What free and youth friendly services are available at headspace Hawthorn?
- GP (doctors) + Sexual Health (via Access Health & Community)
- Mental Health + General Counselling
- Alcohol and other Drug Support
- Education and Training Support
- Housing Support
How do I make an appointment?
To make an appointment at headspace Hawthorn please give us a call during opening hours, or fill out our online form here . If you're not feeling up to contacting us yourself, feel free to ask your family, friend, teacher, doctor or someone close to you to make the call with you.
- Monday: 9:30am - 6:00pm
- Tuesday: 9:30am - 6:00pm
- Wednesday: 9:30am - 8:00pm
- Thursday: 9:30am - 6:00pm
- Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
headspace Hawthorn is operated by Access Health and Community. 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.
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.
Alcohol & Drug Services
Workers either on site or linked to the centre who can assist you with any alcohol or other drug issue.
Centres have a range of programs and activities for young people. Just ask your centre what they have on.
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.
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.
headspace Hawthorn partners with local schools, universities, sporting clubs and community groups to provide community engagement events, activities or health education presentations and workshops.
If you'd like to get headspace Hawthorn involved with something you're doing, or you'd like us to come and give a presentation or workshop - please see more information here and fill out the community engagement request form here
Please be aware we are not available for community engagement of weekends.
Youth-friendly doctor now available
headspace Hawthorn now has a youth friendly doctor (GP) available for young people aged 12-25.
This is a free service with a Medicare card.
Appointments are available on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
To make a time, call headspace Hawthorn reception on 9006 6500
For more information on how to apply for your own Medicare card click here
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I expect at my first appointment?
When you first come to headspace Hawthorn you will be greeted by our friendly staff. If you have a Medicare card or the number, bring it along with you. You will then be asked to use an iPad to give us some details about your wellbeing. After this, you'll sit down with one of our intake workers who will work with you to develop a plan that suits your needs.
How much does it cost?
Headspace Hawthorn is a free service.
Should longer term support be required, fee options can be negotiated. Please advise if you have a concession or Centrelink card. We have EFTPOS facilities.
Some of our programs are covered under Medicare. To apply for a Medicare card, please click on this link
What if I can't get a Medicare card?
headspace Hawthorn offers free counselling that does not require a Medicare card
How do I get to headspace Hawthorn?
We are located above the Hawthorn Arts Centre at Level 1, 360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn just near the corner of Glenferrie and Burwood Roads. Glenferrie train station is 200 meters away on Glenferrie Road. Tram stop 73 for the number 16 tram is only 50 meters away on Burwood Road. There is 2 hour parking available behind headspace on Kent Street.
Is there disability access at headspace Hawthorn?
We have automatic doors and a lift for wheelchair accessibility. If you require any assistance at all, please call us on (03) 9006 6500, a staff member would be happy to come down and greet you.
Are there any resources or helpful information I can download?
headspace has a resource library full of factsheets for young people here.
headspace Hawthorn also has a downloadable wallet card with local numbers and information available here.
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Volunteering and placements
Are there any employment opportunities with headspace Hawthorn?
Can I volunteer with headspace Hawthorn?
headspace Hawthorn provides those aged 16-24 with the opportunity to be heard and to take action to improve the health and wellbeing of young people through our Youth Advisory Group (YAG).
The YAG develops and delivers community events and projects and provides feedback to the centre on how to improve youth mental health services.
YAG members have the opportunity to expand their skills and knowledge in advocacy, public speaking, project management and mental health.
How do I get involved?
Recruitment for the headspace Hawthorn Youth Advisory Group is currently closed for 2019. Keep an eye out on our website and social media for updates.
Can I do a placement with headspace Hawthorn?
We offer a small number of placements that are organised directly with a partner university. Unfortunately we cannot accommodate placement requests from other students.
Can I do work experience or an internship with headspace Hawthorn?
Unfortunately we do not currently offer internships or work experience opportunities at this time.
Who can I contact for more information?
Please ensure that you have read this section thoroughly. If you have a question that has not been answered, you can send us an email.
Donations and Fundraising
100% of donations go towards improving the mental health and wellbeing of young people in our local community.
Making a donation is easy
To make a donation simply click on the link to go through to the headspace Hawthorn Give Now fundraising page. All donations $2 and over are tax deductible. Following your payment you will receive a receipt via email.
How will your donation support young people in our community?
Our goal is to increase the number of young people seeking help early by:
- Improving the mental health literacy of young people and their supports
- Raise awareness about headspace Hawthorn and its range of services
- Mobilise local young people to take action to reduce the stigma associated with mental health
Are you considering running a fundraising event for headspace Hawthorn?
If your school, club or workplace are interested in running a fundraising event for headspace Hawthorn then we would like to hear from you.
For more information and for fundraising support please contact us on 9006 6500 or email us!
The team at headspace Hawthorn aims to continually improve how they deliver mental health and wellbeing services to young people aged 12 - 25. We would like to invite you to provide feedback that will assist us in this process. To do so please fill out the feedback form and then email it to firstname.lastname@example.org, or use our online form here.