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  • Monday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 8:30am - 8:00pm
  • Thursday: 8:30am - 8:00pm
  • Friday: 8:30am - 3:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed


NEW Referral Form

headspace Gladstone, located on Bailai, Gurang, Gooreng Gooreng and Taribelang Bunda land, is a place where young people aged 12-25 can:

  • Access free and confidential  support for their mental health.
  • Access non-judgemental information and support around drugs or alcohol.
  • Support accessing a doctor
  • Get practical support with work and study

This is all available through face-to-face or telehealth appointments.

If you want to make an appointment, call or email us (monitored in business hours). If you're not feeling up to contacting us yourself, please ask your family, friend, or someone close to you to either make a referral or contact us on your behalf.  Referrals aren't required.

We are based in the Mindcare building on Goondoon Street (opposite the Art Gallery). Head through the headspace doors and up the stairs or via ramp access from the back car park behind the building. 

headspace Community Engagement 

did you know that in addition to providing services within our centre, headspace Gladstone can also engage the community and provide education on mental health and wellbeing as well as the services headspace offer? And the best part ... it's FREE!

We are keen to collaborate with schools, services and agencies by offering presentations about headspace services and topics around mental health and wellbeing, hosting stalls, partnering on activities/events! If you would like us to get involved, email our Community Engagement Officer at awareness@headspacegladstone.com.au

View our centre brochure


  • Monday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 8:30am - 8:00pm
  • Thursday: 8:30am - 8:00pm
  • Friday: 8:30am - 3:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

headspace Gladstone is operated by Roseberry Qld. 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, Central Queensland, Wide Bay and Sunshine Coast.


Services could include: provision of contraception and advice, testing, support, treatment and management of sexually transmissible infections(STI) HIV/AIDS and viral hepatitis vaccination for Hepatitis and HPV, pregnancy testing and referral.

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.

Your GP can refer you to see a specialist youth psychiatrist for bulk billed assessment and management advice for mental health issues.

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. 

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 Gladstone

Employer: Roseberry Qld

Are you passionate about working with young people and their families and friends?

Perhaps you are interested in starting in private practice, but worried about the risks?

Are you fully registered with AHPRA or AASW as a Mental Health Social Worker?

Why not consider joining headspace?

 headspace Gladstone is seeking motivated and experienced private Allied Health Providers to join our growing and dynamic team which includes General Practitioners, Psychologists, Social Workers, Drug and Alcohol Counsellors and Engagement staff on-site.

 headspace Gladstone provides a range of evidence based, early intervention services to young people aged 12-25 years, including primary health, mental health, substance use counselling, & social recovery programs.

Our office hours are Mondays and Tuesdays 8.30am- 5pm, Wednesdays and Thursdays 8.30am – 8pm and Fridays 8.30am-3pm. There is some flexibility for different session times across the week, and we are particularly interested in Clinicians to expand our after-hours service.

In return for bulk-billing, headspace Gladstone offers administrative support including appointment bookings and reminders, comfortable youth-friendly counselling rooms, an ongoing base of referrals of 12-25 year olds who have already completed a psychosocial assessment, and a fantastic work-environment. Care coordination, access to integrated GP and Psychiatry services and professional development opportunities are available.

Successful applicants will be require a current 'Working with Children Blue Card'.



For more information contact:

Name: David, Acting Manager
Phone: (07) 4903 1921
Email: info@headspacegladstone.com.au

Employer: Roseberry Qld

headspace GPs play an important role in supporting the mental, physical and sexual health of young people aged 12–25.

Having GPs onsite at headspace centres provides a safe, low-stigma entry point for young people who may be reluctant to seek help for mental health concerns. GPs work with young people around mental health, sexual health, drugs and alcohol, preventative healthcare and other physical health problems and are part of a multidisciplinary team of experienced youth healthcare experts.

At headspace, GPs have the opportunity to:
• Make a real difference in young people’s lives by working as part of an innovative team.
• Provide holistic care across a wide range of physical, mental and sexual health issues.
• Be part of a supportive and multidisciplinary team.
• Develop confidence and specialist skills working with young people, and
• Receive free accredited online training courses.

Other benefits include:
• Focus on evidence based practice – from assessment to appropriate prescribing.
• Potential access to a range of supports such as supervision and professional development.
• Modern fully computerised facilities with full reception support.
• Access to mentoring, a GP Community of Practice and secondary consultation sessions with psychiatrists.
• Flexible & after-hours positions available.

