headspace

Bundaberg

Hours

  • Monday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • Tuesday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • Wednesday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • Thursday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

headspace Bundaberg provides support for youth aged between 12 to 25 years.  We offer a range of services including counselling and links with housing, employment and disability support. 

We are all about supporting young people, listening to their needs and helping them get through their tough time. 

We have friendly and supportive staff who are willing to chat, pop in sometime to see the centre and say hello. 

Please note our operating hours, however we are available by appointment only if it is out of open hours. Thank you

Hours

  • Monday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • Tuesday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • Wednesday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • Thursday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

headspace Bundaberg is operated by United Synergies is a not-for-profit organisation established in 1989. Everything we do is dedicated to building better lives. United Synergies support people across Southern Queensland from our sites in Tewantin, Maroochydore, Toowoomba and Caboolture. . All headspace centres 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 Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast PHN is an independent not-for-profit commissioning organisation funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health to improve the health outcomes of the region..

Services

Sexual Health Clinic

Services could include: provision of contraception and advice, testing, support, treatment and management of sexually transmissible infections(STI) HIV/AIDS and viral hepatitis vaccination for Hepatitis and HPV, pregnancy testing and referral.

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.

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.

Housing Support

Support and assistance finding accommodation or related support services.

Work & Study Services

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

Youth Programs

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

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

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Youth Engagement Committee

Our Youth Engagement Committee (YEC) are an energetic and fun team who help support our community, particularly youth aged 12 to 25 years.

We often attend community events, visit schools and services and work closely with other young people for engagement and social activities. If you see us out and about, come and say hi  

If you would like more information, or to work with us to break down the stigma of mental health and help young people to seek support, please get in touch.

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Bundaberg Consortia

In Bundaberg we work closely with our Consortia to ensure young people have access to other services in the local area. This helps young people to participate in further learning and education, work towards better employment prospects, gain housing opportunities, and to connect with community on a broader level.

The Consortia meet monthly to discuss and influence the support that headspace offers so that all young people are offered an improved life opportunity. Our partners include:

  • The Salvation Army
  • Regional Housing Ltd
  • IMPACT Community Services
  • CQUniversity Bundaberg
  • PHN Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast
  • Epic Employment
  • CentaCareCQ
  • Wide Bay Hospital and Health Services
  • STEPS Employment Solutions
  • QClinic
  • YMCA Community Services

United Synergies is the local lead agency that manages the headspace Bundaberg service

headspace Bundaberg is supported by funding from the Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast PHN

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headspace Bundaberg Referral Form

For Service Providers (Including GP's and Government Departments)

If you are a service provider, GP or Government Department, please complete the referral form below and return to headspace Bundaberg by email, fax or post.

If the young person has a Mental Health Treatment Plan in place, please provide a copy of this with the referral form.

We do ask all GP's and external referrers to fill in our referral form to make sure that the young person you are referring is suitable for service at headspace.

Please note we are an early intervention service; our Clinical Team Leader will assess all incoming referrals and we will contact you shortly after to let you know whether the young person has been accepted into service.

How To Make An Appointment

We understand that asking for help when you're not feeling yourself can sometimes be difficult or uncomfortable. Because of this, we have made our referral process as easy as possible. 

If you are a young person between the ages of 12 – 25, there are a number of ways in which you can access our services at headspace Bundaberg:

  • You can refer yourself
  • You can have a friend or family member refer you
  • Your GP can refer you
  • Your school, TAFE, University or other service provider can refer you

 If you are under 16 years of age, we encourage you to bring along a parent, care giver or support person for your first appointment.

Making an appointment

To make an appointment at headspace Capalaba:

 Please be aware that our phone and email accounts are only checked during our opening hours. If you require immediate support, please contact:

  • eheadspace on 1800 650 890 or click here
  • Kids Helpline on 18100 551 800
  • Lifeline on 13 11 14
  • Emergency Services on 000

Privacy

At headspace Bundaberg we take your privacy very seriously and anything shared with us is confidential. We keep all your information on a secure database which is only available to headspace Bundaberg staff. The law stops us from sharing your information outside these people unless we have your permission. Sometimes you do not want us to share your information and we respect that, however there may be times when we need to talk to someone without your permission, such as;  if you or someone else is at significant risk of harm or if the law requires us to do so.

Cost

Services are free, with 10 appointments bulk billed per year covered by Medicare when you have a Mental Health Treatment Plan. You don’t need to have a Mental Health Treatment Plan before contacting headspace and coming in for your first appointment.  We can help you through getting a Mental Health Treatment Plan after you attend. Bulk Billing is where headspace, instead of charging you, can bill Medicare (or the Australian government) for the health services that you receive.

While You Wait - Try These

Some young people have found these various apps, online programs and organisations helpful while they are waiting for their appointment at headspace Bundaberg:

eheadspace - Free, confidential, over the phone or online counselling service provided by headspace. 1800 650 890 or eheadspace.org.au

Kids Helpline - Free, private and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5-25 years. 1800 55 1800 or kidshelpline.com.au

ReachOut - Online resources and support for young people under 25 going through a tough time. au.reachout.com

Head to Health - Wherever you are on your mental health journey, Head to Health is here to help you find the information, resources, and services that most suit your needs. headtohealth.gov.au

Bite Back - Online activities, psychoeducation and positive psychology to support young people with their mental health. biteback.org.au

BeyondNow App -  This is a safely planning app that you can work through if you're having thoughts of suicide. beyondblue.org.au/get-support/beyondnow-suicide-safety-planning

The Desk - Online tools and programs to support students with their mental health. thedesk.org.au

Hello Sunday Morning - Website and app that support young people cutting back or taking a break from alcohol. hellosundaymorning.org

The Brave Program - Online program to support young people aged 8-17 with anxiety. brave4you.psy.uq.edu.au/

Breakup Shakeup - App that supports young people going through a relationship break up. iTunes.apple.com/au/app/breakup-shakeup/id1017200579?mt=8

Clear Your Vision - Online program to support young people to reduce their cannabis use. cannabissupport.com.au/treatment/tools-to-quit/clear-your-vision

Community & Youth Engagement

Events:

Any upcoming events will be advertised online on our Facebook and Instagram, and our website will be updated regularly.

All activities are free unless otherwise noted and will be run by our friendly team.

Community Engagement:

If you would like resources to distribute to young people aged 12-25 please email headspacebundaberg@unitedsynergies.com.au

For all enquiries regarding presentations and community engagement activities please contact headspacebundaberg@unitedsynergies.com.au and attention Cristel - Community & Youth Engagement Officer. Please be advised notice for presentations and events is appreciated.

Bundaberg Staff

Dean

Centre Manager

Mary-Anne

Clinical Lead

Bridget

Access and Intake Worker

Tamara

Access and Intake Worker

Alex

Access and Intake Worker

Cristel

Community Engagement Officer

Cait

Administration Officer

   

Dave

StandBy

Kane

Client Integration Officer

Paul

Get Set For Work Facillator