headspace
Bondi Junction

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Hours

  • Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

About

In response to COVID-19, to keep you safe, we are using online services (or phone) to continue to support the mental and physical health of young people.

Please call us on 02 9366 8800 to discuss your needs.  Our counselors, doctors, exercise physiologist, sexual health nurses and education support staff are all here for you!

headspace Bondi Junction is a free* and confidential service where people from 12 to 25 years old can access qualified youth mental health professionals. We  offer a range of supports for people who are worried about their drug and alcohol use, mental or  physical wellbeing.  

*must have a medicare card.

Hours

  • Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

headspace Bondi Junction is operated by South Eastern Sydney Local Health District. 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, Central and Eastern Sydney (EIS Health Ltd).

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 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.

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

News

Jobs and volunteering

Positions currently available at headspace Bondi Junction

Employer: NULL

Salary: Medicare Rebate inc. 20% administration fee

Deadline: 31/08/2020 11:55pm

Private Allied Health Practitioners - headspace Bondi Junction

headspace Bondi Junction has opportunities for MBS registered  Allied Health Practitioners  with 3 years post registration experience to deliver a co-operative, multi-disciplinary model of care at headspace Bondi Junction, and work closely with headspace multidisciplinary team that includes GPs, private allied health staff, and collocated service partners to maximise opportunities to identify innovative, co-ordinated solutions for individual clients.

We offer you:

  • Newly refurbished consultation rooms, PC, printer, telephone and community resource materials

  • Extensive clinical and administrative support

  • Scheduling appointments for clients

  • SMS txt reminders to clients for appointments and follow-ups

  • Opportunity to engage in monthly peer supervision with practitioners across the centre, participation in education and training such as monthly special interest group

  • The opportunity to contribute & work as part of a multi-disciplinary team including our headspace Clinical Lead, Youth Access Team, Drug and Alcohol Counsellor, General Practitioners, and other allied health professionals, for case-conferencing and team discussions regarding referrals into the Centre.

SELECTION CRITERIA

The following criteria must be met for consideration for this position:

Essential

  • Relevant Tertiary Qualifications (Allied Health Discipline)

  • Fully registered health professional with AHPRA with mental health experience i.e. Registered Nurse, Occupational Therapist, Clinical Psychologist or Psychologist, (Social Workers should be eligible for membership with the AASW).

  • Experience in the provision of clinical mental health services for young people including engaging and providing care with young people ages 12-25 years who have mental health, alcohol and other drug problems and implement evidence-based psychological interventions.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of DSM-5 terminology and diagnoses.

  • Demonstrated ability to undertake assessment and screening of clients and their carer’s and the ability to develop understanding/knowledge of determining care needs and assist clients to access necessary services.

  • In collaboration with the young persons, Youth Access Clinician  provide 3 monthly follow up assessments for young people with emerging mental disorders using a standardised assessment format.

  • Maintain a working knowledge of current legislation and government policy in relation to mental health and alcohol and other drug disorders, particularly as it relates to young people in NSW.

  • Proven ability to work independently to manage own role and responsibility in a varied work environment

  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal), problem solving, advocacy and negotiation skills including the ability to consult, liaise and negotiate with young people, family/carers, workers and other agencies.

  • Competence regarding clinical information systems, software packages and willingness to be trained and implement MDS, the headspace data collection and registration tool. Other software packages i.e. Best Practice.           

Desirable     

  • Working towards endorsement as a clinical psychologist (i.e. participating in a registrar training program under the supervision of a board-approved supervisor) or eligibility to participate in registrar training program.

  • Knowledge of private practitioner funding streams e.g. MBS, PSS.

Requirements:

  • Professional Indemnity Insurance.

  • Criminal record Check

  • Working with Children Check.

If interested in applying send your CV and cover letter to Toni at the e-mail address below.

antonia.ottavio@health.nsw.gov.au

 

For more information contact:

Name: Toni Ottavio
Phone: (02) 9366 8800
Email: antonia.ottavio@health.nsw.gov.au

More information

Our Youth Reference Group member Sean walks us through a first visit to the centre in this video.

See Inside headspace Bondi Junction:

Ground Floor​

Level 1​

Do you want to know what coming to headspace feels like?  The University of NSW Law Society made a video showing what happens... check it out here

Please note, that a medicare card is needed for most of the services at headspace.

The headspace team consists of the core staff, the Youth Reference Group, consortium members, and private practitioners. See "Meet the Team" below to get to know us. 

The headspace team consists of the core staff, the Youth Reference Group, consortium members, and private practitioners.  See below to get to know us.

    
We are currently recruiting for a new Centre Manager.  Louise is the Acting Centre Manager, with additional support from Sally, our Practice Manager.
 