You will need:
• Passion for engaging and building rapport with young people.
• Experience in supporting young people with mild to moderate mental health challenges, developing mental health treatment plans, and treating physical and sexual health concerns relevant to this age group.
• To hold all relevant licenses, registrations and memberships for legal practice as a qualified and registered Practitioner within the state of Queensland.
• Be able to obtain a Medicare Provider Number, and
• Be willing to bulk bill.

To express your interest please call the Centre Manger on (07) 4903 1921 or email info@headspacegladstone.com.au

For more information about GPs at headspace, visit headspace.org.au/gps

For more information contact:

Name: Centre Manager
Phone: (07) 4903 1921
Email: info@headspacegladstone.com.au

More information

Our Staff

headspace Gladstone is staffed by a dedicated team of health professionals who are passionate about making sure the support we provide is youth friendly. Our headspace team consists of core staff, the Youth Reference Group, consortium members, and private practitioners.  

Centre Manager


Clinical Lead




Care Coordinators

Mick & Kiara

Mental Health Clinicians

Stephannie & Effy

Early and Brief Intervention Clinician


Early Careers Graduate


Youth and Community Engagement 


  Consortium Partners


headspace Gladstone is NOT a CRISIS service

If you or your young person requires immediate support, contact:

  • 000 or visit the emergency department
  • Lifeline 13 11 14
  • Kidshelpline 1800 55 1800
  • eheadspace 1800 650 890 or eheadspace.org.au
  • Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467
  • Mental Health Support 1300 642 255 

How do I make an appointment?

If you are a young person aged 12-25 enquiring about headspace Gladstone services for yourself, you do not require a referral, simply give us a call on 07 4903 1921 to make an appointment, or drop in and have a chat to one of our Reception staff.

If you are a friend, family member or carer, you can phone to book an appointment on behalf of a young person but we do request that you discuss this with the young person first to make sure they are happy to come along.

Are you wanting to refer a young person?

If you are a School Guidance Officer, Teacher, Service Provider, or work in a Government Department, you can send the referral on behalf of the young person via email to info@headspacegladstone.com.au with the young persons consent. 

Please click here for our referral form

If you are a GP, you do not need to fill in our referral form.

If you can prepare a Mental Health Treatment Plan (if indicated) and attach a brief referral letter addressed to us, that would be most appreciated.

After a young person attends we will let you know if the Mental Health Treatment Plan will be used.

You can also fax referrals to us on (07) 4803 9100.

If you are waiting for a call or an appointment, please check out some of the community resources below:


eheadspace - 1800 650 890 - Free confidential, over the phone or online counselling service provided by headspace that helps young people who don't feel ready to attend a headspace centre or who prefer to talk about their problems to a clinician via phone call or online support. 

Kids Helpline - 1800 551 800 - Free, confidential counselling service available any time of the day or night by phone or webchat for young people 5-25 years. 

Beyond Blue - 1300 224 636 - Free online support. Call or chat online with a counsellor at any time. Support Service is available 24/7. 


Online Forums:

Beyond Blue - The Beyond Blue forums are a supportive place to connect with people who are going through similar experiences to you. You can read other people's stories, ask for advice or share your own experience. https://forums.beyondblue.org.au/ 

Reach Out - ReachOut Forums is a supportive, save and anonymous space where people care about what's happening for you, because they've been there too. There are supports available for young people, parents and carers and schools. https://au.reachout.com/#young-people


eheadspace - Free, confidential, over the phone or online counselling service provided by headspace. 1800 650 890 or at Online & Phone Support.

Kids Helpline - Free, private and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5-25 years. 1800 55 1800 or kidshelpline.com.au

ReachOut - Online resources and support for young people under 25 going through a tough time. au.reachout.com

Head to Health - Wherever you are on your mental health journey, Head to Health is here to help you find the information, resources, and services that most suit your needs. headtohealth.gov.au

Hello Sunday Morning - Website and app that support young people cutting back or taking a break from alcohol. hellosundaymorning.org

The Brave Program - Online program to support young people aged 8-17 with anxiety. brave4you.psy.uq.edu.au/

Clear Your Vision - Online program to support young people to reduce their cannabis use. cannabissupport.com.au/treatment/tools-to-quit/clear-your-vision

Act, Belong, Commit - An online campaign and app encouraging people to promote their own mental wellbeing by being active, connecting with others and creating purpose in their life. https://www.actbelongcommit.org.au/ 


Personal Best - Find information, stories, tips and strategies to inspire you to achieve your all-round personal best.https://www.beyondblue.org.au/personal-best 


