Getting to headspace Collingwood is easy. We are located across the road from Victoria Park Railway Station (Hurstbridge and South Morang Lines), there is plenty of free parking on Lulie Street and a number of buses available on Hoddle and Johnston Streets. There is ramp and lift access available through the front of the building.
Why choose us? You’ll love walks around the oval with our service dog Birdie. 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 programs and make some friends along the way!
To make an appointment: Call us Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Wednesday 9:00 am to 7:00 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 or with you.
Everything at headspace Collingwood is free!
- Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Wednesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
- Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
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).
Nutrition screening, dietary assessment and education about food and lifestyle, also support around healthy eating strategies.
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.
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.
Centres have a range of programs and activities for young people. Just ask your centre what they have on.
Getting Here and What To Expect
headspace Collingwood can be found in the Community Centre at Victoria Park Football Oval, on the corner of Lulie St and Abbott St in Abbotsford. Once you enter the front of the building, you can choose the stairs or the lift to get you to the first floor of the building. Follow the signs to the right of the stairs, and you'll find the reception area of headspace Collingwood.
The easiest way to get support with headspace Collingwood is to have a chat to one of our intake team on the phone. You can do this by calling 9417 0150 Monday - Friday, 9am and 5pm. You can also ask a family member, friend, or someone you trust to call for you, or make a referral for a friend or family member yourself. Please note, we are a voluntary service.
On your first appointment, we'll ask you to fill out a registration form, and a survey on the ipad. You'll then meet one of our access workers who will have a longer chat with you about how you're going and how we can help. This usually lasts around 45 mins to an hour. We'll then make a plan with you for support. For some of our counselling options, you'll need a Medicare card in order to access sessions under a Mental Health Care Plan. To apply for a Medicare card, go to: bit.ly/medicarecard. If you don't have a Medicare card, you can call us to discuss options.
Our flier explaining what to expect at headspace Collingwood can be found here: What-to-expect-at-headspace-Collingwood.pdf
This video created by our Youth Advisory Committee outlines how to find headspace Collingwood and what to expect when you arrive.
Youth Health Clinic
The headspace Collingwood Youth Health Clinic is a FREE and CONFIDENTIAL service that is open 5 days a week.
Dont have a doctor? Dont want to talk to your family doctor? Need something checked out? Come and see US!
Services we offer include:
- male and female doctors
- sexual health nurse (STI testing, pregnancy testing, contraceptives etc.)
- general health checks
- chronic condition management
- advice and referrals
To make an appointment, give us a call on 9417 0150.
For our YHC Flier, click here>>> Headspace-Collingwood-YHC-Brochure.pdf
Donations and Fundraising for headspace Collingwood
Making a donation to headspace Collingwood is easy
To make a donation simply click below. When making a donation, please click 'notify someone of your donation' and enter firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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 email@example.com
Youth Advisory Committee
Our services at headspace Collingwood are influenced by the hard work of our headspace Collingwood Youth Advisory Committee (YAC). Our YAC is run by a peer worker who works two days a week on all things youth participation. The group meets every three weeks and run regular fundraising events in the community, develop on-site projects, inform policy and processes at our centre, speak at schools and other local organisations, write a newsletter and create content for social media, as well as generally make our centre a better place to be. For more information about the YAC or to get involved please call Maddy on 9417 0150 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
headspace Collingwood will be accepting expressions of interest to join the YAC from October each year and close at the November 7th 2018. Please fill in the attached YAC Application form and send it to email@example.com
The Volunteer Pool is open all year around and you can find the application form here: Volunteer-Pool-Application-Form2.doc
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.
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.
Hi Guys, I'm Sam (obviously), I don't answer to Samantha. I’m slightly obsessed with Star Wars, love building things and am a Netflix enthusiast
3 words to describe myself small, driven and caring
A random fact about myself is that I’m a Stormtrooper with 501st Legion. The 501st Legion is a worldwide Star Wars costuming organization that seeks to promote interest in Star Wars through the building and wearing of quality costumes, and to facilitate the use of these costumes for Star Wars-related events as well as contributions to the local community through costumed charity and volunteer work.
I currently run my own business, Empowerment Electrical Services
Sam is one of Birdie’s favourite people at headspace Collingwood!
Hi everyone, my name is Ella and this is my 2nd year on the Collingwood YAC. I love yoga, animals (especially dogs) and all things Harry Potter!
3 words to describe myself: compassionate, driven and muggle
A random fact about myself: In January I am heading to Mexico for a public health study program which I’m super excited for! It involves learning about cross-cultural differences in attitudes to healthcare, mental health, disabilities and LGBTQI communities; as well as visiting lots of hospitals and community health services. And obviously eating lots of delicious Mexican food! :)
I currently: study a Bachelor of Public Health & Health Promotion full time (about to start my 2nd year), and work part time in construction project management.
I'm Katey and I've been on the YAC for the past year. I'm the resident baker and love reading, bushwalking, Eurovision and all things science fiction. This year I'm heading back to uni to study Community Development and am working at headspace Collingwood as a Peer Community Engagement Worker
Hi I'm Nick!
I am a creative person studying a Diploma in Community Services. YAC has given me the opportunity to express my ideas and create a positive change to the community.
I'm Thuy (which is pronounced as Twee). I'm currently studying Honours in Psych at RMIT. I love playing tennis even though I'm bad at it, listening to music and watching a tad too many superhero themed tv shows (currently watching The Flash).
Hi I'm Julia!
This is my first year in the YAC! I'm studying a double bachelor in social work and psychology at RMIT. I like taking photos, watching movies, reading, bike riding and netball. I am looking forward to getting more involved with headspace, learning heaps of things from everyone and getting to know you, attending meetings, participating in and organising events and.....of course looking forward to gaining Birdy's trust
Hey guys, I'm Callum. This is my 2nd year on the YAC, after a very fun and productive first year.
I originally studied journalism, but went back into psychology as something I’m more interested and passionate in. I love my sport, and I play football for Melbourne Uni Blacks!
My name is Cherese and I’ve recently become a member of YAC
I started a Bachelor of Health Sciences last year in hopes of one day becoming an Occupational Therapist and have a big interest in youth mental health! I want to help raise awareness of this topic along with you guys.
I’m also new to Melbourne, having only moved here last year from a coastal town and am pretty happy with my decision!
I like the outdoors and exploring different coffee placesrent coffee places.
Hi everyone, my name is Lux (my parent’s really liked The Cramps). I’m a third year student studying finance and economics.
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, a 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
Clinical Lead: Kate
Senior Youth Mental Health Access Clinician: Sarah
Senior Youth Mental Health Access Clinician / Community Engagement: Ruth
Senior Youth Mental Health Outreach Clinician: Lu
Practice Nurse: Alison
Youth Mental Health Access Clinicians: Alex, James, Rachel, Jess
Community Engagement Worker: Jess, Maddy
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Support Worker: Mannon
Youth Advisory Committee Peer Worker: Maddy
Practice Administration: Catherine, Mark, Irra
Dr Kelvin - GP
Dr Phil - GP
Dr. Janie - GP
Dr. Annie - GP
headspace Collingwood consortium partners:
Youth Support and Advocacy Service (YSAS) - Lead Agency
Jesuit Social Services
North Western Melbourne PHN
St Vincent's Health
Meet our Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Support Worker!
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