headspace

Queanbeyan

Hours

  • Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 11:00am - 7:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

headspace Queanbeyan is a free *,confidential, non-judgmental service where people from 12 to 25 years old can access qualified youth mental health professionals, offering a range of supports for young people who are experiencing a tough time or are worried about their drug and alcohol use, mental, physical or sexual well being.  

If you want to talk or make an appointment call, email, or pop in.  Someone close to you can also make a referral or contact us on your behalf.

headspace Queanbeyan welcomes all young people not matter what your circumstances, sexual preferences, gender or cultural background. 

We are centrally located in the middle of Queanbeyan behind the Westpac Bank, and just a short walk from the bus stop with free parking on site.  We have disability access.

You can access headspace services online. eheadspace provides an online and telephone support service to people aged 12-25 and their family and friends.  

For immediate concerns, phone Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800, Lifeline 13 11 14, or NSW Mental Health Line 1800 800 944.

* Some services may require a Medicare Card. Click here OR we can help you get a Medicare Card if needed.

Hours

  • Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 11:00am - 7:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

headspace Queanbeyan 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, South Eastern NSW (Coordinare 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.

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 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

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Positions currently available at headspace Queanbeyan

  • Join an innovative and well recognised national not for profit
  • Type of Practitioner (e.g. psychologist, occupational therapist, social worker)
  • Based in Canberra and/or Queanbeyan
  • Working as a Private Practitioner

 

 

Established in 2006, headspace is making a difference to the lives of thousands of young Australians in the area of youth mental health, by:

 

  • Giving young Australians the opportunity to seek help early  
    • Making it easier for young people and their families to access information
  • Creating awareness and educating young people about how to get help

 

headspace Canberra and Queanbeyan are part of Marathon Health. headspace Canberra and Queanbeyan are an early intervention program for young people aged 12 – 25 years with emerging mental health and/or substance use problems. headspace Canberra and Queanbeyan provide young people with access to Allied Health professionals and the support they need to develop and maintain the skills and confidence they need to live healthy and happy lives.

 

As part of our continued growth we are seeking professionally accredited Mental Health Practitioners to complement the mental health platform of our model.

 

headspace is seeking people who have demonstrated clinical skills, working with young people together with experience in working with multi-disciplinary teams. You will also possess considerable experience in a range of mental health service settings; including the provision of mental health services to young people aged 12-25. Naturally, you will possess exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, along with strong information technology and information management skills and a high level of self-motivation and initiative.

In return we offer a flexible and dynamic environment where you will have the opportunity to be part of an innovative initiative that is committed to improving the wellbeing of young Australians through the provision of high quality, integrated services, when and where they are needed. 

 

Practitioners will be engaged as independent contractors, not as employees, and will be remunerated by rebates received through the Medicare Benefits Schedule. Rebate levels will be dependent on the practitioner’s professional qualifications. 

 

 

Application Process: Please email your letter of application and CV to info@headspacequeanbeyan.org.au titled “Private Practitioner EOI Nov 2018”.

 

Please note: shortlisted applicants will be required to attend an interview.

 

Applications close: 9am, 12th November 2018

 

A Working with Children Check (or Working with Vulnerable People Check) is required for all headspace positions. To be eligible to apply for this position you must have an appropriate work visa. 

 

 

For further information: Please contact Zora Todoroska (Centre Manager Canberra and Queanbeyan) or Tim McLauchlan (Clinical Team Leader Canberra) on 6201 5343 or at TMclauchlan@headspacecanberra.org.au or Vera Lloyd (Clinical Team Leader Queanbeyan) on 6298 0300 or vlloyd@headspacequeanbeyan.org.au

More information

If you ever feel that you:

• are feeling down, stressed or can't stop worrying

• haven't felt like yourself for a long time

• can't deal with school or finding it difficult to concentrate

• are feeling sick or worried about your health

• want to cut down on your drinking or drug use

• want to talk about sexuality, identity or relationships

• are having difficulties with friendships

• have sexual health issues or want to find out about contraception

• are being bullied, hurt or harassed

• are worried about work or study or if you're having money trouble

headspace Queanbeyan is a place you can go to talk to someone about any of these issues.

headspace Queanbeayn is making a difference where it is needed most - our young people.

Our Centre provides early intervention services to young people 12 to 25 years. Our range of services includes mental, physical and sexual health, drug and alcohol information and support as well as vocational and educational assistance along with care coordination by our youth access team.  It is a place where a range of services can be provided to young people in one youth friendly location.  Our service is free and we ensure that we respect your confidentiality and privacy. We welcome all young people no matter your social background, gender, sexuality or cultural background. Please bring in your Medicare Card with you if you have one. 

There are many ways to access headspace Queanbeyan yourself or support someone in doing so.

If you are a young person aged 12-25 and you are enquiring about headspace Queanbeyan services for yourself you do not require a formal referral. Simply phone, email or show up in person to arrange an appointment with one of our staff.f  If you need urgent help call the Crisis, Assessment and Treatment Team on 1800 629 354 or Lifeline 13 1114. 

Our contact details are:

98 Monaro Street, Queanbeyan, New South Wales 2620

P:(02) 6298 0300F:(02) 6298 0399

We are open:

Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Thursday: 11:00am - 7:00pm

Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Service Provider and School Counsellor Referrals

If you are a Service Provider, School Counsellor or Welfare staff, you can provide a written referral on behalf of a young person to attend headspace Queanbeyan.

General Referral Form Word Version

General Referral Form PDF version 

Once competed, please forward your referral, with any accompanying documentation, to headsppce Queanbeayn via Fax, Post or Email as per details on the attached form. 

General Practitioners can choose to download the referral above, or use their usual referral and forward by Fax, Post, Email or with their patient. 

 

 

Meet our team

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Vision statement:

To empower young people to optimise their well-being and reach their potential within their communities. We will achieve this by providing a safe, accessible, and responsive service.

 

Our Values: 

  • Respect
  • Compassion
  • Commitment to social justice
  • Teamwork
  • Quality service provision

 

Our YRG In Action 

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Consortium Partners

Many organisations have come together to help make headspace Queanbeyan a reality. Our consortium partners are:

 

  • Barnardos Australia
  • Grand Pacific Health
  • Max Employment
  • Flourish Australia
  • Southern Youth and Family Service
  • Southern NSW Local Health District

At headspace Queanbeyan we are constantly looking for ways in which we can improve our services. If you have you any compliments, complaints and/or suggestions about our services, then our team would like to hear from you. To provide feedback please follow the Link .