet a good job is often something that keeps people mentally healthy. This new service model provides a vital link between headspace, young people, employers and other support and employment services within the Darwin community.

To be eligible for the IPS program, a young person must be a headspace client and indicate that, as part of their treatment with headspace Darwin, that they would like to return to work, training or education.

headspace Darwin employs two Vocational Specialists, who have assisted young people to overcome barriers, so that they can:

  • Gain meaningful employment - some work placements to date: administration, warehousing, veterinary assistant, retail, dental assistant, project management, bakery, beauty therapy, hospitality, gaming, community services.
     
  • Return to school. Examples include: assist with study plans 

  • Enrol in training courses, including: barista courses, VET courses, job ready training, White Card, traineeships 

  • Enrol in tertiary education, including: University placements - CDU, VET courses and other training organisations

Jess and Ben IPS

 Jessica Blackmore and Ben Johnston - Vocational Specialists

School and Community Event Requests

The headspace Darwin Community Engagement team can be booked in to attend local events, as well as deliver mental health literacy sessions.

Some of the topics that we can cover include:

  • General mental health
  • Awareness of depression, anxiety and other mental health problems
  • Physical health (including sexual health)
  • Alcohol and other drugs
  • Bullying education (including cyberbullying)

Contact us at headspace Darwin on (08) 8931 5999 or simply complete our online booking form.

Please provide us with reasonable notice to allow for planning.

headspace Darwin Groups Calendar

The 2019 Term 4 calendar for headspace Darwin's groups is here! This calendar will be updated as they become available.

Please note: Please read the group descriptions carefully as some of these groups are only accessible to young people who have been accepted into one of headspace Darwin's programs.

A PDF version of the calendar can be downloaded here.

 

 

FRP Term 4 Calendar 1

FRP Term 4 Calendar

 

headspace Darwin Youth Reference Group (hDYRG)

headspace is providing young people with the opportunity to be heard and be active around youth mental and physical health and alcohol and other drug issues.  There are a number of roles you can play in the headspace Darwin youthspace group, including:

  • Leading a project in your local area
  • Research and evaluation of headspace services
  • Consultation around resource development such as, factsheets, brochures etc.
  • Peer support and mentoring
  • Media Spokesperson

By getting involved, you will:

  • Have the opportunity to have your say and direct youth mental health services
  • Develop new skills
  • Meet and work with other young people who are passionate about youth mental health
  • Make a difference to youth mental health

headspace Darwin will provide training to support your participation in the above groups or activities.

How do I get involved?

If you're aged between 15 and 25 and would like more information, please contact us on (08) 8931 5999 or e-mail headspacedarwin@anglicare-nt.org.au

OR

Apply now by completing the online application form!

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Thousands of Australians use these Forums to support each other and share their experiences.

The Forums are hosted by SANE Australia and are moderated 24/7 by mental health professionals.

 

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