headspace Bentleigh is a free or low cost service where young people aged 12-25 can access qualified mental health and well being professionals, including GPs, psychologists, drug and alcohol counsellors, and employment service providers.
You can self-refer if you like, but a mental health care plan is required to see one of our mental health professionals. We also have other workers and programs you can access without a mental health care plan.
headspace Bentleigh has disability access and is conveniently located near Moorabbin train station. There is free street parking down side streets near the headspace Bentleigh building.
- Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- 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.
Mental Health Services
Mental health workers – which may include psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors and other workers – that can help if you're just not feeling yourself.
Sexual Health Services
Sexual health screenings on site or links to local services.
Work & Study Services
Workers either on site or linked to the centre who can assist you with work or study opportunities.
Youth Reference Group
A group of young people who help with events and some decision making at a centre. Ask your centre about getting involved.
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.
Alcohol & Drug Services
Workers either on site or linked to the centre who can assist you with any alcohol or other drug issue.
Youth Early Psychosis Program
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.
Groups and Programs
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 9076 9400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and arrange a welcome appointment.
We are always keen to hear more ideas for programs that young people would find helpful, please contact us if you have any ideas!
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.
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.
Youth Advisory Committee
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.
The closest railway station to headspace Bentleigh is Moorabbin Railway Station on the Frankston line, our centre is approximately 5 minutes walk from the station.
Buses also stop nearby at Moorabbin Railway Station including the 811, 812 and 823, 824 and 825 buses.
No Medicare Card?
To access headspace Meadowbrook's services for free all you need to have is a valid Medicare card.
If you don't have a Medicare card but think you might be eligible, you can apply on the Human Services page - https://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/medicare/medicare-card.
If you are ineligible to apply for a Medicare card, give us a call and we will direct you to alternative appropriate services for you, such as our fee-for-service options which range in price.
Next time you are at headspace Bentleigh, keen an eye out for some of our friendly staff!
Melanie Purkiss - Youth Program Team Leader
Vicki Franklyn - Office Manager
Denise Halstead and Jacinta Kuklych - Family Peer Support Workers
Lara Nikitin - Recovery Program Team Leader
Catherine Keen - CCT Team Leader
headspace Bentleigh Virtual Tour
At headspace Bentleigh we're really proud of our new centre. headspace Bentleigh is featured as the location in the headspace Youth Early Psychosis Program video. Watch the video below if you'd like to take a virtual tour.