headspace
Greensborough

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Hours

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

About

headspace Greensborough is a welcoming environment where young people aged 12 - 25 years can access confidential & FREE support:
• Mental Health Support
• Alcohol & Other Drugs Support
• Vocational, Educational & Training Support

headspace Greensborough's services are FREE. 

Making an appointment:
To make an appointment, contact us during opening hours on 9433 7200. See Referring A Young Person section below for more details.

Locating us:
We are located at Level 1, 78 Main Street Greensborough, above the Westpac & Bendigo Banks. See Location, Parking and Accessibility section below for more details.

We are the parent site for headspace Plenty Valley.

Hours

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

headspace Greensborough is operated by Mind. 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, Eastern Melbourne PHN.

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 work or study opportunities. 

Centres have a range of programs and activities for young people. Just ask your centre what they have on. 

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.

“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 Greensborough

 

Allied Health Practitioners

Clinical Psychologist/Psychologist, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists

headspace Greensborough and headspace Plenty Valley are recruiting

 

headspace is Australia’s National Youth Mental Health Foundation.  Our mission is to deliver improvements in the mental health, social well being and economic participation of young Australian aged 12-25 years.  To this end, headspace aims to be the focal point for youth mental health issues across the country.

headspace Greensborough and headspace Plenty Valley are looking for highly motivated, youth orientated Clinical Psychologists, Psychologists, Social Workers and Occupational Therapists who are experienced in providing high quality services to young people. 

Working as a Private Practitioner at either headspace Greensborough or headspace Plenty Valley provides you with an opportunity to work within a dynamic, innovative multidisciplinary environment to provide early intervention and treatment for mental health and related issues in young people aged 12-25 years of age and establish a fulfilling and rewarding practice in partnership with headspace.  Our Private Practitioners complete work in assessment, treatment planning, psychological treatment and referral, and are highly valued members of our team.

 

What we offer

  • Flexible working hours, including after-hours;
  • Choice of location, Greensborough or Mill Park;
  • Opportunity to work with and gain support from a multidisciplinary team (including Psychiatrists, General Practitioners, Clinical Psychologists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Sexual Health Services, and a Drug and Alcohol Addiction Specialist);
  • Ongoing Medicare funded referrals of young people who have been assessed and are ready to receive services;
  • Full administrative support and consulting space which includes reception, billing, appointment confirmations, SMS reminders and all room bookings are taken care of for you.
  • Access to the electronic medical records database with comprehensive training provided.

 

Successful applicants should

  • Must be a fully registered Psychologist with AHPRA, hold Accredited Mental Health Social Worker Status with AASW or hold Better Access Endorsement with Occupational Therapy Australia;
  • Eligible to provide services under Medicare and be willing to bulk bill;
  • Have or be willing to obtain your own ABN;
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance;
  • Be willing to undertake a Working with Children Check and/or NDIS Worker Screening and a separate Criminal History check;
  • Have demonstrated experience providing services to young people aged 12-25 years of age;
  • Be willing to undertake modest administrative support costs which include room rental as part of the contractual agreement.

 

If you are ready to join a fantastic multidisciplinary team and really make a difference to the lives of Young People, apply now!

Interested applicants should submit their applications to kelly.bougioukos@mindaustralia.org.au

Please include

  • Your contact details, including mobile phone
  • A brief cover letter and CV, outlining any experience working with young people and their families, and your eligibility to provide psychological services under Medicare
  • Names and contact details of two referees

For more information contact:

Name: Kelly Bougioukos
Phone: (03) 9433 7200
Email: kelly.bougioukos@mindaustralia.org.au

headspace Greensborough is recruiting for a General Practitioner

headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health and wellbeing services to young people aged 12-25 years. 


headspace Greensborough is currently seeking a part-time General Practitioner to join our experienced multidisciplinary team offering mental health, physical health, sexual health, drug and alcohol services as well as support with employment and education.


The Role and Responsibilities:

  • Provide high quality, evidence-based medical care to young people including history taking, assessment, diagnosis, investigation, treatment and referral as appropriate;
  • Create Mental Health Care Plans for internal and external referrals;
  • Encourage and support young people to engage with mental health, sexual health, and drug and alcohol services;
  • Keep accurate records of patient care using the headspace electronic patient record and data collection systems;
  • Provide appropriate health promotion and preventative health care advice to all young people;
  • Provide secondary consultation to members of the multi-disciplinary team.

