Young people can refer to headspace themselves if they are 14 years and over; or can be referred by a parent, carer, GP, School Counsellor or other relevant person. If you are referring a young person to headspace, they must provide permission for the referral to be made.
headspace Gosford is located on Mann Street, opposite Gosford train station. Wheel chair access available from Watt St and parking on the Roof of the Gateway Centre. We are a youth friendly, free service, for young people aged 12-25 years
Phone us to make an appointment, no referral is required.
- Monday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
- Tuesday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
- Wednesday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
- Thursday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
- Friday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
headspace Gosford is operated by Central Coast Local Health District. All headspace services are funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care. Administration of funding is carried out by the headspace centre’s local Primary Health Network, in this case, Hunter New England and Central Coast (HNECC LTD).
Mental health workers – which may include psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors and other workers – that can help if you're just not feeling yourself.
Sexual health screenings on site or links to local 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.
Workers either on site or linked to the centre who can assist you with any alcohol or other drug concern.
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 Gosford
Are you aged between 16 and 25 and live on the Central Coast? Do you want your voice heard about health, mental health and drug and alcohol issues for young people?
headspace Gosford and Lake Haven is looking for motivated young volunteers to join our Youth Reference Group to advocate for issues that are relevant and matter to them.
For more information contact:
Name: Silas Pollard
Phone: (02) 4304 7870
We are seeking Psychologists (General or Clinical), Mental Health Social Workers and Occupational Therapists with mental health endorsement to work as contractors in our headspace teams (roles based at Gosford, Lake Haven and Wyong).
Are you passionate about working with young people and their families and friends?
Perhaps you are interested in starting a private practice, but worried about the risks?
Are you looking for highly competitive remuneration (full Medicare rebates) administration support and supportive peer supervision?
Why not consider joining the headspace team?
Who We Are
headspace Lake Haven, headspace Gosford and our Wyong Satellite provide a range of evidence based, early intervention services to young people aged 12-25 years, including primary health, mental health, substance use counselling, & social recovery programs.
headspace are seeking motivated and experienced general and clinical psychologists, Mental Health Social Workers and Occupational Therapists with mental health endorsement to work as contractors to join our multidisciplinary teams based on the Central Coast of NSW. You must be a registered Medicare provider to apply.
What We Offer
For the right candidates, headspace Lake Haven, Gosford and Wyong satellite offers a warm and supportive environment that encourages learning and collaboration, in addition to the following benefits:
Excellent competitive remuneration (full rebates based on qualifications and registration with Medicare and AHPRA) Full-time administrative/reception support
Regular peer group meetings
Clinical guidance and support
A variety of referral sources, ages 12-25 and presenting issues
Established GP referral networks
Flexible days and hours
What You Offer
We are looking for psychologists, Mental Health Social Workers and Occupational Therapists who meet the following selection requirements:
Available to work flexible days and hours (Days/ Evenings available)
Full registration with AHPRA or eligibility for AASW, or an OT with mental health endorsement and registration with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia
Registration as a Medicare provider and registration as a business/ company/sole trader
Working with Children’s Check and Professional Indemnity Insurance
Demonstrated skills to build rapport and engage young people
Experience working with young people (aged 12-25) with a range of presenting issues
Ability to use practice management software (training provided)
Evidence of an immunisation assessment and COVID-19 Vaccination prior to commencement.
Please send your CV/Resume along with your application addressing the selection criteria and names of 2 referees to Jen Gibbons, headspace Manager- Jennifer.Gibbons2@health.nsw.gov.au, or call Jen on 460 624 123 if you have any questions.
For more information contact:
Name: Jen Gibbons
Phone: (02) 4304 7870
Youth Resources page. Lead By Story website
This is the home page for where the online resources are.
We made it to here- Spoken word poem
2 minute video that is shown at the end of the presentation that is a summary of the DRP
Directed towards Young People to keep them up to date with the DRP resources
Presented to Young People to demonstrate the different ways people have been affect by disasters
Presented to Young People to demonstrate the different ways people have been affect by disasters
QR code wallet card
This card was provided to students to have direct access to the youth resources page where DRP resources are kept. It has the DRP key points and crisis numbers on the back.
Disaster Resilience and recovery interview with Lauren Winch
For support people trying to support a Young Person through difficult times
How educators can support Young People through unpredictable times with Chloe Ryan
Story and insights into how to build mental health in educational settings for both staff and teachers
headspace panel: helping Young People through Unpredictable times
Resource for parents, educators and anyone in the support network surrounding a Young Person
headspace panel: Lockdown learnings & recovery
Resource for parents, carers, educators and anyone supporting a Young Person through the process of lockdowns and/or returning to school.
