headspace
Devonport

Devonport building image

Hours

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

About

headspace Devonport offers free support for young people aged 12 to 25, their families and friends. 

The centre has wheelchair access via elevator and all services at headspace are bulk-billed (free) for Australian citizens or permanent residents through Medicare (click here for further information), and to anyone else through arrangement with our Lead Agent, Cornerstone Youth Services. 

To refer to headspace Devonport, drop in, give us a call or complete our online self-referral form using the button below. See the "how do I access support at headspace Devonport" tab section at the end of this page for more information and access to the professional referral form.

Online Referral Form

 

 

Hours

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

headspace Devonport is operated by Cornerstone Youth Services. 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, Tasmania (Primary Health Tasmania).

Services

Support and assistance finding accommodation or related support services.

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

Sexual health screenings on site or links to local services. 

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

Get tips on how to prepare your resume and present for interviews. Find out about local employment opportunities (full time, part-time, or casual).

If you live near our headspace centre in a rural area but cannot travel in to see us, you can see our mental health workers online.

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. 

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.

“‘’I felt very calm after coming to headspace today after being very stressed and angry all day’’”

Jobs and volunteering

Positions currently available at headspace Devonport

The YHN will work closely with a multidisciplinary headspace team that includes general practitioners, psychologists and social workers to facilitate the provision of coordinated clinical care and treatment.  

This will involve a youth friendly approach to undertake mental health assessments, physical health checks and provision of ongoing care in accordance with best practice and relevant clinical guidelines. 

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS AND/OR EXPERIENCE
• Current nursing registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority (AHPRA)
• At least 3 years post graduate experience as a Registered Nurse
• Maintain APRAH registration for the duration of the employment contract

 

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS AND/OR EXPERIENCE
• Post graduate qualifications in Sexual health and Immunisation
• Post graduate qualifications and/or experience in Mental Health Nursing 
 

The Lead Agency 
Cornerstone Youth Services Inc. (CSYS) is the lead agency for headspace Devonport, Burnie and Launceston.  CSYS have been providing services to young people aged from 12-25 in the community for over ten years.  Website: www.cornerstoneyouthservices.com.au/
 

What we offer

  • Remuneration as per the Health Professionals and Support Services Award
  • A positive and supportive team environment 
  • Access to full salary packaging 
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • A budget for professional development and external supervision
  • 1 day of leave for your birthday
  • 3 days leave between Christmas and New Year
  • Option 1 day monthly RDO for full time employees

 

Your application will include the following questions:

  • Are you currently registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)?
  • Do you have a current Working With Children (WWC) Check?
  • Do you have a current Police Check (National Police Certificate) for employment?
  • Do you have a current Australian driver's licence?
  • Have you completed a qualification in nursing?
  • Do you have a current nursing registration from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)?
  • How many years' experience do you have as a nurse?
    For a confidential discussion regarding this position please contact Project Officer Allison Campbell on 6335 3100.  A Position Description can be obtained by phoning or emailing acampbell@csys.com.au.

Are you a GP that wants to make a real difference to the lives of young people?  Be part of the headspace Devonport team!

headspace Devonport is the gateway to Tasmania, located in the beautiful Northwest.  We provide integrated services to 12-25 year-olds, which include physical and mental health services, work and study alcohol and other drugs support, as well as community engagement opportunities through a multidisciplinary team approach.

headspace Devonport is a partnership of local health and community service organisations provided by Cornerstone Youth Services Inc. Our aim is to provide fully integrated free primary health care services for young people a “youth friendly” environment. Your role in this team would be to provide physical, sexual, and mental health services.

We are seeking experienced General Practitioners to join our dynamic and progressive team on a contract/sessional basis, with a willingness to provide a bulk billing service. We are a friendly supportive team, supported by both the expertise of headspace Devonport and the extended headspace National team, with opportunities to engage in professional learning.  We have professional centre facilities in a central location. We can provide flexible working hours, full administration support including reception, appointment bookings & billing through our Best Practice system. Fully computerised medical software, including Telehealth, with IT support. You’ll have access to a national online collaborative with learning tools (CLN) with National Clinical Team support. Fully managed care co-ordination along with regular multi-disciplinary care reviews.

 

The opportunity:

  • Flexible hours and days
  • Access to supervision and accredited training courses for GPs working with young people
  • Full practice support, working within a multidisciplinary team
  • Experience working with young people, providing early intervention and support
  • Be currently registered with Medicare with a desire to make a difference in the lives of young people

 

For more information about becoming a headspace GP visit https://headspace.org.au/careers/become-a-headspace-gp/

For more information about our Lead Agency Cornerstone Youth Services https://www.cornerstoneyouthservices.com.au/headspace-devonport/

 

To Apply:

Please send an email to and include your name, contact details, qualifications, how long you have been working as a GP and what interests you in working at headspace. Email Project Officer Allison Campbell at acampbell@csys.com.au or call 6335 3100.