 

What we offer:

  • Flexible work days and hours (with opportunity to work until 6pm on particular days) so can be scheduled around your commitments;
  • No administrative or room fees associated;
  • No lock in contracts or weekend work;
  • Full administrative support and consulting space which includes reception, billing, appointment confirmations, and SMS reminders;
  • New, vibrant and fun consulting space;
  • Support from the multi-disciplinary team including a nurse; psychologists; social workers; occupational therapists; and counsellors;
  • Ongoing referral base of young people who have been assessed and are ready to receive services;
  • Access to free learning opportunities through headspace National;
  • Ability to participate in clinical supervision, including access to headspace national tele-psychiatry;
  • Support from headspace national that provides a GP community and access to accredited training.

 

As an experienced GP you will:

  • Hold all relevant current licenses, registrations and memberships for legal practice as a qualified and registered GP in Victoria;
  • Hold a Medicare Provider Number issued by Medicare Australia and be willing to bulk bill;
  • Hold a valid prescriber number;
  • Have an ABN and Personal Professional Indemnity Insurance;
  • Be willing to undertake a Working with Children Check and/or NDIS Worker Screening and a separate Criminal History check;
  • Be confident in supporting young people experiencing mild to moderate mental health problems and developing mental health care treatment plans;
  • Have a high standard of professionalism and a willingness to use the headspace record keeping and data collection systems;
  • Have experience and knowledge of youth-friendly practice and understanding of issues relevant to the care of adolescents and young adults;
  • Have demonstrated experience in sexual health and contraception management.

 

Interested applicants should submit their applications to kelly.bougioukos@mindaustralia.org.au

Please include

  • Your contact details, including mobile phone
  • A brief cover letter and CV, outlining any experience working with young people and their families
  • Names and contact details of two referees

For more information contact:

Name: Kelly Bougioukos
Phone: 9433 7200
Email: kelly.bougioukos@mindaustralia.org.au

More information

Download our flyer to find out more information on headspace Greensborough hosting or attending your activity!

 

Once you've finished reading, complete our online Community Engagement Request Form and we will contact you regarding this request.

We accept self-referrals, referrals from GPs and other community agencies, and referrals from family and friends.

How do I make a referral for myself/my young person?

Please phone us on (03) 9433 7200 to speak to our friendly admin team who will collect some general information regarding yourself or the young person you are referring and will advise you of our intake process. This usually involves having an intake worker return your call to have a further chat about what you are looking for support with.

When speaking to an intake worker, it is ideal to have the young person with you to expedite the process. Our intake team are available for intake enquiries during the following times:

Monday         10:00am - 5:30pm
Tuesday          9:00am - 4:30pm
Wednesday     9:00am - 4:30pm
Thursday       10:00am - 5:30pm
Friday              9:00am - 4:30pm

You are also welcome to email us at headspacegreensborough@mindaustralia.org.au or drop in to chat with an intake worker.

GPs & Other Agencies

To refer a young person, you can:

• Call us on (03) 9433 7200
• Email us at headspacegreensborough@mindaustralia.org.au
• Fax us on (03) 9435 8621

A copy of our referral form can be downloaded here:  Professional Referral Form 2022                           
Completed referral forms can be faxed or emailed.

Please note headspace Greensborough is NOT an emergency service. If a young person is in need of urgent support or medical attention please call 000, Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800.

If the young person is seeking localised mental health support services, please see this list.  

What happens next?

Young people are offered an initial assessment with an Intake and Assessment Clinician. The main purpose of this initial session is to explore  the young person's concerns and what their goals for support are. 

We will discuss the young persons circumstances as a team and decide how best to provide them with the support they need. The Intake and Assessment Clinician will keep in touch with the young person until they are linked in with either a headspace Greensborough team member or a more suitable service. Sometimes we will require additional information in order to make the most informed choice about the young person's care, in which case we will attempt to make contact with you, or the young person's family and friends. 

Please note: We will confirm most appointments by SMS two days prior and invite the young person to respond with a yes or no. If the young person is not able to attend, we ask for 24 hours cancellation notice. We encourage young people to confirm their appointments as soon as possible so as we can best accommodate all young people that seek support from our service.

Locating us

headspace Greensborough is located on Level 1, 78 Main Street Greensborough - you can access us via Greensborough Walk (the footbridge connecting Flintoff Street and Main Street), where we are located above the Westpac and Bendigo Banks (look for the green headspace sticker on the door next to the Bendigo Bank ATM!)

