headspace Geelong supports young people, from 12-25, who are going through a tough time.
We can assist young people in four key areas: Physical Health (incl. sexual health), Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs and Work and Study Support.
To make the first appointment for yourself or a young person in your care click here.
If you are a professional and would like to refer a young person, please click here.
If you'd prefer to speak to someone over the phone, please call 03 5222 6690
In case of emergency call: 000
If you need to speak to someone urgently, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14
- Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Thursday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
- Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
headspace Geelong is operated by Stride Mental Health. 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, Western Victoria (Western Victoria PHN).
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.
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.
Centres have a range of programs and activities for young people. Just ask your centre what they have on.
Welcome to headspace Geelong
If you are a young person (12-25):
If you are seeking support from headspace Geelong please complete this online form and we will call you to organise and appointment. If you would prefer to speak to someone about making an over the phone please call us on 5222 6690
If you know a young person who might need help:
Families, carers and friends can make an appointment for a young person with their consent. To do so please complete this online form or, if you would prefer to speak to someone about making an over the phone please call us on 5222 6690
If you are working with a young person who might need help:
*Please note: the young person must consent to the referral.
After making your online referral a headspace Geelong team member will make contact within a week to discuss the next steps.
Physical and sexual health;
If you are wanting to book a GP or Nurse appointment we call to offer you available times for the next appointment.
Support for mental health, alcohol and other drugs and vocation and education;
If you are wanting to access mental health support we will call to offer you available times for an intake appointment.
At your intake appointment you will chat to one of our friendly Engagement and Assessment clinicians who will ask you questions about different parts of you life to figure out how we can best assist.
Location and Access
headspace Geelong (open Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm).
105 Yarra Street Geelong
Ph. 5222 6690
Our site has full disability access.
Accessible via public tranport, visit PTV Journey Planner to plan your trip.
We are walking distance from the bus interchange on Moorabool Street in Geelong city centre near the Malop Street Mall.
Free 2hr Parking is available withing a short walk of headspace Geelong on Yarra St between Myer St and McKillop St.
At headspace Geelong our services are free through Medicare.
To get your own Medicare card please click here
If you are unable to access a Medicare Card we can still offer support, just let our staff know and we will work it out.
All of our staff are networked with all services in the Geelong region. The headspace Geelong Lead Agency is Stride Mental Health. For further information please see stride.com.au
Online and after hours support
eheadspace provides free online and telephone support and counselling to young people 12 - 25 and their families and friends.
Call 1800 650 890 or go to Online & Phone Support
- Lifeline 13 11 14
- Kids helpline 1800 55 1800 Webchat counselling
if it’s an emergency;
headspace Geelong is not an emergency service so if you’re in an emergency situation or need immediate assistance, contact Barwon Health Phone Triage team 1300 094 187 (24/7), go to your local emergency department or call emergency services on 000
headspace Geelong is currently offering a range of group opportunities
PeerSpace is a group where young people come together and share their experiences in an easygoing environment with other young people.
We hope the group will be a space where we can share practical insights and tips on how to look after our mental health with group members that are 13-17 years old and have lived experience of mental health challenges.
It’s a social space where we’ll hang out, play games and eat food- yes there’s snacks!
The group is small, with no more than 8 members and confidential, everyone’s there for similar reasons.
Being part of a supportive group can empower you to learn more about yourself and make informed decisions about your life.
The group will run during every school term for 8 weeks, with a 1 week break in the middle.
Adaptability, Reflection, Connection, Self.
ARCS is a resilience program intended for young people interested in learning more about managing their overall mental health and well-being. Over seven weeks, participants will be guided to explore anxiety, loneliness, managing change and healthy relationships. Young people who will benefit the most from this program are those who can identify a personal need to strengthen their general coping skills and those who are interested in building connections with others who are in a similar phase of life.
Guided by principles of connection, gratitude, empathy, and reflection, ARCS uses a variety of reflective practices and hands-on resources. The program is suitable for young people who are 12 to 25 years of age. However, the most appropriate age bracket is 14 to 18 years (literacy skills are required). If you have engaged with headspace Geelong, ask your Clinician or our friendly admin staff how you can be part of our term two ARCS group!
The next ARCS program kicks off at the end of April/beginning of May 2023.
mate space offers a safe and inclusive space for young men to get together, cook a BBQ, play games and listen to music. Taking place at Kurrambee Myaring Community Centre in Torquay, the youth group room has plenty of space for activities, including table tennis, video games, musical instruments, and more! This group provides an excellent opportunity to connect in an informal setting, encouraging mateship.
