headspace Werribee is here to support young people aged 12 - 25 who are going through a tough time. Are you or someone you know:
- feeling down, stressed or can't stop worrying?
- wanting to talk about sexuality, gender identity or relationships?
- finding it hard to deal with school, uni, TAFE or work?
- wanting to cut down drinking or other drug use?
If the answer is 'yes', headspace Werribee can help! Check out our virtual tour below to see what you can expect when visiting our centre.
All our services are free. To make an appointment, just give us a call!
- Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Tuesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
- Wednesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
- Thursday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
- Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
headspace Werribee is operated by Orygen. 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, North Western Melbourne (Melbourne Primary Care Network Ltd).
Support and assistance finding accommodation or related support services.
Alcohol & Drug Services
Workers either on site or linked to the centre who can assist you with any alcohol or other drug issue.
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.
Work & Study 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.
Jobs and volunteering
Positions currently available at headspace Werribee
Youth Advocate, Voluntary
Deadline: 03/12/2019 12:00am
Are you aged between 16 and 25?
Do you have something to say about the mental health and wellbeing of young people in your community?
Do you live, work or play in Wyndham or Hobsons Bay?
If so, the headspace Werribee Youth Advocacy Group (YAG) may be right for you!
headspace is Australia’s National Youth Mental Health Foundation, and was established in 2006 to support and empower young people aged 12-25 years. headspace is a vital support for over 100,000 young people nationwide & currently has over 100 centres nationally that work within the headspace framework and are managed by independent local youth services. headspace Werribee opened its doors in February 2014 and provides mental health and wellbeing support to young people across the Wyndham and Hobsons Bay areas, and caters to the needs of its diverse community.
The YAG is a group of passionate young people who live, work or play in the Wyndham and Hobsons Bay areas. YAG Members assist with the community awareness and health promotion work of headspace Werribee in a voluntary capacity. This involves creating and leading projects at headspace Werribee and in the local community to engage young people and community members in respectful conversations about mental health, and to promote support seeking and self-care activities.
More information can be found in the Position Description.
headspace Werribee acknowledges that we work, learn and play on the lands of the Kulin Nation, and we pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging who we share this great community with.
For more information contact:
Phone: 8001 2366
How to Get Here
headspace Werribee is located at Shop 13, 5 Duncans Road, Werribee. We're just a 5 minute walk from Werribee Train Station, but if you haven't been here before have a look at these detailed instructions to help with your journey, including recommended public transport options.
Our centre has partial accessibility, however we will endeavor to support all young people as best we can to receive support at headspace Werribee.
All of the services provided at headspace Werribee are free of charge and/or bulk-billed with a Medicare Card. Medicare provides 10 bulk-billed sessions per calendar year through a Mental Health Care Plan. A Mental Health Care Plan is a support plan for someone who is experiencing mental health issues. In consultation with your general practitioner (GP) you can develop the plan together.
Once the 10 bulk-billed sessions have been used, you can talk to your Mental Health Practitioner about options for further support. This could be through extra sessions that are paid privately at a cost to yourself. If someone is unable to pay for their sessions when a fee is expected, you can talk to your Mental Health Practitioner about other options for you.
How to Make a Referral:
Young people can self-refer to headspace Werribee. This can be done by giving us a call on (03) 8001 2366 or by coming to the centre.
If your GP sends us your Mental Health Care Plan, our intake team (Access Team) will make contact with you.
Referrals can also be made by family, friends, schools, carers or other services by calling us on (03) 8001 2366. This should be done with the consent of the young person being referred to the service.
Getting a Medicare card
To be able to access some of headspace Werribee's services, you need access to a Medicare card. It can be your own Medicare card or you can use your family's Medicare card if your name is listed on it.
When you turn 15 years of age, you can apply for your own Medicare card. To do this you have to do some paper work and have some identification. You need to complete a "Medicare copy or transfer" application form and submit it at your local Medicare service centre. You’ll need to provide identification, such as a student card or birth certificate, as well as details about the card you are transferring from.
If you need more information or need help with accessing a Medicare card, please have a chat to our Access Team by contacting us on (03) 8001 2366. Alternatively, have a look at the human services website about becoming independent: https://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/subjects/young-people-becoming-independent
headspace Werribee’s community awareness program aims to:
- improve the mental, social and emotional wellbeing of young people
- increase the level of mental health literacy available
- Help the community to understand, identify and respond to mental health needs of young people
- Support and encourage active youth and carer participation through reference groups
- Work toward reducing stigma and discrimination associated with mental health problems
- informing young people and their supports of where and how to access help
headspace Werribee can participate in community awareness activities within schools or other community groups in the Wyndham and Hobsons Bay area including:
Service information: providing an overview of headspace services in Werribee, how to access and refer.
Mental health literacy: presenting information on general mental health, keeping well, who to talk to, destigmatising help-seeking and what services are available.
