headspace Griffith is a youth-friendly service for anyone aged between 12 and 25 years. Our staff can talk to you about any concerns you may have and provide you with support in a confidential, non-judgmental environment.
All services are free of charge. You are welcome to bring someone with you for support. There is a great range of fact sheets that you can access now via the 'Get Info Now' link.
You can phone us on 02 6962 3277 to arrange an appointment, or drop into our site at 1/26 Ulong Street to find out more.
You can also access headspace services online. eheadspace provides an online and telephone support service to people aged 12-25.
If you have any immediate concerns, you can phone Accessline on 1800 800 944.
- Monday: 11:00am - 7:00pm
- 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 Griffith is operated by Centacare South West . 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, Murrumbidgee (First Health Ltd).
Mental Health Services
Mental health workers – which may include psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors and other workers – that can help if you're just not feeling yourself.
Sexual Health Services
Sexual health screenings on site or links to local services.
Work & Study Services
Workers either on site or linked to the centre who can assist you with work or study opportunities.
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.
Alcohol & Drug Services
Workers either on site or linked to the centre who can assist you with any alcohol or other drug issue.
Youth Reference Group
A group of young people who help with events and some decision making at a centre. Ask your centre about getting involved.
Jobs and volunteering
Positions currently available at headspace Griffith
Community Engagement and Awareness Officer (CEAO), Part-time/Sessional
Salary: $60 726 - $70 587 pro rata
Deadline: 06/09/2019 5:00pm
About the position:
headspace Griffith are seeking applications from vibrant, energetic and autonomous individuals with an eye for detail and solid IT skills to fill the CEAO position. The successful candidate will possess excellent communication skills and passion as they will be responsible for the promotion of the range of services available to young people aged 12-25 years at our headspace Griffith Centre.
The CEAO will:
* Promote headspace services at public events and schools
* Organise headspace events
* Encourage the voice and ideas of our Youth Reference Group members
* Assist in the co-ordination of the Family and Friends Group
* Maintain headspace Social Media
* Liaise with and promote services to community organisations
* Attend committee meetings associated with young people
*Assist to prepare and maintain the Community Engagement Plan
*Order headspace promotional merchandise
For more information contact:
Name: Sharron Dean
Phone: (02) 6962 3277
Clinical Lead, Full-time
Salary: SCHaDS Award Level 5 plus superannuation. Salary Sacrifice is available.
Deadline: 01/10/2019 5:00pm
headspace provides young people with access to Allied Health Professionals and internal/external community supports. headspace assist young people in accessing the supports they need to develop skills and confidence to maintain healthy and happy lives.
The Clinical Leader will focus on ensuring excellence in quality care provision by
- Adherence to the headspace Clinical Governance Framework
- Providing regular formal and informal Clinical Supervision to health professionals within the centre
- Maintain a small case load, undertaking individual assessments and providing focused psychological intervention strategies to young people with mental health and/or drug and alcohol support needs.
- Collaborating with practitioners to monitor service delivery, ensuring appropriate assessment, management, follow up support and referral are provided
- Completing an unsystematic clinical audit of files bi-annually
To be considered for this position you will need to hold Tertiary qualifications in Psychology, Social Work, Health or behavioural sciences. You will hold current registration with a discipline specific board, be eligible for Medicare registration and have been actively practicing for a period of 5 years. You will also need demonstrated experience working with young people including knowledge of and sensitivity to the mental health needs of young people (12-25 years) and their families. Knowledge and understanding of the theory underpinning evidence-based interventions and clinical practices is essential.
If this position spikes your interest and you have the qualifications, experience and qualities we’re looking for, please contact Sharron Dean on 02 6962 3277 to obtain a position description. Letter of application and current Curriculum Vitae should be sent to email@example.com Applications close 1st October 2019
For more information contact:
Name: Sharron Dean
Phone: (02) 6962 3277
Referrals to headspace Griffith
Referrals to headspace Griffith
For your first visit to headspace Griffith, you don’t need a referral. However should you like to come and see us, or know someone who would like to, there are a few ways you can do this.
Self or family referral: If you are between the ages of 12-25 or a family member of a young person and wish to speak to someone, please call (02) 6962 3277 during office hours. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org . Please note this is not an email response service – please see eheadspace information below. You can also come in to see us. You'll find us at 1/26 Ulong Street Griffith.
eheadspace: If you'd prefer to make contact online or by phone then eheadspace might be for you. eheadspace is a confidential, free and secure space where young people 12 - 25 or their family can chat, email or speak on the phone with a qualified youth mental health professional. You can find out all about it here.
Professional referral: If you would like to refer a young person to our service, please print and complete the referral form below. You can then either fax it to us on (02) 6962 6925, scan and email it to email@example.com or post to our PO Box (details on the referral form).
