Hours

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

headspace

Bathurst

Cnr Havannah and Piper Streets, PO Box 175, Bathurst, New South Wales 2795
P: (02) 6338 1100 F: (02) 6338 1199

headspace  Bathurst is a free, youth-friendly service for all young people aged 12 to 25 years.  You can get in touch if you’re having a tough time, or would like to improve your health and wellbeing. You can also make contact if you’re not sure what’s going on, or feel like you need someone to talk to.

The services you access at  headspace  Bathurst will depend on what your needs and goals are. Your first appointment will be with one of our Youth Care Coordinators. They’ll talk about what’s going on in your life and help you work out what your options are. You’ll have the opportunity to access general health, mental health, drug and alcohol services and vocational support. We also offer services from our Cowra location, you can find details in the 'More Information' section below.

If you’re looking for a place to get school or work stuff done then you can drop into our hYLITE Centre. It’s open during school term (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) with CSU Mentors on hand to offer assistance from 3pm to 5pm. It’s fully equipped with everything you’ll need to get that job application or assignment finished.






Services available

Mental Health Services

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

Doctor (GP)

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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. 

Sexual Health Services

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Sexual health screenings on site or links to local services. 

Alcohol & Drug Services

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

Work & Study Services

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

Youth Reference Group

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

Youth Programs

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Centres have a range of programs and activities for young people. Just ask your centre what they have on. 

More information

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referral forms

If you would like to refer a young person to our service, please print and complete this referral form for our Bathurst Centre or this one for Cowra. You can then fax it to us on (02) 6338 1199 or drop it into our Bathurst office at 130 Havannah Street or our Cowra office at Shop 43C Cowra Mall, 39-43 Kendal Street. 

Self referral: If you are a young person between the ages of 12-25 and wish to make an appointment for yourself please call (02) 6338 1100 for our Bathurst office or (02) 6342 6186 for our Cowra office. You can also email hs.bathurst@marathonhealth.com.au or visit us in person to make an appointment. You'll find details for by using the 'find a centre' navigation page.

If you'd prefer to make contact online or by phone then 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.

 

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could your voice help headspace Bathurst meet the needs of young people in our region?

headspace Bathurst needs the inside scoop on what the hot topics are, advice on where we should focus our attention, youth input on how we can improve the experience of young people who walk through our door and ideas on how we might reach young people in our community who need us most. We also need to know what's working, and what isn't, and a plan to make sure we're regularly asking these questions.

In short, we're always looking for new ways to celebrate the skills and knowledge young people have, and we believe a Youth Reference Group is a great way of utilising the strengths, abilities and capabilities of our youth community.

What will my role in the Youth Reference Group involve?

By being a member of headspace Bathurst's Youth Reference Group you're signing up to be involved in the planning, decision making and direction of headspace Bathurst.

Your voice will help -

  • guide headspace Bathurst in the development and review of programs, groups and resources.
  • ensure young people in Bathurst have the opportunity to initiate and be involved in community awareness raising activities and events.
  • create positive youth media that promotes young people, their experiences and stories.
  • make sure headspace Bathurst continues to be a youth friendly centre that meets the needs of local young people.

What's in it for you?

This is your chance to:

  • Link in with other inspired young people and have a positive impact on your community.
  • Build your skill set! You can focus your attention on the skills you most want to develop. This could range from lending a helping hand at community events, project management, or increasing your knowledge of mental health.
  • Advocate on behalf of your peers and community.
  • Get some experience in marketing and promotion.
  • Participate in training opportunities.
  • Tick up a whole heap of experience for your resume.

What am I committing to?

If you're a member of headspace Bathurst's Youth Reference Group you'll be ready to;

  • Attend meetings on a regular basis. You'll also need to acknowledge that there will be times you won't be able to make it, so being prepared to keep in touch when you're not around will be important. The dates and times of these meetings will be decided by members.
  • Volunteer your time to develop projects and attend events.
  • Be involved in online groups or contactable between meetings so that we can progress your ideas and keep the momentum going!

How do I get involved?

  • To get you application rolling we just need a few details from you. You'll find an application form here (pdf version/word version) or you can pick up one from our office at 130 Havannah Street.
  • if you're under 16 years of age you'll need the approval of your guardian to get involved. If you think this is going to be a problem please let us know.
  • You can also download a copy of our Youth Reference Group FAQs here.
  • Once completed, simply return the application form to Karen Golland, by email karen.golland@marathonhealth.com.au, by mail PO Box 175 Bathurst NSW 2795 or drop it in to 130 Havannah Street.

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The hYLITE Centre

The hYLITE Centre is a place at headspace Bathurst where you can access the internet and get stuff done! There's one room with a whole stack of computers in it so you can finish up that pesky assignment and another room with a TV and comfy chairs if you need to take a break. The best thing about the hYLITE Centre is that there's someone there to help you out if you get stuck, or just need a final surge of inspiration to get it done!

When can I drop in?

The hYLITE Centre is open to all young people aged 12 to 25 years. You can drop in from 3pm to 5pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. You don't need an appointment to use the Centre during these hours but you will need to come prepared by bringing the work you want to get done. If it's online then you can access it from our computers. You could be working on school, TAFE or university assignments, or might just want a quiet place to finish up your resume for that super job application you're about to submit.

Who will be there to help?

headspace Bathurst has recruited a team of young people from CSU to make sure the Centre runs smoothly. They are on hand whenever the hYLITE Centre is open to make sure the computers are working properly and that you have what you need to get busy. They can also help nut out some of those tricky questions, proof read your job application or brainstorm where else you might be able to get help.

What else happens at the hYLITE Centre?

The hYLITE Centre has a whole stack of different programs on offer during the day but some of these programs have specific requirements, so you'll need to contact our team to see if any of them would be suitable for you.

Open Access: Monday 10am to 5pm - Like the name suggests, Open Access is open to all young people aged between 12 and 25 years. It's a whole day devoted to young people who might need somewhere quiet to go to get their work done. If you're enrolled in Distance Education, OTEN or TAFE then you can use the hYLITE Centre from 10am to 5pm.

Distance Education: Tuesday 10am to 2.30pm - On Tuesday from 10am to 2.30pm we have a teacher from the Dubbo School of Distance Education (DSODE) in the hYLITE Centre. You need to have a referral from DSODE to use the hYLITE Centre during these hours.

Move aHead: Wednesday 9am to 3pm - Move aHead is a program for Year 10 students. It's been designed so that young people can catch up on school work and assignments in a comfy space with more individualised support. Move aHead also works in partnership with TAFE Western and Skillset to help young people plan for their future. You need to be referred to this program by your school's Learning Support Team.

headsup: Thursday 9am to 3pm - headsup is for students in Years 7-9. It's an ongoing program designed to provide young people with the opportunity to catch up on school work and assignments. Headsup has a strong focus on learning practical skills that you can use in your everyday life, like cooking. You need to be referred to this program by your school's Learning Support Team.

How do I find out more?

If you'd like to find out more about the hYLITE Centre you can speak with Amanda Rohr on 6338 1100 or email amanda.rohr@marathonhealth.com.au

If you work with young people and would like to find out more about the hYLITE Centre you can check out this information sheet or get in touch with us on 6338 1100. You'll can also download a hYLITE Referral form here

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How you can help

headspace appreciates the support of local businesses and the community

headspace Bathurst has a goal: We want every young person who wants help to receive help at the time when they need it most.

To achieve this goal - we need your help!

 

Donations are gratefully accepted at our Bathurst and Cowra offices.

headspace Bathurst would like to recognise the following generous supporters:

CSU Mitchell Rugby Club , Mudgee High School Year 12 2013 , CSU Diggings Residence, Ray White Real Estate Cowra, Cowra Amcal Chemist, James 'High Octane' Lanham, Rotary Club of Bathurst East RYDA, Woodstock CWA, Singles Group, Cowra Art Group Quilters, Majellan Women's Bowling Club, Blayney High School, CSU Event Management students, CWA - South West Group, Cowra Youth Council, The Hub Espresso Bar & Eatery, Lions Club of Bathurst, The Great Walk Foundation, Macquarie Skin and Day Spa, I Spy Coffee, Perthville Congregational, Bathurst East Rotary Club (RYDA), Panorama Motor Cycle Club Inc, Mr Kevin Fox, Edgell Bathurst Jog, Apex Club of Oberon, Cowra Services Club, Cowra Rugby League Club, Tommy's Bistro - Imperial Hotel Cowra, Target Cowra, G&B Automotive, Cowra Health Club, Skin & Beauty Emporium, Ambiance Hair, Dream Retreat, Cindy and Anna Williams, Martins Cowra, Inland Technology Orange, Jamieson's Joinery Cowra, Guardian Pharmacy, Celebrations Cowra, Relish, Studio Menswear, Souk, Sports Power Cowra, Cowra Shire Council, Allure Florist & Bridal, Blayney Frozen Foods, Hill Top Butchery, Bryant's Packaging, NRL & AFL, Keith Buik, Oliver Toyota, Mrs Cameron, SJ Shepherd Concreting Pty Ltd, Mrs Sprigge, Williams Family, Subway Cowra,  R&G Delaney, NSW Farmers Canowindra, Cowra Turf, Beecher Wool Services, Mr Bill West, HM&HJ Treasure, D&D Watt, JA&MO Rankin, Ms Belinda Green, C&C D'Elboux, Youth Council Bathurst,  CSU Residential Cup, Yoveda wellbeing sanctuary, Rotary Club of Cowra, Quota International District 26, Bathurst Panthers, Bathurst RSL Club Ltd, Mars Petcare, Code for a Cause - Bathurst, Bulldogs Rugby Club, CSU Rugby Club, Bathurst Panthers RLFC, St Pats RLFC, Mackillop College, Tarana Hotel Sporting Club, Skillset, Essential Energy, Petrie's Mitre 10, Lesley Bull Chartered Accountant, Inwood Motors, Greg Hyde, Stuart Cole, Veteran and Vintage Group of Panorama Motorcycle Club, Bathurst Gardeners' Club Incorporated, Country Women's Association of NSW, Bunnings Staff Bathurst High School, Rotary Club of Bathurst Daybreak, Lions Club of Bathurst, Quota International of Bathurst Inc., Simplot, Shanahan's Family Hotel, National Australia Bank, Bathurst, Branch Lady Golfers - Bathurst Golf Club, Inner Wheel Bathurst, Country Energy, Digital Prints & Images Sportspower Bathurst, Coles, Books Plus, Wizard Dry Cleaning, Bathurst Broadcasters, Bunnings Warehouse, AJS Electrical Contracting, Mike Goodwin, Petrie Mitre 10, National Hire, GI Constructions, Bathurst Independent Floors, Shaun Casey, 3D Paint & Colour, Bathurst Retravision

