Hours

  • 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

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).

Our friendly team consists of a range of skilled professionals who support the mental health and general well-being of young people aged 12-25yo.

Why choose us? You’ll love walks around the oval with our therapy 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. 

Services available

Mental Health Services

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Mental health workers – which may include psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors and other workers – that can help if you're just not feeling yourself.

Doctor (GP)

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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

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Sexual health screenings on site or links to local services. 

Alcohol & Drug Services

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

Work & Study Services

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

Youth Reference Group

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A group of young people who help with events and some decision making at a centre. Ask your centre about getting involved.

Youth Programs

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

Positions available at headspace Collingwood

General Practitioners , Part-time/Sessional (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Employer: YSAS - Youth Support and Advocacy Service

headspace Collingwood is currently looking for GP’s who would like to provide session/s in either a fixed term or locum contract in youth mental health at the iconic Victoria Park site in Abbotsford. You will be providing a range of health services to young people including physical health, sexual health, drug and alcohol assessments and developing mental health care plans.

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For more information contact:

Name: Catherine Roberts
Phone: 9417 0150
Email: croberts@collingwoodheadspace.org.au

More information

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:

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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 reception@collingwoodheadspace.org.au

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

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

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 one day 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, run a blog 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 e-mail reception@collingwoodheadspace.org.au

YAC 2017

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.

Meet Laura:

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. 

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.

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headspace Collingwood Staff

Director of Services YSAS: Peter Wearne

Manager: Alyssa

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

Community Engagement Worker: Jess

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Support Worker: Mannon

Youth Advisory Committee Peer Worker: Maddy

Youth Community Engagement Peer Worker: Katey 

Practice Administration: Steve, Catherine, Mark, Tarryn

Service Dog: Birdie

Doctors

Dr Kelvin - GP

Dr Phil - GP

Dr. Janie - 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)

News and Events (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

headspace Collingwood Footy Fundraiser

headspace footy fundraiser

Picture: Russ Canham

On October 15th 2016, headspace Collingwood hosted its inaugural charity football game down at Victoria Park.  44 young men and women volunteered their time to play a mixed match on a thankfully sunny Saturday afternoon, with player's from a range of skill levels participating.  After a hard fought game, headspace Green ran away with it in the last quarter and triumphed by 6 goals.  With a tasty BBQ cooking on the sidelines, the day proved to be a great success, with everyone involved enjoying themselves immensely.  Together, we managed to raise over $2,000 in profit, which will all be put back into the centre to fund extended sessions for young people having difficulties.  A big thank you to everyone involved, and we look forward to next year's game.

headspace footy fundraiser YAC

Thanks to our Youth Advisory Committee (pictured) for their hard work both on and leading up to the event!

 

More of Russ' photos can be viewed: here

 

 

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

 

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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