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  • 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 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 loved one 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 - 5:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

headspace Geelong is operated by Barwon Child, Youth & Family. 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, 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. 

“As soon as I sought help, I suddenly realised that my anxiety was very treatable and that I wasn’t alone.”
- Charlie

Jobs and volunteering

Positions currently available at headspace Geelong

Employer: Stride Mental Health

Deadline: 19 May 2022, 5:00 pm

Based in Geelong, Part-time (0.6-0.8FTE) & Permanent! 

Role Overview:

The Community Engagement Coordinator seeks opportunities to reach out to young people and the communities that support them, to provide health education, raise mental health literacy and community awareness and link people to appropriate services. 

You will develop, facilitate and evaluate a range of community events, and health and education programs designed to improve mental health literacy and community awareness of challenges faced by young people, in order to increase early identification and help them to get early access to appropriate services. 

You will work closely with our clinical team to understand the services that headspace provides, to advocate our services to both young people and the wider community.



Minimum of a Diploma qualification in youth work, mental health or other relevant discipline

Experience in a similar role working with young people

Experience in planning, developing and delivering of high-quality education, training, and community awareness programs and activities

Demonstrated interpersonal skills showing an ability and sensitivity to work with and engage a variety of different people and stakeholders  

Proven ability to work creatively, collaboratively and effectively as a member of a team  

Excellent organisation and time management skills

Confidence in use of IT including social media applications (e.g. Facebook), as well as website maintenance

Excellent verbal communication and written skills, including the ability to identify potential funding sources and write the appropriate grant submissions  

Must be eligible to apply/currently hold a WWCC

Must hold/be willing to apply for NDIS worker screening clearance 

Current Driver’s License


Vaccination against COVID-19 is a requirement for all positions (in accordance with Public Health Orders, Work Health and Safety and duty of care obligations for staff and participants/students). As part of the recruitment process Stride requests evidence of vaccination status (in accordance with privacy principles) to ensure compliance with all government orders and directives.  


Stride is an inclusive workplace and we encourage applications from diverse backgrounds in order to enhance the depth of cultural diversity and insight within our workforce.

This includes but is not limited to people with a lived-experience of mental health recovery, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, LGBTQIA+, and people with disabilities.


Apply now!

To apply complete the online application form, attach a copy of your CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the available role.

Applications will be viewed and actioned upon receipt, with a final closing date for applications of 19 May 2022.

For more information contact:

Email: recruitment@stride.com.au

Apply now

Employer: Stride Mental Health

Deadline: 19 May 2022, 5:00 pm

Based in Geelong, Part-time (0.6-0.8 FTE) & permanent!


About the role: 

As an Intake Clinician you will be responsible for delivering contemporary level of profession specific clinical services assessment, treatment and evaluation within a multidisciplinary team in accordance with prescribed professional and ethical standards and applying clinican protocols including documentation. 


As part of Stride's headspace team, you will: 

Provide comprehensive mental health assessment, case management, intervention or group work as required.

Participate in the provision of appropriate mental health education programs for health professionals, community-based services and community groups. 

Participate in the identification, development and implementation of quality and service improvement activities that continually improve client care and enhance the delivery of services within a multidisciplinary team and the service.

Liaise with Senior Intake Officer to monitor and manage client pathways.

Delivery high quality evidence based clinical care as a member of the multidisciplinary team to achieve better health outcomes for young people aged 12-25 years seeking to access primary care, mental healthcare, alcohol and drug services and social, educational and vocational services. 



Must have one of the following: General or Provisional AHPRA registration as a Psychologist, Mental Health Occupational Therapist, Mental Health Nurse OR Social Worker with AASW registration/eligibility OR Counsellor with Level 2 PACFA or ACA registration.

Demonstrated knowledge and skill to undertake routine clinical practice with a superior understanding within the continuum of care.

Ability to participate in a multidisciplinary team utilising high level communication skills to establish effective partnerships and provide consultation to the team as well as government and other non-government service providers. 

Demonstrated ability to contribute to the professional development of self and others through education, professional networking and application of evidence-based practice.

Must be eligible to apply/currently hold a WWCC 

Must hold/be willing to apply for NDIS worker screening clearance


Apply now: 

To apply complete the online application form, attach a copy of your CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the available role. 

Applications will be viewed and actioned upon receipt, with a final closing date of 19 May 2022

For more information contact:

Email: recruitment@stride.com.au

Apply now

More information

  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:

Health professionals, school staff, health or community organisations can refer to headspace Geelong using this online form

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


Next steps;  

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 Assesment 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 Barwon Child, Youth & Family. For further information please see www.bcyf.org.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 www.eheadspace.org.au 


24/7 helplines;


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


Our Team

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.

Please click here for our service brochure.

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.  

headspace Operations Manager

Grant Gibson


Clinical Lead

Maria Djugum 


Practice Manager

Brenda Monro


Presentations- In person or on online

headspace Geelong offer mental health presentations for 12-25 year olds in schools, education settings, community groups or sporting clubs. We also offer a short service explanation presentation for workplaces who would benefit from knowing the services available at headspace Geelong and how to refer.

The number of participants in face-to-face presentations in capped at 50 people, to ensure presentations are engaging and interactive. 

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. 

Click here to book a presentation

Presentation topics

For young people: 

  • 7 Tips for a Healthy Headspace; Ideal for young people aged 12-16, this presentation introduces the concept of mental health and explains 7 different ways you can look after your mental health
  • Looking After Yourself and Your Friends; For young people 12-25, discusses signs and symptoms to look out for that may indicate mental ill-health in themselves and their peers and the next steps to take. 


Peer Education Program: 

This program aims to increase mental health literacy and help-seeking in young people. Our peer educators are young people with a lived experience of mental health. They are available to deliver evidence based sessions in local schools and community groups, on topics including: positive mental health, looking out for friends, and how to seek help.

Our Peer Educators will share their own stories and personal experiences of navigating their own mental health journey, making the presentations real and relatable for young people. 

For relevant workplaces;

  • Intro to headspace Geelong's Services; and overview of the headspace Geelong services and how to assist a young person to seek support


Our presentations are free of charge but we would greatly appreciate any donations to our service if you are able. Click here to donate . Please select headspace Geelong from the drop down list.

If you have any questions about our presentations please contact our Community Engagement Officer, Kylie.Hodgson@bcyf.org.au

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 cente.e

If you would like any of the below hard copy resources, please email Kylie with up to 12 fact sheets and the posters you would like.

Online, printable fact sheets, and additional resources can be found here https://headspace.org.au/health-professionals/resource-library/fact-sheets/

01 - Alcohol

02 - Anger

03 - Anxiety

04 - Bipolar

05 - Bullying

06 - Dealing with relationship breakups

07 - Depression

08 - Eating Disorders

09 - Gender Identity & Mental Health

10 - Getting Help from A GP

11 - Grief

12 - If Your Friend Is Not Okay

13 - Psychosis

14 - PTSD

15 - Self Harm


16 - Sex & Sexual Health

17 - Sexuality & Mental Health

18 - Tips for A Healthy headspace

18a - Get into Life

18b - Learn How to Handle Tough Times

Top of Form

18c - Build Close and Connected Relationships

18d - Eat Well

18e - Get Enough Sleep

18f - Cut Back on Alcohol & Other Drugs

18g -Stay Active

19 - What Is Mental Health

21 - Screen Time

22 - Understand Gaming

23 - Sleep & Gaming



Poster topics:

-The 7 tips for a healthy headspace

-headspace Digital Word and Study Services

-General headspace information

Online versions of these can be found here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1CIHwME0xrE7eV6eBnDcSkJVYztz0Sp1K?usp=sharing


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 the spaces function of headspace https://headspace.org.au/eheadspace/spaces/personal/setup/

  • 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

Themed upcoming group chats for young people and their family and friends can be found here: https://headspace.org.au/eheadspace/group-chat/upcoming-chats/


To discuss these or any additional mental health promotion needs please email Kylie.Hodgson@bcyf.org.au

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. 

YFC applications are open twice a year. We are currently accepting applications to join our YFC, if you're interested please complete the application form available here.

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 Kylie via email: kylie.hodgson@bcyf.org.au


headspace Geelong is currently offering a range of group opportunities


Powered by the four simple words “we teach girls self-worth”, OneWorth is 6 week in person, small group program for girls and those who identify as girls. OneWorth takes a fun but research backed approach to growing a girls self-worth.   The program celebrates what is going well for girls and helps them grow the areas not going so well.    The learnings each week are anchored with creative projects and movement making it a 90 minutes that a girl looks forward to each week.     

Past feedback from secondary age girls includes "It helps with self-talk and positivity. It's the best thing, you will have a really good time and make new friends.” and “As soon as you sit down you will feel at ease. The things you learn will stay with you for a long time.”


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 for 8 weeks, with a 1 week break in the middle. Our first session will be an informal meet and greet.
After that each week we will choose a topic to focus on and explore together some strategies and tricks relevant to those topics.
These topics are things like managing emotions, sleeping well or eating well for your mental health.

All these discussions will be informal and you’ll be able to share, if you’re comfortable, anything that works for you or that you find challenging. 

Healthy Headspace

Feeling sad, irritable, angry or anxious are normal emotions and we all feel this way at times. Sometimes when these feelings last for too long or are too intense, they can get in the way of us doing the things we want and can make school and relationships difficult. We know that getting help early can be really helpful when we feel this way.

Healthy Headspace is a group program developed for young people and is aimed at developing tools to manage your mental health and wellbeing. The Healthy Headspace group includes a mix of discussion and activities and is run by trained mental health clinicians. Skills that are targeted in the group include managing anger and emotions, understanding and accepting yourself, and assertive communication. The group runs every term and can be joined at any time. Sometimes people come to all of the sessions or might attend them more than once. Other people might just come to the sessions that are more relevant to them. We know that it can be scary to come to a group, but everybody probably feels the same way! And we are work hard to make sure the group feels comfortable and safe for everybody.

The group runs on Tuesdays from 3.30 – 5 pm (for 15 and under) and Thursdays from 3.30 – 5 pm (for young people aged 16+).

Individual Placement Support (IPS)

The Individual Placement and Support (IPS) program is a new service available for young people accessing headspace in the Geelong region. We support young people to work towards their employment goals while also receiving support for their mental health through our centre based services located in Geelong & Ocean Grove. 

headspace Geelong employ two Vocational Consultants that support young people to: 

  • connect and meet with potential employers 
  • explore employment pathways such as apprenticeships, traineeships and self-employment 
  • develop resume writing and job interview skills 
  • remain in employment by providing post placement support to employees and their workplace 


Our Vocational Consultants also work with local businesses to connect them to young people that are looking for work and alight with their business goals, values and culture. There is also capacity to support local businesses to understand how they can support the mental health and wellbeing of young employees. 

If you are a young person looking for further information click here

If you are an employer looking for further information click here.

For more information on program eligibility, or to connect with our IPS team please contact headspace Geelong on (03) 5222 6690 or email headspacegeelong@bcyf.org.au

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 Julia Ladgrove, Fundraising Manager, Barwon Child Youth and Family.

T: 03 5226 8901 M: 0431 880 306

E: Julia.Ladgrove@bcyf.org.au