We made it to here podcast
Interviews with Young People, mental health clinicians and other influential community members, to empower anyone who supports a Young Person. 8 episode podcast that explores youth mental health in the light of disaster and crisis events.
Ep 1: How to ‘Validate the Vibe’
Ep 2: Work out ‘Who’s in Your Tribe’
Ep 3: Learn to ‘Set the Pieces Right’
Ep 4: Take it ‘One Step at a Time’
Ep 5: Mental health coaching tips from Clinton Toopi
Ep 6: Supporting Aboriginal young people in our community through this time
Ep 7: Building communication between parents and young people during tough times
Ep 8: What can we learn from lockdowns (Mental health panel)
This One’s for the Teachers
Spoken word poem of gratitude and encouragement for our teachers and some mental health reminders for the challenging time of online learning.
DRP website overview
This video provides an overview of the resources available on the ‘we made it here’ resource website
DRP School information
This video to find out what to expect, if the School is considering booking in a presentation
Supporting Young People affected by a Disaster- clinician training
Clinical evidence based training for new and existing staff of headspace and CAMHS.
(Currently only staff access)
File name clinician training
At headspace Gosford, Lake Haven and Wyong, we are a voluntary and free service for
all young people. Some of the free services include sessions with private providers such
as Clinical Psychologist’s, Psychologist’s and Doctors (GP’s).
We will send you a reminder text the day before your appointment. Please text yes or
no to your reminder text the day before your appointment or ring us to cancel and
Why is this important?
If we know with enough time in advance that you can’t make your appointment, we
can then offer that time to someone else needing support at headspace. It also ensures
our counsellors and Doctor’s are paid and we are working as a team to support young
people coming to headspace.
To ensure that we can provide you and others with the best support, we have
guidelines around attending appointments:
If you don’t attend or cancel your first appointment:
We request that you provide three days or more notice if you are not able to attend
your first appointment. We understand there are many reasons why someone may not
be able to attend an appointment, however if you don’t attend your first appointment
we will need you to check in with your initial Youth Access Worker before we can
reschedule your next counselling or GP appointment.
If you cancel with less than 3 days’ notice for two or more appointments
Cancel with less than 3 days notice for two or more appointments in a row, we will
contact you letting you know that your file will be temporarily closed. If you do wish to
come back to headspace at this time, you will need to have an appointment with the
Youth Access Team and then be placed back on the waitlist for a counsellor.
Please let us know in advance if you can make it, this helps another young person
access our service as soon as possible. Thank you for understanding.
headspace Gosford, Lake Haven and Wyong
Watch the 'We Made it to Here' spoken word poem, which processes some of what we have been through, and the steps we can take to face whatever may come.
Watch Levi's story to find out how his mental health was impacted by the pandemic and how his connection to country helps him through.
Watch Olivia's story to find out how her mental health was impacted by the pandemic and how writing helps her through.
Ayden was someone who had always felt cheerful and positive, until unexpectedly experiencing depression and anxiety. Here's his story about when things changed for him and what his journey of recovery looked like.
Watch Gabi's story about struggling with body image, eating disorder and the way it impacted her life as a high school student.
Watch Jake's story about coming out as transgender and transitioning with the support of his Mum, Helen.
Watch Reece's story about anxiety and navigating the journey with his Mum, Michelle.
Watch Dragan's story of homelessness, substance use, mental health challenges and finding a way through.
Watch Tahlia's story about bullying, self-harm and finding a way through with the support of her Mum, Kel.
headspace Platform Groups Term 3 2023
What is the Connected Recovery Program?
The CRP provides up to six months of mental health support which includes:
• Case management to help you identify recovery goals and a treatment plan
• Therapeutic counselling and support
• Up to six free counselling sessions without needing a Medicare referral
• Family counselling and consultation sessions
• Support around engaging with school or work
• Support with accessing specialist assessments
What do we do?
We work alongside headspace and the Child & Adolescent Mental Health service to provide you with streamlined support.
Who is included in your recovery?
We seek to include the people that are important to you in your life, so you can get the support you need to reach your goals.
These supports can include:
• Family and friends
• Your family doctor
• School teachers, welfare staff and school counsellors
• Youth support workers or case managers
• Mental health specialists
• Medical consultants
Where can you find us?
