headspace Cessnock is linked to headspace Maitland which is a service tailored for the local community.
At headspace Cessnock we’re here for you.
We provide free and confidential support where young people aged between 12 and 25 can access qualified youth mental health professionals.
We offer a range of services and supports for young people who are experiencing a tough time or are worried about their mental health, drug and alcohol use, employment and more.
When we are closed please contact headspace Maitland for more information
- Monday: Closed
- Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Friday: Closed
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
headspace Cessnock is linked to headspace Maitland and operated by The Samaritans Foundation. 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, Hunter New England and Central Coast.
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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.
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.
Centres have a range of programs and activities for young people. Just ask your centre what they have on.
Jobs and volunteering
Positions currently available at headspace Cessnock
- Location: headspace Maitland and Cessnock
- This role is paid under Health Professionals and Support Services Award 2020 Level 4
The role of the Centre Manager is to lead a multidisciplinary team in delivering client-centred, evidence-based care while ensuring services are safe, effective, efficient and adhere to the robust clinical governance and practice guidelines.
This is a well-established centre delivering high quality youth friendly, clinical services to young people in the community. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a committed and passionate team.
We are seeking someone with a strong background in mental health early intervention and clinical services for young people, that is passionate about improving the lives of young people and delivering culturally appropriate services. You will need proven leadership skills with the ability to manage staff and budgets.
Why work for us?
Our team are the heart of what we do here at Samaritans. As a part of the Samaritans team, you have access to the following great benefits:
- 14 weeks paid maternity leave or 3 weeks paid parental pay. + Super Contributions after 12 months
- Salary Packaging on a range of everyday living expenses (Mortgage, Rent and Bills), up to $611/fortnight
- Up to 40% off on school enrolment fees at any of our Newcastle Anglican schools
- Meals & Entertainment Salary packaging up to $2,650
- Access to Fitness Passport (over 300+gyms)
- Free access to our corporate Employee Assistance Program
- Flexible working options (including compressed week, RDO’s, 9-day fortnights).
- Career and development opportunities
- Tertiary degree in Psychology, Social Work, Nursing, Occupational Therapy or similar and evidence of commitment to ongoing professional development
- Substantial work experience in child and adolescent mental health settings
- Eligibility for membership of relevant professional association or membership of registration body or working towards same
- Demonstrated understanding of clinical models and experience in providing both operational support and clinical supervision for clinical teams.
- Demonstrated leadership skills including change management skills and performance management skills.
- Demonstrated experience and competence working with vulnerable groups, including those who identify as LGBTIQA+, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander or culturally and linguistically diverse communities
- Demonstrate understanding of Youth Mental Health and clinical services delivered to young people including Early Psychosis, suicidal ideation, depression, anxiety, physical and sexual health and Substance use issues
- Demonstrated experience in the development, implementation and review of Clinical Governance Models and practice guidelines, operational and financial plans
- Demonstrated experience working with and alongside a range of services and stakeholders that relate to all domains considerate of a young person
- Specific knowledge of child and adolescent development, substance use and associated sectors.
- Highly developed interpersonal, public relations and communication skills, including sound oral and writing skills.
- Knowledge of branding compliance in any sector would be an advantage
- An understanding of and commitment to Child Protection legislation and OH&S principles
For more information contact:
Name: headspace Maitland
Phone: 4931 1000
headspace Cessnock can be found at 122 Vincent Street, Cessnock.
Accessing our services via wheelchair can be done so from the front of centre.
Bus stops are located 75m from the centre on the corner of Cooper St and Vincent St. Please visit the Rover Bus Timetable to view bus routes.
Free parking is located behind the centre on Cumberland Street and 2 hours parking is available on Vincent Street.
The easiest way to get support with headspace Cessnock is to have a chat to one of our intake team on the phone. You can do this by calling 4993 3450 between 9am - 4.30pm to book an appointment with the intake team. You can also ask a family member, friend, or someone you trust to call for you, or make a referral for a friend or family member yourself. Please note, we are a voluntary service.
On your first appointment, we'll ask you to fill out a registration form, and a survey on the ipad or via your phone using the QR code upon arrival. You'll then meet one of our intake officers who will have a longer chat with you about how you're going and how we can help. This usually lasts around 45 mins to an hour. We'll then make a plan with you for support. For some of our counselling options, you'll need a Medicare card in order to access sessions under a Mental Health Care Plan. To apply for a Medicare card, go to Services Australia website. If you don't have a Medicare card, you can call us to discuss options.
Our flyer explaining what to expect at headspace Cessnock can be found here.
At headspace Cessnock we believe that youth participation is fundamental to the delivery of quality services for young people. We aim to provide young people with opportunities to meaningfully participate and collaborate in our daily operations, structure and services.
Youth Reference Group
Our Youth Reference Group(YRG) meets up every three weeks to discuss all that happens at headspace Cessnock. Our dedicated members organise, coordinate and attend youth events around Mental Health Month, National Youth Week, LGBTQIA+ events and awareness days, NAIDOC and many more.
Wanna join the team? We are always looking for new members! If you're aged between 12 and 25, live in the Maitland and Upper Hunter region and are passionate about promoting good mental health and wellbeing to young people then:
Connect is a monthly social support group for same sex attracted, intersex and gender diverse young people or young people aged 16-25 who are questioning their sexual or gender identity and friends and allies of the LGBTIQ+ community. It is a chance to meet like minded people, hang out and create a safe space. We regularly host events for young people interested in getting involved too! Give us a call on (02) 4993 3450 for more info! Download a copy of our flyer here.
We're collecting info about the activities, social groups and events that we run at headspace Cessnock. Have something to say about one of our events that you attended? Let us know what you thought by clicking here. Using the same link, you can also include feedback about our Centre too!
To book an appointment or ask a question feel free to call out friendly reception staff on (02) 49 311 000. Please note that phone referrals will only be taken between the hours of 9:30 am and 4:30 pm
We have a dedicated team of friendly, welcoming staff who you can talk to about what’s going on in your life in a confidential, non-judgemental environment. Coming to see us is free, and you can phone us, email us or just come in. You can also ask your parents, a health worker or case manager to refer you. If you would like to book an appointment or ask a question call (02) 49 311 000 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to refer a young person.
These guys will be your first port of call! After booking an appointment with headspace you will have a meeting with one of our amazing Early Intervention Mental Health Clinicians. They will listen to what’s going on and talk to you about what help is out there.
Adolescent and Family Counsellor
Tracey are our Adolescent and Family Counsellors who help parents and young people successfully resolve difficult issues and navigate their way through challenging times with a focus on strengthening family relationships.
Community Awareness & Engagement Officers
Aidan engages young people, their families and friends, schools and community groups to help build awareness and literacy of mental health in our community. They also facilitate the many youth groups held at the Centre! Interested in having us attend your school? Email us at email@example.com for more info.
Alcohol and Other Drugs
Betty provides support for young people who would like to quit or cut down on their alcohol or drug use. She is at headspace Cessnock every second Wednesday.
Adolescent and Family Counselling
Tracey offers counselling and support that can help with a variety of issues including, disagreements of family rules and expectations or disruptions to family life due to separation, divorce, loss or other trauma.
Luke from Services Australia joins us to support young people with government services and payments. He can assist you with things like Youth Allowance, Medicare, Child Support and Job Seeker.
You will talk regularly with a professional clinician over the phone for up to 10 weeks. Working together, you will discuss your aims and create a plan to make them happen. Appointments are available outside business hours to make it easier to attend.
headspace work and study
Do you need help with looking for a job? Or support in starting a career? Or advice on study options?
No matter where you're at, headspace Work & Study is here to help you.
AimBig help jobseekers with disability, mental health conditions and injury to find meaningful work every second Tuesday at headspace Cessnock.
CAMHS attends headspace Cessnock every Tuesday and Wednesday.
headspace Cessnock is connected to a range of outside services and providers in the Hunter and Upper Hunter region:
headspace Cessnock can be booked in to attend your event.
In order to help us best suit your needs please note the following:
- We need at least 3 weeks notice of events and presentations.
- We may not be able to meet your request within the timeframe due to prior commitments.
- If you need to cancel an event or presentation, please advise us 1 week before.
- It may take 10 days for a staff member to process and get back to you.