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

Geelong

105 Yarra Street, (Enter via Little Ryrie Street), Geelong, Victoria 3220
P: (03) 5222 6690 F: (03) 5222 6722

headspace Geelong is operated by Barwon Child, Youth and Family. 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, Western Victoria (Western Victoria PHN).

headspace Geelong is a place where you can come and talk to staff who are able to help young people, aged 12-25, who are going through a tough time.

We have 3 locations with sites located:

@ Drysdale  (Peninsula Drive in front of Bellarine Secondary),

@ Geelong (105 Yarra Street)

@ Corio (Level 1, Corio Village Shopping Centre, Cnr Bacchus Marsh Rd and Purnell Road)

headspace Geelong  has been delivering services since 2008 and evolved from the former primary health service named Clockwork. 

To learn more about headspace National resources please have a look at the videos at the headspace National YouTube Site .  

If you are in need of urgent support please contact:

  • Barwon Health Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Services: 24 hr 1300 094 187
  • Emergency Services (Police, Fire, Ambulance): 000  
  • Lifeline: 13 11 14        
  • Kids Helpline: 1800 551 800     
  • Mensline: 1300 789 978
  • Suicide call back service: 1300 659 467

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 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

Meet the team! (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

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. We are able to offer outreach support to you as well as drop in support from our 3 sites at Corio, Geelong and Drysdale. We also provide family inclusive support services as well. Please click here for our service brochure.

headspace Geelong Manager

Malcolm Scott

Malcolm.Scott@bcyf.org.au                              

Coordinator (Youth Counselling and Engagement and Assessment Programs)

Danielle Leal

Danielle.Leal@bcyf.org.au

Coordinator (A&OD, Nursing, Groups, and Community Development and Education Programs)

Maria Tsiantas

Maria.Tsiantas@bcyf.org.au

Coordinator (headspace Drysdale)

Tanya Fitzpatrick

tanya.fitzpatrick@bch.org.au

Practice Manager

Brenda Monro

Brenda.Monro@bcyf.org.au

Community Education (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

headspace Geelong provides a range of community education across Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol, and Youth Health which are suitable for Schools and other cohorts aged 12-25. These sessions can be tailored to your individual needs. Please contact Lauren Hogan on (03) 5222 6690 Monday - Friday with any requests or email headspace Geelong Education Support at Lauren.Hogan@bcyf.org.au.

Our packages are here booking form is here.

Where to access support in Geelong....... (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

The headspace Geelong team is well networked with all services in the Geelong region. The headspace Geelong platform was formerly delivered by Western Victoria Primary Health Network and from July 2016 our new lead agency is Barwon Child Youth and Family. For further information please see www.bcyf.org.au .

We also have a network of consortium partners who support the headspace Geelong centre and from July 2016 these include Barwon Health, Bellarine Community Health, Diversitat, Orygen Youth Mental Health, Mental Illness Fellowship Victoria ('wellways'), and Wathaurong Aboriginal Cooperative.

If you or your family or someone you know needs support around mental health, general well being, work, school, family issues/conflict call us on (03) 5222 6690 and we can talk you through your options. All you need to do is ask for an intake worker (also known as an Engagement and Assessment Clinician).

If the support you require is around Alcohol and Other Drugs please call and ask to speak to one of Alcohol and Other Drugs Clinician or Dual Diagnosis Counsellor, again please call us on (03) 5222 6690.

If you cannot call between 9 to 5 PM you can alternatively email us at headspacegeelong@bcyf.org.au although this account will only be checked during business hours.

For online and after hours support from headspace please call 1800 650 890 or go to www.eheadspace.org.au 

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  endeavoring to support.  

 

 

Online training and education (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

headspace Geelong encourages young people to access on line education from reputable sources in regards to mental health, Alcohol and Other Drugs and general well being.

One of these sites is provided by St Vincent's Hospital Sydney through its Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression (CRUfAD). See here for more information and current learning modules. Most modules are suitable for young people aged 18 and above, however they have also shown effectiveness in younger cohorts. Go to This Way Up website here for further information.

 

headspace also produces a range of education resources and videos which can be access via our website or via You Tube.

For further information on suitable on line resources or education/training please contact us on (03) 5222 6690.

How to make an appointment @ headspace Geelong (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

headspace Geelong (open Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm). 

Ph. 5222 6690

headspace Corio (open Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm). 

Ph. 5222 6690

headspace Drysdale (open Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm). 

Ph. 5253 0400

   If you are a young person:

Call us on the contacts above between opening hours on Monday to Friday to arrange an appointment. Feel free to have someone with you to help you make the call.

   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 phone us with them to arrange an appointment.

   If you are working with a young person who might need help:

Wellbeing staff from schools, health or community organisations can refer to headspace Geelong can make an appointment for a young person with their consent. To do so phone us with them to arrange an appointment.

*Please note: the young person must consent to the referral.

Fundraising (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

headspace Geelong has a local fund - the headspace Barwon Fund - which raises money to support the work of headspace Geelong. For further information please contact headspace Geelong Coordinator Danielle Leal on (03) 5222 6690

Family Inclusive Practice (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

headspace Geelong staff are all trained in family inclusive practice which is designed to support your role as a parent/carer/guardian and incorporate your input into your young person's journey through headspace - with your young person's consent  - for further information please contact our Family inclusive Practitioner Mary Holmes or Coordinator Danielle Leal on (03) 5222 6690