headspace Bankstown Goes Online
headspace is here to support the mental health of young people and we understand that COVID-19 is creating feelings of uncertainty within the community.
headspace Bankstown is under the management of Flourish Australia as the lead agency. We are closely monitoring developments with COVID-19, and remind members of the community to take care during this time.
To reduce risk and ensure safety of the centre and the community, our headspace centres are now operating online where we are providing services to young people via telephone and video conferencing. We have taken this step to ensure the safety of young people, families and friends, and our staff. This will constitute minimal disruption to service delivery as young people and families can still access support with minimal risk of transmission of COVID-19. Services are still individualised and face-to-face, but delivery is through video conferencing and phone.
Supporting young people in challenging times is crucial and headspace is dedicated to ensuring that those who need it can access help.
We encourage young people, family and friends, and staff to also seek advice from a local community general practice or from government advice lines services such as healthdirect/coronavirus.
We will continue to closely monitor the rapidly changing landscape in relation to COVID-19, and will keep the community informed about any changes in capacity. Our priorities remain our ability to maintain access to services for young people and family and friends, and also the wellbeing of our staff and the local community. We will be working to maintain service continuity and access throughout this time.
For young people potentially experience feelings of stress related to COVID-19, headspace has developed information which might be helpful to manage any changes to daily life as a result of containment measures.
Please visit the headspace website for more information:
Click here for our media release.
Help seeking information:
To reach a headspace clinician and for more information go to www.eheadspace.org.au or call 1800 650 890.
Get in touch with headspace Bankstown on (02) 9393 9669 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
For immediate support, please call emergency services or a crisis line:
- Emergency services: 000
- Lifeline 13 11 14 www.lifeline.org.au
- Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800
- Mental Health Line 1800 011 511
- beyondblue 1300 224 636 www.beyondblue.org.au
- Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467 www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au
- MensLine Australia 1300 789 978 www.mensline.org.au
- QLife 1800 184 527 (3pm – 12am) www.qlife.org.au