School visits: involvement in school health curriculums and strategy, presentations on specific and/or general issues.
School group work: group work established into curriculum to meet the mental health needs of students.
Events and festivals: attendance at events and festivals at schools and within the community.
Making a request
If you would like headspace Werribee to attend an event or to speak to your group, please contact Tharindu (our Community Awareness Officer) via email email@example.com or by phone on 8001 2366.
Please be aware that headspace Werribee receives many requests to attend organisations and events; in order to plan and provide the right staff, information and resources we ask that you allow a minimum of two weeks’ notice prior to your requested attendance date. Whilst we aim to meet as many requests as possible, it isn't always possible to meet them all.
headspace Werribee run a range of social groups each term for young people aged 12-25.
These groups are free, and run out of headspace Werribee at Shop 13, 5 Duncans Road, Werribee, VIC 3030 (unless the group is going on an excursion, in which case all transport will be organised and provided).
To find out more or to register your interest, give us a call on 8001 2366!
Term 4, 2019
Tuning Into Teens
- A group for parents to help them understand their young person better.
A fun program where you can meet new people and participate in fun activities and excursions. Run in partnership with Laverton Youth Foundation.
- For young people aged 16-25
- Wednesdays from 3:00pm-5:00pm
A program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people to connect with mob and develop leadership skills in a culturally safe space.
- For young people aged 12-25
- Wednesdays from 4:00pm-5:30pm
A fun art group that gives you the opportunity to explore meaning and creativity through a variety of mediums, like painting, drawing, scrap-booking, sculpting, digital art and more.
- For young people aged 12-25
- Thursdays from 4:00pm-5:30pm
headspace Werribee has qualified, youth-friendly professionals keen to support young people needing some help. These include youth mental health access workers, alcohol and drug workers, a community awareness officer, GPs and private practitioners including: psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, occupational therapists and mental health nurses.
headspace Werribee staff include:
Clinical Services Manager - Nadya
Enhanced Care Coordinator - Sharon
Enhanced Care Clinician - Ben
Administration and Reception Staff - Michael, Ebony, Lily
Youth Mental Health Access Clinicians - Priya, Kate, Emily, Phoebe, Maddy, Tanya, Kim
Research Assistants - Shelley, Sarah-Jane
Community Awareness Officer - Tharindu
Peer Support Worker - Emily
Youth Advocacy Group (YAG)
The headspace Werribee Youth Advocacy Group (YAG) is made up of young people aged 16 - 25 who live, work, study or recreate in the Wyndham and Hobsons Bay area, and who are passionate about young people's mental health.
The group meet regularly to ensure that headspace Werribee is a youth-friendly space, and to plan ways to get the word out there about how headspace can support young people who are going through a tough time. The group are involved with activities like:
- Planning and hosting events to raise awareness of mental health in the community
- Planning activities to use in community awareness workshops and assisting in the delivery of these at schools and in the community
- Setting up and manning information stalls to talk to young people about headspace Werribee and mental health
- Providing feedback about headspace Werribee's services
- Developing resources
To be eligible for membership, young people need to:
- Be between 16 – 25 years old
- Live, work, study or recreate in the Wyndham and Hobsons Bay area
- Be passionate about youth mental health and wellbeing
- Have the ability to work in a team and participate in group discussions
- Be motivated and willing to commit to the group for at least one year
We are currently recruiting for our 2020 Youth Advocacy Group! If you think you'd be a good fit for the team, or would like to find out more about the opportunity, check out the Position Description and Application Form. If you would like to chat about your application or have any questions, please contact Tharindu (Community Awareness Officer) by calling 8001 2366 or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donations and Fundraising
Keen to make a donation to headspace Werribee?
Visit our headspace Werribee GO Fundraise page here, then click on ‘Make a Donation’. All donations over $2 are tax deductable. 100% of the money raised from donations will go towards improving the health of young people in our local community.
How will your donation support young people in our community?
Our goal is to increase the number of young people seeking support early by:
- Improving the mental health literacy of young people, their families and friends
- Raising awareness about headspace Werribee and its range of services
- Mobilising local young people to take action to reduce the stigma associated with mental health
Your generous donation will assist us with delivering additional programs, events, resources and community awareness initiatives that will enhance the services we currently provide.
Are you considering holding a fundraising event for headspace Werribee?
If your school, club or workplace are interested in running a fundraising event for headspace Werribee then we would love to hear from you. For more information and fundraising support, please contact Tharindu (our Community Awareness Officer) on 03 8001 2366 or email email@example.com.
From the team at headspace Werribee, we thank you for all your kind support and contributions to our service.
headspace Werribee is proud to acknowledge the organisations in our community who have supported our work in providing quality and youth-friendly mental health and wellbeing services to young people who live, work and play across Wyndham and Hobsons Bay.
Laverton Youth Foundation
James Marcon Youth Health Foundation
The Vege Chip Co.