headspace
Echuca

Echuca centre photo v2

Hours

  • Monday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday: 12:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

About

headspace Echuca is a confidential and free service where young people can access a range of services. We offer a mixture of in-person catch ups and phone & videocall services so that young people can access the support they need. Echuca is a disability-friendly building. Public transport options within Echuca make the centre easily accessible, with local bus stops just around the corner. 

Want to make a referral? Please see the More Information section at the bottom of this page. Please call us or drop in during our opening hours if you have any questions.

Hours

  • Monday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday: 12:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

headspace Echuca is operated by Echuca Regional Health. 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, Murray PHN.

Services

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.

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. 

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 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

More information

1. Complete a referral form via any of the below pathways 

 

 

  • In person at our headspace Echuca office (451 High St, Echuca, Victoria, 3564)

 

  • Over the phone with one of our receptionists (03 5485 5048)

 

  • Print and mail (451 High St, Echuca, Victoria, 3564)

 

2. We will contact you to book an appointment

We will contact you within 2 business days. 

 

3. The assessment

You will meet with one of our Mental Health Clinicians for an hour. They will give you information, ask you questions and answer any questions you might have.

 

4. Next step

Lets work out the best way to support you. If you don't understand something or have any questions, please call us on (03) 5485 5048.

headspace Echuca wants to let young people know when, how and where in the community to seek help for mental health problems. So we undertake community awareness activities to help increase the knowledge of young people, their  friends, families and the broader community.   

headspace Echuca aims to

  • improve the mental, social and emotional wellbeing of young people
  • increase the level of mental health literacy available
  • help people to understand, identify and respond to mental health needs of young people
  • support and encourage active youth and carer participation through reference groups

We also create partnerships with local organisations, networks and educational settings to work toward reducing levels of stigma and discrimination associated with seeking help for mental health problems.

If you have a event that you want headspace Echuca to attend, a newsletter we can contribute to, or want us to come and speak with your group, please fill out this Community Engagement form. You can also contact our Community Awareness and Engagement Worker, Jayden Howe on 5485 5048 or via jhowe@erh.org.au and we'll contact you to discuss how we can help with your request.  

Please be mindful that we are also a very busy organisation and would appreciate at least 4 weeks notice prior to your event to help us prepare adequately in supporting you, you families and young people. 

For almost all services at headspace Echuca, you do not need a medicare card. 

If you need to see our GP, you will need to have access to medicare. 
Please note: even if you don't have access to a medicare card, please contact us on 5485 5048 and we will assist where possible. 

Many young people are listed on a parent/guardian's medicare card, and we can look up your medicare number without needing the physical card.

For young people aged 15 and above, you can apply for your own medicare card if you want to.

Fill out the medicare application form and return this form with ID (such as your birth certificate or student ID) to the medicare service centre.

Our local medicare service centre is in the same building as Centrelink at 69 Heygarth St, Echuca VIC 3564

headspace Echuca believes youth participation is fundamental to the delivery of quality services for young people.  This is why we have a youth reference group to assist with our centre, engagement within the community and linking with our consortium partners. If you're aged between 16 - 25 we would love for you to be a part of it.

We meet Monthly on a Wednesday night, with a very casual and relaxed atmosphere that encourages people to speak as much or as little as they want. This could be in regards to youth issue's, events they want to be a part of or create, community support groups, youth campaigns and much more. 

If you are interested, please call headspace Echuca on 5485 5048 or email Jayden Howe (Community Engagement Worker) at jhowe@erh.org.au

At headspace Echuca we welcome and value all types of feedback, so that we can continually improve our service for young people. Please let us know what you thought about your experience at headspace Echuca by completing this feedback form.