BeyondNow App -  This is a safely planning app that you can work through if you're having thoughts of suicide. beyondblue.org.au/get-support/beyondnow-suicide-safety-planning

Smiling Minds - A website and app teaching Mindfulness Meditation to young people (7-22 years), and adults https://apps.apple.com/au/app/smiling-mind/id560442518

Breakup Shakeup - App that supports young people going through a relationship break up. iTunes.apple.com/au/app/breakup-shakeup/id1017200579?mt=8


For more tools and apps click here


Short term parking is available in front of Mindcare, and Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum  Goondoon Street - we are located on Level 1 of the Mindcare building - follow the signage on the door and up the stairs into headspace reception or under the building around the back to the car park for ramp access. 

Other parking options are available behind our complex, entering off Goondoon St. If parking behind the complex, just walk up the ramp and then follow the signage through the headspace doors into reception.



Transport via Bus:




It doesn’t matter who you are or where you live, headspace work and study is tailored 1-on-1 support and advice on everything from study and education options to job hunting. Headspace Work and Study Online supports you to develop the skills and confidence to reach your work or study goals. Support is available for approximately three months, depending on your needs. It’s all online – headspace Work and Study Online use webchat, video chat, or phone call – so you can access support however you’re comfortable and it’s totally free!

We can help you:
  • Identify your strengths
  • Learn about yourself and what career you might like to pursue 
  • Decide on goals that work for you and the steps to take to reach them
  • Build your capacity to take on new challenges like a new job 
  • Write job applications, resumes or course entry forms 
  • Prepare for job interviews 
  • Accessing support funding and services (NDIS, HECS, Centrelink) 
  • Understand your workplace rights 
  • Balance your mental health and wellbeing with work or study. 

If you want more information about our headspace Work and Study Online program, click here

headspace Gladstone is committed to providing the best possible service to young people, their family and friends. We welcome and value your feedback so we can improve the services we provide.

Give us feedback directly:

Contact our Lead Agency:

Compliments, Complaints and Feedback can also go through our Roseberry Qld (Lead Agency) here

Family and Friends can also provide feedback to headspace National:

Family & Friends Satisfaction Survey


Thank you - we appreciate the thought and time that goes into providing all kinds of feedback.

It can be challenging deciding what to do next after school finishes. You've been at school for 10+ years and now it's time to take a step into the next stage of your life. If you didn't get the results you wanted and/or are confused about what to do next, you're not alone - this is a common feeling for lots of people. Below are a few different options to consider: 


1. TAFE and UNI - Alternative Pathways 

The traditional pathway from Year 12 to university is not the only way. Most TAFEs and Unis offer an alternative way to get into the course you want. You can potentially start at a certificate level and move all the way to postgraduate study. 

There are many options and each TAFE/Uni have different pathway offerings so ensure you check their websites for pathway requirements. 

Useful link:

  • Course Seeker - a tool to easily search and compare thousands of courses from different institutions across Australia 

2. Apprenticeships 

Apprenticeships allow you to earn money while you learn a trade and work towards an accredited qualification. They can be full-time, part-time or school based, and are available to anyone of working age. 

Apprenticeships are usually for 3-4 years

Useful Links: 

3. Traineeships 

Traineeships are similar to apprenticeships however they provide on the job training in a wide range of occupations. Organisations usually list traineeships on their careers' page or via job search platforms like SEEK. 

4. Volunteer

Volunteering can be a great way to gain real-world experience, meet new people, give you a sense of purpose, and get a foot in the door. If you're curious about a particular industry or interested in an organisation, volunteering helps you build transferrable skills and give you industry experience. 

Useful Links:

5. Take a Gap Year 

A gap year is a year off academic study and is usually (not always) taken after you finish secondary school and before you start TAFE, Uni, or work. It's a way to stop, pause, reflect and take time to think about your study and work journey so far and what to do next. It can also be a great way to try something totally different, meet new people, experience a new culture and develop some independence. During your gap year, you have the option to travel, volunteer or work. 

Useful Link

  • Year 13 - have a good list of gap year providers



If you're still unsure what's next, don't know where to start with looking for a job or how to work out what you might want to study, headspace Work and Study can help! 

Alternatively contact our centre for support on (07) 4903 1921

Are you passionate about youth mental health?

Have a big idea for an event, campaign or a social group we can offer at headspace?

Are you keen to step into a volunteer role with the headspace Gladstone Youth Crew?

Then this is the crew for you!


So! What is Youth Crew?

