Hours

  • Monday: 9:00am - 5:30pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:30pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:30pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am - 5:30pm
  • Friday: 9:00pm - 5:30pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

headspace

Brookvale

Level 2 Brookvale House, 1A Cross Street, Brookvale, New South Wales 2100
P: (02) 9937 6500 F: (02) 9938 3099

headspace Brookvale is operated by Northern Sydney Local Health District.

headspace Brookvale provides services to young people aged 12-25. If you're a young person looking for health advice, support and/or information, headspace Brookvale can help.

If you want to talk or make an appointment call us on (02) 9937 6500. If you're not feeling up to contacting us yourself, feel free to ask your family, friend, teacher, doctor or someone close to you to make a referral on your behalf.

When you first come to headspace Brookvale you will be greeted by one of our friendly staff and then talk with a member of our headspace Brookvale Youth Access Team who will work with you around whatever problems you are facing. Depending on what's happening for you, you may meet with your Youth Access Worker a number of times or may be referred to a more appropriate service provider.

A number of service providers are operating out of headspace Brookvale including Psychologists, Drug & Alcohol Workers, Sexual Health Workers, Employment Services and more! If we can't find a headspace Brookvale service that best suits you, the Youth Access Clinicians can also refer you to other services in the Sydney area.

Services available

Mental Health Services

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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

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Sexual health screenings on site or links to local services. 

Alcohol & Drug Services

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Workers either on site or linked to the centre who can assist you with any alcohol or other drug issue. 

Work & Study Services

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Workers either on site or linked to the centre who can assist you with work or study opportunities. 

Youth Reference Group

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

Youth Programs

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

Positions available at headspace Brookvale

EOI - General Practitioner Private Provider, Part-time/Sessional (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Deadline: 31/12/2017 12:00am

 headspace, the National Youth Mental Health Foundation Ltd, is an Australian government funded, not-for profit organisation committed to improving the lives of young people aged 12-25 years.

Each headspace centre is a youth friendly place where young people can access low cost or free help, for a range of health and wellbeing problems. Services are provided by a variety of professionals working in each centre including youth workers, allied mental health workers, GPs and Psychiatrists.

headspace is an early intervention service, where high prevalence disorders including anxiety and depression form the majority of presentations. In addition GPs are encouraged and supported to engage young people around sexual health, drug and alcohol, other psychical health problems as well as preventative health care.

Working at a headspace centre gives GP’s an opportunity to: 
• Improve the lives of young people
• Provide a full range of health services, with an emphasis on managing mental health issues
• Be part of a supportive, multidisciplinary team 
• Develop confidence and increased skills in working with young people
• Appointment management, bulk billing and practice management support enable the GP to focus on delivering high quality medical services to young people
• Access to onsite Private Allied Health Professional who provide Psychological Services under Medicare and ATAPS
• Direct referral pathways into on site co-located providers, including Psychiatrists, Youth Health Nurse, Drug and Alcohol counsellors, Youth Health Nurse, vocational consultants and youth homelessness case workers (Brookvale)

Other benefits include:
• Flexible working hours
• Access to monthly group supervision and training including engaging young people, youth mental health and the headspace model of care; 
• Working within a multidisciplinary team– with access to support and joint management of patients with the clinical team; 
• Continuing Professional Development opportunities in the field of Adolescent and Young Person health and mental health through the headspace National e-learning
• Modern fully computerised facilities with full reception and admin support;

Applications are invited from suitably qualified medical practitioners eligible for registration in New South Wales for the above position within headspace Chatswood and headspace Brookvale, Northern Sydney Local Health District (NSLHD).

Applicants must be currently registered with the Medical Board of Australia, have current membership with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and qualify for Medicare registration. If successful, the applicant will not be subsequently eligible to commence their appointment until after the relevant qualifications and requirements are formally completed.

For enquiries about the position please contact Rheza Tan, headspace Service Manager on 0429 810 182 or Hema Setty, Medical Workforce Manager MHDA at 9887 5563.

 To Download an application form, click here

More information

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Here at headspace Brookvale we want you to feel comfortable, and relaxed and to enjoy hanging out for a bit. So grab a seat in our funky furniture, pick up a music mag, solve the weekly headzpuzzle, do some mindful colouring, or listen to the radio with us while you wait. You can also check out our notice board for upcoming events, shows, and activities in the area, and plan your social life while you wait as well!

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Brookvale Desk

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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.

Referral Forms

Click the following links to download the appropriate form:

Self-Referral Form - For those who are making an appointment for themselves.

General Referral Form - For those who are making an appointment for others.

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.

Cost

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.

Confidentiality

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.

 

 

headspace Brookvale Consortium Partners (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

headspace Brookvale have a range of fantastic consortium partners that assist our centre to offer a range of services for young people to access.

Firstly, the lead agency for headspace Brookvale in the Northern Sydney Local Health District (NSLHD).

Our valued consortium partners are as follows:

An industry leader in the provision of informed, holistic and individualised services to children and young people at risk of homelessness.

MDECC is a non government alcohol & other drugs service based on the northern beaches in Sydney that specialise in providing counselling and support for young people aged 14 -25 with problematic drug use and their families.

Pittwater council has a strong commitment to supporting all young people across the Northern Beaches.

STEPS Employment is a specialised employment service aimed at assisting clients with mental health barriers or other permanent disabilities, to gain and maintain employment in the open labour market.

Sydney Counselling Centre has been providing specialised counselling and support services since 1989. The psychologists at the Sydney Counselling Centre have extensive experience in treating psychological conditions such as: major depression, eating disorders, p ost-traumatic stress disorder,  alcohol and drug addiction disorders,  and many more. 

Sydney North Shore and Beaches Medicare Local is a health organisation working to make it easier for people in the area to access the health services they need. It’s about creating a smoother healthcare journey for everyone in our community, including the people who deliver that health care.

Warringah council has a strong commitment to supporting all young people across the Northern Beaches.

Our Staff (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

The headspace Brookvale Team are:

  • Rheza - Service Manager
  • Mahitha - Practice Manager
  • Matt - Clinical Lead
  • Alex - Youth Access Clinician
  • Tamara - Youth Access Clinician
  • Stephanie - Youth Access Clinician
  • Michelle - Community Engagement Officer
  • Karina - Youth Health Nurse
  • Sarah - Administration Officer

Our Private Providers are :

  • Anneke - Psychologist
  • Clare - Psychologist
  • Elana - General Practitioner
  • Hayley - Social Worker
  • Janet - Psychologist
  • Mitch - Clinical Psychologist
  • Nicole - Clinical Psychologist

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