Making an appointment at headspace Brookvale
It's as simple as phoning or emailing headspace Brookvale to find a time that suits you. You can also ask a friend, teacher, parent, other family member, health worker or community agency to contact headspace Brookvale for you. We're also available for limited after-hours appointments, please discuss this option with our admin team if you're interested.
Who can make an appointment?
headspace Brookvale provide face-to-face information, support and services to young people, aged 12 to 25 years, and their families and friends. headspace can help you with:
1. Mental health and wellbeing
headspace can help if you're experiencing significant changes in thoughts, feelings and/or behaviour, if you're being bullied, hurt or harassed or just not feeling yourself.
2. General health
headspace has youth friendly general practitioners (GPs) and health nurses who can help with any physical health issues. A GP can also help you with issues related to contraception, sexual health, drug or alcohol use, relationship problems or feeling down or upset.
3. Alcohol and other drug services
If drugs and alcohol are starting to affect things that matter to you, like your mental health, wellbeing or friendships, headspace can help.
4. Work, school and study
headspace work and study specialists can help you if you're struggling at school, unsure what course you want to do, need a hand writing a resume, or if you are searching for a job.
Your first appointment at headspace:
Appointments at a headspace centre can vary in length but are usually 50 minutes to an hour. It's okay to feel nervous about getting help for the first time. It can be helpful to bring along a family member, carer or friend to help support you. You'll probably be asked a lot of questions on your first visit. This is to make sure that all the important issues are covered, and to help develop the best solution for you. As you get to know and trust your headspace worker you will probably find that talking about what is going on gets easier. The appointment is your time. Feel free to ask questions about anything that's on your mind so the headspace worker can help you find the best solution, or find the information that you need. It also helps the headspace worker to understand what is worrying you.
Services at a headspace centre are either free, or have a low cost. You can ask if there is a cost when you make your appointment. Some services require you to have a referral from a doctor. But don't worry; headspace can help you with this as well.
When you talk to a headspace worker what you say is kept confidential. This means nothing you say can be passed on to anyone else without your permission however there are a few exceptions. If headspace is seriously worried about your safety or the safety of someone else they must - by law - try to keep everyone safe. This means they might have to share their concerns with someone else. Talk to your headspace worker about confidentiality to ensure you understand how it works.