CRP is located at headspace Gosford and headspace Lake Haven. Both centres are open Monday to Friday from 8:30am until 5pm.
Suite 1, 237 Mann Street, Gosford NSW 2250
Tel 02 4304 7870 | Fax 02 4304 7899
headspace Lake Haven
Gravity Youth Centre, 70 Chelmsford Road, Lake Haven NSW 2263
Tel 02 4394 9100
At headspace Gosford we have Dr Gordon Lau who works Monday 9:00 am to 4:30 pm (No walk-ins)
How to get your own medicare card from 15 years old
Generally, young people can get their own Medicare card by visiting a Medicare office or call Medicare on 13 20 11. This fact sheet and road map explain why young people may need their own Medicare card, and which option and pathway to take for getting their own Medicare card that will suit their needs under difference circumstances.
If you don’t have a Medicare card – we can assist you to apply for one. If you don’t have a current Medicare card, or are not eligible to apply for one - you can still access our youth friendly staff team for assessment and brief intervention and our other co-located partners including: Drug and Alcohol Support; Centrelink; employment and education support; CanTeen and Family Counselling.
- ACON Aids Council of NSW
- Freedom2b freedom2b assists LGBTIQA+ people from Christian backgrounds on their journey to reconcile their faith, sexuality and gender identity.
- Gay and Lesbian Counselling Services Service provides free, anonymous and confidential counselling, information and referral services and support groups throughout NSW on sexuality and life issues.
- Intersex in Australia
- LGBTI National LGBTI Health Alliance advocating with a national voice on the health and wellbeing needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and other sexuality, sex and gender diverse people and communities.
- Lesbians Inc Australia Lesbian Inc is a not-for-profit organisation in Australia that advocates for lesbians. Since 2000, Lesbian Inc has provided financial backing to lesbians and lesbian-friendly groups in Australia through its community grants scheme.
- Minus18 Minus18 provide support and peer mentoring to LGBTIQA+ young leaders.
- Parents and Friends of Gays and Lesbians (PFLAG) PFLAG aim to give help, support and information to families, friends of all GLBTI people.
- QLife QLife counselling services are available 7 days a week, 365 days a year between the hours of 3:00 pm to 12:00 pm Australia wide Qlife Phone support 1800 184 527
- Peace of Mind
- ReachOut Identity articles
- The Gender Centre Services to people with gender issues, their partners, families and friends in NSW including accommodation, counselling, case management, outreach and social and support services. Also provide education, support, training and referral/resource centre to other organisations and service providers.
- Twenty10 Wide range of services for young people <26 years including help with accommodation, counselling, family support services, case management, group individual support and advocacy, groups and activities, information and referrals, training and rural support.
- GEN Q a Safe Place for young people 14 – 25 years of age who identify as LGBTQIA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex & Asexual). GenQ is an engaging, activity based program for LGBTQIA+ young people to socialise, gain information and support, and to have fun! The program runs on the last Tuesday of each month from 4pm to 6pm.
- Understanding sexuality Sexuality is about how you see and express yourself romantically and sexually. This is different for everyone and it is not as simple as identifying as ‘straight’ or ‘gay’
Thank you for helping us improve our service.
headspace Gosford, Lake Haven & Wyong has a range of workers that you can see in a youth friendly environment including:
- Youth Access Team workers
- Client Services Officers
- Drug and Alcohol Workers
- Psychologists and Clinical Psychologists
- Mental Health Social Workers
The headspace Gosford & Lake Haven Team are:
- Jen - Manager
- Andrea - Practice Manager
- Gordon Lau - Doctor (Gosford)
- Bronwen Morrison - Doctor (Lake Haven)
- Sue - Client Services Officer
- Andrea - Client Services Officer
- Shannon - Client Services Officer
- Sarah - Client Services Officer
- Tracey - Client Services Officer
- Clarine - CRP Support
- Amanda - Tracker Warden & YAT Support
- Kirilee Student Placement Support
- Rachael - Clinical Lead
- Patrick - Clinical Lead
- Leah - Clinical Lead
- Aoife Searles - Clinical Lead
- Emily W- Senior Clinician
- Lorraine- Clinic Nurse
- Fiona - Youth Access Team
- Brooke - Youth Access Team
- Kirrily - Youth Access Team
- Martin - Youth Access Team
- Jacs - Youth Access Team
- Emily H - Youth Access Team
- Lisa - Youth Access Team
- Sarah D - Youth Access Team
Karelle - Youth Access Team
Rebecca - Youth Access Team
Nikita - Youth Access Team
Hannah - Youth Access Team
- Paige - Youth Access Team
- Loren - Clinical Lead
- Fiona - CRP
- Caity - CRP
- Anna - CRP
- Rach - Community Engagement Lead
- Lily - Aboriginal Community Engagement
- Silas - Community Engagement
- Corrina - WAS (Work and Study)
- Susan - WAS
- Ben - IPS Vocational Peer Worker
Our counsellors are Psychologists, Clinical Psychologists and Social Workers:
- Patrick B
Our consortium members are:
Maurice Wrightson (Independent Chair)
Anthony Critchley – Director of Mental Health – CCLHD
Jillian Hogan – the epicentre
Michael Sellwood – Management Accountant – CCLHD
Steve Ella – Manager Aboriginal Health
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headspace Gosford Consortium Partners
headspace can’t do it all alone, so we partner up with other services who help us offer an integrated range of services to young people at our ycentral site in Gosford.