All young men 12 to 25 years of age are welcome and can join the group at any time; mate space runs fortnightly during school terms throughout the year.
Diverse City is a program specifically for Rainbow Youth engaged with headspace Geelong!
The program covers the following with an LGBTIQA+ lens;
- healthy relationships
- mental health
- Alcohol and Other Drugs
Although Diverse City has been developed specifically for communities aged 12 to 25 years of age, young allies who would like to learn more are also welcome to join.
If you are interested in coming to the next Diverse City group, please ask your Clinician for further information and how you can be referred! The program will run over a total of six weeks.
If you are interested in any of these programs click the button below to talk to our Social Inclusion Coordinator
Presentations - In person or on online
headspace Geelong offer a short service explanation presentation for workplaces who would benefit from knowing the services available at headspace Geelong and how to refer.
Due to capacity limitations we require at least two weeks’ notice for presentation bookings and we may not be able to say yes to every request.
Contact headspace.Geelong@stride.com.au to book a presentation.
If you have any questions about our presentations please contact our Community Engagement Coordinator - firstname.lastname@example.org
Resources, posters and fact sheets
headspace Geelong has access to fact sheets, posters and other resources that have been produced by headspace National, Australia’s national youth mental health foundation. We are most happy to deliver these to your school to display within your wellbeing centre.
If you would like any of the below hard copy resources, please email Monica with up to 12 fact sheets and the posters you would like.
Online, printable fact sheets, and additional resources can be found in the Health Professionals resource library.
Online Resources; headspace Group Chats
headspace run frequent online group chats for young people and their family/supports on a variety of different topics. Young people can join in these conversations and ask questions or simply just sit in and listen.
Ongoing weekly peer support chats:
To access ongoing weekly chats you will need to sign up to Online Communities.
- navigating relationships: every Monday at 6–10pm AEST
- qheadspace: every Tuesday at 6–10pm AEST
- general coping: every Wednesday 6–10pm AEST
- yarnspace: fortnightly Thursdays 6-10pm AEST supporting others: fortnightly Thursdays 6-10pm AEST
Also check out themed upcoming group chats for young people and their family and friends.
To discuss these or any additional mental health promotion needs please email email@example.com
The YFC is made up of young people from the Geelong region who are passionate about making a difference in the lives of their peers. The group consists of a diverse range of young people, from a variety of different ages and backgrounds, who are advocates for youth mental health.
headspace Geelong look to the YFC for advice and opinions to ensure young people's voices are present in decisions that shape our service. The YFC organise events and campaigns that seek to spread the word about mental health and reduce stigma around mental illness. They also attend events around the region to get the headspace message out there and inform people on how to access our services.
Members of our Youth Futures Crew are offered training to equip them with the skills they think are necessary to do the wonderful work they do.
If you would like to invite the YFC to come along to your event or classroom to run an activity or share information about headspace please contact our Community Engagement Coordinator via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
At headspace Geelong we have a team that is dedicated to supporting young people the best way we can. We have a range of workers with different skills and experience to make sure young people that access headspace Geelong get the help they are looking for.
headspace Geelong supports the 'no wrong door' approach and we will always guide you to the appropriate service/s to meet your needs or the needs of those people you are endeavouring to support.
Regional Manager - Ash
Centre Manager - Tenille
Clinical Manager - Maria
Intake Team Leader Geelong - Emma
Intake Team Leader Corio - Dijana
MOST stands for (Moderated Online Social Therapy) it’s a free online platform for young people aged 12–25 (inclusive) who are on the headspace Geelong waitlist, currently seeing a headspace clinician or finishing their therapy journey.
It helps young people work towards their mental health goals at their own pace, providing personalised toolkits of proven tips, tricks & strategies to cope with difficult times and helping you feel better.
It also provides you a safe, supported, online community where you can connect with real people including, clinicians, peer workers, and even employment experts.
If you would like to know more & how to sign up, visit orygen.org.au/hellomost
Want to know more about how MOST can help your mental health journey? Take a look at Malamati's story:
headspace Geelong is one of the busiest headspace sites in Australia, delivering around 7300 occasions of services to more than 2000 young people each year.
As demand grows, access to immediate help is becoming increasingly difficult to provide and additional funds are being sought to boost our service delivery capacity.
By making a tax deductible donation you will contribute directly to ensuring our community's young people receive timely access to the support they need.
If you are interested in making a donation you can do so online here.
If you are interested in fundraising for headspace Geelong please contact Tenille Favazza, Centre Manager, Stride Mental Health.