headspace
Bentleigh

headspace bentleigh

Hours

  • Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

About

headspace Bentleigh is a free or low cost service where young people aged 12-25 can access qualified mental health professionals, GPs, drug and alcohol counsellors, and vocational service providers.

You can self-refer, however, a mental health care plan is required to see our mental health professionals. We have other workers and programs you can access without a mental health care plan. We also provide an early psychosis program. 

headspace Bentleigh is conveniently located near Moorabbin station.

 

 

 

 

Hours

  • Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

headspace Bentleigh is operated by Alfred Health. 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, South East Melbourne PHN.

Services

If you live near our headspace centre in a rural area but cannot travel in to see us, you can see our mental health workers online.

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 headspace early intervention program to improve the lives of young people, and their families, who are affected by psychosis.

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

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. 

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

“As soon as I sought help, I suddenly realised that my anxiety was very treatable and that I wasn’t alone.”
- Charlie

Jobs and volunteering

Positions currently available at headspace Bentleigh

Deadline: 31 Jan 2022, 11:00 pm

Private Practitioner (Positions available at headspace Syndal, Elsternwick and Bentleigh)

  • OT/SW/Psychologist / Psychiatrists / General Practitioners  
  • Operate as a session based Private Practitioner; set your hours
  • Honorary employee to Alfred Health, Fixed-term to June 2022
  • Must have provider number for bulk-billing to Medicare

 

What's in it for you?

  • Be involved in the establishment of a new headspace Centre in Syndal (Monash area), an innovative youth mental health program that is making a real difference in the community
  • No fee charges for room or reception, therefore you receive 100% of the Medicare Billing, and where clients can afford it, a full fee payment $35 above the Medicare rebate amount
  • A supportive and fun team working environment with Administration staff & Senior Clinicians to support you on site


About us

Established in 2006, headspace offers a ‘one-stop shop’ for young people aged 12 -25 and their families who may be experiencing mental health difficulties. It provides an opportunity for young people to receive help early and promotes a 'no wrong door' approach to supporting young people and their families through the provision of GPs, counsellors, Alcohol & other Drug workers and Vocational and Educational support.

What you’ll be doing

The Allied Mental Health Practitioner is responsible for the provision of counselling services to young people aged between 12 – 25 years at headspace under a Mental Health Care Plan through Medicare-funded items as a private provider.

Our experienced and supportive Access team will screen referrals, allocate to the appropriate private practitioner based on the young person’s clinical needs and presentation and schedule first time clients in to your appointment schedule.

It is a condition of employment that appointees to this position are contracted private practitioners with Alfred Health operating from the headspace Centre.

About you

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications and registration (AHPRA or AASW)
  • Must have provider number for bulk-billing to Medicare
  • Indemnity insurance to the value of $10 million
  • Current Victorian Drivers Licence
  • Current working rights visa
  • Satisfactory completion of a Police Check and Working with Children Check

Position description

For more information contact:

Name: Jane Laidlaw
Phone: 9076 7500

Apply now

More information

To access headspace Bentleigh services, you will need a valid Medicare Card, this will mean you can access all services provided by the centre for free or a low-cost fee.

 Please access fee information here 

If you don't have a Medicare card and you are over the age of 15 years old, you can apply for your own Medicare card. Information about how to apply can be found on the Department of Human Services website:

https://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/medicare/medicare-card

If you are ineligible to apply for a Medicare card, call headspace Bentleigh on 03 9076 9400. We can discuss your alternative options.

You don't need a Medicare card to access headspace early psychosis.

Please access our privacy policy here

The closest railway station to headspace Bentleigh is Moorabbin Railway Station on the Frankston line, our centre is approximately five minutes from the station.

Buses also stop nearby at Moorabbin Railway Station including the 811, 812 and 823, 824 and 825 buses.

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At headspace Bentleigh we're really proud of our centre. headspace Bentleigh is featured as the location in the headspace early psychosis video. Watch the video below if you'd like to take a virtual tour.

Telehealth guidelines and instructions

Telehealth is now an option for young people and families using services at headspace Bentleigh.

Click here for Telehealth Guidelines including step-by-step instructions and telehealth tips.

If you have any questions about telehealth please contact our friendly reception staff.

Email us or phone: 03 9076 9400

Next time you are at headspace Bentleigh, keep an eye out for some of our friendly staff!

 

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Catherine Keen

Catherine Keen - CCT Team Leader

headspace Bentleigh offers a range of groups and programs based on the needs of our young people. 

People usually find they get different things from coming. This might include:

  • Connecting with others
  • Discovering more about personal strengths
  • Exploring new interests
  • Building life skills
  • Developing  personal meaning from experiences

For all new group registrations please contact the Group Coordinator on 03 9076 9400 or email headspacegroups@alfred.org.au and arrange a welcome appointment.

Click here to learn more about the Recovery Program.

Youth participation gives young people from 12 to 25 years old the opportunity to have a role at headspace and can include a range of decision-making activities that will benefit everyone who uses the service.

At headspace, we know that participation empowers young people and allows them to own the decisions they have made about their lives. 

headspace Bentleigh offers young people several ways to get involved, including:

  • developing courses for headspace Discovery College
  • youth peer support 
  • Youth Advisory Committee (YAC)

Read more about volunteering at headspace here.

We understand that a young person's family, carers and friends are often the first to notice when a young person is struggling. At headspace Bentleigh we acknowledge the important role family members and friends have in supporting a young person to seek help and recover.

Please visit this resource for a comprehensive guide which includes mental health resources, tips on how to communicate with your young person and support for work and study.

 

For more information about discovery college go to: discovery.college

Our courses are created by people with varied experiences in mental health, who share their knowledge of what works. Every course is developed and delivered equally by both people with lived experience of mental health issues and health experts, and participants also have their say about what they want to learn. People from all sorts of backgrounds take part, like young people, clinicians and learning specialists.

It’s a new way of learning about mental health – it’s relaxed, everyone is equal and there are no rights or wrongs. By getting involved, you can discover how to take action to be who you are, what you want from life, and what actually works to help you and others stay mentally healthy.

If you are interested in learning more about the courses available at headspace Discovery College you can view our course guide here. 

 

headspace is providing young people with the opportunity to be heard and be active around youth mental health and alcohol and other drug issues.  There are a number of roles you can play in the headspace Bentleigh Youth Advisory Committee, including:

  • Leading a project in your local area
  • Website consultation and development
  • Research and evaluation of headspace services
  • Consultation around resource development such as, factsheets, brochures, radio ads etc
  • Peer support and mentoring
  • Media Spokesperson

 By getting involved you will:

  • Have the opportunity to have your say and direct youth mental health services in Australia
  • Develop new skills
  • Meet and work with other young people who are passionate about youth mental health
  • Make a difference to youth mental health

headspace Bentleigh will provide some training to support you to participate in the above groups or activities

How do I get involved?

If you're aged between 12 and 25 and you're interested in becoming involved, please click on youth participation to read about volunteering opportunities.