headspace Frankston is a health service for young people in Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula. We co-locate with several other youth services and also outreach to the Mornington Peninsula.
We are an inclusive service and a safe space for all young people.
If you wish to access any of our services, give us a call on (03) 9769 6419.
We are voluntary , free and confidential .
If you need help with things like mental health, physical health, your use of alcohol and other drugs or getting into work or study, we can help!
Our building is fully wheelchair accessible .
Stuff you need to know about headspace Frankston>>> HERE!
Youth Health Clinic brochure>>> HERE!
Info for family and friends>>> HERE!
- Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Wednesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
- Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
headspace Frankston is operated by YSAS. 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, South Eastern Melbourne (South East Melbourne PHN).
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.
A headspace early intervention program to improve the lives of young people, and their families, who are affected by psychosis.
Centres have a range of programs and activities for young people. Just ask your centre what they have on.
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.
A group of young people who help with events and some decision making at a centre. Ask your centre about getting involved.
Jobs and volunteering
Positions currently available at headspace Frankston
Salary: MBS Funded
Deadline: 31 Dec. 2020, 11:55 pm
About the position
AHP's provide MBS and other program funded focussed psychological interventions and counselling services to young people aged 12-25 years in our headspace enhanced primary care service as a member of the multidisciplinary and multiservice care team.
With two sites located on the lovely Mornington Peninsula, we work with over 1500 young people each year, providing assessment, counselling, primary health, groups and other interventions. With an amazing group of multidiscliplinary colleaugues and a high level of support, you will be making a difference in the lives of young people.
The Practitioner is responsible for;
the delivery of counselling services for a dedicated case list funded through the MBS Better Access or other headspace program funding streams
provision of evidenced based focused psychological services in an enhanced primary care setting, including an appropriate blend of tailored psychological interventions for young people e.g. CBT, IPT, ACT, motivational interviewing
ensuring family inclusive practice and other family support pathways
compliance with professional and organisational standards of practice and legislative requirements
active participation in clinical supervision, case load and review meetings; client care and safety planning
contribute to the continuous quality improvement of our services
For more information contact:
Phone: 9415 8881
Are you a family member or friend of a young person at headspace Frankston?
We understand that young people's family and friends are often the first to notice that a young person isn't travelling well - you also have an incredibly important role in their support and recovery!
We have programs and groups here to support you
MIND and Peninsula Carer Council both operate services from the headspace Frankston site, to make it easier for you to link in.
To inquire about upcoming groups, or other services listed above, please speak to a worker or chat to one of our reception team.
More info around supporting young people can be found HERE
You can also access eheadspace - for more information can be found HERE
headspace Frankston receives a large number of requests from the community, yet we have very limited resources. Therefore, we must prioritise requests according to the areas of greatest need, staff availability, demand and fair and equitable coverage of the local community.
Priority is given to the following local organisations:
- Schools & education providers (eg. Community VCAL, university students)
- Youth organisations
- Our partner organisations
- Community organisations, charities and not-for-profits with a youth and/or mental health focus
- Family & Carer support organisations
Requests from other types of organisations will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
We are unfortunately not able to fulfil all requests. Allowing at least 10 weeks notice will increase the likelihood of us being able to fulfil your request.
Depending on what type of organisation you are, our community activities are mostly free or low cost. Some requests may incur larger fees to cover part or all of our costs due to the nature of the activity (for example, requests from commercial organisations, weekend and evening requests, specialised content etc).
Once you have submitted your form our team will review the request and aim to respond within 10 working days.
To request a presentation, please fill out the form here>> https://form.jotform.co/headspacefrankston/headspace-frankston---community-act
headspace frankston has a range of youth friendly staff, happy to help. Most of the staff members work part time with headspace so you may need to check which days they work.
Sally - Clinical Lead
Vanessa - Operations
Narelle (Family Worker)
Jaimie (Peer Worker)
Aboriginal Health Team
Youth Health Clinic Team
Dr Brad - Lead GP
Dr John - GP
Dr Steph - GP
Dr Tim - GP
Dr Maria - GP
Nicole - nurse
Cathy - sexual health nurse
Bethany - Community Engagement + Youth Participation
Heather - Peninsula Pride LGBTIQA+ Program
We also have workers and programs from YSAS, Peninsula Youth and Family Services, MIND, Peninsula Support Services, Peninsula Carer Council, Centrelink, and Skillsplus here during the week.
headspace Frankston is made up of a consortium of 12 local services, including:
- YSAS (Youth Support and Advocacy Service) - Lead Agency
- Peninsula Health (including Psychiatric Services, Community Health, Peninsula Community Health Services, PenDAP)
- Mornington Peninsula Shire Council
- Frankston City Council
- Peninsula Carer Council
- Skills Plus
- Monash Health (Dual Diagnosis, CAMHS)
We are also a signatory to the Frankston Mornington Peninsula Young People's Charter of Practice Principles.
The "front door" of headspace Frankston is our clinical care workers. What help do you need? Our clinical care workers can help you work it out, and organise referrals to services that are here to help!
We also have a bulk billing GP clinic for young people not currently linked in with a GP. We have both male and female doctors, and appointments are available Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Bulk billing psychologists - providing free counselling sessions for young people.
Psychiatric registrar - working with young people, and providing secondary consultations to other workers and services.
Please note, we are not a crisis service - if you have immediate concerns for a young person's safety, please contact 000 or:
- for under 18 years - 1300 369 012
- for 18 and over - 1300 792 977