COVID - 19 UPDATE: headspace Albany is using a combination of face-to-face, screen to screen and phone-based delivery, in line with the recommendations around keeping safe physical distance. Many counsellors are working from home, and where possible we ask that everyone accessing support think about getting in touch via phone or video conferencing.
You can access our Videoconference waiting room here
headspace Albany supports young people 12 - 25 with mild to moderate mental health concerns and/or substance use issues, and their family and friends.
No referral is needed, and all services are free. To make an appointment call the centre on 9842 9871 or drop in and make time to have a chat with our staff.
- Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- 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. 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).
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.
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 issue.
A group of young people who help with events and some decision making at a centre. Ask your centre about getting involved.
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 focussed 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 – Friday 9- 5, and 9 – 7pm on Wednesdays. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information contact:
Name: Andrew Wenzel
Phone: (08) 9842 9871
Andrew Wenzel - Manager
Mell Stirling - Clinical Lead and Social Worker
Michelle Kennedy - Intake Coordinator and Social Worker
Christie Huggins - Occupational Therapist (Mental Health)
Natalie Jarvis - Community Engagement Officer
Carl Heslop - Intake Team
Tom Martin- Intake Team
Tess Allen - Intake Team
Connie Ruffo - Vocational Specialist
Zeenat Bulbulia - Vocational Specialist
Monique Grey - Vocational Specialist
Sue Hindmarsh - Administration
Jorgie Stonham - Administration
Lutz Pamberger - Counselling Psychologist
Laura Elizabeth - Counselling Psychologist
Brooke Bevan - Wilson - Psychologist
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, next door to Rick Wilson MP office or 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 different 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.
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.
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 Natalie on 9842 9871 or email: email@example.com