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

headspace Bathurst Management:

Nicki Halliwell: Program Manager nicki.halliwell@marathonhealth.com.au

Nicole Johnson: Clinical Leader nicole.Johnson@marathonhealth.com.au

Reception:

Mary Boyd: Program Support Officer mary.boyd@marathonhealth.com.au

Monique Saigi: Administration Officer monique.saigi@marathonhealth.com.au

Cowra: Elizabeth Austin: Administration Officer elizabeth.austin@marathonhealth.com.au

Youth Care Coordinators:

Nina Calveley: nina.calveley@marathonhealth.com.au

Cowra: Liz Reynolds: liz.reynolds@marathonhealth.com.au

hYLITE Coordinator:

Amanda Rohr amanda.rohr@marathonhealth.com.au  

Community & Youth Engagement Coordinator:

Karen Golland karen.golland@marathonhealth.com.au

Research Assistant:

Sarah Dowler sarah.dowler@marathonhealth.com.au

Allied Health Professionals:

Tracy MacFarlane: Clinical Psychologist tracy.macfarlane@marathonhealth.com.au

Michael Griffin: Clinical Psychologist michael.griffin@marathonhealth.com.au

Elise Gale: Registered Psychologist elise.gale@marathonhealth.com.au

Barbara Geddes: Registered Psychologist barbara.geddes@marathonhealth.com.au

Yin Hourigan: Registered Psychologist yin.horrigan@marathonhealth.com.au

Belinda Witherspoon: Registered Psychologist belinda.witherspoon@marathonhealth.com.au

Ben George: Registered Psychologist benjamin.george@marathonhealth.com.au

Cowra: Kathryn Walker: Registered Psychologist kathryn.walker@marathonhealth.com.au

Medical Practitioners:

  • Dr Syed Shah: Psychiatrist
  • Dr Tim Kirchler: GP

Visiting Services:

Financial Advice - Edward

Womens Health Nurse: Community Health - Lisa

Drug and Alcohol Counsellor: The Lyndon Community - Karla

Please contact 02 6338 1100 for further information on these services.

Operations Manager: headspace Bathurst, Orange and Dubbo

Peter Rohr: Registered Psychologist  peter.rohr@marathonhealth.com.au

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Our Cowra Team

 

headspace Bathurst has a Centre located in Cowra. You can expect the same welcoming, youth-friendly vibe from our team in Cowra. All services are free, for all young people aged 12 to 25 years.  You can get in touch with our Cowra team if you’re having a tough time, or would like to improve your health and wellbeing. You can also make contact if you’re not sure what’s going on, or feel like you need someone to talk to.

The services you’ll access will depend on what your needs and goals are. Our Cowra receptionist’s name is Elizabeth and she’ll make your first appointment with Liz, one of our Youth Care Coordinators. Liz will talk with you about what’s going on in your life and help you work out what your options are. You’ll have the opportunity to access mental health, drug and alcohol services and vocational support. You might go on to see one of our Psychologist, Camille or Kathryn or our Tele-psychiatrist Dr Shah. You might also continue to see Liz for support with school, study or employment. The Cowra team can also arrange for you to see a Drug and Alcohol Counsellor or Women’s Health Nurse.

Location

Shop 43C Cowra Mall, 39-43 Kendal Street, Cowra NSW 2794

Phone: 02 6342 6186

Fax: 02 6341 2565

Opening hours

9.00 am to 5.00 pm - Monday to Friday

Referral form

For the Cowra referral form please click this link