headspace
Dubbo

Whole Team Photo 2020

Hours

  • Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

About

headspace Dubbo is a FREE, confidential, youth-friendly service for anyone between 12-25 years. 

If you or someone you know is feeling overwhelmed and needs to chat, you can contact us on 02 5852 1900 or email;  hs.dubbo@marathonhealth.com.au .

Did you know headspace Dubbo offer School Telehealth appointments? Click here to download more information. 

eheadspace.org.au  is also available 7 days a week from 7am – 1am (AEST) with one-on-one counselling, group chats, helpful resources and more for both young people and their families.

 

Hours

  • Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

headspace Dubbo is operated by Marathon Health. 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 (Western Health Alliance Ltd).

Services

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 any alcohol or other drug issue. 

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

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

News

Jobs and volunteering

Positions currently available at headspace Dubbo

Psychologist/Social Worker

P/T or F/T Private Practice (hours negotiable and flexible)

Do you want to start your own private practice without all the overheads?

Perhaps you're just coming back to the workforce and don't quite feel ready for full time work yet?

Maybe you have a passion for youth mental health or are looking to diversify your practice?

Marathon Health is seeking suitably qualified and experienced persons to provide MBS funded services to young people 12-25 years at headspace Dubbo.

Just imagine, no more admin! We will do it for you as well as take care of your MBS billing which you retain 100% of.

To be eligible you must possess the following:

1. Experience working with young people aged 12-25 years with mental health difficulties.

2. Experience and willingness to work in a multidisciplinary team.

3. Be a currently registered and practicing Allied Health Professional with AHPRA.

4. Be eligible to provide services under the Medicare Benefits Scheme (MBS), including eligible to obtain a Medicare Provider number.

5. Must have professional indemnity insurance.

6. Must undergo relevant criminal record check and working with children checks.

 

Applicants MUST submit the following documents to be considered:

1. A current curriculum vitae outlining relevant qualifications and experience.

2. A copy of professional indemnity insurance (or statement identifying willingness to obtain insurances should they be offered a contract).

3. A copy of their registration status with AHPRA or equivalent professional membership (e.g. AASW).

4. Details of 2 professional referees who can be contacted regarding the quality/appropriateness of performing this role in headspace Dubbo.

 

A detailed contractor application document must be completed with the headspace Operations Manager prior to a contract being offered.

 

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For more information contact:

Name: Candice Edwards
Phone: (02) 5852 1900
Email: candice.edwards@marathonhealth.com.au

Take on this challenging but rewarding role as our Youth Care Coordinator (Provisional Psychologist), located at our Dubbo headspace centre. Your role will deliver mental health psychological interventions for those accessing headspace services. This is your opportunity to pursue a career where you will see the positive impact of your work every day.

The role will be well supported by experienced clinicians and reports to the Centre Manager, headspace Dubbo. You’ll be working with a friendly multidisciplinary team that’s focussed on providing the best mental health care to young clients within your community. Become a part of our progressive and energetic culture and contribute to creating real outcomes as part of a leading regional charity.

Provisional Psychologists employed in this role will be required to participate in a Psychology Board of Australia approved Psychology Registration Program.

Why work for us?
At Marathon Health, we recognise that our people are our most important asset; it’s their abilities, knowledge, and experience that champions our organisation’s success. Commensurate to this, we offer competitive benefits including:

  • Professional development opportunities – Up to five days paid study leave | Up to $1,500 annual professional development allowance
  • Genuine work/life balance – Up to five weeks annual leave | Extra paid leave over Christmas/New Year shutdown | Flexible working arrangements | Ability to work from home where applicable
  • Increase your take-home pay with the ability to salary package up to $15,900 annually
  • Job satisfaction – Support to excel in your role | Opportunities for advancement | Be part of a fabulous culture.

Applying for this opportunity
We value diversity and welcome applicants from all walks of life, ages, backgrounds and cultures.

