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Hours

  • Monday: 9:00am - 5:30pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:30pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:30pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am - 5:30pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 5:30pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

headspace

Newcastle

582 Hunter Street, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300
P: (02) 4929 4201 F: (02) 4925 2864

headspace Newcastle provides information and support regarding a wide range of issues for young people and their families living in the Newcastle, Lake MacQuarie and Port Stephens areas.

headspace Newcastle provides a range of youth friendly professionals who can help with general health, mental health, education, employment and alcohol and drug services.

headspace Newcastle is here to work with young people and their families when times get tough.

Click here for a copy of our brochure . Please contact us if you'd like some hard copies

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. 

Positions available at headspace Newcastle

Parent and Carers Committee, Part-time/Sessional (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Salary: volunteer

Parents & Carers Committee

headspace Newcastle is forming a “Parents and Carers Committee” to provide a carers’ perspective to the Newcastle headspace service.

We are seeking expressions of interest from people in the Newcastle area who are, or have experience as, a parent or carer for a young person aged 12-25, and who also has a passion for youth mental health, as well as an understanding of ‘Early Intervention’ principles.

The role is voluntary and members will be appointed by the service manager for a term of 12 months with possible extensions.

For position description click here

For application process click here

For enquiries contact: Belinda Walsh, (02) 49 29 4201

 

For more information contact:

Name: Belinda Walsh
Phone: 4929 4201
Email: bwalsh@hunterprimarycare.com.au

More information

How to refer (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

You can refer to headspace Newcastle in a few different ways!

To complete a referral form click here

If you're unsure whether headspace Newcastle is the right service for you, please give us a call and we can talk it through.

For GPs - a mental health treatment plan and/or a comprehensive referral letter would be sufficient

 

For Schools (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

headspace Newcastle offers presentations to schools within the Newcastle, Lakes and Port Stephens areas. Due to the age range of our service, presentations are offered for years 7 to 12.

As we are experiencing high level of demand for school presentations we have created a Schools Booking Form.  The form allows us to manage and prioritise school presentations on a number of criteria. If you wish to have headspace Newcastle present at your school please complete the form and send it to headspace Newcastle.

Click here for a copy of the form

Important Points to Consider
Type of presentation
Please note that headspace Newcastle provides community presentations that are of a general nature with a health promotion focus. The presentations have been created to promote positive mental health and well-being and to encourage early help seeking behaviour amongst young people. Our Community Development team is unable to deliver presentations which are a medical intervention or have a therapeutic focus.

Invite Other Schools
We encourage partnering with other schools when creating events such as well-being days. Due to the number of requests which headspace Newcastle receives, events that encourage interschool partnerships and reach a broader audience will be prioritised.

Demand for request

It is important to note that while headspace Newcastle will endeavour to meet all requests in a timely manner, there may be times when this is not possible due to the clinical demand on the service

Resources

If you would like some resources and fact sheets regarding youth mental health please follow this link http://www.headspace.org.au/what-works/resources

We also have a range of posters and help cards that are specific to the Newcastle area. Please contact us for further information 49294201

 School Support

headspace School Support is an initiative funded by the Federal Government, Department of Health and Ageing, that provides localised support to secondary schools affected by a suicide.

The service is flexible and is designed to respond to the individual needs of schools. Support is provided by working with relevant education bodies, local headspace Centres and other service providers.

Call us on 1800 688 248 or email schoolsupport@headspace.org.au

Please note office hours are 9am-5pm AEST Monday to Friday. Calls and emails received outside these hours will be attended to on the next working day.

To learn more visit http://www.headspace.org.au/what-works/school-support

 

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

headspace Newcastle has an amazing team of people who are skilled at helping you get back on track. 

We see many different young people come into headspace Newcastle so it's important that we have a wide range of staff here to suit every need.

Counsellors

It is important that a young person 'connects' with their counsellor. To help you find the right person to speak with headspace Newcastle 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.

Doctor

Dr Tyler is at headspace Newcastle 2 days a week - Tuesdays and Fridays. Dr Tyler has worked at headspace Alice Springs and headspace Parramatta before coming up to Newcastle and is here to answer any questions you have regarding your health.

Sexual Health

headspace Newcastle has developed good links with The Family Planning Centre and has recently become a part of The Condom Credit Card project.

Drug and Alcohol

Micheal from Wesley Mission comes to headspace to provide support for young people who are having issues with drugs and alcohol.

Intake Workers

Our intake workers are amazing! These are the first people you'll meet when coming to headspace Newcastle. Luke and Nicole have a great set of ears and are ready to listen to your story. The intake workers then help choose which is the best headspace service for you.

Employment

Breakthru employment comes to headspace Newcastle every Thursday if you are wanting to touch base regarding employment issues. We also have developed a good relationship with Centrelink and can often resolve issues here rather than having to go to their office.

Anger Management

Barry from OASIS comes to headspace Newcastle once a week to talk with young people about anger management issues.

Youth Mental Health Project

Natalie from the Youth Mental Health Project comes to headspace one day per week to work with us on a variety of projects and to help young people who need to be linked in with Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

Community Development Officer

Byron is our Community Development Officer. If you'd like headspace to come and present at your work or school or if you're hosting an event involving young people get in contact with Byron.

If you'd like to know more about the services and people here at headspace Newcastle please give us a call on 4929 4201 or email us on headspacenewcastle@hunterml.com.au