Hours

  • Monday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Tuesday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Friday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

headspace

Bairnsdale

171 Main Street, Bairnsdale, Victoria 3875
P: (03) 5141 6200

headspace Bairnsdale is operated by Relationships Australia Victoria. All headspace centres 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, Gippsland Primary Health Network.

headspace Bairnsdale provides free or low cost, confidential support services for young people aged between 12 and 25 years. We are here to help answer any of your questions or concerns you have about your mental health, drug and alcohol issues, general and sexual health, and relationships.

headspace Bairnsdale encourages you – young people - to visit and access our centre’s services when you notice a problem, ideally before the issue becomes a crisis for you and/or your friends and family.

We aim to make you feel informed and supported in your wellbeing and health care decisions. We aim to listen to you, and provide you with respectful services.

For emergency support, please contact:

    • Emergency Services (Police, Fire, Ambulance): 000  
    • Lifeline: 13 11 14        
    • Kids Helpline: 1800 551 800

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.

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.

More information

Who we are – Meet the team & our consortium partners (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Meet the headspace Bairnsdale Team. Our team has a range of professionals who are all experienced in working with young people. On staff we have a community engagement officer, social workers, psychologists, a mental health nurse and administration workers.

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Centre Manager                                 Cate

Client Servicer Officer                          Cathy   

Client Service Coordinator                   Caroline  

Clinical Lead                                         Jane                

Youth Access Worker                           Jacinta             

Youth Access Worker                           Hayley             

Youth Access Worker                           Jake                

Community Engagement Officer         Kirsten             

   

 

To contact a staff member, please email us and let us know who you’d like to get in contact with.

We also have a number of staff members from Consortium partner agencies, who work from our centre. These Consortium partners work closely with us to ensure that we provide the best possible services to young people.

These workers include:

·         a child and adolescent psychiatrist

·         counsellors

·         drug and alcohol workers

·         employment consultants

·         mental health group workers

·         case managers.

Our consortium partners

Relationships Australia Victoria (lead agency)
Latrobe Regional Health
within Australia
Australian Community Support Organisation
Latrobe Community Health Service
Gippsland Lakes Community Health
MIND Australia
Gippsland & East Gippsland Aboriginal Co-Operative
Advanced Personnel Management

What we offer at headspace Bairnsdale (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Mental Health Services

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

Alcohol and Drug Support Services

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

Work and Study Services

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

Youth Advisory Group

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

Groups

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

Bulk Billing GP (coming soon….)

We are working hard to recruit GP who specialise in young people’s health.

Youth Housing Support

Workers either on site or linked to the centre who can assist you with any housing issues. 

Centrelink Appointments

Centrelink visits our centre once a week. Speak to us about making an appointment.

 

 

How to make a referral to headspace Bairnsdale (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

If you are in danger and need urgent help, call “000”, or for 24/7 support call Lifeline on 13 11 14.

You don’t need a formal referral to come to headspace. If you want to refer yourself, call (03) 5141 6200 or drop in and see us at 171 Main Street, Bairnsdale.  

 REFERRAL FORM

Families, carers or friends can refer a young person to headspace Bairnsdale. The young person needs to be aware of the referral, agree to it and be willing to meet with a headspace Bairnsdale Youth Access Worker. To make a referral on behalf of a young person, please call (03) 5141 6200 and will contact the young person to make an appointment.

Young people can be referred to headspace Bairnsdale by schools or health and community workers. Referrals must be made in writing on the headspace Bairnsdale referral form and emailed to us here. Referrals should include as much information as possible and be undertaken with the consent of the young person. 

Referrals from General Practitioners (GPs) should include a mental health care plan for the young person that is submitted with the GP referral form. The referral form and mental health care plan should be sent through to us through email.

Referrals must be undertaken with the consent of the young person and should include as much information as possible.

Groups at headspace Bairnsdale (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

GAMES GROUP

Starting from the 9th of August, we are running a Games Group for young people with autism every fortnight on Wednesday from 4 - 5.30pm.

To find out more, or to register your interest, call 5141 6200 or email us on info@headspacebairnsdale.org.au

 

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Starting from Tuesday the 15th of August, the U.B.U LGBTIQ+ Support Group will be running on a fortnightly basis from 5 - 7pm.

To find out more, or to register your interest, call 5141 6200 or email us on info@headspacebairnsdale.org.au

headspace Bairnsdale Optimal Health Program

Starting in term 4, the Optimal Health Program will be running for 8 weeks on Thursdays from 4-5pm.

For more information, or to register your interest, call 5141 6200 or email us on info@headspacebairnsdale.org.au

We would love your feedback! (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Feedback Form

We value your feedback. We welcome and appreciate your feedback so that we can continually improve our service for young people. Please let us know what you thought about your experience at headspace Bairnsdale.

To return the form, please give it to the staff member at the front desk or email it to info@headspacebairnsdale.com.au

How young people can get involved - Youth Advisory Group (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

 

Youth Advisory Group

Are you aged between 12 and 25? Are you passionate about having your say about youth mental health and wellbeing? Join the headspace Bairnsdale Youth Advisory Group (YAG) and start making a difference in your local community. The YAG is a group of young people who meet regularly to talk about youth mental health and wellbeing and come up with new and innovative ways to raise the profile of the services headspace Bairnsdale offers.

There are a range of roles you can play in the headspace Bairnsdale YAG, including: 

  • Creating, developing and leading a project in your local area. For example, youth festivals, school events, music gigs, cinema screenings
  • Peer support and mentoring. Take an active role in supporting young people to seek help early and break down the stigma in relation to youth mental health.
  • Consulting around resource development such as factsheets, brochures and promotional materials
  • Share one of the positions of the YAG, including chairperson, deputy chairperson, minute taker or time keeper
  • Research and evaluation of headspace service. Find out whether our services are meeting the desired goals and objectives and come up with ideas on how we can improve our services

By getting involved you'll have the chance to:

  • meet a range of new people
  • provide feedback on how to improve mental health services
  • develop new skills
  • participate in various training opportunities
  • organise and deliver events for young people in the community
  • be a voice for young people in relation to health and wellbeing

For more information, contact Kirsten on (03) 5141 6200 or email us.

To apply, fill out the expression of interest form and send it to us here.