To be considered for this opportunity you must meet the selection criteria indicated in the Position Description, which can be downloaded from our career page: https://www.marathonhealth.com.au/employment

You may also like to familiarise yourself with our application process, which can be viewed and downloaded via the above link.

Click on ‘Apply Now’ below to apply via SEEK. Please include a copy of your current Resume/CV, and a Cover Letter outlining your suitability for the role

Applications close 9 am Thursday, 1 April 2021. We wish to fill this role quickly with the right person, meaning that we may start reviewing applications before this close date. If this opportunity appeals to you, please apply by submitting your application to Seek as soon as possible.

About our Organisation
Marathon Health is a not-for-profit, registered charity with a vision of enabling communities to thrive through improved health and wellbeing. We’re one of the largest providers of headspace services in Australia and the largest not-for-profit employer of allied health professionals in regional NSW.

Our staff represent the best in their field and are committed to making a difference – ensuring our services are person-centred, and clients are empowered with choice and control over the support they receive. We’re passionate advocates for equal access to quality health services for people wherever they choose to live.

We pride ourselves on being a great place to work, embracing diversity, and fostering an inclusive culture where individual differences are respected and celebrated.

 

Looking for other opportunities with Marathon Health? We encourage you to visit our Employment page and view our current vacancies at https://www.marathonhealth.com.au/employment

For more information contact:

Name: Candice Edwards
Phone: 0419 468 994
Email: Candice.edwards@marathonhealth.com.au

Apply now

Take on this challenging but rewarding role as our Mental Health Clinician, where you’ll support team members in the provision of psychological interventions and clinical assessments/triage for young people with emerging and/or diagnosed mental health disorders.

As a senior member of the clinical team, you’ll guide the headspace Dubbo clinical team, including overseeing client allocation processes with respect to relevant practitioner skills and caseload, and apply demand management strategies as required.

Your role will work in collaboration with the headspace Dubbo Centre Manager, headspace Clinical Lead and headspace Practice Lead to establish clinical systems and processes in line with headspace National requirements. You will also liaise closely with external stakeholders to determine the appropriate clinical pathway or referral for young people who access headspace Dubbo.

You will be supported by the headspace Clinical Lead, headspace Practice Lead and other senior clinicians across Marathon Health’s network of seven headspace centres. This is also an excellent opportunity to grow your skills and learn from the best.

Why work for us?
At Marathon Health, we recognise that our people are our most important asset; it’s their abilities, knowledge, and experience that champions our organisation’s success. Commensurate to this, we offer competitive benefits including:

  • Professional development opportunities – Up to five days paid study leave | Up to $1,500 annual professional development allowance
  • Genuine work/life balance – Up to five weeks annual leave | Extra paid leave over Christmas/New Year shutdown | Flexible working arrangements | Ability to work from home where applicable
  • Increase your take-home pay with the ability to salary package up to $15,900 annually
  • Job satisfaction – Support to excel in your role | Opportunities for advancement | Be part of a fabulous culture.

Applying for this opportunity
We value diversity and welcome applicants from all walks of life, ages, backgrounds and cultures.

To be considered for this opportunity you must meet the selection criteria indicated in the Position Description, which can be downloaded from our career page: https://www.marathonhealth.com.au/employment

You may also like to familiarise yourself with our application process, which can be viewed and downloaded via the above link.

Click on ‘Apply Now’ below to apply via SEEK. Please include a copy of your current Resume/CV, and a Cover Letter outlining your suitability for the role.

Applications close 9 am Thursday, 1 April 2021. We wish to fill this role quickly with the right person, meaning that we may start reviewing applications before this close date. If this opportunity appeals to you, please apply by submitting your application to Seek as soon as possible.

About our Organisation
Marathon Health is a not-for-profit, registered charity with a vision of enabling communities to thrive through improved health and wellbeing. We’re one of the largest providers of headspace services in Australia and the largest not-for-profit employer of allied health professionals in regional NSW.

Our staff represent the best in their field and are committed to making a difference – ensuring our services are person-centred, and clients are empowered with choice and control over the support they receive. We’re passionate advocates for equal access to quality health services for people wherever they choose to live.

We pride ourselves on being a great place to work, embracing diversity, and fostering an inclusive culture where individual differences are respected and celebrated.

Looking for other opportunities with Marathon Health? We encourage you to visit our Employment page and view our current vacancies at https://www.marathonhealth.com.au/employment

For more information contact:

Name: Candice Edwards
Phone: 0419 468 994
Email: candice.edwards@marathonhealth.com.au

Apply now
  • Are you an experienced Clinical Lead with psychology or social work credentials, and able to inspire a team that are already passionate about mental health?
  • This is a genuinely rewarding role which provides leadership and support to the headspace clinical staff and young people who access headspace
  • No two days will be the same as you collaborate with diverse teams and enjoy varied work in different places


As the Clinical Lead reporting directly to the Practice Lead, you will:

  • Provide clinical supervision, support and guidance to a multi-disciplinary team
  • Monitor high risk clients and assure that a quality service is being offered in line with evidenced based principles. Make a direct difference to the safety and life experience of young people.
  • Drive collaboration and facilitate multidisciplinary clinical team meetings, care planning and case reviews
  • Lead the development and implementation of evaluation strategies.
  • Review policy and procedures to ensure the service meets relevant Accreditation requirements.

 

 

Click on "Apply Now" below to apply via SEEK. Please include a copy of your current Resume/CV, and a Cover Letter outlining your suitability for the role.

For more information contact:

Name: Melinda Lake
Phone: (02) 6338 1100
Email: melinda.lake@marathonhealth.com.au

Apply now

More information

Our centre is located at 23 Church Street, Dubbo, NSW, 2830 (near the rotunda) with 2 hour parking on the street - disabled parking also available. Our facility is disability friendly with wheelchair access and disabled toilets. 

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Getting to our centre:

Dubbo Taxi: 13 10 08

Dubbo Busline: https://www.buslinesgroup.com.au/dubbo-maps-timetables.html

Directions: https://www.google.com.au/maps/place/23+Church+St,+Dubbo+NSW+2830/@-32.2473099,148.5998566,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x6b0f71b29c54d8cb:0xb7c19035328ecb73!8m2!3d-32.2473099!4d148.6020453

Whats on offer at your local headspace generic

Our staff will talk to you about your concerns and provide you with support, information and services in a confidential, non-judgmental environment.

Centre Manager

Candice Edwards

candice.edwards@marathonhealth.com.au

 

 Administration:   

Michele Blackman

 

 

Intake:

Alexandra "Lex" Adams

 

Youth Care Coordinators:

Ashleigh Watmore 

 

Errol Toomey

 

Melanie Read 

Melanie

 

Senior Youth Care Coordinator:

Elizabeth "Liz" Browne 

 

 

Community and Youth Engagement Coordinator:

Amy Mines

amy.mines@marathonhealth.com.au

 

 

Individual Placement Support (IPS):

Carole Bayley

Senior Vocational Specialist

carole.bayley@marathonhealth.com.au

 

Todd Marr

Vocational Specialist
todd.marr@marathonhealth.com.au

 

MBS Funded Clinicians

We currently are in need of MBS funded Psychologists, Social Workers (Mental Health accredited) - if you are interested in working with young people and working in a supportive environment with free room hire and administrative/billing support, contact our Centre Manager, Candice Edwards on 5852 1900 for a chat. 