 

Parking

You can park along Main Street or by using the WaterMarc multi-level car park. Accessible parking is available along Main Street outside of ANZ Bank or Xiang Hair, as well as on Level 3 and Level 5 of the WaterMarc car park. 

 

Public Transport

Buses and trains are located close to headspace Greensborough. We are a short walk from Greensborough Station, and multiple bus routes are located along Main Street and Para Road, including routes 513, 517, 518, 901, 902.

Accessibility

headspace is an inclusive service for all disabilities, races, bodies, genders and peoples. Our office space is wheelchair friendly and has a unisex bathroom for use.

Please note headspace Greensborough is not located on ground level and has a publicly accessible elevator. If you would prefer to use stairs to get to and from our office, please call us on 9433 7200. 

 

Australia has a large culturally and linguistically diverse population, with many residents born overseas, or originating from non-English speaking countries and/or families. 

headspace is an inclusive service for young people of all faiths, ethnicities, races and backgrounds.

headspace services are provided in English.

To access an interpreter via phone or for in-person services, you can go to Translating and Interpreting Service.

Click here to access headspace resources in a number of different languages, including fact sheets on mental health topics, accessing headspace services, and resources for parents.

headspace is an inclusive service that is committed to providing welcoming, culturally appropriate and safe services to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people. 

For specific Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander online mental health support, headspace has launched the Take a Step and the Yarn Safe programs.

RECRUITMENT CLOSED FOR 2022

Please keep an eye on our social media channels for our next round of recruitment in 2023.

headspace Greensborough & headspace Plenty Valley work closely with a group of young volunteers who provide valuable input into our centres to ensure they are accessible and youth friendly.

Known as the YRG (Youth Reference Group), these passionate and committed young people get involved in a range of awareness raising and mental health promotion activities such as:
Delivering presentations to schools and community groups on topics relevant to young people's mental health and wellbeing
• Planning and delivering mental health awareness raising events within the local community
Providing important input into the ongoing development of the headspace Greensborough service.

We are interested in hearing from diverse people within the communities we service. People from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to get in touch.

For more information on the Youth Reference Group and how to apply, please click here!

Groups available for Term 3 2022

headspace Greensborough has a rotating 4-week group to explore, learn and develop ways to better understand your emotions.

Check out our flyer here to learn more about the programs available, and to express your interest in joining one or more programs!

For more information on the range of current group programs available, or to make a suggestion about a group that you would find beneficial to have in the community contact headspace Greensborough on 9433 7200 or email us at headspacegreensborough@mindaustralia.org.au

headspace is committed to embracing diversity and eliminating all forms of discrimination in the provision of health services. headspace welcomes all people irrespective of ethnicity, lifestyle choice, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity.

headspace has developed qheadspace, an online space for young people who are gender and sexually diverse, within a safe, support and peer-moderated online community!

How we work with families, carers and friends

headspace Greensborough is a family and friends inclusive service. headspace Greensborough believes that family and friends play an important role in a young person's journey to better wellbeing. 
We know that involving family and friends in a young person’s care can lead to better health outcomes for young people. Wherever possible, we advocate for and provide meaningful opportunities for family and friends to directly participate in our services.
For more information for family and friends, see our welcome pack here


Parent Forums at headspace Greensborough

As well as working individually with family members on how they can support their young person, headspace Greensborough host regular Parent Forums on topical issues in order to provide parents and carers with good quality and up-to-date information on how to support young people. If you have a topic you would like more information about, or if you would like to register to be updated about future Parent Forums, email us at headspacegreensborough@mindaustralia.org.au


Tuning In To Teens Parenting Courses

Tuning In To Teens (TINT) is an evidence based program that supports parents to help adolescents manage the many emotional challenges associated with the teenage years. The program covers how to manage your own and your adolescent's emotions in ways that help you remain close and keep communicating.

The program is based on the concept of Emotional Intelligence. Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is about being able to use your own knowledge of emotions to make decisions, manage anger and conflict, to assist in relationships with people. Research has shown that adolescents with greater emotional intelligence:

  • are more aware, assertive and strong in situations of peer pressure
  • have greater success with making friends and are more able to manage conflict with peers
  • are more able to cope when upset or angry
  • have fewer mental health and substance abuse difficulties
  • Emotional Intelligence may be a better predictor of academic and career success than IQ.

headspace Greensborough periodically running TINT courses FREE within the Nillumbik, Banyule and Whittlesea areas based on registration of interest.  To register your interest email us at headspacegreensborough@mindaustralia.org.au