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

Elsternwick

319-321 Glen Huntly Road, Elsternwick, Victoria 3185
P: (03) 9076 7500 F: (03) 9076 7599

headspace Elsternwick is operated by Alfred Health. 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, South Eastern Melbourne (South East Melbourne PHN).

Conveniently located near Elsternwick train station, with trams to the city and down to Carnegie running right past our door.

We have a multi-disciplinary team capable of responding to your needs, including general practitioners, psychologists, mental health social workers, art therapists, medical receptionists, drug and alcohol counsellors, and employment service providers.

Given our range of services, please think of headspace Elsternwick as a place you can turn to for a whole range of issues you might be facing.

Services available

Mental Health Services

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

Doctor (GP)

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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. 

Sexual Health Services

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Sexual health screenings on site or links to local services. 

Alcohol & Drug Services

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Workers either on site or linked to the centre who can assist you with any alcohol or other drug issue. 

Work & Study Services

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

Youth Early Psychosis Program

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A headspace early intervention program to improve the lives of young people, and their families, who are affected by psychosis.

Youth Reference Group

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A group of young people who help with events and some decision making at a centre. Ask your centre about getting involved.

Youth Programs

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Centres have a range of programs and activities for young people. Just ask your centre what they have on. 

More information

Getting here (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

headspace Elsternwick is easily accessible by all public transport. No more than a five minute is needed when you take either of these options.

TRAIN

headspace Elsternwick is less than 300 metres from Elsternwick station on the Sandringham line. Come out of the station, (carefully) cross the road, and then turn right. Continue walking along Glenhuntly Rd until you see our green awning.

TRAM

The #67 tram goes straight along Glenhuntly Rd. It originates in Carnegie and terminates at Melbourne Uni (and back again). Along the way it goes along Swanston St, St Kilda Rd, Nepean Hwy, Brighton Rd, and Truganini Rd.

BUS

Lots of bus options will each get you very close to our centre.

216 and 219 buses come down Hotham St and stop of Elsternwick train station.

220 bus goes down Orrong Rd.

246 bus comes down Punt Rd and Barkly St, before turning into Glenhuntly Rd.

606 bus originates in Fisherman's Bend and hugs the bay as it goes through Port Melbourne, Albert Park, and St Kilda, finally terminating at Elsternwick train station.

623 bus from St Kilda to Glen Waverley goes along Glen Eira Rd, which is a short walk to Glenhuntly Rd. Heading down St Georges Rd is your best bet.

625 bus originates in Oakleigh and takes a lot of the back streets south of Glenhuntly Rd.

If in any doubt, just use Public Transport Victoria's Journey Planner.

 

Mental Health Services (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

headspace Elsternwick offers young people aged 12 to 25 access to mental health professionals for counselling and support.

To access our mental health services, just call up and speak to one of our friendly reception staff about the process. 

Our services are free or low cost, and we will ensure that your privacy and confidentiality are maintained and respected.

With a Mental Health Care Plan - a formal document completed with a GP - young people are able to access up to 10 Medicare funded sessions with headspace Elsternwick in any calendar year (Jan - Dec). 

Our Staff (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

If you ever need to turn to headspace Elsternwick for some help and support, there are a number of friendly staff members you may come in contact with.

Ensuring that headspace Elsternwick keeps running and is able to provide the services that we do, we are always dependent on…

Kirsten Cleland - Manager
k.cleland@alfred.org.au

Gabriele Jug - Practice Manager
g.jug@alfred.org.au

You might need to make a doctor’s appointment to get a check-up or to get a Mental Health Care Plan. If that’s the case, then this is who you’ll see…

Jacinta Halloran - General Practitioner
Rizwan Sami - General Practitioner

For whatever reason you’re contacting headspace Elsternwick, the friendly voice on the other end of the line will belong to one of…

Olivia Walder – Receptionist
Christina Anagnostopoulos – Receptionist

If you’re contacting headspace Elsternwick for some mental health support, the first step is to participate in a brief phone chat. This is called ‘access’ and it’s where we are able to determine what kind of support you need. During this step, you’ll be most likely chatting with…

Jo Aldred – Access
Pauline Brophy – Access
Lisa Gundish – Access
Catherine Keen – Access

After this, you might like to make an appointment to come in and speak to someone face-to-face. At headspace Elsternwick, we can offer service responses for a range of issues, so you’ll most likely be meeting with one of these skilled, professional, and – above all – friendly people…

Olympia Athanasopoulos – Clinical psychologist
Felicity Cockshott – Clinical psychologist
Rene de Sant'Anna – Alcohol and Other Drug counsellor
Amy Felman - Clinical Psychologist
Toula Filiadis – Social Worker
Tanya Grunfeld – Clinical psychologist
Chris Harney – Social Worker
Simone Kaplan - Social Worker
Sarah Kipness – Art Therapist
Annette Krastins - Psychologist
Tess McGrane – Family Therapy Clinician
Priyanka Malhotra - Psychologist
Noah Mankowitz – Psychologist
David Nguyen – Psychologist
Paul Northway – Psychiatrist
Marissa Skovron - Clinical Psychologist
Campbell Thorpe - Psychiatrist
Christopher Trewavas - Clinical Psychologist
Caroline Weinstein – Psychologist

Lastly (but not leastly), you might be contacting us to see if we can speak at your school or attend a community event. At headspace Elsternwick we are very committed to getting out into the community and increasing mental health literacy and help-seeking practices. That task falls to…

Sam Loy – Community Engagement
s.loy@alfred.org.au

If you need someone to talk to, call headspace Elsternwick on 9076 7500.

