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


headspace Cannington is conveniently located near Westfield Carousel on Albany Highway with easy access to public transport. 

Armadaline Line Closure has an estimated completion date of mid-2025. Perth Transport Authority prepared for this though and has provided three temporary bus interchanges in Armadale, Cannington and Vic Park. Eligible SmartRiders are also receiving 6-months public transport. 

New bus timetables can be checked here to ensure easy access to the centre: 

New and Enhanced Bus Routes


Service Provider/GP Referral

Crisis Numbers

Helpful info for Parents, Carers, Family and Friends

Support Providers in the City of Canning


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

headspace Cannington is operated by Arche Health. All headspace services are funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care. Administration of funding is carried out by the headspace centre’s local Primary Health Network, in this case, WA Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA).


Mental health workers – which may include psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors and other workers – that can help if you're just not feeling yourself.

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

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

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

Jobs and volunteering

Positions currently available at headspace Cannington

Salary: MBS

Are you passionate about working with young people?

headspace Cannington is now accepting applications for private practitioners. 

  • operate as a sessional based Practitioner; set your own hours
  • No fee charges for room or reception administration, therefore you will receive 100% Medicare rebate
  • a supportive working environment with a culture of inclusion 
  • access to senior clinicians 

About us

headspace Cannington provides a free, youth friendly service for young people aged 12-25 in the key areas of:

  • mental health
  • family support
  • physical health
  • alcohol and other drugs
  • vocational, educational and employment

About you

  • Relevant Tertiary qualifications and registration with APHRA or AASW
  • Must have a provider number for bulk-billing Medicare
  • Indemnity Insurance to the value $10 million
  • Covid Vaccination, WWC and police check
  • Current working rights visa

What will you be doing:

  • Supporting and providing primary care and support 
  • Provide a high standard of assessments and therapeutic interventions
  • opportunities to run group programs
  • Access to any education and professional development opportunities offered through the centre or our partners


For more information contact:

Lydia Moessmer

email: lydia.moessmer@headspacecannington.com.au


For more information contact:

Name: Private practitioner –Psychologist
Phone: (08) 9358 9800
Email: reception@headspacecannington.com.au

Are you a friend or family member of a young person going through a hard time?  

Are you a community member with an interest or passion for mental health and other youth related issues?   

Then we want you to join our FAMILY & FRIENDS REFERENCE GROUP (FFRG)

Our FFRG meet monthly to discuss all things youth mental health and how we can best support our youth community and their families. As a collective: we listen, we learn and provide advice that guides the continuous development of headspace Cannington services.

As part of the Family and Friends Reference group you will:

  • Engage and work with families and friends
  • Help with projects and events that support parents, families and friends
  • Have input into strategies and campaigns that target family and friends  
  • Develop new skills 
  • Meet and work with other people who are passionate about youth mental health 
  • Attend consortium meetings
  • Make a difference to youth mental health through media and promotion.

Commitment: We appreciate that everyone lives busy lives so official meetings are limited to monthly. We also communicate regularly via emails, and through our private FFRG Facebook page/messenger group. Training will be provided, and development opportunities offered.

For more details or questions please contact our Centre Manager:  lydia.moessmer@headspacecannington.com.au

Deadline: 15 Dec 2023, 12:00 pm

Arche Health is a not-for-profit, GP-member based organisation with a well-established history in providing quality primary healthcare services in metropolitan Perth. Arche Health delivers a range of services that aim to raise awareness and improve health outcomes of the community adding value to the local primary health care as the frontline of our health care system. Arche Health proudly boasts a consistent strength in delivering non-funded and funded services, including the highly successful lead agency for headspace Armadale and recently established Cannington site.


The Clinical Lead is a key leadership position within the headspace Cannington team and provides oversight in the coordination and delivery of clinical services. The Clinical Lead is primarily responsible for providing clinical leadership and direction to the Centre team, ensuring that day-to-day clinical work is carried out to effectively meet the needs of young people. They must be passionate about working with young people and committed to their health and wellbeing.



Development and implementation of a range of high-quality programs and services

  • Provide clinical leadership, consultation and expertise to headspace Cannington clinicians, consortium members and private practitioners in the delivery of early intervention mental health care to young people and their families.
  • Maintain open communication with the headspace Cannington Manager if specific issues arise, relating to a staff member’s practice, performance and/or behaviour which may be affecting service delivery to clients. Proactively promote a collaborative working environment.