Referral form for headspace Griffith - Referral to headspace Griffith
headspace Griffith engagement request
headspace Griffith wants to let young people and their families know when, how and where in the community they can start to seek help for mental health issues. To do this headspace Griffith often attends community events, schools and service agencies to provide information to help increase the knowledge for young people, their friends, families and the broader community.
We do this through a presentation, information stalls or leaving resources such as posters or brochures. Our presentations cover what headspace is and general information about mental health and awareness. Our information stalls are interactive and offer a range of merchandise to be handed out.
If you would like headspace Griffith to give a presentation at your school or agency, or have an information stall at your next open day or community event please complete the headspace Griffith Event/Info Session Booking Request which can be found here. Once completed hit 'Submit' and we will contact you.
We ask that all booking requests be submitted a minimum of three weeks before the date of your event/presentation to ensure adequate resources are available.
You can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 02 6962 3277 if you would like to speak to our Community Engagement Officer.
There is no cost associated with headspace attending or presenting at your event.
headspace Griffith FAQs
What kind of things can you help me with?
headspace Griffith can help with concerns or questions related to general health, mental health and wellbeing, stuff going on with your family, friends or studies, employment, and alcohol and other drug concerns. If there is something else you have questions about, just give us a call or send us an email and ask.
How old do I have to be?
headspace provides services to young people between the ages of 12 and 25.
Do my parents need to come with me?
Although we feel it's great if parents can come and support you, we also understand this may be difficult sometimes for many reasons. Therefore your parents don't have to attend headspace with you. You may want to bring someone else that you feel comfortable with, or you can also attend by yourself if you choose to. If you’re 14 or under we need consent from a family member or legal guardian.
How much does it cost?
headspace services are all free of charge.
Do I need a referral to come?
No you don't need a referral. You can call or come and see us yourself. Or you can ask a friend, teacher, parent, other family member, health worker or community agency to contact headspace on your behalf; however we will need to speak with you before your first appointment to get your consent.
Do you tell people what I say?
At headspace we take your privacy very seriously and anything you say to us is confidential. There may be times other people may need to be involved in your care and if this is the case, we will talk to you about it first. The only time we would talk to someone else without your permission is if we are concerned about your safety, or are required to by law.
How do I make an appointment?
First step is to either give us a call on (02) 6962 3277 and talk to one of the team who will explain a bit more about headspace services and ask you some questions about what you may be wanting help with. Or if you’d prefer, you can email us at email@example.com. Please note this email address is not a counselling service. For online web-chat, please go to www.eheadspace.org.au
If you are in need of immediate support or medical assistance, please contact one of these services: 000 Police/Fire/Ambulance 13 11 14 Lifeline 1800 55 1800 Kids Helpline 1800 800 944 Accessline
What if I'm not ready to speak to someone face-to-face?
It's not unusual to feel nervous about getting help. We understand this might be the first time you’ve spoken to anyone about your worries/concerns. If you're going through a tough time and you don’t think you’re ready to chat to someone face-to-face, eheadspace provides confidential online web-chat and telephone mental health support 7 days a week. To access eheadspace all you need to do is register at eheadspace.org.au or phone 1800 650 890.
Do you have wheelchair access?
Yes there is wheelchair access from our Ulong Street entrance.
headspace Griffith Youth Reference Group (H.Y.P.E.)
Are you enthusiastic about helping young people and making a difference in your local community?
Are you between 16 and 25 years old?
Join our Youth Reference Group!
The headspace Griffith Youth Reference Group, H.Y.P.E. (Helping Young People Evolve) is a group of young people aged 16-25 years who have an interest in youth wellbeing and mental health. The group meets monthly to gives us advice about how the centre can make a difference for young people.
Youth involvement is the key to making sure we have the best services for young people. Young people involved with the headspace Griffith YRG will have the opportunity to contribute in a number of ways, including (but not limited to):
- Speaking out about youth mental health in your community
- Receiving support to lead projects locally which can provide young people a voice for youth mental health policy development
- Working with other young people to help improve access to mental health services
- Have the opportunity to attend conferences and training to support your role as a Youth Reference Group member
- Attend local events to promote headspace Griffith services
- Provide input into the development of resources for young people, including factsheets, brochures and other promotional materials
I'm keen! How do I get involved?
If you would like to join, or are interested in learning more about headspace Griffith YRG please contact our Community Engagement Officer on 02 6962 3277 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Getting a Medicare Card
When you turn 15 years of age, you can apply for your own Medicare card. To do this you have to do some paper work and have some identification. (You need to complete a "Medicare copy or transfer"application form and submit it at your local Medicare service centre.) You'll need to provide identification, such as a student card or birth certificate, as well as details about the card you are transferring from. If you have difficulty obtaining or qualifying for a Medicare card please let us know as we may be able to assist you or help you find alternative services to support you.
Follow this link for more information https//www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/subjects/young-people-becoming-independent