We are currently seeking expressions of interest for a headspace Family and Friends Reference Group! We are looking for family members and friends of those who have supported a young person with their mental health and wellbeing.
Families and friends play a pivotal role in the care of young people and we want to ensure that we are providing family, friends and carers the opportunity to have a voice on the issues that matter to them. 
Applicants must be ove the age of 18.

For more information contact:

Name: Rebecca Wells, Community Awareness Officer
Phone: 0488 353 040
Email: rwells@csys.com.au

More information

Everybody is welcome at headspace Devonport

Our general mental health service offers short-terms services for young people experiencing mild to moderate difficulties.

All services at headspace are bulk-billed (free) for Australian citizens or permanent residents through Medicare (click here for further information), and to anyone else through arrangement with our Lead Agent, Cornerstone Youth Services. Our headspace website also has additional information here.

 

what is a Medicare card? | This card is your golden ticket to seeing doctors and other services for free (or low-cost). With your own Medicare card you'll be able to get support... | By headspace

How to refer and arrange your first appointment

Online referrals can be made online via Cornerstone Youth Services website, just click the following link

Or alternatively complete one of the referral forms below so the worker contacting you has a bit of an idea what kind of assistance you need.

Download and print a copy of the registration form below and complete. Email the form back to us at devonport@csys.com.au

Once the form is received, we will phone you within 2 working days. 
The person calling you will be a mental health professional from our access team and will discuss what's happening for you at the moment. If headspace is the right service for you, we'll arrange a time to meet you in person at the centre. This is a chance to ask more questions and get a good idea of what we provide. You're welcome to bring in a support person - family, friend - anyone you'd like to have with you.

SELF REFERRAL FORM - For yourself or family members

PROFESSIONAL REFERRAL FORM - For schools and other services

Once the form has been completed it can be emailed to headspacedevonport@csys.com.au or mailed to headspace Devonport, PO BOX 27, Devonport, Tasmania, 7310 and we will be in touch with you to arrange an appointment.

 

Understanding your rights to healthcare

The Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights (the Charter) explains what you
or someone you care for can expect when receiving health care. These rights apply to everyone receiving health care in Australia, and in all places.

This includes public and private hospitals, day procedure facilities (such as day
hospitals), general practices, community health centres, dental clinics, as well
as specialist and allied health provider (e.g. physiotherapist, psychologist) clinics.

To learn about rights to your healthcare, click on this link.

headspace Devonport is easily accessible with free one hour parking directly out the front of the building and four hour parking further up the street. 

The centre is located close to the main bus exchange and near the K-mart complex in Devonport.

For more information on parking fees and locations please visit Parking in Devonport. The nearest disability carpark is located in Fenton Way at the back of the building (outside of Harris Scarfe).

Bus timetables and fares can be downloaded from the Merseylink website The centre has wheelchair access via elevator as pictured below.

Lift from ground floor

 

Lift from headspace level (level 1)

 

For further information on headspace and frequently asked questions regarding the service please download the Information Pack for Young People

For further information on headspace and frequently asked questions regarding the service please download the Information Pack for Family and Friends.

For Mental Health Week 2022, the north west youth reference group created a booklet to provide young people a friendly guide to ways to connect with services, activities, community groups & entertainment in the north west to show low cost ways to improve mental well-being and to promote a sense of awareness, belonging and connection to land and community. Physical booklets are limited however, you can access the online, up-to-date version here .

In a nutshell: Youth Reference Group is a group of young people (aged 15-25) who meet monthly to discuss headspace in their local area, review the service and design and run activities to promote the service and provide education on early intervention and prevention for health and wellbeing.

 

If you would like to know more please contact Community Awareness Officer Bec on 0488 353 040 or email: rwells@csys.com.au or complete the application form below.

 

An online expression of interest form can be found here.

 

work and study - your pathway to education and employment

What is work and study?

  • The 'Individual Placement and Support' Program funded by the Department of Social Services
  • We work with you one on one to assist you to achieve your career goals
  • The program is voluntary, free and YOU choose the goals and pathway to your career.

 

Am I eligible?

  • Are you looking for employment or thinking about study?
  • Are you a headspace client aged 12-25? 

 

What can work and study do for me? 

  • Provide specialist career advice
  • help you find a job that suits your goals and interests
  • Develop your resume and cover letter
  • Help you find a course to start your career
  • Prepare you for interviews and talking with employers
  • Stay in touch after you have started work or a course (you decide when you want to exit)

 

If you would like more information about careerspace, then talk to headspace Devonport today.