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Meet Louise - Clinical Lead at ​headspace, and Acting Centre Manager.
- I manage our team of clinicians, as well as support our great private practitioners
- I coordinate work with some of our partners ‘Langton Centre, Jewish Care, Centre 360 and the Benevolent Society’
- Trained mental health nurse, supporting our team of mental health workers 
- I help refer young people to different services that we might have, or that are outside our service, depending on their needs
- Hobbies:
 
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Sally - Practice Manager at ​headspace
- Background in medical administration, music & film
- Working at headspace Bondi Junction since it started
- Responsible for administration of the centre, including coordinating our health practitioners and allied health staff
- Behind the scenes maintaining IT services, building maintenance and support of staff
- Hobbies:
 
Casey
Casey - Youth Access Clinician at headspace
- Social Worker with experience in mental health for a range of different organisations, specialising in youth mental health and early intervention. 
- I help young people when they first come to headspace. 
- Hobbies:  
 

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Paul - Youth Access Clinician at ​headspace
- Registered Psychologist helping and supporting young people when they first come to headspace. 
- Experience working at multiple headspace centres  - Background working in rural and remote mental health, working with Indigenous Youth and LGBTIQA young people. 
- Hobbies: exercise, being outdoors, spending time with friends and family, eating out - trying new foods and restaurants
 
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Rachel - Youth Access Clinician at ​headspace
- Background in Social work, currently studying a Masters of Counselling. 
- I assess young people’s needs when they first come to headspace and work with a young person to link in with the right support. 
- Hobbies: Qualified yoga teacher & love listening to Fleetwood Mac 

Sophia

Sophia - Intake at ​headspace
- Social worker currently also working at JewishCare as an NDIS Support Coordinator
- Hobbies: Love playing video games like Minecraft and the Sims 4 on PC, spending time with friends and family, and bingeing shows on Netflix (most recently, Brooklyn 99 and The Good Place). 

 

Nikki

Nikki - Senior Clinician/Psychologist at ​headspace  
- Hobbies: 

 

 Eliza

Eliza - Senior Clinician/Accredited Mental Health Social Worker at ​headspace 
Also a Yoga teacher.  Working from a mindfulness approach helping young people connect 
Hobbies: yoga and meditation, enjoy the great outdoors and getting in touch with our innate creativity! 

 

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Liesl - Community Engagement Officer at ​headspace 
- Engages the local community promoting the headspace services and activities
- Work closely with the Youth Reference Group to understand what mental health and wellbeing means to young people 
- Hobbies: Eating my partner's cooking, jogging, church, personal development and coaching others. 

 

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Gareth - Exercise Physiologist at headspace
- Passionate about exercise and healthy lifestyles
- Work with young people on their physical health and wellbeing
- Can help in setting goals, nutrition, sleep advice and exercise techniques and tips.
- Hobbies: 

 

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I’m Carla - Administrator at headspace.
- Always happy to see new faces, answer questions and direct young people to speak to the right staff.
- Background in medical administration and social media marketing.
- Hobbies: 

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Victoria - Administrator at headspace

- Here to help with any questions you might have about headspace Bondi Junction.
- Can help in accessing the range of services at ​headspace​, such as mental health counselling, general health, drug, alcohol and sexual health advice
- Hobbies:

 

 

 

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Katie - Education Specialist at headspace.
- Helps 15-25 year olds stay in or return to school, Uni or TAFE. 
- Background in secondary teaching
- Hobbies: Hanging out with my family and friends, playing tennis, going to the theatre and chocolate.

 

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Amanda - counsellor at ​headspace.
- Help young people with their drug and alcohol issues
- Always ready to talk openly and safely about these kinds of issues, without judgement and in confidence 

 

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Dr Karen - General Practitioner (GP) at headspace, and GP Clinical Lead.
- Works closely with Youth Access Clinicians (YACs) to provide the right care and support to meeting your medical or psychological needs.
- I also help out with teaching medical students and GP Registrars. 
- Hobbies: 

 

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Dr Mary - General Practitioner at headspace. 
- Hobbies:  

Dr Bec

Dr Bec - General Practitioner at headspace.
- Passionate about supporting teenagers and young adults with their medical and mental health needs
- Hobbies: Hanging out with my family, going to the beach, working out in the gym, reading and sleeping!

 
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Hi, our names are Maria, Jane and Colleen (left to right) and we’re specialist sexual health nurses at headspace. We know that sometimes talking about sex stuff might be embarrassing or scary so we want to reassure you that our clinic is a safe and private place where you can come to talk freely and get information and help. As well as doing STI, HIV and hepatitis testing and treatment, we can explain the latest HIV prevention methods and medications like PREP and PEP. We can also do pregnancy tests, give out the ‘morning after pill’ and talk about the right contraception for you. To visit the clinic just drop in during clinic hours on  Monday 1-5pm or Wednesday 2-6pm and ask to see the sexual health nurse (or Satellite clinic).  No appointment or referral is needed. Our service is free and you do not need your Medicare card to visit us. 
 

