headspace supports young people, between the ages of 12-25, with mental health, physical health, drug and alcohol support and educational/vocational support. All services are FREE .
Coronavirus is creating feelings of uncertainty and headspace Bendigo wants young people, their family and friends to know that we're here to support their mental health and wellbeing.
We are using a combination of telehealth and phone services to enable our young people to continue to access support. Our reception staff or your headspace Clinician will arrange this with you prior to your appointment.
- Monday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
- Tuesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
- Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Thursday: 12:30pm - 5:00pm
- Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
headspace Bendigo is operated by Bendigo Community Health Services. 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, Murray (Murray PHN).
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.
1. Complete a referral form via any of the below pathways
- Online - Self Referral Form
- In person at our headspace Bendigo office
- Over the phone with one of our receptionists (03 5406 1400)
- Print and mail (78-80 Pall Mall, Bendigo, Victoria, 3550)
- Print and fax (03 5441 4200)
2. We will contact you to book an appointment
This may take a few days. Please call us or drop into our office if you feel it's urgent.
3. The assessment
You will meet with one of our Mental Health Clinicians for an hour. They will give you information, ask you questions and answer any questions you might have.
4. Next step
Lets work out the best way to support you. If you don't understand something or have any questions, please call us on (03) 5406 1400.
At headspace Bendigo we are committed to providing the best care, as close to home as possible. To support this, we have introduced the possibility of telehealth videocalls as an option. Using telehealth, you can have an appointment with your headspace Bendigo worker by using our videocall platform. You can do this from your home, at your school, local health service or any location with a reliable internet connection.
Telehealth appointments will only be available where suitable and must be requested and booked in advance.
Google Chrome, Safari or Firefox browsers must be used for accessing these services.
Unfortunately, due to the impact of COVID-19, we are unable to provide in-person education sessions, or support at community events at this time.
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 their 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.
headspace is here to support the mental health of young people, and we understand that COVID-19 is potentially creating feelings of uncertainty within the community.
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 such as healthdirect/coronavirus.
For young people potentially experiencing 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:
For any further enquiries regarding education sessions, support at community events, or resources, please contact Haylee Kennedy (Community Engagement Worker) at email@example.com or Maree Dixon (HEY Diversity Worker) at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 5406 1400.
We have a range of youth friendly staff who will talk to you about your concerns in a confidential, non-judgemental environment.
Director – Jenny
headspace Manager – Lindsay
Client Services Supervisor – Naomi
Client Services Worker – Erin
headspace Mental Health Team:
Mental Health Clinician - Jodie
Mental Health Clinician – Amy
Mental Health Clinician – Millee
Mental Health Clinician – Andrew
Mental Health Clinician – Aimee
IHSHY (Innovative Health Services for Homeless Youth) – Jennifer
General Practitioner - Dr Chris Sasse
General Practitioner - Dr Kasey Hogg
Paediatrician – Dr Tim Penno
Accredited Mental Health Social Worker - Martin
Accredited Mental Health Social Worker - Mark
Accredited Mental Health Social Worker - Hilary
Accredited Mental Health Social Worker - Patrick
Accredited Mental Health Social Worker - Oliver
Psychologist - Kirsty
AOD Nurse Practitioner - Cam
Vocational Specialists - Individual Placement and Support Program:
Community Engagement Worker - Haylee
LGBTIQ+ HEY Project Worker - Maree
For almost all services at headspace Bendigo, you do not need a medicare card.
If you need to see our GP, you will need to have access to medicare.
Please note: even if you don't have access to a medicare card, please contact us on 5406 1400 and we will assist where possible.
Many young people are listed on a parent's medicare card, and we can look up your medicare number without needing the physical card.
For young people aged 15 and above, you can apply for your own medicare card if you want to.
Fill out the medicare application form and return this form with ID (such as your birth certificate or student ID) to the medicare service centre.
Our local medicare service centre is in the same building as Centrelink at 231 Lyttleton Terrace, Bendigo VIC 3550.
headspace Bendigo believes youth participation is fundamental to the delivery of quality services for young people. This is why we have a youth reference group to assist and if you're aged between 12 - 25 we would love for you to be a part of it.
We meet on a Wednesday night at headspace Bendigo, with a very casual and relaxed atmosphere that encourages people to speak as much or as little as they want - we also provide some fun food and have the ability to transport people home.
If you are interested, please call headspace on 5406 1400.
headspace Bendigo offers two diversity groups weekly for young people who identify as LGBTIQ+ and their friends and allies.
We provide a safe and inclusive space where young people can be themselves, meet others, have some fun and participate in community activities that celebrate diversity.
Please see Diversity-Group-Flyer-2019-1.pdf .
We also provide a support group for parents: