Hours

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

headspace

Canberra

170 Haydon Drive, Level B, Building 18, University of Canberra, Bruce, Australian Capital Territory 2601
P: (02) 6201 5343 F: (02) 6201 2345

headspace Canberra is a part of the National Youth Mental Health Foundation. headspace Canberra supports young people aged 12 - 25 who are experiencing mild to moderate mental health concerns and/or substance use issues, and their family and friends. headspace seeks to enhance young people's ability to seek help, and offer youth-centred support and services. As well as reduce stigma, headspace aims to build the capacity of the community to respond to the needs of young people. Much of the support provided by headspace is through information, face-to-face support and assistance.

At headspace Canberra you can receive support from a range of professionals including youth workers, psychologists, social workers, alcohol and other drug workers. These workers are skilled in listening to young people and can help you identify problems, goals and achieve creative solutions to issues.

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.

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. 

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. 

Positions available at headspace Canberra

Allied Health Private Practitioners, Part-time/Sessional (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

  • Join an innovative and well recognised national not for profit
  • Psychologist, Occupational Therapist or Accredited Mental Health Social Worker
  • Opportunities in Canberra and Queanbeyan
  • Working as a Private Practitioner (minimum 2 days per week)

 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 is part of headspace Services Ltd. headspace Canberra is an early intervention program for young people aged 12 – 25 years with emerging mental health and/or substance use problems. headspace Canberra provides 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 Psychologists, Accredited Mental Health Social Workers or Occupational Therapists.

headspace is seeking a person who has demonstrated clinical skills, working with young people together with experience in working with multi-disciplinary teams. You will also possess significant 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 have the opportunity to truly make a difference to young Australians. As a Private Practitioner, you will essentially be running your own small business, with income from rebates from Medicare and some direct billings.

 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 Practitioners professional qualifications. Therefore to be considered for these opportunities you must be eligible for a Medicare Provider Number.

Application Process: Please follow the Apply Now link below to upload your personal details, letter of application, and your CV.

For more information: Please contact Nic Hubbard (Centre Manager) or Tim McLauchlan (Clinical Team Leader) at (02) 6201 5343 or nic.hubbard@canberra.edu.au or Tim.McLauchlan@canberra.edu.au

 A 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 more information contact:

Name: Nic Hubbard and Tim McLauchlan
Phone: (02) 6201 5343

To be eligible for this position you must have the right to work in Australia.
A Working with Children Check (or State/Territory equivalent) is required for this position.

Apply now

More information

Our Staff (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Management 
Nic Hubbard - Centre Manager

Clinical Lead
Tim McLauchlan

Practice Manager

Sharon Dale

Administration
Kim Burgess
Jenny Guina                                                                                                   
Jen Towie
Margaret McTaggart

Youth Mental Health Workers

Seija Gordon
Ari Wright
Tracy Uhle
Camille Rowston 

Psychologists

Naomi Jamieson
Monica Raven
Sean Dicks
Sarah Bourchier
Ian Donald
Ninette Schoubye
Dora Sharpe-Davidson

Social Worker
Brooke Rowlands

Access to and support from:

- Child and Adolescent Mental Health Workers from Mental Health ACT .

Drug and Alcohol Workers from:

TedNoffs

DIRECTIONS ACT

Family Counsellors from:

Relationships Australia

And our other partners:

Medicare Local

Youth Coalition of the ACT

University of Canberra

Feedback - compliments, complaints, suggestions (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

At headspace Canberra 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 access our online feedback form, please click here

How do I make a referral to headspace? (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

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

Self referral

If you want to refer yourself just phone 6201 5343 or email Info@headspacecanberra.org.au.  Please be aware that this email account is only checked during business hours so if you need urgent help call the Crisis, Assessment and Treatment Team on 1800 629 354 or Lifeline 13 1114.

Family referral

Families, carers or friends can refer a young person to headspace Canberra.  The young person needs to be aware of the referral and be willing to meet with a headspace Canberra Youth Worker.  To make a referral on behalf of a young person please phone 6201 5343 or email Info@headspacecanberra.org.au and we will contact the young person to make an appointment.

Agency or school referral

Young people can be referred to headspace Canberra by schools, health or community workers.  Referrals must be received in writing on the headspace Canberra referral form and can be hand delivered or posted to 170 Haydon Drive, Level B, Building 18, University of Canberra, ACT 2601, faxed to 6201 2345 or emailed to Info@headspacecanberra.org.au. Referrals should include as much information as possible and be undertaken with the consent of the young person.

Click the links below to download the referral forms:

General Practitioner referral

General Practitioners should include a mental health care plan for the young person and attach this to the GP referral form. The referral form and mental health care plan can be hand delivered or posted to 170 Haydon Drive, Level B, Building 18, University of Canberra, ACT 2601, faxed to 6201 2345 or emailed to Info@headspacecanberra.org.au. Referrals should include as much information as possible and be undertaken with the consent of the young person.

Click the links below to download the referral forms: