headspace
Geraldton

front of headspace

Hours

  • Monday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am - 8:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

About

We provide early intervention services to 12 to 25-year-olds. Our service is designed to make it as easy as possible for a young person and their family to get the help they need for problems affecting their well-being.

If you would like to refer a young person here is a referral form. 

There is more information on our referral process down below. 

If you are in an emergency situation or need immediate assistance: Call emergency services on 000 If you need to speak to someone urgently:

Lifeline 13 11 14

Kids Helpline 1800 551 800

Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467

headspace Geraldton would like to respectfully acknowledge the Yamaji People who are the Traditional Owners and First People of the land on which we meet/stand.

Hours

  • Monday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am - 8:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

headspace Geraldton is operated by Youth Focus. 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, Country WA (WA Primary Health Alliance Ltd).

Services

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

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.

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 work or study opportunities. 

“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 Geraldton

Are you a GP looking to follow your passion, have a new challenge and work within an exciting team?

headspace Geraldton is seeking expressions of interest from GPs interested in working part-time (as little as half a day per week) to offer primary health care to young people from our centre. We are looking for a GP who supports and enjoys working with young people to enhance their journey of accessing and navigating support. 

headspace Geraldton has a well-established team of experienced clinicians and offers an exciting opportunity to improve the lives of young people aged 12-25; to work as part of an experienced multidisciplinary team; and the opportunity to increase skills and experience in working with adolescents.

We offer:

  • Flexible work days, scheduled around your commitments
  • Full practice support including reception, billing and general administrative support
  • Support from the multidisciplinary team (including counsellors, care coordinators, AOD counsellors and work and study specialists)
  • IT support
  • Ongoing referral base from young people who access support with us

What you'll bring:

  • Experience in engaging and building rapport with young people aged 12-25
  • Experience in supporting young people experiencing mild to moderate mental health problems
  • All relevant current licenses, registrations and memberships for legal practice as a qualified and registered professional within the state of Western Australia
  • Medicare Provider Number issued by Medicare Australia and be registered with Medicare
  • Willingness to bulk bill all appointments

Those interested can contact the headspace Geraldton manager Fiona Stewart on 0428 658 709 or fiona.stewart@headspacegeraldton.com.au 

For more information contact:

Name: General Practitioner (GP)
Phone: (08) 9943 8111

headspace Geraldton is recruiting new Youth Reference Group (YRG) members for our centre!

The YRG helps us remain youth friendly through their participation in various activities and conversations on the things that matter. We value their contributions and strive to include the YRG in all aspects of the centre.

We are looking for passionate young people aged 16-25 to provide feedback and be a voice for youth.

We are looking for young people who are interested in: 

  • Making meaningful decisions about what happens in the centre

  • Connecting with other young people passionate about mental health

  • Sharing their thoughts on community services in the areas 

  • Organising and participating in local youth events

  • Working on projects that directly benefit the centre (and the young people we support!)

In return, YRG members gain experience and new skills with support, training and reference opportunities (it looks good on the resume too!)

If you're interested, we'd love to meet you!

To express your interest, contact us on 9943 8111 or email admin@headspacegeraldton.com.au and we'll be in touch! 

More information

For Family & Friends:

Family members and friends can all refer a young person to headspace Geraldton with permission from the young person.

Call us on (08) 9943 8111 or drop in to our centre at 193 Marine Terrace, Geraldton (across the road from the Jaffle Shack) & have a chat with one of our friendly staff members.

Check out the resources below for family members, carers and friends or come by our centre and have a look at our information wall:

  headspace-Geraldton-Info-Magnet.pdf                              Information-for-parents-and-carers-FAF-web.pdf 

   If-your-friend-is-not-okay-web.pdf

We love receiving your feedback!

If a young person you are supporting is attending headspace please fill in the form below and drop it in to our anonymous feedback box in our centre foyer or alternatively post it to 193 Marine Terrace, Geraldton or email to admin@headspacegeraldton.com.au

Family-Friends-Feedback-Form.pdf 

For Professionals:

If you would like to refer a young person you can find our referral form below. Please fill out the details and email to intake@headspacegeraldton.com.au Or if you have any questions call headspace Geraldton on (08) 9943 8111 and talk with one of our friendly staff members.

Download the headspace Geraldton Referral Form

General Practitioner Referral:

GP’s should include a mental health care plan for the young person and attach it to the GP Referral Form. Please email to intake@headspacegeraldton.com.au

Download the headspace Geraldton Referral Form

Referrals should include as much information as possible and be undertaken with the consent of the young person.

When you talk to a headspace worker what you say is kept confidential. This means nothing you say can be passed on to anyone else without your permission however there are a few exceptions. If headspace is seriously worried about your safety or the safety of someone else they must – by law – try to keep everyone safe. This means they might have to share their concerns with someone else. Talk to your headspace worker about confidentiality to ensure you understand how it works.

Our headspace Geraldton team members are dedicated health professionals passionate about helping young people.

What do we provide?

  • A safe place to talk
  • Friendly staff
  • Confidentiality
  • No judging
  • Respect

Meet the team:

Fiona Stewart – Centre Manager

IMAG1987Speciality areas

  • Narrative therapy
  • Advocating for the needs of young people and our community
  • Leadership

Interests

  • Hiking/bush walking
  • spending time with family
  • Nature and the environment

Lorraine De Guzman (she/her) - Administration Officer

Speciality areas

  • Multi-tasking
  • Managing competing demands and time
  • Ensuring a friendly face greets everyone
     

Interests

  • Coffee making
  • Exploring new things
  • Sketching
  • Reading

Erykah Forrest (she/her) -Administration Officer

Speciality areas

  • Document sorting and collating
  • Managing competing demands and priorities

Interests

  • Shopping
  • Fishing
  • Anything outdoors

Amber Jackson (she/her) - Youth Counsellor/Intake Team

Speciality areas

  • Client-centred, strength-based counselling
  • Trauma-informed practice
  • Youth Reference Group (YRG) coordination 

Interests

  • Swimming
  • Yoga
  • Baking
  • Crafts

Sarah Groves (she/her) – Care Coordination/Intake Team

Speciality areas

  • Connecting young people with the supports they need
  • headspace network knowledge
  • LGBTQIA+ group

Interests

  • Reading books
  • Learning new things
  • Spending time in nature
  • Long walks

Denise Robertson (she/her) - Intake Worker

Speciality areas

  • Hearing people's stories
  • Connecting them with the right supports

Interests

  • Walking the dog
  • Reading
  • Cooking
  • Embroidery

Yvonne Sargeant (she/her) - Youth Counsellor
Speciality areas

  • Client-centred practice
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

Interests

  • Swimming
  • Yoga
  • Cycling
  • Nature
  • Art 
  • Gardening

Reto Blanke (he/him) - Youth Counsellor

Speciality areas

  • Anxiety busting
  • Polyvagal Theory 
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy 
  • Evolutionary Anthropology
  • Bush Adventure Therapy (BAT)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • LitChats (BAT Narrative Social Group)

Interests

  • Sustainable living
  • Breathing techniques
  • Cold exposure
  • Meditation
  • Bike riding
  • Bio-hacking

Jess Coates (she/her) - Youth Counsellor

Speciality areas

  • Strengths-Based Approach
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy 
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Client-Led

Interests

  • Yoga
  • Swimming
  • Walking the dog
  • Spending time with family
  • Alone time
  • Striving for balance

Seth Tullar (he/him) - Youth Counsellor

Speciality areas

  • LitChats (BAT Narrative Social Group)
  • Bush Adventure Therapy (BAT - Australian Association of Bush Adventure Therapists AABAT)
  • LGBTQIA+ Group

Interests

  • Going on adventures
  • Bike riding
  • Soccer
  • Camping
  • Learning to surf
  • Bo Burham and Taylor Swift 
  • Being a proud Texan 

Alice Stieger (she/her) - Youth Counsellor

Speciality areas

  • Individual counselling
  • Family-based interventions
  • Research

Interests

  • Flat whites (coffee!)
  • Hockey
  • Reading 
  • ABC iview 

Suzanne Carter (Suz/Suzi) - Vocational, Community Engagement & Team Support

Speciality areas

  • Group-based supports/education
  • Admin support for the centre
  • All things vocational! 

Interests

  • Bike riding
  • Nature
  • Backgammon
  • Scrabble

Claire Tutton (she/her) - WorkWonders Vocational Specialist

Speciality areas

  • Supporting young people to achieve their dreams with work and study

Interests

  • Swimming
  • Singing
  • Cooking

Benny (he/him) - Resident Door Greeter

Speciality areas

  • Greeting young people 
  • Laying in the middle of the room
  • Brightening people's day

Interests

  • Walking
  • Sleeping
  • Resting
  • Pats 

We also have other wonderful people from different agencies working with young people from our centre.  

headspace Geraldton can be booked in to attend your event, school or service in Geraldton by filling in this request form (link) or by calling our centre on (08) 9943 8111 and discussing your requirements with one of our friendly staff members.

Please provide four weeks notice to allow for planning.

headspace Geraldton aims to create and maintain a therapeutic environment from the front door to the back door and all in between including the kitchen. 

What this means for staff employed by headspace is that we adopt the Rogerian principles of unconditional positive regard, warmth and empathy in all our interactions with one another, within the headspace environment. 

The therapeutic alliance with the young person and their family begins with them walking through our doors, and continues throughout until they leave us. This means that they will be treated with respect, loving kindness, regard, and with compassionate understanding. They are considered as equal in humanity. They are assisted to feel safe, connections are built, and relationships are begun. Essentially they are validated throughout their whole experience at headspace. 

Whilst management recognises and needs staff to carry out assessments and gathering of other information, they are equally concerned with the tone, the manner, the way in which these interactions are carried out. 

We expect that young people and their families will treat staff in the same manner, however as trained staff, the onus is on us to model this and lead the way by treating clients in this manner and this is how we build a culture of regard, and safety and reciprocity. 

Feedback and other forms of expression, whether positive or negative, are very much welcomed and encouraged and are confined to appropriate private conversation where it can be given the time, understanding and value it deserves. 

Where are we located?

We are located at 193 Marine Terrace, Geraldton, near the Orana Cinemas end of town! We are opposite Tarts & Co Cafe (formerly Culinary HQ), and the original Jaffle Shack. Our building is next door to the Yamaji Art Centre and the Department of Housing.

Our centre is wheelchair accessible and we can accommodate any special needs you may have. Please contact our friendly admin staff on 9943 8111 to discuss any special requirements you may have so we can help you to access our service comfortably.

There is parking available along Marine Terrace. Please note the parking is 1 hour only. All day free parking is available near the Youth Precinct just along the road from our centre and on Marine Terrace opposite the Police Station and Courthouse.

Public Transport is available:

There are Buswest TransGeraldton Buses 800, 851, 852 and 856, which all travel along Chapman Road

Visit the Buswest website for more info: http://buswest.com.au/location/buswest-geraldton/

 

Any questions or for more info on how to get to headspace Geraldton please contact our centre on 9943 8111

 

 

At headspace Geraldton we understand asking for help can sometimes be hard, so we try to make it as easy and stress free as possible for young people to access our services. headspace Geraldton is a safe and inclusive place for all young people. We celebrate individuality and uniqueness and aim to promote this throughout the community.

All you have to do to make an appointment is give us a call on (08) 9943 8111 or drop in to our new centre at 193 Marine Terrace, Geraldton and register with us. We will then discuss when the next appointment is available. We’re just across the road from the Jaffle Shack and Culinary HQ. You can also ask a family member, health worker or case manager to refer you.

Your first appointment will be with one of our friendly staff members who will have a chat with you about your concerns and work with you to figure out the best way headspace Geraldton can help you. You are welcome to bring a family member or a friend along for support to your appointment. Our service is FREE with NO FEES! Even our GP appointments are bulk billed through to Medicare with your permission.

For appointments with our Doctor (GP) if you don't have a Medicare card call us on 9943 8111, we can help you get your number if you don't know it or you can use this link to the Medicare website:  

https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/enablers/get-your-own-medicare-card-15-years-old

 

headspace Geraldton have an awesome team of experienced & friendly people. We are here to help young people who are going through a tough time. 

Check out some of our resources below or drop by our centre and have a look at our information wall:

Tips-for-a-healthy-headspace-web.pdf                Mental-Health-is-Like-a-Tree-Fact-Sheet.pdf

HSP225-Sleep-Fact-Sheet-DP3.pdf

 

You can also contact eheadspace, a free phone & online support service for young people on 1800 650 890 or visit eheadspace.org.au to have a confidential chat online.

 

If you are in crisis or need to speak to someone immediately please contact emergency services:

Geraldton Regional Hospital on (08) 9956 2222

Lifeline on 13 11 14

Kid’s Helpline on 1800 55 1800

Rurallink - specialist after hours mental health telephone service for people in rural communities of Western Australia. 4.30pm – 8:30am Monday to Friday and 24 hours Saturday, Sunday and public holidays. During business hours you will be connected to your local community mental health clinic - Free call 1800 552 002