 

Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

 YAC recruitment posterUPDATE

Please note, the Youth Advisory Committee is a volunteer commitment, that comes with numerous benefits.

If you are interested in getting involved, we are accepting new applications for 2017. Simply click here to fill one out and Sam from headspace Elsternwick will be in touch shortly.

For schools and organisations (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

headspace Elsternwick is available to attend your school or organisation to present information regarding mental health,  help-seeking, and headspace services.

If you would like us to provide your students with an informative and engaging presentation, or speak to your staff about referral processes and service pathways, then please fill out one of the following online forms.

For a presentation to students at schools and other educational institutions, make a booking request here.

For a presentation to school staff, make a booking request here.

For a presentation to service providers and community groups working with young people, make a booking request here.

To request an order of headspace resources and merchandise, go here.

Feedback from previous bookings:

"I work with many guest speakers in my teaching role and found Sam to be one of the most engaging speakers that I have worked with due to his ability to relate to the audience in a relaxed and thoughtful manner." - Holmesglen Moorabbin, 2015.

"It was really interesting and engaged the girls well...(they) loved the interactive nature of the presentation." - Melbourne Girls Grammar, 2015.

"The session...was extremely powerful, thought provoking and informative." - Bialik College, 2015

Doctor (GP) (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

If you are in need of a check-up, need a referral, or a mental health care plan, headspace Elsternwick can help.

Although we don't always have a doctor in the house, with a bit of planning you can make sure all of your physical and mental health needs are taken care of at headspace. And as long as you are covered by Medicare, all GP services will be bulk billed (which means you don't have to pay).

Dr. Jacinta Halloran can see you on Mondays, 2pm to 6pm, and Thursdays, 1pm to 5pm.

Dr. Rizwan Sami can see you on Tuesdays, 1pm to 5pm.

For a check-up, simply make an appointment through headspace Elsternwick reception. If you need to see the doctor to get a referral or mental health care plan, please call up and ask to speak to someone from our Access team.

 

headspace Youth Early Psychosis Program (hYEPP) (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

headspace Elsternwick offers free and confidential support for young people (and their families) who are experiencing, or are at risk of developing, psychosis.

The hYEPP service runs out of all headspace centres in the South-East region - Elsternwick, Bentleigh, Frankston, Dandenong, and Narre Warren - and includes outreach and social recovery services.

To engage with hYEPP, just call up any of the centres listed above, and ask to speak to one of the Access team.

For more information about hYEPP, please visit this link.

Art Therapy (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

headspace Elsternwick offers individual and group art therapy sessions to assist in mental health recovery through creative expression.

Our art therapist, Sarah Kipnis, is available across headspace Elsternwick and headspace Bentleigh Monday to Wednesday, 9am to 5pm.

To make a booking, just phone our reception and ask to speak with one of our Access team.

Sarah also runs Tuesday Crafternoon Tea, a chance to socialise and create a work of art. They're on Tuesdays, 130pm to 3pm, at headspace Bentleigh.

Alcohol & Drug Services (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

If you find that you're using substances like alcohol, marijuana, or amphetamines so much that they're preventing you achieving what you want, then headspace Elsternwick might be able to help.

Rene de Sant'Anna, alcohol and drug counsellor from Odyssey House, is available for appointments on Fridays, from 10am to 4pm. 

To make an appointment, just call up and ask to speak to a member of our Access team who will be able to help.

If coming in on a Friday is out of the question, please still call, and we can arrange a referral for you to speak to someone on a more convenient day.

Work & Study Services (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Need help with putting resume together? Want to get some practical tips searching for a job? Want to get job-ready?

Then headspace Elsternwick might be able to help with our vocational service.

Nick from Sign For Work is in our centre every Thursday from 1pm to 5pm.

Appointments can be made through reception.

eheadspace (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

If you're not feeling up to coming in to headspace Elsternwick in person or are unable to do so, please consider registering for eheadspace, which provides online and telephone mental health support.

eheadspace is staffed by committed mental health professionals who are able to support you with short-term interventions.

Check out the service here.

PLEASE NOTE - eheadspace is not a crisis service. If you are in need of emergency assistance, please call 000 immediately, or a crisis support service: Lifeline - 13 11 41 and online, or Kid's Helpline - 1800 55 1800.

headspace School Support (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

headspace School Support provides localised support to secondary schools affected by suicide.

The service is flexible and is designed to respond to the individual needs of schools and school communities. Support is provided by working with relevant education bodies, local headspace centres and other service providers.

Call us on 1800 688 248 or email schoolsupport@headspace.org.au

Please note office hours are 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday. Calls and emails received outside these hours will be attended to on the next working day.

To learn more visit the website here.

Donate (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

headspace Elsternwick welcomes financial donations to assist in the provision of non-clinical services and community engagement events.

If you would like to donate specifically to headspace Elsternwick, please contact Sam Loy (Community Engagement) via s.loy@alfred.org.au

If you would like to donate to headspace National, please follow the link at the top of the page.