headspace

Hobart

Hours

  • Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 11:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

Welcome to headspace Hobart! We are a free, youth-focused health service for young people aged 12-25 who are:

  • feeling down, depressed or anxious
  • having difficulty sleeping or concentrating
  • being hurt or bullied
  • worried about drinking or drug use
  • needing sexual health help.

Visits to headspace Hobart are covered by Medicare. Need your own Medicare card? Just ask one of our team.

You don't need a referral to see us at headspace, just call us on 6231 2927 or email . Please be aware that we are not a crisis service and there may be a waiting time.

If you would like to refer a young person, please complete our  referral form and email or fax it 6231 3908. Referrals must be undertaken with informed consent from the young person.

Our reception area and downstairs rooms are wheelchair accessible.

Unfortunately we can't provide onsite parking, but long term parking is available at the Argyle Street Carpark, where the first hour and a half is free.

headspace Hobart is a 5 minute walk from the Elizabeth Street Bus Mall

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Hours

  • Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 11:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

headspace Hobart is operated by The Link Youth Health Service. 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, Tasmania (Primary Health Tasmania).

Services

Sexual Health Clinic

Services could include: provision of contraception and advice, testing, support, treatment and management of sexually transmissible infections(STI) HIV/AIDS and viral hepatitis vaccination for Hepatitis and HPV, pregnancy testing and referral.

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. 

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. 

Youth Programs

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

“As soon as I sought help, I suddenly realised that my anxiety was very treatable and that I wasn’t alone.”
- Charlie

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Meet the Team

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Management Team 

David Perez - CEO

Miranda Ashby - Centre Manager

Maggi Boughton - Quality Improvement Manager

Kelly Pettit - Clinical Lead

 

Reception Team

Kimberly Brown, Tania Cerritelli, Molly Devlin, Julie Downie (Practice Coordinator), Nikala Post

 

Youth Engagement Worker Team

Berny Carroll, Amy Cochrane, Lyndel Dean, Phillip McKay

 

General Practitioners

Dr Alison Edwards, Dr Jenny Presser,  Dr Verity Robin, Dr Anthea Dallas

 

 Allied Health Professionals

Kellie Bryan, Jesse Greenwood, Katie Ling, Adela Marrone, Anneke Mertens, Kelly Pettit (Clinical Lead), Wendy Roberts, Bethany Smith, Angela Waite, Beatrice Webb, Natalie Fitzgerald

 

BIC (Brief Interventions Clinic) Team

Jesse Richardson, Angela Waite (BIC Coordinator)

 

Vocational Specialist Team - Individual Placement Support Program

Susan Dickson, Annette Swinnerton Smith, Lorelle Taylor (IPS Supervisor)

 

Education and Community Health Educator

Shelagh Curtain

 

Drug and Alcohol Worker

Kellie Bryan

 

 

 

Payment and Fees

All services at headspace Hobart are free of charge.

Our Centre has a number of health providers who work under the Medicare system which means that to see our GP and Pyschologists we need your Medicare card.

All visits to the GP are bulk billed and up 10 sessions per calendar year with a Psychologist can also be bulk billed under Medicare.

If you don't have a Medicare card follow this link to apply https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/forms/ms004

If you are not eligible for a Medicare card, please check with our reception staff about payment options.

How do I get a Medicare card?

All of our services at headspace Hobart are free - but for some services you will need a Medicare card.

If you do not have a Medicare card you can apply on the Human Services page - https://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/medicare/medicare-card

If you are ineligible to apply for a Medicare Card give us a call and we will direct you to alternative appropriate services for you

Getting help from headspace

Getting in contact with headspace Hobart is easy!

If you'd like to see someone at headspace hobart, just give us a call on 6231 2927 or send us an email.  Please be aware that we are not a crisis service and there may be a waiting time for an appointment. If you require immediate support please contact Lifeline on 11 13 14 or Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800.

If you would like to refer a young person please complete our referral form. Referrals should include as much information as possible and be undertaken with the informed consent of the young person.

Sexual Health Clinic

Our sexual health doctor, Alison, has a clinic at headspace Hobart on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Appointments are often available on the day. Just call 6231 2927 or email to make a booking.

 

You can come and discuss:

-general sexual health questions

-relationship issues

-pregnancy testing and pregnancy options

-contraception, including the pill and Implanon insertion

-STI testing

-PAP smears

-period problems

 

There is no cost involved (fully covered by Medicare)

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headspace Hobart Youth Reference Group

We value our volunteer youth advocates who make up our headspace Hobart Youth Reference Group. They assist us in delivering community awareness events and provide advice with regard to delivering youth friendly services.

We currently have 10 members, and are always keen to hear from you if you're 16-25 years of age, have been a client of our service, and have an interest in promoting mental health and well being in the Hobart community.

We offer training opportunities for our Youth Reference Group members such as certification in Mental Health First Aid and Save a Mate Training.

If you would like to learn more about the group or the application process to become a member please contact Kirsty, our Community Health Educator on 6231 2927 or email 

Here are several of our current members having fun times on a recent road trip up to Launceston for the Tasmanian Youth Conference!

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School and Community Workshops

Working collaboratively with schools and community groups to promote mental health awareness, resilience and early help seeking is a priority for the team at headspace Hobart. 

Our Community Health Educator and Youth Engagement Workers are available to deliver workshops from the 'how's your headspace?' programme. The workshops can be tailored to the age, interests and needs of the group. The interactive sessions cover the following:

  • What is mental health?
  • The impact of stress
  • Positive coping skills and self regard
  • How to help a mate
  • Seeking help

To make arrangements for a 'how's your headspace?' workshop at your school, sporting club or other community group, please contact our Community Health Educator on 6231 2927 or email