headspace Geraldton is a free service for young people aged 12 to 25. We can help with mental health, alcohol or drug use, physical/sexual health and work and study. Family and friends can also contact us.
No referral is needed. To make an appointment call 9943 8111 or drop by our centre. Scroll down for more information.
For professionals and other services here is a referral form. There is information on our referral process below.
If you need immediate assistance call emergency services on 000 or Lifeline if you need to speak to someone urgently.
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.
- 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 and Aged Care. 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).
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.
headspace Geraldton Closed from Friday 21st Dec. Reopening Wednesday Jan 2nd, 2019. If you need support please call: Lifeline 13 11 14 or Geraldton Hospital on 9956 2222
Have questions about your Sexual Health? Need Drug & Alcohol counselling? Check out the options at headspace Geraldton!
Do you know we provide Drug & Alcohol Support? We have a counsellor available! Or need to talk about your Sexual Health? We have free GP appointments!
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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people, LGBTIQA+ young people, those from culturally diverse backgrounds and young people with disabilities.
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! See the application form here YRG Application Form
To express your interest, contact us on 9943 8111 or email email@example.com and we'll be in touch!
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.
Young people can self-refer. All you have to do to make an appointment is give us a call on (08) 9943 8111, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or drop in to our centre at 193 Marine Terrace, Geraldton and register with us. Our intake team will chat to you about our processes and when the next appointment is available. We’re just across the road from the Jaffle Shack and Golden Dragon. 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!
When available, our GP appointments are bulk billed. If you don't have a Medicare card call us on 9943 8111. We can help you find your Medicare number if you don't know it or otherwise head over to the Services Australia Website.
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 - a 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
For Family & Friends:
Family members and friends can 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 and have a chat with one of our friendly staff members.
If you would like to refer a young person you can find our referral form below. Please fill out the details and email to email@example.com 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
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, 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
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
- No judging
Meet the team:
Fiona Stewart – Centre Manager
- Narrative therapy
- Advocating for the needs of young people and our community
- Hiking/bush walking
- spending time with family
- Nature and the environment
Lorraine De Guzman (she/her) - Administration Officer
- Managing competing demands and time
- Ensuring a friendly face greets everyone
- Coffee making
- Exploring new things
Erykah Forrest (she/her) -Administration Officer
- Document sorting and collating
- Managing competing demands and priorities
- Anything outdoors
Chadd Simson (he/him) - Community Awareness and Engagement Officer
- Youth Reference Group coordination
- Attending community events
- Social media
- Getting out and about and chatting all things headspace
- Touch Rugby
- Tai Chi
- Hanging out with mates
- Anything outdoors
Amber Jackson (she/her) - Youth Counsellor/Intake Team
- Client-centred, strength-based counselling
- Trauma-informed practice
- Youth Reference Group (YRG) coordination
Sarah Groves (she/her) – Care Coordination/Intake Team
- Connecting young people with the supports they need
- headspace network knowledge
- LGBTQIA+ group
- Reading books
- Learning new things
- Spending time in nature
- Long walks
Seth Tullar (he/him) - Youth Counsellor
- LitChats (BAT Narrative Social Group)
- Bush Adventure Therapy (BAT - Australian Association of Bush Adventure Therapists AABAT)
- LGBTQIA+ Group
- Going on adventures
- Bike riding
- Learning to surf
- Bo Burham and Taylor Swift
- Being a proud Texan
Gabbie Lynch (she/her) - Social Work Graduate
- Providing wrap around support for young people and their families
- LGBTIQA+ & LitChats Group
- Supporting and advocating for young women
- Travelling and backpacking
- Studying maps
- Music Festivals
- Contemporary Australian literature
- Middle Eastern Cuisine!
Alice Stieger (she/her) - Youth Counsellor
- Individual counselling
- Family-based interventions
- Flat whites (coffee!)
- ABC iview
Suzanne Carter (Suz/Suzi) - Vocational, Community Engagement & Team Support
- Group-based supports/education
- Admin support for the centre
- All things vocational!
- Bike riding
Claire Tutton (she/her) - WorkWonders Vocational Specialist
- Supporting young people to achieve their dreams with work and study
Benny (he/him) - Resident Door Greeter
- Greeting young people
- Laying in the middle of the room
- Brightening people's day
We also have other wonderful people from different agencies working with young people from our centre.
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.
When you talk to a headspace Geraldton 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 we are seriously worried about your safety or the safety of someone else we must – by law – try to keep everyone safe. This means we might have to share our concerns with someone else. Talk to us about confidentiality to ensure you understand how it works, and if you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.
Every young person that accesses support through headspace Geraldton has a set of rights and responsibilities. We share these with young people at their first appointment with us, but if you'd like to learn more you can take a look at our rights and responsibilities brochure. If this raises any questions for you, you are welcome to get in touch and ask us for clarification.
At headspace Geraldton, you have the right to an environment where you feel welcomed, accepted and safe. If this hasn't happened, we want to know about it, so we can do better.
You can use this link to provide feedback, compliments or complaints. This can be about anything to do with headspace programs, services or people.
Your feedback will be sent to our Service Excellence team who will decide how to respond. You can remain anonymous if you wish, but your feedback will never impact on you getting help at headspace. See the link below:
If you have any questions, please contact the Service Excellence team on (08) 6266 4333 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The headspace Geraldton Youth Reference Group (YRG) are a group of young people aged 16-25 who meet on a fortnightly basis to review and provide feedback on the service delivery at headspace Geraldton.
Being part of the YRG is a rewarding experience as you are able to participate in the following:
- Attending local events
- Doing school presentations to advocate for headspace Geraldton and mental health
- Conducting stalls at various community events
- Participating in centre meetings
- Participating in centre planning
- Attending community and national forums
- Planning and developing group programs at the centre
- Access to professional development training
Our YRG members come from various walks of life and all share the same passion about improving access to mental health services in Geraldton.
Applications for YRG are currently open! We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people, LGBTIQA+ young people, those from culturally diverse backgrounds and young people with disabilities.
If you are interested, please complete the YRG application form
Here at headspace Geraldton our community awareness and engagement team are always looking for ways to get out and connect with the community. If you would like us to be involved in an event or do a workshop on building mental health literacy, please complete our Community Engagement Request Form and send it to email@example.com.
You can also give us a call on (08) 9943 8111 or drop by the centre for a chat.
Please give us as much notice as possible, we are a small team and will do our best to meet your request.