Youth Crew is a diverse team of young volunteers ages between 16 and 25 years old who are passionate about youth mental health and wellbeing. 

It's a great way to connect with your community to help shape our service to better serve the community! You help create a more culturally safe and inclusive centre for you people to access. 

headspace Gladstone is a service for young people. Because of this, youth perspectives and participation are really important. Adding your voice to the mix can help create a better service for everyone. 


By getting involved you will:

  • Have the opportunity to have your say and direct youth mental health services in Australia
  • Develop new skills
  • Meet and work with other young people who are passionate about youth mental health
  • Make a difference to youth mental health

headspace will provide some training to help support you in your Youth Crew role.  


Who can apply?

  • Anyone aged between 16 and 25 
  • Live in the Gladstone Region
  • Have experienced mental health challenges or supported someone who has. 


What is involved?

  • Attending fortnightly catch-ups.
  • Help create, plan and facilitate events.
  • Create content for social media and advertising.
  • Run stalls at festivals and community events. 
  • Meet with us and give advice on our service, projects, programs and issues
  • Undertaking training in areas that interest you within youth mental health.

By providing a variety of activities, we hope to provide the opportunity to draw on our Crew's strengths, abilities and capabilities, while also appealing to a broad range of interests. 


We want you to apply if:

  • you have had your own experiences of feeling depressed, anxious or another mental health issue
  • you have a friend or family member who has/or had a mental illness or drug addiction,
  • you feel passionate about and are interested in mental health issues,
  • The group is also keen to hear the voices of Indigenous young people, young people from different cultural backgrounds, young people from rural and remote areas, young people that identify as LGBTQIA+ or are allies and young people who have been homeless.

What if I don't have any experience? 

That's okay! If you're passionate about youth mental health and want to develop new skills, we can support you to learn.


How do I get involved?

Complete the online application here


For more information

Contact headspace  07 4903 1921



did you know that in addition to providing services within our centre, headspace Gladstone can also attend events to engage the community and provide education on mental health and wellbeing as well as the services headspace offer? And the best part ... it's FREE!

Building positive relationships with local schools, TAFE, University, community groups, sporting groups, and organisations is important to us. Our headspace Gladstone team love getting out and about in the community, delivering education and attending events. 

If you have a festival or community event that you want headspace to attend, please email us at awareness@headspacegladstone.com.au 

Alternatively you can contact our Community Engagement Officer - Ebony on (07) 4903 1921.


Please be mindful that we require a minimum of 2 weeks notice and may not always be able to attend your event.

headspace Gladstone is committed to providing family inclusive services to young people and their family and friends. 


We know that family and friends often encourage the young person to seek help and play a significant role in supporting change. Family and friends are also often the first to notice a change in a young person's emotions or behaviour. 

You can read through our Family and Friends Welcome Pack here

There are plenty of resources available to support you and your young person through this journey. check out the resources below!

Partners in Parenting 

headspace, in partnership with Monash University is offering an evidence-based online parenting program designed to help parents and carers build skills and confidence in supporting their high school-aged young people's mental health and wellbeing. 

Partners in Parenting also covers more common parenting challenges, such as communication, managing strong emotions, boundaries, conflicts and staying involved in your young person's life while they navigate their independence. 

This program includes 

  • 10 online modules explore
  • Complete these modules in any order and at your own pace
  • Each module will only take around 15-25 minutes to complete 
  • Optional reflection questions which can help to recommend specific modules for you

click here for more information. 

Friends and Family Reference Group

We are taking enquiries for our Friends and Family Reference Group. Our Friends and Family Reference Group is made up of diverse members who have lived experiences of supporting a young person through mental health services. The group provides strategic direction and advice to the headspace Gladstone service. This includes discussions on youth mental health and wellbeing related topics, improvements to the service and innovating on family and friends' engagements with the service. 

To find out more information or express your interest in our Family and Friends Reference Group, get in touch with our Youth Community Engagement Officer, Ebony on (07) 4903 1921 or email awareness@headspacegladstone.com.au


Our Rainbow Pack is made up of a stack of useful resources we've found from different groups and organisations to support LGBTQIA+ young people. 

It includes:

  • Information on pronouns, navigating relationships, sexuality and more. 
  • Stories from other LGBTQIA+ young people. 
  • Info on where to go to get more information and support online or in person. 

The aim of this pack is to help you and your loved ones along young journey no matter what point you are at. 

Most importantly, we want you to know that headspace Gladstone is a safe place and we want to support you. Call us on 4903 1921 if you would like to speak to someone. We're here to help. 



