Our friendly staff at headspace Capalaba can assist young people aged 12 to 25 years with mental health, general health, drug, alcohol, education and employment issues. Counselling services are bulk-billed with a current Medicare card and valid Mental Health Treatment Plan.
Our staff include Psychologists and Mental Health Social Workers. We also have a wide range of in-kind support available, check out our tabs below for more information.
While we do accept walk-in appointments, we prefer young people call us on 1300 851 274 to book an initial appointment.
headspace Capalaba provides wheel chair access throughout the centre including the toilets.
headspace Capalaba is accessible by public transport with a bus stop just outside the centre, and the Capalaba park 'n' ride a short walk away. Please check out the Translink website to plan your journey to our centre - https://translink.com.au/ .
- Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Wednesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
- Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
headspace Capalaba is operated by Aftercare. 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, Brisbane South (Brisbane South PHN).
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.
Work & Study 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.
Alcohol & Drug Services
Workers either on site or linked to the centre who can assist you with any alcohol or other drug issue.
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.
Jobs and volunteering
Positions currently available at headspace Capalaba
Senior Intake Clinician, Full-time
Skilled at completing Psychosocial Assessment's
Fixed term contract; Full Time until 30th June 2019
Join a Passionate and supportive multidisciplinary team delivering mental health services to young people
If it's yes to the above, and if you want to be part of a fantastic culture creating change in people's lives then this role is for you...
headspace Capalaba is seeking a dynamic Mental Health Clinician on a Full Time basis to provide therapeutic support to young people (aged 12 to 25) and their families. headspace Capalaba is an exciting initiative designed to increase access to and use of health and other services for young people (12 - 25 yrs). Using an early intervention approach, headspace tailors a "wrap-around" service model specifically to meet the needs of young people at risk of developing mental illness, substance use disorders or other issues.
The primary role of the Senior Intake Clinician is completing assessments and providing brief intervention support to young people aged between 12 and 25 years. The position includes assisting the Clinical Team Leader in the oversight of the clinical operations of the service, providing supervision and support to the intake team, students and Private Practitioners. You will also have the opportunity to facilitate group programs, information sessions, workshops and provide individual brief intervention sessions to young people.
The Right Fit...
This role would suit someone with a Mental Health-Intake and/or Assessment background. The successful candidate will have:
Tertiary degree qualification from an accredited tertiary institution in Occupational Therapy, Social Work, Psychology or Nursing
Registration with APHRA or other registered professional body.
Experience working with young people with mental health, social, vocational, drug and alcohol issues
Have knowledge of the rationale, principles and evidence for early intervention for mental health
Demonstrated experience and excellent clinical skills in comprehensive screening/intake/assessment
Demonstrated ability to work autonomously with excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Leadership experience desirable
A very competitive remuneration package will be offered to the right candidate.
Founded in 1907, Aftercare is the longest serving national mental health charity. We provide wide range of services supporting people's journeys to social and emotional wellbeing.
Aftercare is a values-driven organisation. Our people are passionate about their work. Our culture is professional, fun, friendly, rewarding and collaborative. We have over 500 staff in 40 locations across Queensland, NSW and Victoria.
Competitive salary package including tax-effective salary packaging
Paid parental leave and flexible working conditions
Commitment to your ongoing learning & development
To apply, click here to complete the online application form, attach a copy of your CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the available role/s.
For more information contact:
Name: Justine Burns
Phone: 1300 851 274
Work at headspace Capalaba, Part-time/Sessional
Mental Health Clinician – Psychologist / Occupational Therapist / Social Worker
Time for a change? Passionate about working with young people?
- Improving the lives of young people as part of an interesting and innovative team
- Working in a supportive and inclusive environment with a positive team culture
- Further developing your therapeutic skills in working with young people
- Flexibility – 1-5 days work per week is available
If it’s yes to the above, then this role is for you...
About the role...
headspace Capalaba is seeking Private Practitioners, to join our multidisciplinary team supporting people aged 12-25 years with mental ill-health. As a Private Practitioner your income will be derived directly from Medicare Billings so you will need to be eligible to provide services under the Medicare Benefits Scheme (MBS - Better Access).
All you need is:
- Current registration with AHPRA
- Be eligible to obtain a Medicare Provider Number
- Hold one of the following qualifications: Clinical Psychologist, General Psychologist, Mental health Accredited Social Worker or Mental Health Occupational Therapists.
