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  • Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 8:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 8:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed


Welcome! Kaya!

headspace Albany supports young people 12 - 25 with mental health concerns and/or substance use issues, and their family and friends.

headspace Albany is delivering all services from our newly renovated Centre! We also offer telephone and on-line appointments.  

If you have a Videoconference appointment Videoconference waiting room here

No referral is needed all services are free.  To make an appointment call 9842 9871 or drop in and make time to have a chat with our staff.


  • Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 8:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 8:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

headspace Albany is operated by Youth Focus. All headspace services are funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care. Administration of funding is carried out by the headspace centre’s local Primary Health Network, in this case, Country WA (WA Primary Health Alliance Ltd).


Nutrition screening, dietary assessment and education about food and lifestyle, also support around healthy eating strategies.

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

Sexual health screenings on site or links to local services. 

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

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

Your GP can refer you to see a specialist youth psychiatrist for bulk billed assessment and management advice for mental health issues.

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. 

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

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

“I hope young people feel like there is a place to go for them, where you will feel welcome, and won’t feel judged, and be able to feel better about their future if they are going through a tough time.”
- Chloe

Jobs and volunteering

Positions currently available at headspace Albany

Employer: Youth Focus

Salary: Contract, MBS funded

headspace Albany is seeking experienced Allied Mental Health Practitioners (Clinical or Registered Psychologists, Mental Health Social Workers or Occupational Therapists) to work with young people aged 12-25 and their families, to deliver focused psychological strategies at the  headspace Albany Centre, funded through MBS payment.

You must be AHPRA/AASW Registered as a specialist Allied Mental Health professional, and have, or be eligible for a Mental Health provider number for Medicare Rebates. You must also have Professional indemnity insurance, an ABN and a current WWC Check card.

You must also be experienced in working a multidisciplinary team. Our office hours are

Monday 9 am - 5 pm

Tuesday 9 am -8 pm

Wednesday 9 am - 8 pm

Thursday 9 am -5 pm

Friday 9 am - 5 pm


There is some flexibility for different session times across the week, and we are particularly interested in Clinicians to expand our after-hours service.

In return for bulk-billing, headspace Albany offers administrative support including appointment bookings and reminders, comfortable youth-friendly counselling rooms, an ongoing base of referrals, and a fantastic collegiate work-environment. Care coordination, case conferencing, access to integrated GP and Psychiatry services and professional development opportunities are available.

Enquiries:       For more information please contact Andrew on 9842 9871 or email


For more information contact:

Name: Andrew Wenzel
Phone: (08) 9842 9871

Employer: Youth Focus

Deadline: 10 Apr 2023, 9:00 am

Youth Focus is seeking an experienced worker for the Community Engagement Officer role in the multi-disciplinary  headspace Albany team. 

The Community Engagement Officer role is a key role within the Centre, and includes:

  • Increasing awareness in the community about headspace Albany and Youth Focus Great Southern services, mental health literacy, and effective help seeking.
  • Developing partnerships with local agencies, community groups, and sector networks to obtain better outcomes for youth mental health.
  • Working directly with key stakeholders and communities to increase access to appropriate services for young people from 'at risk' populations including LGBTIQA+, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, CaLD communities, young men, and young people who are homeless/ at risk of homelessness.
  • Developing and delivering psychoeducation options for young people and workers that supports individual and community capacity building through providing information, education for health, and enhancing skills.
  • Facilitating the Youth Reference Group and family and friends' engagement, and other activities to promote young people, and family and friends' participation in headspace Albany.

About You (selection criteria):

To be considered for this position, applicants will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline, such as Health Promotion, Allied Health, Education or Youth Work (minimum Diploma level)
  • Experience in delivering and evaluating community development projects/ programs or services.
  • Demonstrated experience in the establishment and facilitation of youth reference groups, peer support or mentoring programs.
  • Experience working collaboratively across disciplines, sectors and partners in a manner that enhances impact and sustainability.
  • Experience in the use of social media and electronic technologies to support community engagement, including Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite (advantageous).
  • Passion for working with young people.
  • High level community engagement skills including planning, developing information campaigns/briefings, consultation, partnership development and evaluation.
  • Understanding of contemporary youth participation models and experience in the implementation of youth engagement strategies.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the health and welfare issues affecting young people and families.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and an ability to work with a broad range of people from a variety of backgrounds and experiences.
  • Developed organisational, administrative and project management skills.
  • Clear and concise written and verbal communication skills.
  • Self-motivation and direction with high level of autonomy.
  • Understanding and experience of clinical / counselling services is preferred.

This role is full-time, however 0.8 FTE could be considered for the right person.


For more information, including selection criteria, please follow the link below. 

For more information contact:

Name: Andrew Wenzel
Phone: 0447 911 686

Apply now

Employer: Youth Focus

Salary: paid attendance at meetings and events

headspace Albany is recruiting new members for our Youth Reference Group – the headspace Advisory Committee (hAC)

We are looking for young people aged 15-25 who want to:

  • Make meaningful decisions about how headspace Albany supports young people
  • Connect with other people passionate about youth mental health
  • Organise and be part of local youth events
  • Work with other young people to make the Albany community better


You can gain experience and new skills with support, media and public speaking,  training and reference opportunities.

We ask that you be available for monthly meetings and involvement in events – we’ll pay you, and supply the pizza!

If you are interested, or want to know more, we'd love to meet with you!

Please call us on 9842 9871, email or pop into the headspace Albany centre and speak to one of the team.



For more information contact:

Phone: 9842 9871

More information

Give Feedback
At headspace Albany, you have the right to an environment where you feel welcome, accepted and safe. If this hasn’t happened, we want to know about it, so we can do better.

You can use this QR Code and link to provide feedback, compliments or complaints. This can be about anything to do with headspace programs, services or people.

Your feedback will be sent to our Feedback team who will decide how to respond. You can remain anonymous if you wish, but your feedback will never impact on you getting help at headspace.

If you have any questions -
please contact the Feedback team on
(08) 6266 4333 or at



Andrew Wenzel  - Manager

Carl Heslop - Clinical Lead 

Dimitie Cook - Access Clinician 

Ashleigh Bell - Access Clinician

Bronwyn Waddington - Access Clinician

Christie Huggins - Occupational Therapist (Mental Health)

Kate Hancock - Occupational Therapist

Connie Ruffo - Vocational Specialist

Monique Grey - Vocational Specialist

Zac Tonkin - Social Worker 

Jas Heslop - Administration 

Jamie Murphy - Administration


Getting to headspace Albany

We are located on St Emilie Way which is at the top of York Street, the surrounding shops can sometimes help guide people here. Opposite ABC Great Southern radio studio and a few shops down to Hollywood Nails.  If in doubt Google Maps will show you the way. 


The front door opens into the arcade, not off the main street.  The whole centre is accessible for wheelchairs and people with access needs.  If you have any queries about accessibility please ask when you call us or ask your care coordinator so we can help you out.  The door is not automatic and can be heavy to open, please knock if you need assistance or call ahead.

Access information:

The entry to headspace Albany is a tiled and covered passage way.  On the St Emilie Way side there is a brick paved pathway, that is on an incline.  On the car park side there is a asphalt coated car park with some loose gravel.  This is the side where the ACROD parking is located.


Inside the centre there are carpet squares through out and lino in the bathroom.  The bathroom is for use by all genders and the hand rail is on the right hand side.


We have ample 2-hour  parking at the back of the centre in a car park shared with the surrounding shops Icky Finks, Hollywood Nails and Sportspower.

Bus timetables can be found Routes 803, 804 and 805  Routes 806,807 and 808


headspace Advisory Committee (hAC)

headspace Albany have a dynamic group of young people who work closely with the staff to ensure that headspace Albany is a relevant and youth friendly service.

hAC gives you heaps of opportunities to get involved in shaping headspace Albany as a service and promoting headspace in the wider community.  hAC are involved in planning and delivering events in Albany such as youth Week, Mental Health Week, NAIDOC week, Wear it Purple Day and other special events that headspace Albany are a part of.

Young people join because they want to make a difference in the Albany community.  It is a great way to get involved and make changes for young people in the area.  There is always the potential to go on and be involved on a National level with the headspace youth national reference group hY NRG.

The commitment we ask of young people is they attend monthly meetings (held after school hours)

If you are keen to join hAC or to find out more about what hAC does contact Niamh on 9842 9871 or email: