Welcome to headspace Coffs Harbour.
We help young people aged between 12 and 25 who may be going through a tough time in the Coffs Harbour region of NSW.
headspace Coffs Harbour is a free, youth friendly confidential service. We have GPs, psychologists and youth workers available for appointments, or you can drop in any time between 9am and 5pm and we'll do our best to help you. If we can't provide the support you need we'll do our very best to link you up with a service or someone who can!
We work in consultation with the HARG! - headspace Advisory Reference Group. Our HARG is made up of young people from the local area who are passionate about mental health and helping others through the delivery of high quality, appropriate youth services. The group meets regularly to give us their opinions and ideas on how we can be a better, more youth friendly service. They also help us to organise and run events for young people in the community. Contact us to get involved, we are happy to have new members. The more the merrier!
- Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Friday: 9:00am - 4:30pm
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
headspace Coffs Harbour is operated by Genhealth Incorporated. 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, North Coast (Healthy North Coast).
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.
Sexual Health Services
Sexual health screenings on site or links to local services.
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.
GPs can help with any physical health issues as well as issues related to sexual health, drug or alcohol use, relationship problems or feeling down or upset. Your centre may have a GP on site or links to one locally.
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.
Community Engagement & Development Officer
Reception & Welcome
Elisabeth Doran, Cindy Pocock, Catherine Frost, Will Anderson
Youth Access Workers
Elaine Stanmore, Jo Magill, Sarah Desmond, Tony Horan, Gary Maher
Dr Nicola Holmes, Dr Kristen Pigram, Dr Shahab Shirazi, Dr Ashlea Broomfield, Dr Nagina Oeding-Erdel
Dr Andrew Grey, Laurie Manson, Helen Gibson, Lisa Butcher, Basia Radlinska, Mike Brough
Mental Health Nurses
Dr. John Hurley, Angeline Bray
Dr. Syed Shah
Prof. Patrick McGorry AO
IMPACT Research project officers
Community Partners at headspace Coffs Harbour:
Alcohol & Other Drugs Counsellor (CHHC) - Craig Perkins
Youth And Family Access (CHHC Mental Health Service) - Carrie Lewis
Sexual Assault Counselling Service (CHHC): Jules Vandermaat
Baby Health Clinic Nurse (CHHC): Rhonda Wykes
To talk to any of us, or to make an appointment, please call us on 02 6652 1878.
Free Access & Medicare Cards
To access headspace Coffs Harbour services for free all you need to have is a valid Medicare card.
If you don’t have a Medicare card and you are over the age of 15 years old you can apply for your own Medicare card. Information about how to apply can be found on the Department of Human Services page:
If you are in Coffs Harbour, you can visit the Medicare Office at 21-25 Duke Street for assistance.
You will need to provide identification, such as a student card or birth certificate.
For more information you can contact Medicare general enquiries on 132 011, they are open 7 days a week / 24 hours a day. If you are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander you can contact the access line on 1800 556 955. They are open mon – fri 8:30am – 5pm.
If you are ineligible to apply for a Medicare Card give us a call and we will direct you to alternative appropriate services.
headspace Coffs Harbour is located at 45-53 Little Street in Coffs Harbour and our building has been designed to provide full wheelchair access.
Disabled parking is available on Little Street within 20 metres of the front door (out the front of our next door neighbours at Legal Aid).
If you have any specific requirements to help you access our service please call us and we will work with you to make sure you can easily access our building and service.
Jobs at headspace Coffs Harbour
headspace Coffs Harbour is seeking a Youth Access Clinician to join our established Youth Access Team.
As one of the first points of contact for young people accessing headspace Coffs Harbour, our Youth Access Clinicians are responsible for building a positive rapport with a wide range of young people, as well as their family and friends.
Our Youth Access Clinicians effectively engage, screen, assess, refer, provide brief interventions and coordinate care for young people aged 12-25 years that contact or are referred to headspace Coffs Harbour.
As a Youth Access Clinician you will be skilled in assessing a young person’s needs, including complex risk assessments and the ability to action a plan to mitigate any identified risks. Youth Access Clinicians also participate in regular clinical supervision, and present and discuss Young People’s status and progress within the broader clinical care team.
As one of our Youth Access Clinicians you will work as part of a highly experienced multidisciplinary team, including General Practitioners, Psychiatrists, Allied Health Clinicians, Specialist Counsellors, Mental Health Nurses, Community Engagement Workers, Project Officers and support staff. You will also work closely with local community and partner youth and health services to provide holistic and integrated stepped care.
This is a full time position that will support clients at both Coffs Harbour and our outreach program at Nambucca Heads.
Download the Application Package here: Please note applications for this position closed on 15 July 2018.
Download our referral form from this page.
Click here for the ---> headspace Coffs Harbour Referral Form <---
- Fill it in
- Print it out
- Fax it, post it or drop it into headspace Coffs Harbour
Our fax:(02) 6652 7379 or (02) 6652 8778
Address: 45 - 53 Little Street, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450
Post: PO Box 46, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450
Please do not email your referral to us.
If you have any questions, you can call us on 02 6652 1878
Once we receive your referral, we'll contact you by phone.
News and Events
To keep up to date with what's happening at headspace Coffs Harbour and find out about the latest news and events go to our facebook page and give us a like: https://www.facebook.com/headspaceCoffsHarbour/