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  • 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



73 Elgin Street, Maitland, New South Wales 2320
P: (02) 4931 1000 F: (02) 4931 1060

Welcome to headspace Maitland!   We help young people aged 12-25 who are going through a tough time. Our service is designed to make it easy as possible for a young person and their family to get the help they need for problems affecting their wellbeing. This covers four core areas: mental health, physical health, work and study support and alcohol and other drug services. 

We're here for you if you:

  • are feeling down, stressed or can't stop worrying
  • haven't felt like yourself for a while
  • 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

Services available

Mental Health Servicesclose

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

Doctor (GP)close

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 Servicesclose

Sexual health screenings on site or links to local services. 

Alcohol & Drug Servicesclose

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

Youth Reference Groupclose

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

Youth Programsclose

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

More information

Meet the Team

Our Staff

We have a dedicated team of friendly, welcoming staff who you can talk to about what’s going on in your life in a confidential, non-judgemental environment. Coming to see us is free, and you can phone us, email us or just come in. You can also ask your parents, a health worker or case manager to refer you. If you would like to book an appointment or ask a question call (02) 49 311 000 or send an email to headspacemaitland@samaritans.org.au if you would like to refer a young person you can find our referral form here.


These guys will be your first port of call! After booking an appointment with headspace you will have a meeting with one of our amazing Early Intervention Mental Health Clinicians. They will listen to what’s going on and talk to you about what sort of help you might need to get you back on track.


headspace Maitland has a diverse range of counsellors for young people to see. They range from psychologists to social workers to occupational therapists. We have both male and female counsellors for young people to speak with.


We offer bulk billed medical services for young people. We have both male and female practitioners.

  • Dr Jo (our female GP) is available Wednesdays from 12pm
  • Dr Rob is available from 9am Thursdays
  • Sarah is our onsite nurse and is available Wednesdays and Thursdays
  • Jenni is our midwife and offers pregnancy care for young women
Our Services

Sexual Health Clinic

headspace Maitland has a FREE Sexual Health Clinic that runs 11am – 4:30pm every Monday. It is a drop-in service which means people are seen on a first in first served basis. The clinic can see young people aged between 14 to 25 years and offers screening for Sexual Transmitted Infections (STIs) and Blood Born Viruses (BBVs) such as HIV and Hep C. The clinic alternates weekly between a male nurse and a female nurse – for more info call (02) 49 311 000 for details.

Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander Youth Services

Todd is our Aboriginal psychologist and is available by appointment for counselling and support.

Greg from Ungooroo Specialist Homelessness Youth Support Program provides support for Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander young people.  

Alcohol and Other Drugs

On Wednesdays Michael from Wesley Mission provides support to young people struggling with drugs and alcohol as well as facilitating the SMART (Self Management and Recovery Training) recovery group.

Adolescent and Family Counselling

Sue and Mark offer counselling and support that can help with a variety of issues including, disagreements of family rules and expectations or disruptions to family life due to separation, divorce, loss or other trauma.

Other Services

headspace Maitland is connected to a range of outside services and providers in the Hunter and Upper Hunter region:

Make a referral

If you would like to refer a young person you can find our referral form here. Please fill out the details and email to headspacemaitland@samaritans.org.au or fax (02) 40311 060.

To book an appointment or ask a question feel free to call out friendly reception staff on (02) 49 311 000.

Information for Schools

headspace Maitland can be booked in to attend  your event, school or service by filling in this request form.

In order to help us best suit your needs please note the following:

  • We need at least 3 weeks notice of events and presentations.
  • We may not be able to meet your request within the timeframe due to prior commitments.
  • If you need to cancel an event or presentation, please advise us 1 week before.
  • It may take 10 days for a staff member to process and get back to you.
Youth Reference Group

At headspace Maitland we believe that youth participation is fundamental to the delivery of quality services for young people. We aim to provide young people with opportunities to meaningfully participate and collaborate in our daily operations, structure and services.

Our Youth Reference Group(YRG) meets up every three weeks to discuss all that happens at headspace Maitland. Our dedicated members come along to an array of community events such as Youth Rockin' the Black Dog, Groovin the Moo, The ARAFMI Walk of Pride and National Youth Week to advocate for headspace.

Wanna join the team? We are always looking for new members! If you're aged between 16 and 25, live in the Maitland and Upper Hunter region and are passionate about promoting good mental health and wellbeing to young people then:

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Some of the crew! From left: Kate, Brad, Chelsea, Danny, Melody, Rebecca and Jade.