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



Level 1, Victoria Park (Social Club Building), Cnr Lulie & Abbott Streets, Abbotsford, Victoria 3067
P: (03) 9417 0150 F: (03) 9416 3279

headspace Collingwood is operated by YSAS. All headspace centres 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, North Western Melbourne (Melbourne Primary Care Network Ltd).

headspace Collingwood is located on Level 1 of the Victoria Park Social Club. Our friendly team consists of a range of skilled professionals who support the mental health and general wellbeing of young people aged 12-25yo.

Why choose us? You’ll love walks around the oval with our therapy dog Birdie. Come down and watch our footy team on Wednesdays. Our Youth Advisory Committee are working hard to make the inside and outside of our centre as warm and inviting as possible! Get involved in our group program and make some friends along the way!

To make an appointment: Call us Monday – Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on 03 9417 0150. 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 for/with you.

Services available

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.

Doctor (GP)


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. 

Sexual Health Services


Sexual health screenings on site or links to local services. 

Alcohol & Drug Services


Workers either on site or linked to the centre who can assist you with any alcohol or other drug issue. 

Work & Study Services


Workers either on site or linked to the centre who can assist you with work or study opportunities. 

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.

Youth Programs


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

More information

Youth Advisory Committee (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Our Youth Advisory Committee work with our staff at a really close level to make sure we are being as youth oriented as possible!

Meet Keri:


Name: Keri
Your role at headspace Collingwood: YAC member
Describe yourself in 3 words: kind, friendly, weird
Hobbies: going to the gym
Currently: studying sport and exercise science and looking for a part time job
I am happiest when: I am outside on an adventure with people I love or when I'm with my cats
What are you passionate about: health and fitness, particularly physical activity improving mental health. Oh and animals



Meet Sarah:


Name: Sarah

Role at headspace Collingwood: Youth advisory committee.

Describe yourself in 3 words: Helpful, caring, motivated.

What did you want to be when you were growing up: A vet.

I am happiest when: I'm surrounded by the things I love or doing what I love.

My all time role model is: My grandmother.

If you could change one thing about the world what would it be: The way people look at mental health.

The best advice i have ever been given: No matter how far in life you have come, just be proud of yourself.


Meet Laura:


Name: Laura

Describe yourself in 3 words: Passionate, empathetic and Driven

Hobbies: In my spare time, I draw, run, swim, play piano, daydream about Japan, and go to a looooot of gigs.

Currently:  I'm currently working full time at a rehab clinic after doing my honours in psych last year


Meet Ell:


Name: Ell

Describe yourself in 3 words: Determined, Caring, creative

Hobbies: Dog training, walking, photography, journaling.

Currently: volunteering with the YAC and getting involved where ever I can.

Passionate about: youth mental health, dog training and raising awareness of correct assistance dog etiquette. I am also interested in animal assisted therapy and interventions alongside treatment for mental and physical illness. I'm currently training my dog to be an assistance dog, and also working on some cool tricks for when we get into therapy dog work.


Meet Emily:


Name: Emily

Describe yourself in 3 words: Thoughtful, compassionate and creative

Hobbies: Yoga, meditation, reading, writing, horse riding and anything to do with being in nature

Currently doing: Studying psychology full time, working part time in health and wellbeing and working on a novel in the time left over.

Passionate about: Helping people to live in way that celebrates and honours who they are.


Meet Maddy


Name: Maddy

What is your role at headspace Collingwood: Peer Worker

Describe yourself in 3 words: Caring, Motivated, Friendly

Hobbies: Sport (AFL, Basketball and Soccer) and Music (Guitar)

Currently: At university completing my honours and Working

I am happiest when: I’m hanging out with Birdie the Therapy Dog and helping others

What are you passionate about: Helping remove the stigma around mental illness and creating a more supportive environment for individuals to feel comfortable to seek help and know that they aren't alone.


Our Staff (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

headspace Collingwood has a variety of health workers that you can see. These include youth mental health access workers, community engagement workers, alcohol & drug workers, practice nurse, GPs and private practitioners including; psychologists, psychiatrists, occupational therapists, social workers and mental health nurses.

headspace Collingwood Staff

Director of Services YSAS: Peter Wearne

Manager: Alyssa

Clinical Lead: Kate

Senior Youth Mental Health Access Clinician: Rachel

Senior Youth Mental Health Access Clinician / Community Engagement: Ruth

Practice Nurse: Alison

Youth Mental Health Access Clinicians: Alex, James, Michael  

Community Engagement Workers: Jess, Alex, James, Michael

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Support Worker: Mannon

Peer Worker: Maddy

Practice Administration: Steve , Ana & Tarryn

Therapy Dog: Birdie



Dr Lisa - GP

Dr Kelvin - GP

Dr Phil - GP

Dr Anne- GP


headspace Collingwood consortium partners:

Austin Health

Inner East Melbourne Medicare Local

Inner North West Melbourne Medicare Local

Jesuit Social Services

Mental Illness Fellowship

Mind Australia

St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) Ltd

YSAS Pty Ltd (Lead Agency)

Moving 4 Mood (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Headspace Collingwood and headspace national ran a study on using exercise to improve mood in young people. Check out our videos!

1#- Getting started: <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Bi90jFii47Q" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

2#- Staying motivated: <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/P4xIhb9TWbw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

3#- What to do on a bad day: <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/xYEgurKT6XM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>


Youth Advisory Committee & Volunteer Pool Applications Open for 2017! (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

YAC and Volunteer Pool Applications are now open for 2017. Applications will close October 24th. Please fill in the below form for either the YAC or Volunteer Pool and send it back to reception@collingwoodheadspace.org.au. For more information, give Maddy a call on 9417 0150!



headspace Collingwood on Channel 31 (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Check us out on Channel 31 raising awareness about youth mental health issues!




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Meet our new Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Support Worker! (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)




Name: Mannon

Your role at headspace Collingwood: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Support Worker

Describe yourself in 3 words: Open, Friendly, Fun

Hobbies: Sport, Football, Eating

Currently: Enjoying the new role with Collingwood Headspace

I am happiest when: Watching the Collingwood Football Club at the MCG

What are you passionate about: Football, Health, Enjoying Life and Closing the Gap

Donations and Fundraising for headspace Collingwood (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Making a donation to headspace Collingwood is easy

To make a donation simply click here:


All donations $2 and over are tax deductible. Following your payment you will recieve 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 Collingwood and its range of services
  • Mobilise local young people to take action to reduce the stigma associated with mental health
  • Provide group programs and activities to engage young people

Are you considering running a fundrasing event for headspace Collingwood?

If your school, club or workplace is interested in running a fundraising event for headspace Collingwood then we would like to hear from you.

For more information and fundraising support please contact us on 9417 0150 or email reception@collingwoodheadspace.org.au

headspace Collingwood would like to thank you for all of your support and contributions to our service.