The lead agency of headspace Gosford is The Central Coast Local Health District
- Central Coast Children and Young People's Mental Health (CC CYPMH)
CC CYPMH has four discreet components which include: Y' Page - the coordinated and integrated 'front end' entry point of CC CYPMH. CAMHS provides a comprehensive mental health service to children and adolescents between 12 - 17 yr olds. A home based, acute and recovery focused, model of care. YPPI (including the recovery program) provides intensive case management for young people (12 - 24 years) presenting with first episode psychosis and less than 2 yr history of symptoms. PPEI team Initiatives include: Parenting, COPMI, School - Link (Primary and Secondary), Suicide Prevention and various research projects.
CCLHD Drug and Alcohol Service, provides a range of specialist drug and alcohol services. These include: Centralised D&A Intake, Inpatient detoxification at Wyong Hospital, Pharmacotherapy Treatment Program at Gosford and Wyong, Individual and Group counselling, MERIT(Magistrates early Referral into Treatment) Program, Hospital Inpatient Consultation and Liaison, Specialist Medical Assessment and Treatment, D&A Prevention Programs, Aboriginal D&A Consultancy and GP/Pharmacy support
Brain Mind Institute has a fundamental commitment to the long-neglected areas of brain and mind disorders, pursuing genuine partnerships with the wider community as a vital part of their research and activities.
The ORS Group has for over 20 years been providing services to individuals and employers designed to assist people achieve their vocational goals.
We come to you!
headspace Gosford, Lake Haven & Wyong look forward to visiting your school or organisation.
headspace Gosford, Lake Haven & Wyong have a range of presentations on youth mental health topics that can be delivered to students at your school or organisation.
The topics include:
- An introduction to Mental Health
- Tips for a Healthy headspace
- Meet headspace
- & more
We have resources including fact sheets, brochures and other collateral we can bring along to hand out to the students.
Once we receive your completed request form, one of our team will make contact with you to discuss your request.
At headspace Gosford we seek to provide an excellent service for young people coming into our service.
We value and encourage your comments about the quality of our service and will actively seek to change our service based on your feedback.
If you would like to provide us with feedback, please use the suggestion box provided. We are also keen to hear from the family and friends of the young people attending our service.
If you feel we could improve any aspect of our service, please seek us out and let us know. In the first instance, talk to the staff member involved, or you can also ask to speak to our Clinical Lead or Manager.
Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we are doing!
headspace Gosford Team – many thanks!
We acknowledge the Aboriginal People who are the Traditional Custodians of the land, and pay respect to the Aboriginal Elders – both past, present and in the future.
headspace Gosford is committed to diversity and social inclusion. This includes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander’s, people who identify as LGBTI, people of all ages, people with a disability and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
There’s no shame in asking for support. For wellbeing and mental health concerns, please call headspace Gosford on 4304 7870
Below are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community health services and programs on the Central Coast that you may find useful:
- Yerin Aboriginal Health Services 4351 1040 https://www.yerin.org.au/
- Nunyara Aboriginal health unit 4320 2698 http://www.cclhd.health.nsw.gov.au/services/aboriginal-health/
- Mingaletta Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Corporation 4342 7515
- Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council 4351 2930 http://www.darkinjung.com.au/
- The Glen Central Coast Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centre 4388 6360 http://www.theglencentre.org.au/
- Bara Barang http://www.barabarang.com.au/
- Central Coast Primary Care 4365 2294 http://www.ccpc.com.au/