Practice, Supervision and Service Delivery Quality Assurance

  • Lead and monitor the establishment, ongoing delivery and continuous improvement of evidence-based care to clients, including appropriate clinical services across the mental health spectrum.
  • Develop and review clinical governance documents/ processes and oversee all clinical aspects relating to maintaining National Standards Mental Health Services (NSMHS) accreditation and the headspace Model Integrity Standards (hMIF) trademark license.
  • Demonstrate and maintain personal competency in the performance of high quality clinical and technical skills through involvement in direct service delivery.
  • Ensure the collection of all relevant data in order to measure deliverables and evaluate the delivery of services at headspace Cannington. 
  • In conjunction with the headspace Cannington Manager, monitor staff training and professional development, to identify, support and assist with facilitating clinical and ongoing centre development that positively responds to contemporary and diverse client needs.
  • Ensure clinical staff receive regular and structured clinical supervision, debriefing, support and feedback.
  • Ensure accurate and appropriate case records are maintained by all staff and that the required data collected is compliant with service standards and program accountabilities.
  • Provide ethical and professional counselling/therapy services in order to meet the needs of clients.
  • Manage clinical resources and rosters in a flexible and efficient manner to effectively manage client loads and to ensure timely and responsive service delivery.

headspace Cannington strategic and operational involvement

  • Ensure alignment with Strategic and Operational requirements and related activities including:
    1. achieving and/or exceeding headspace National KPIs benchmarks
    2. implementing contemporary practice
    3. current policy and organisational objectives
    4. collaborate with the manager and key staff
    5. contractual obligations are met
  • Assist the headspace Manager when required, with the recruitment of suitable staff and mentors, coaches and support staff to ensure they adhere to policies and procedures.
  • Contribute to the vision, strategic planning and relevant policy development for the headspace Cannington centre and actively participate as a member of the management team.
  • Liaise and work closely with consortium members and external providers, to ensure the effective functioning of the headspace Cannington centre.

Policies, procedures and systems

  • Adhere to and comply with organisational policies, processes and   procedures, using appropriate systems where required.
  • Model the Organisation’s values, play a role in raising the profile of these values and associated behaviours across the organisation including a positive contribution to workplace harmony and displaying cooperative team behaviour.
  • Proactively communicate, identify, report, assess OHS related risks and hazards within the centre.

Continuous Improvement

  • Demonstrate commitment to the objectives of the team, centre and organisation and show commitment in achieving work and organisational goals.
  • Identify, develop, support and/or implement new initiatives and improvement activities as part of the Centre’s continuous quality improvement process




  • Possession of Bachelor level tertiary qualifications in Psychology, Social Work, Mental Health Nursing, Occupational Therapy or other Allied Health.
  • Current full registration with AHPRA or AASW.
  • Demonstrated experience and advanced level clinical skills in a range of mental health service settings.
  • Experience in service development and maintaining quality improvement.
  • Demonstrated experience in the provision of clinical supervision and the facilitation of clinical review and performance management processes.
  • Proven track record in building and maintaining effective working relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Advanced clinical skills in managing young people at risk, including suicide and violence risks.
  • Highly developed communication skills, both verbal and written, with an ability to interact with a diverse range of people, for example, young people, health professionals, service providers and internal staff.
  • Ability to work in a highly productive environment with time pressures while managing multiple tasks.
  • Police clearance and Working with Children Check.


  • Specific training in relevant evidence-based interventions relating to youth mental health.
  • Experience in working with one or more of the following priority groups:
    1. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders people
    2. People at mild to moderate risk of suicide or self-harm
    3. Culturally and Linguistically Diverse People and LGBQIT+
  • Understanding of the Australian health-care system, key issues in primary healthcare, the mental health service system, including the range of professionals that work within, or come into contact with, the mental health sector.
  • A current driver’s licence


Closing Date: Friday, 15th December 2023

Applicants to submit letter and resume including the names of two recent professional referees via email to careers@archehealth.com.au


If you would like to know further information about this opportunity, please feel free to email Lydia Moessmer on lydia.moessmer@headspacecannington.com.au

For more information contact:

Name: Lydia Moessmer
Phone: 9358 9800
Email: lydia.moessmer@headspacecannington.com.au

More information

Young People

If you are a young person and wish to see someone at headspace Cannington, you are welcome to email, call or visit during our business hours to discuss your options.


Parents, Family, Carers and Friends

If you are the family member, carer or friend of a young person and wish to refer them to headspace Cannington, you are welcome to call us during our business hours to discuss options. Please ensure that the young person who you are referring is willing to engage with headspace and can attend appointments.

 General Referral form

Service Providers

If you are a service provider, health professional, or from a school and wish to refer a young person to headspace Cannington, please complete our Service Provider Referral Form. Prior to completing the form, please ensure that you have obtained the young person's consent and provide as much information as possible so that headspace Cannington’s Triage Officer can determine the suitability and the most appropriate treatment options for the young person. headspace Cannington will contact the young person and inform you thereafter of the outcome of your referral with us.


Please return this form by email to referrals@headspacecannington.com.au or fax 8432 1668


We recommend that you follow up the emailed or faxed referral with a phone call, just to make sure we've received it.