 

 

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Sam - Psychologist at headspace.
- Always happy to help young people with their mental health issues.
- Experienced in helping young people deal with anxiety and depression, as well as stress at school, home, in social situations, and drug and alcohol issues.
- Hobbies: 

 

 

 

Jenny

Jenny - Clinical Psychologist
- Hobbies: Love hanging out with my two daughters, playing with my pug Elvis and going to the beach. Also listening to music (favourite is Green Day) and going to the theatre. 

 

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I'm Kate - Psychologist.
- What I lack in being “hip” I think I make up with wisdom, worldly experience and patience.
- I believe the best high school graduation present is a passport and I love talking about “Happiness”. 

 
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Savoy - Family Counsellor at headspace.
- Assists families to understand and adjust to the many changes that happen during adolescence 
- I love helping parents and young people appreciate and value their differences, and reduce conflict through improved communication strategies. 
 

 

 

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Lea - Psychologist at headspace.

 

  
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Ana - Mental Health Practitioner (Psychologist) at headspace
- Bilingual, originally from Latin America
- Particularly interested in Cross-Cultural Psychology and working with migrants and refugees.
- Hobbies: Spending time with my awesome family and friends, practicing yoga and meditation.

  
 
  
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Bronwyn - Psychologist at headspace. 
  
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Warren - psychologist at headspace.
Hobbies: I’m an actor in Playback Theatre.  I also play didge, and surf.

 

Daniel

Daniel - Youth Psychiatrist at headspace.
- Loves working with young people because they are the future
- Hobbies: I enjoy cooking, reading, travelling and keeping fit.

 

2020 Youth Reference Group - now meeting by Zoom!

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 2019 Youth Reference Group 


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2017 Youth Reference Group

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2015-17 Youth Reference Group: Twelve local young people from the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney

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If you are aged between 12-25 then you do not need a formal referral.

Simply call or email to arrange an appointment with one of our friendly staff.

Phone: 02 9366 8800

Fax: 02 9366 8888

Email: headspacebondijunction@health.nsw.gov.au  

Address: 20 Bronte Road, Bondi Junction, NSW 2022

If you are a Service Provider, School Counsellor or Welfare staff, you can provide a written referral on behalf of a young person to attend headspace Bondi Junction.

Download a referral form here. (PDF)

Once completed, please forward your referral, with any accompanying documentation, to headspace Bondi Junction via Fax, Post or Email as per details on the attached form.

General Practitioners can choose to download the referral above, or use their usual referral and forward by Fax, Post, Email or with their patient. 

If you ever feel that you:

• are feeling down, stressed or can't stop worrying

• haven't felt like yourself for a long time

• can't deal with school or finding it difficult to concentrate

• are feeling sick or worried about your health

• want to cut down on your drinking or drug use

• want to talk about sexuality, identity or relationships

• are having difficulties with friendships

• have sexual health issues or want to find out about contraception

• are being bullied, hurt or harassed

• are worried about work or study or if you're having money trouble

headspace Bondi Junction is a place you can go to talk to someone about any of these issues.

Our Centre provides early intervention services to young people 12 to 25 years. Our range of services includes mental, physical and sexual health, drug and alcohol information and support as well as vocational and educational assistance along with care coordination by our youth access team.  It is a place where a range of services can be provided to young people in one youth friendly location.  Our service is free and we ensure that we respect your confidentiality.  Please bring in your Medicare Card.

The sexual health clinic at Bondi Junction is a free ‘drop-in’ clinic for 12-25 year olds who are Australian residents.  No appointment, referral or medicare card  is needed. If you are a backpacker, traveller or overseas student, please contact NSW Sexual Health Infolink on 1800 451 624 for information on where to get help.

Open times: Monday 1pm - 5pm and Wednesday 2pm - 6pm.  

Please call 99366 8800 from the front door to be let in!

 This service can provide:

 i) STI/ HIV testing and treatment;

 ii) ‘the morning after pill’, contraception advice, pregnancy testing and referral support;

 iii) vaccinations for hepatitis and cervical cancer if needed; and

 iv) advice about relationship and sexuality issues and help finding other services that can support you.  

 To speak to a nurse about other available services call 9382 7682 or NSW Sexual Health Infolink on 1800451624.

Thank you to our consortium partners:

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       UNSW logo                          Centre 360                  

 UNSW School of Psychiatry    

Sydney Sexual Health Centre,  Drug & Alcohol Service from Langton Centre  

Our lead agency is the South Eastern Sydney Local Health District.  Funding provided through Central & Eastern Sydney Primary Health Network.