For more resources check out:

  • Minus18 Articles - has various articles for you to access.
  • Twenty10 - has articles for you to access and hear other people's stories. 
  • ReachOut- has articles for you to access and hear other people's stories. 
  • QLife - has a variety of resources and services available for you to access nationally as well as specific services available in each state and territory. 

Resources for Friends and Family:

Privacy and Confidentiality

Confidentiality policies can be confusing but it is also really important in developing a professional relationship with young people and this will be discussed early on during the assessment phase.

We work at the pace of the young person and involve them in all the decisions that are made. We will talk about this with them and keep them informed at all times which means that what they tell us won’t be shared with anyone else unless they say so, or if duty of care applies (see below).

We have a legal and an ethical commitment to duty of care.

  • If we think the young person is going to hurt themselves or someone else we can pass on information with the aim of preventing this from happening.  
  • If we believe that a young person is at risk of, or has been seriously harmed by others, then we must contact the appropriate services.
  • If information is subpoenaed for a legal purpose

Sometimes it’s helpful for us to talk with other agencies that the young person is involved in. If this is the case, we will ask for the client’s permission to contact them.

After each session the young person has with their headspace worker, the headspace worker will write some notes on what they have talked about. These notes are kept together in a file in a secure database or if we collect anything in hard copy it is stored in such a way that no-one else has access to it unless necessary.

If you have any questions about confidentiality, please do not hesitate to ask a headspace staff member.


headspace Gladstone is a voluntary service.

Health professionals can only carry out interventions for young people who give consent. It is therefore the young person’s decision as to whether or not they want support. Please note that this is something we will ask a young person when they attend.

We will provide the young person and their support people with enough information about the service so that they can make an informed decision about consent, confidentiality and its limits.

If under 16:

A parent or legal guardian is the appropriate person to give consent to a young person under 16 accessing our service. However in some cases these young people can consent to accessing treatment/support without parent permission. Please speak with one of our headspace team members if you would like to know more.

If over 16:

We will work with the young person to involve family and friends in ways that they are comfortable with, and that are likely to be beneficial to the young person’s mental health.

Is there a cost to access headspace Gladstone?

No, there is no fee associated with accessing any of our services at headspace Gladstone. 

One of the support pathways is through our Private Practitioners. This team may include: Psychologists and Mental Health Social Workers. To access this pathway, the client is required to obtain a Mental Health Care / Treatment Plan (MHCP / MHTP) from their GP. There may be a cost associated with obtaining a MHTP, we advise that you consult with your GP if there is a cost before you make an appointment to see them. The Care Coordinator that you will be linked in with will help support you through this process.

Do I need a referral or Mental Health Treatment Plan? Can anyone refer to headspace?

No, anyone can get the referral process started for the young person. However, it is up to the young person if they wish to engage with our service.

What is the age group for accessing headspace services?

Our age group is 12 - 25 years

Where are you located?

We are located at Level 1, 147 Goondoon Street Gladstone - just upstairs in the Mindcare building opposite the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum. 

To access from Goondoon Street, walk through the headspace doors, up the stairs and through the next headspace door into reception.

To access from our back car park off Goondoon St, use the all accessibility ramp access to get to the headspace door and go through to reception. 

For wheelchair access we recommend access from the car park behind our centre off Goondoon Street.

 Can I choose to see only a female or male clinician?

Yes - when you talk with a headspace worker, it’s important that you feel safe and comfortable. Some people prefer to seek support from someone of the same gender, or someone who understands their cultural background. We’ll do our best to make sure this happens.

Can I choose to switch Clinicians?

Yes, everyone works differently so its about finding the right "fit". If you don't feel like you are making a connection with the Clinician you are seeing, please let us know and we can look at other Clinicians that will be better suited. You can either speak to your Clinician if you are comfortable or speak to your Care Coordinator or one of our Admin staff.

Do I need a Medicare Card?

You don't necessarily need a Medicare Card as there are different support pathways at headspace Gladstone. Some services such as GP or seeing a Private Practitioner under a Mental Health Treatment Plan require this. Your Care Coordinator will let you know if this is required for your support.

Is my information confidential? 

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 we think the young person is going to hurt themselves or someone else we can pass on information with the aim of preventing this from happening.  
  • If we believe that a young person is at risk of, or has been seriously harmed by others, then we must contact the appropriate services.
  • If information is subpoenaed for a legal purpose

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.

If you need immediate medical attention, call 000 or call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800.