Our phone number is: (08) 9358 9800



Please note: headspace Cannington does not offer crisis or emergency support. If you or someone you care for needs immediate emergency support, please call 000 (Police, Fire, Ambulance), go to a hospital emergency department or call (MHERL) Mental Health Emergency Response Line 1300 555 788


For after-hours services, please contact:

- eheadspace on 1800 650 890 or eheadspace.org.au (9am-1am, 7 days a week EST- EDST)

- The Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800 (24/7)

- Lifeline on 13 11 14 (24/7)

- Mental Health Emergency Response Line (MHERL) (24/7)

headspace Cannington

Community Engagement Programs
and Services

What is headspace Cannington offering the community in 2023?
headspace Cannington provides FREE and confidential mental health, alcohol and drug, physical health (including sexual health) and work and study support for young people 12 – 25. In addition to in-house services, our Community Engagement team provide a range of outreach services and programs.

·         Workshops for young people aged 12 - 25 at schools, TAFE’s, universities and other organisations

·         Workshops for parents and carers of young people and teachers

·         Providing spaces and venues for events, programs and meetings

·         Access to volunteers

·         Cross promotion via social media platforms

·         Setting up Information Booths at events

·         Other supports for event and project planning



headspace Cannington offers FREE workshops and presentations that include a range of practical evidence-based content, interactive activities and videos. Workshops generally go for 45 minutes. 

Our presenters use safe and inclusive language and are happy to discuss any specific concerns or requests you may have when booking a presentation.

Topics covered for parents, teachers and community:

headspace Cannington’s workshops work best with groups of 10 - 30 so those participating can ask questions and engage fully in activities. We are happy to consider bigger groups on a case-by-case basis. 

Topics covered for young people:

·         Alcohol: Knowing the risks

·         Drugs: Knowing the risks

·         Bullying

·         Body image and healthy eating

·         Cyberbullying and cybersafety

·         Exam stress and coping

·         Intro to mental health

·         Relationships and conflict

·         Stress and coping

·         Transitioning into high school

·         Transitioning out of high school

Topics covered for parents, teachers and community:

·         Meet headspace

·         Anxiety and depression

·         Supporting young people transitioning into high school



Information Booths
We can set up an Information Booth with free resources, merchandise and activities at events.



Spaces & Venues
headspace Cannington has multiple rooms that are available for use free of charge for our partners and other organisations. 

·         Multiple small group rooms (up to 6 people)

·         Large group room (up to 30)

·         Kitchen & dining room (up to 30 people)

·         GP rooms

Group room
Consult room

Family consult room



If you have any questions or would like to find out more, please contact us via email ce@headspacecannington.com.au or call us on 9358 9800.

Event Request


headspace Cannington would like to acknowledge the contribution of our consortium partners and Donors:

Consortium of headspace Cannington:

Chair: Monica Taylor

Lifeline: provides compassionate support for people in crisis. No judgement. No conditions. No agenda. Just a human connection to help people get through their darkest moments. Lifeline can be contacted on 13 11 14, Lifeline offers face to face counselling at headspace Cannington.

Palmerston Associationsupport individual, families and communities affected by alcohol and other drug issues with a range of services including counselling, group support and residential rehabilitation. Palmerston is located in Perth metropolitan, Peel, the South-West and Great Southern regions of Western Australia. Palmerston offers face to face counselling at headspace. Cannington.

YCATT: Youth Community Assessment and Treatment Team is a community outreach service that uses a client-centered, recovery-focused approach to youth mental health. 

CentreCare: is a well-respected Catholic not-for-profit organisation providing a variety of counselling and professional social services inspired by compassion and respect for human dignity. CentreCare offers face to face counselling at headspace. Cannington.

Neami National: provides mental health, homelessness and suicide prevention support and work to strengthen local communities. 

Communicare: aim to create community inclusion and community safety by working collaboratively with individuals, families and communities to facilitate social and economic inclusion for all and establish and sustain safe and healthy communities. Communicare will run workshops from headspace Cannington.

WA Child Safety Services: WA Child Safety Services is Western Australia’s only not-for-profit provider of Protective Behaviours, Cyber Safety, Child Protection and Teen Talk programs and resources. We work alongside families, schools, and organisations to help prevent child abuse.

City of Canning: The City’s Youth Development team provides a range of support programs, activities, events and opportunities for young people to connect, create, chill and upskill.

MercyCare: provide young Western Australians and their families with safe and supportive access to wellbeing and mental health services and accommodation options. Available for counselling at headspace Cannington

APM: services focus on enhancing an individual’s employability, health and wellbeing, and social and economic participation in their community. 

Helping Minds: free and confidential counselling to people in WA who are supporting a family member or a friend living with mental health challenges

Donors and Community Partners:


Harvey Norman

Grill'd - Ascot

Grill'd - Cannington

Krispy Kreme

City of Canning

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Bunnings - Cannington

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headspace Cannington values your feedback and welcomes compliments, suggestions, and complaints to help us to improve our services.

Feedback can be submitted via our reception at headspace Cannington or completed online (click this link -->).  

Or print and return :  Form

Family and Friends survey can be found here

headspace Cannington offers FREE workshops and presentations-

To request a workshop at your service, school or meeting simply fill out form or email ce@headspacecannington.com.au

Workshop/Presentation Booking Request Form


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