headspace Frankston is a health service for young people in Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula. We colocate with several other youth services and also outreach to the Mornington Peninsula.
We are an inclusive service, and a safe space for all young people.
If you wish to access any of our services, give us a call on (03) 9769 6419.
We are voluntary , free and confidential .
If you need help with things like mental health, physical health, your use of alcohol and other drugs, getting into work or study, we can help!
Our building is fully wheelchair accessible .
Stuff you need to know about headspace Frankston>>> HERE!
Youth Health Clinic brochure>>> HERE!
Info for family and friends>>> HERE!
- Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Wednesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
- Thursday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
- Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
headspace Frankston is operated by YSAS. 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, South Eastern Melbourne (South East Melbourne PHN).
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.
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.
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 Early Psychosis Program
A headspace early intervention program to improve the lives of young people, and their families, who are affected by psychosis.
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 Frankston
Youth Mental Health Clinical Lead - headspace Frankston, Full-time
Salary: Base salary + superannuation + generous salary packaging. SCHCADS award
Deadline: 23/09/2019 5:00pm
Youth Mental Health Clinical Lead - headspace Frankston
- Full-time role
- Remuneration dependent on qualifications and experience plus 9.5% Superannuation
- Generous Salary Packaging options available
- Located in Frankston close to public transport
About headspace Frankston
headspace Frankston is an established centre which has successfully delivered mental health services within the community since 2008. With so much happening in the community sector and within mental health it’s a great time to join the team during a time of review; building on the successes while looking for new and innovative ways to deliver an evidence-based service which meets the needs of young people with mental health concerns.
Youth Support + Advocacy Service (YSAS) is Australia’s largest and most comprehensive, youth specific community service organisation that enables young people experiencing serious disadvantage to access the resources and support they require to lead healthy and fulfilling lives.
YSAS is a Child Safe organisation. We actively promote the safety and wellbeing of young people, and are committed to protecting young people from harm or abuse who come into contact with and/or access our service. Applicants must undergo rigorous screening and recruitment processes, including providing evidence of current WWCC and National Police Check.
About the position
We are looking for a dynamic, strengths based Clinical Lead to join the headspace Frankston primary platform team. The Frankston site is located on Playne Street, within walking distance to the Bayside shopping centre, Frankston transport hub and local beach.
We are looking for someone who can use their significant experience in delivering youth mental health services to support a high standard of clinical decision making and lead a multi-disciplinary clinical team. The role requires someone who will make the position their own, while working with and supporting a dedicated team of both salaried and contracted staff. Working with the Centre Manager and other members of the Frankston leadership team to ensure a positive, forward thinking work culture that values the voices of all and works collaboratively to ensure both a great client and worker experience.
For full details of the position, please view the POSITION DESCRIPTION on the YSAS Hub
How to apply for this position
To support your application please provide your current CV, cover letter addressing the key selection criteria and application form (as per the PD - https://www.ysas.org.au/content/employment).
Applications close: 23 September 2019 and should be addressed to: firstname.lastname@example.org, using the subject line: Youth Mental Health Clinical Lead
For more information contact:
Name: Leisl Jackson - Program Manager
Phone: (03) 8765 2627
Family and Friends of young people
Are you a family member or friend of a young person at headspace Frankston?
We understand that young people's family and friends are often the first to notice that a young person isn't travelling well. You also have an incredibly important role in their support and recovery!
We have programs and groups here to support you!
MIND and Peninsula Carer Council both operate servcies from teh headspace Frankston site, to make it easier for you to link in.
To enquire about upcoming groups, or other services listed above, please speak to a worker or chat to one of our reception team.
More info around supporting young people can be found HERE
Community Awareness Activities
headspace Frankston receives a large number of requests from the community, yet we have very limited resources. Therefore, we must prioritise requests according to the areas of greatest need, staff availability, demand and fair and equitable coverage of the local community.
Priority is given to the following local organisations:
- Schools & education providers (eg. Community VCAL, university students)
- Youth organisations
- Our partner organisations
- Community organisations, charities and not-for-profits with a youth and/or mental health focus
- Family & Carer support organisations
Requests from other types of organisations will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
We are unfortunately not able to fulfil all requests. Allowing at least 10 weeks notice will increase the likelihood of us being able to fulfil your request.
Depending on what type of organisation you are, our community activities are mostly free or low cost. Some requests may incur larger fees to cover part or all of our costs due to the nature of the activity (for example, requests from commercial organisations, weekend and evening requests, specialised content etc).
Once you have submitted your form our team will review the request and aim to respond within 10 working days.
To request a presentation, please fill out the form here>> https://form.jotform.co/headspacefrankston/headspace-frankston---community-act
headspace frankston has a range of youth friendly staff, happy to help. Most of the staff members work part time with headspace so you may need to check which days they work.
Rose Mary - Quality and Risk
Jamie - Clinical
Courtney - Operations
Narelle (Family Worker)
Jaimie (Peer Worker)
Aboriginal Health Team
Youth Health Clinic Team
Dr Brad - Lead GP
Dr John - GP
Dr Nic - GP
Dr Steph - GP
Dr Tim - GP
Dr Maria - GP
Nicole - nurse
Cathy - sexual health nurse
Bethany - Community Engagement + Youth Participation
Heather - Peninsula Pride LGBTIQA+ Program
We also have workers and programs from YSAS, Peninsula Youth and Family Services, MIND, Peninsula Support Services, Peninsula Carer Council, Centrelink, and Skillsplus here during the week.
headspace Frankston: a consortium of 12 local services
headspace Frankston is made up of a consortium of 12 local services, including:
- YSAS (Youth Support and Advocacy Service - Lead Agency
- Peninsula Health (including Psychiatric Services, Community Health, Peninsula Community Health Services, PenDAP)
- Mornington Peninsula Shire Council
- Frankston City Council
- Peninsula Carer Council
- Skills Plus
- Monash Health (Dual Diagnosis, CAMHS)
We are also a signatory to the Frankston Mornington Peninsula Young People's Charter of Practice Principles.
What do you need?
The "front door" of headspace Frankston is our clinical care workers. What help do you need? Our clinical care workers can help you work it out, and organise referrals to services that are here to help!
We also have a bulk billing GP clinic for young people not currently linked in with a GP. We have both male and female doctors, and appointments are available Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Bulk billing psychologists - providing free counselling sessions for young people.
Psychiatric registrar - working with young people, and providing secondary consultations to other workers and services.
Please note, we are not a crisis service - if you have immediate concerns for a young person's safety, please contact 000 or:
- for under 18 years - 1300 369 012
- for 18 and over - 1300 792 977