How can headspace help me?

headspace can help if you: 

  • Are feeling down, stressed or can’t stop worrying
  • Don’t feel like yourself anymore
  • Can’t deal with school/uni/ work or are finding it difficult to concentrate
  • Are feeling sick or worried about your health
  • Have questions about, or want to cut down on alcohol or other drug use
  • Want to talk about sexuality, gender identity or relationships
  • Are having difficulties with your family or friends
  • Have sexual health issues or want information about contraception
  • Are being bullied, hurt or harassed
  • Are worried about work or study or if you’re having money trouble
  • Need someone to talk to
  • Getting support can help you to keep you on track at school, study or work, and in your personal and family relationships. The sooner you get help the sooner things can begin to improve for you.

10. What if I'm not ready for a face-to-face appointment?

The first step is making contact with headspace either by phoning, emailing, or dropping into the centre. Once you have made contact, reception will process the information and send it through to the Care Coordinators. The Care Coordinators will then make contact with you. If you're not ready for a face-to-face appointment, eheadspace may be a good place to access support. Our Care Coordinators can discuss this with you.

What are the wait times like?

If a referral is made, initial contact is made by a Care Coordinator within 1 – 2 business days. The first face–to–face (intake) appointment is booked in for 1-2 weeks after referral is made.

*Please note that wait times can vary due to: complex referrals coming through that take priority, being short staffed, public holidays and other centre closures etc. We do aim to assist you as soon as we can.

What happens when I go to headspace?

The first time a young person comes to headspace, they will:

  • Complete a registration form
  • Complete a brief survey on an iPad (called a hAPI)
  • See a Care Coordinator for a first face–to–face (intake) appointment (60 minutes for an average appointment but this can vary depending on the content discussed)
  • Read through and sign a consent form


After the Care Coordinator has completed their assessment they will work with the young person to form a 'Care Plan' (Support Pathway). This may include appointments with various workers at headspace Gladstone, and/or other services in the community.

  • The 'Care Plan' will be presented at an Intake Meeting which consist of different clinicians at the centre. This meeting is used to discuss each young person coming through to decide on what's best for the young person going forward.
  • The Care Coordiniator will then make contact to advise the recommendations from the intake meeting. If the client wishes to go with a different plan, the 'Care Plan' can be altered. 
  • As headspace is a voluntary service, if a young person chooses not to engage and attend appointments we will respect their decision.


The Care Plan can include: 

  • Brief intervention counselling and problem solving with one of our qualified Mental Health Clinicians or Private Practitioners from a number of different teachings including: Psychology, Social Work, and Occupational Therapy.
  • Early intervention and supportive counselling with one of our Care Coordinators
  • Access to a GP and/or nurse for physical and mental health issues
  • Vocational assistance with an Employment Specialist
  • Alcohol and other Drugs Counselling
  • Participation in headspace workshops and groups
  • Referral to another agency best suited to the young person’s/family’s needs


At times there may be a variations to the above as we understand that every person’s presentation and story is different.

A Medicare card lets people get a range of medical services and prescriptions at a lower cost, and free care as a public patient in a public hospital.

To access some of the services at headspace Gladstone at no cost, a Medicare card may be required.

To apply for a Medicare card, go to the Services Australia website. Find out eligibility.

Did you know you can get you own Medicare card from the age of 15? For more information on this click here

If you have any questions about this process or would like further information please contact our friendly headspace Gladstone staff and they will be able to assist you further. 

For useful information on how to stay safe online check out the eSafety website. They have a host of resources for young people, and parents.

headspace Application Platform Interface (hAPI)

As part of providing support, headspace will need to collect and record personal information about you that is relevant to your situation. The personal information will be recorded in a secure headspace database called headspace Application Platform Interface or hAPI. Each time the young person attends headspace, they will be asked by reception if they would like to complete a hAPI  Survey on an iPad. These surveys are voluntary so if they don't feel like completing them each time they come in, then they don't have to. The client can also choose to skip questions or sign out at any stage during the survey.

The information will be used by headspace staff in their sessions with you to help provide you with the best support possible. It will also be used by headspace National Office to evaluate, conduct research and report on how well headspace is providing health services to young people. These activities will help us understand the characteristics and needs of young people using headspace services to make our service better. The data that will be used or disclosed by headspace for evaluation, research and reporting purposes will not identify individuals. Client's names will be removed and combined with information from other young people attending headspace. The information collected will be securely stored. Headspace staff will always ask for your permission before sharing this information with headspace National Office.  

If you have any questions regarding the hAPI Survey, please ask our friendly staff.