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Hours

  • Monday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Friday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

headspace

Wollongong

Level 1, 85 Smith Street, Wollongong, New South Wales 2500
P: (02) 4220 7660 F: (02) 4225 0057

headspace Wollongong is a free youth health service for young people aged 12-25 years. At headspace, young people have access to a variety of experienced and friendly staff. These include psychologists, counsellors, youth workers and doctors. We can also provide referrals to other services.

Some of the reasons young people come to headspace Wollongong include fights with family or friends, past or current concerns about bullying, relationship break-ups, mental health issues (such as depression or anxiety), problems at school or work, physical health concerns, sexual health and contraception, issues with alcohol or drugs... and many more.

Sometimes you might feel like something isn't quite right, but you can't pin point exactly what the problem is. That's ok too. No matter what problem you are experiencing, there is no problem too big or small. Give us a call on 4220 7660. We've got your back.





Services available

Mental Health Servicesclose

Mental health workers including psychiatrists, psychologists, 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. 

Work & Study Servicesclose

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

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. 

Positions available at headspace Wollongong

Mental Health Professional - Suicide Prevention Clinician, Part-time/Sessional

Employer: Grand Pacific Health

Deadline: 04/09/2015 12:00am

This is an exciting opportunity for an appropriately qualified and registered Mental Health Professional to work within a Suicide Prevention program that works with young people (12-25 years) who are at risk of suicide or are self-harming. This program has been showcased nationally and internationally for its innovation and excellence, as well as the way in which the program involves supporting the young person’s family. 

We require an enthusiastic, dedicated professional who is a strong communicator and keen to work collaboratively with a team. You will be an approved Medicare provider and have experience in the assessment and diagnosis of psychological disorders and provide evidence-based psychological therapies to adult clients, and young clients aged 12 years and over. 

This program is funded under the Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS) initiative, which is a targeted program designed to provide psychological treatments to hard to reach groups. 

A demonstrated understanding of suicide and self-harm prevention, particularly related to the health and wellbeing needs of young people is required. 

Grand Pacific Health offers a great place to work with a commitment to flexibility, innovation and teamwork.  Professional development and excellent salary packaging benefits are available.

How to apply:

Download the position description and selection criteria here which must be addressed and sent to jobs@gph.org.au.

For more information contact:

Name: Alex Hains, Mental Health Manager
Phone: 4220 7688

More information

Rainbow League (LGBTIQ Group)

If you're aged 16-25 and identify as same sex attracted, gender diverse or questioning, then Rainbow League is for you!

A social group that meets fortnightly at Wollongong Youth Centre (Mondays, 4pm-5.30pm - contact us for dates), Rainbow League is a place to hang out, have fun and meet other people like you - whatever your stripes!

For more info, to find out dates, or just to let us know you're coming along, contact Erin at Wollongong Youth Services (4227 8222 or emasters@wollongong.nsw.gov.au) or Clem at headspace Wollongong (4220 7660 or headspace@gph.org.au).

You can also join our mailing list at http://eepurl.com/3Gh8X to be sent regular updates and reminders of group meetings (about one email a fortnight). Just tick the box for group reminders for 'Rainbow League (LGBTIQ group)'.

Download the Rainbow League flyer 

Interactive workshops for students

headspace Wollongong delivers mental health workshops with a health education and promotion focus for ages 12-25 years.

Designed for schools, educational institutions and organisations working with young people, our sessions promote positive mental health and wellbeing and early help-seeking in our community.

These interactive presentations focus on supporting young people to:

  • develop their knowledge and understanding of mental health and common mental health issues,
  • recognise when they or a friend might need professional support,
  • identify their personal supports networks and who they can turn to for help,
  • build resilience and coping strategies to manage stress and deal with life's challenges.

headspace Wollongong can adapt workshops to suit your school's needs or fit in with existing programs (such as school camps or Crossroads).

2015 headspace Wollongong - Youth health workshops

Download the headspace Wollongong Youth Health Workshops 2015 flyer (PDF)

To book or discuss your needs, or request promotional information about headspace Wollongong for your school, contact:
Clementina Velasco
Community Engagement Officer
headspace Wollongong
(02) 4220 7660
cvelasco@headspacewollongong.org.au

headspace School Support

headspace School Support works with school communities to prepare for, respond to, and recover from suicide.

School staff and people working with schools can contact the School Support team if they are interested in updating their policies and procedures in relation to suicide, or if their school has been affected by suicide.

Youth Reference Group

The Youth Reference Group (YRG) guides what we do here at headspace Wollongong, making sure we're on the right track to provide a service that is relevant to young people in the Illawarra.

Our YRG is made up of enthusiastic young people aged 16-25 years who share their opinions and have their say on what we do and how we do it.

The role of the YRG is varied and includes a range of duties, from participating in regular meetings and online communications, to helping to plan youth events, representing headspace Wollongong at community events and improving our online presence.

Youth Reference Group applications are currently closed, however if you are interested in learning more, or being contacted when vacancies next become available, please contact Clem, our Community Engagement Officer, on (02) 4220 7660 or cvelasco@gph.org.au.

Our Staff

Our Staff  

 

Youth Health Manager

Peter

 

Service Manager

Jo

 

Admin Team

Nicola

Ali

 

GPs

Dr. Cathryn

Dr. John

Dr. Miriam

 

Mental Health Nurse

Renee

 

Intake Clinicians

Anna

Elise

Meredith

 

Psychologists

Adam

Angela

Brie

David

Kye

Luke

Peter

Stuart

 

Suicide Prevention Psychologists

Adam

Angela

Sheena

 

Community Engagement

Clem

 

Youth Counsellor

Sammy

 

Youth Worker

Vanessa

 

 

Co-located services

 

Drug and Alcohol Services

Melinda

 

Relationships Australia

Jenny

Rani

 

Access Community Group (Employment and Training Support)

Jamie