- Possess experience providing therapeutic interventions to young people aged between 12-25 years, experience working in private practice is highly desirable
- A passion to make a difference in the lives of young people!
What we can offer you
As a team member within headspace Capalaba you will have access to:
- A welcoming youth friendly consultation room
- A caseload of 12-25 year olds who have already completed a psychosocial assessment
- Excellent clinical support from the intake team and Clinical Team Leader
- Excellent Administrative support – our admin team book all your appointments, and complete all scheduling and billing
- Access to Clinical Education offered within the headspace Aftercare centres
- Access to funded professional development opportunities
- A positive and supportive team environment
To apply please email a copy of your CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability to headspace.Capalaba@aftercare.com.au or contact us if you would like any further information on 1300 851 274.
For more information contact:
Name: Justine Burns
Phone: 1300 851 274
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 Capalaba:
- 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:
- You can call us on 1300 851 274
- You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- You can drop into the centre at 1/29-37 Moreton Bay Road, Capalaba 4157 during our opening hours
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
At headspace Capalaba 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 Capalaba 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.
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.
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 Capalaba 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 Capalaba.
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.
Our fax number is 07 3102 9218
Our email is email@example.com
Our postal address is PO Box 186, Capalaba, QLD 4157
No Medicare Card?
To access headspace Capalaba's services for free, all you need to have is a valid Medicare card.
If you don't have a Medicare card but think you might be eligible, you can apply on the Human Services page by clicking here.
If you are ineligible to apply for a Medicare card, give us a call and we will direct you to alternative appropriate services for you, such as our fee-for-service options which range in price.
While You Wait Options
Some young people have found these various apps, online programs and organisations helpful while they are waiting for their appointment at headspace Capalaba:
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
headspace Capalaba staff are dedicated health professionals who are passionate about working with young people and supporting you in a safe, friendly, confidential and non-judgemental environment.
Regional Services Manager - Ash
Clinical Services Manager - Vanessa
Operations Manager - Johanna
Clinical Team Leader - Justine
Intake Officer - Ben
Intake Officer - Ben
Community Engagement Coordinator - Kris
Medical Receptionist - Vicki
Medical Receptionist - Talia
Psychologist - Jenny
Psychologist - Melissa
Psychologist - Vanina
Psychologist - Vanessa
Psychologist - Dianna
Mental Health Social Worker - Cherelle
Other services provided by:
YFS (Alcohol and Other Drug Counselling)
Noffs (Alcohol and Other Drug Counselling)
LEAD (Vocational Support)
Centre Against Sexual Violence
Our Youth Reference Group
The Youth Reference Group (YRG) is made up of a diverse group of young volunteers aged 16-25 years, who help support and guide the centre on key components of youth mental health service delivery and community awareness initiatives both within the centre and the broader community.
The role of the YRG is varied and members are offered a range of opportunities to contribute to our centre and their community including; reviewing decisions regarding the day to day running of the centre, helping plan youth events and representing headspace Capalaba at events or in the media.
Events & Community Engagement
Any upcoming events will be advertised online on our Facebook and Instagram, and our website will be updated here with a timetable regularly.
All activities are free unless otherwise noted and will be run by our friendly team.
If you would like resources to distribute to young people aged 12-25 please email firstname.lastname@example.org
For all inquiries regarding presentations and community engagement activities please contact email@example.com and attention Kris - Community Engagement Coordinator. Please be advised that 2-3 weeks notice for presentations and events is appreciated.
Student Placements & Volunteering
Parking, Transport and Accessibility
Parking is available in front of headspace Capalaba, which is accessed via Moreton Bay Road. We are located in the first office on the left of the building.
Public transport to headspace Capalaba is available via multiple bus services.
- The closest bus stop is located right outside the centre on Moreton Bay Road.
- Alternatively, the Capalaba Bus Station, as well as the Park n’ Ride are approximately a 10 minute walk from the centre.
For the most up to date bus routes and schedules, please visit the Translink Journey Planner.
headspace Capalaba has accessibility parking available in the centre’s car park. The centre’s entrance is located at ground level.
Provide Us With Feedback
At headspace Capalaba we welcome and appreciate your feedback as it helps us continually improve our service for young people and their families.
Click here to let us know what you thought about your experience at headspace Capalaba.
You can also mail any feedback you may have for us to PO Box 186, Capalaba QLD 4157.