Vocational Support

Centrelink - Chris Suey (Indigenous Services Officer) & Rochelle Thompson (Community Engagement Officer)

Mental Health Support

CAMHS

Drug & Alcohol - Carlie Briggs

Psychiatry

Psychcare Services - Dr Syed Shah MRCPsych FRANZCP

Sexual Health

Western NSW LHD - Margie Crowley or Clancy Barrett

Western NSW LHD - Bev Tyson or Clayton Anderson (Aboriginal Nurses)

Youth Development

Dubbo Regional Council -   

Youth Officer - Jason Yelverton

Legal Aid NSW

CatholicCare Wilcannia-Forbes

Cheryl Smith - Family & Carer Support

Mirandah Shields - Financial Counselling

referrals to headspace Dubbo

Self or family referral: If you are a young person between the ages of 12-25 or a family member and wish to make an appointment please call (02) 5852 1900. You can also email hs.dubbo@marathonhealth.au  

Alternatively, if you need support outside of our business hours, eheadspace might be for you. eheadspace is a confidential, free and secure space where young people 12 - 25 or their family can chat, email or speak on the phone with a qualified youth mental health professional. You can find out all about it here.

Professional referral: If you would like to refer a young person to our service please print and complete the form below and email it hs.dubbo@marathonhealth.com.au . We do not have a fax line anymore but we can accept faxes via ARGUS or Sophos Encrypted emails. If your require assistance please contact 5852 1900.

Referral form for headspace Dubbo -  Referral-to-headspace-Dubbo-Template3.pdf

School Telehealth Appointment Referral: Are you in a position to support a student to access their headspace appointment via telehealth? If so please complete the School Telehealth Appointment Form below. If your student is not already a client of headspace you will need to complete a Referral Form (above) first and send to hs.dubbo@marathonhealth.com.au and then a School Telehealth appointment can be made for you once the referral is accepted. 

School Telehealth Appointment Form

 

2021 Term Calendar coming soon. 

headspace Dubbo is recruiting new members for our Youth Council

Are you aged 16-24 and looking to be the youth voice for headspace Dubbo?

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 in joining the Youth Council, contact Amy Mines, amy.mines@marathonhealth.com.au

Or fill in our online application form here

Our 2020/2021 Youth Council members are: 

  • Molly Groake
  • Eva Chown
  • Ainsley Chown
  • TJ Smith
  • Charlize Mulholland
  • Ngaire Bigwood
  • Cameron Hinton

For FAQs around the role of a Youth Council member - click here

 

Tips for Year 12 Study Stress - download here NOW

 

To stay up to date with what headspace Dubbo has been up to in your community - follow them on Facebook or Instagram

To request a visit from headspace Dubbo to your school, workplace or community group, email amy.mines@marathonhealth.com.au and/or complete the online Community Engagement enquiry form

headspace Dubbo offer interactive workshops and information sessions on topics such as:

  • Year 6 - Starting a new chapter (Year 7 transition)
  • Year 12 - Study Stress - understanding when stress can be helpful and what to do when it becomes unhelpful
  • An introduction to mental health & the 7 top tips for a healthy headspace
  • Help Seeker - exploration of the world of online supports for when you need them
  • Understanding Bullying - why do people bully and how you can be an upstander not a bystander
  • Understanding the role of stress & how to manage it
  • Resilience & emotion management
  • How to Ask - R U OK? Looking out for your mates

Parent/Carer Workshops are also available including an introduction to Tuning into Teens - emotionally intelligent parenting. 

Other specialised workshops include Gender Diversity and how to support a gender diverse young person in your school/workplace 

headspace Dubbo is a not-for-profit organisation and relies heavily on donations from the community to continue the ongoing delivery of this invaluable service. Whilst our service to young people is FREE we do ask when booking a workshop or information session that you consider making a  tax deductible donation to the service to cover costs of resources and any travel incurred.
Further information on this can be sought via email to amy.mines@marathonhealth.com.au 

headspace appreciates the support of local businesses and the community

If you would like to donate, this can be done at the Dubbo office or alternatively via direct deposit on:

NAB Account Name: headspace Dubbo

Account Number: 78-920-6267

BSB: 082-564

For more information contact Candice Edwards or Amy Mines on (02) 5852 1900