Our friendly staff at headspace Ipswich can assist young people aged 12 to 25 years with mental health, general health, drug, alcohol, education and employment issues.
Our staff include Clinical Psychologists, Psychologists, Mental Health Social Workers, Mental Health Occupational Therapist and a part-time GP. We also have a wide range of in-kind support available - check out our tabs below for more information.
Unfortunately, we are unable to offer walk-in appointments as we are an appointment based service. Please call our Reception staff on 07 3280 7900 to book an initial appointment.
Free onsite parking can be accessed at the back of headspace Ipswich via Wharf st.
headspace Ipswich provides disability parking and wheel chair access throughout the centre including toilets.
headspace Ipswich is accessible by public transport with the Ipswich Railway station in Bell St only a short walk away. Please check out Translink to plan your journey into our centre - https://translink.com.au/
- Monday: 9:00am - 8:00pm
- Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
headspace Ipswich is operated by Aftercare. 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, Darling Downs and West Moreton (Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN).
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.
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.
Upcoming Event: A-SIMMO Ipswich Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth Resilience Forum and Football Match
What we do
Are you 12-25 and need someone to talk to? At headspace Ipswich, we've got your back.
If you ever:
- are feeling down, stressed or can't stop worrying.
- haven't felt like yourself for a long time.
- can't deal with school or finding it difficult to concentrate.
- are feeling sick or worried about your health.
- want to cut down on your drinking or drug use.
- want to talk about sexuality, identity or relationships.
- are having difficulties with friendships.
- have sexual health issues or want to find out about contraception.
- are being bullied, cyberbullied, hurt or harassed.
- are worried about work or study or if you're having money trouble.
- are worried about a friend or family member.
headspace Ipswich can help. Our services are free or low cost, and will ensure that your privacy and confidentiality are maintained and respected. If headspace is seriously worried about your safety, or the safety of someone else they must, by law, try to keep everyone safe. This means they may have to share their concerns with someone else. You can talk to your headspace worker about confidentiality at any time, if you have questions or need more information.
At headspace Ipswich, our primary focus is the wellbeing of young people in the region and we understand that getting help early is important in resolving problems effectively.
Please bring your medicare card with you. If you don't have a medicare card, or you forget it - do not worry! Our friendly staff will be able to provide you with assistance and information about costs. To make an appointment just call, email or drop in to our centre! Alternatively, you can ask a friend, teacher, parent, other family member, health worker or community agency to contact headspace for you. You are welcome to bring family and friends with you, if you wish.
For more information, please see our brochure
How to make an appointment
We understand that asking for help when you're not feeling yourself can sometimes be difficult or uncomfortable. Because of this, we have made our referral process as easy as possible.
If you are 12-25
- You can refer yourself
- You can have a family member or friend refer you (with your consent)
- Your GP can refer you
- Your school, TAFE, University or other service providers can refer you or assist you in making an appointment
If you are under 16 years of age, we encourage you to bring along a parent, care giver or support person for your first appointment.
To make an appointment
You can call us on 07 3280 7900
You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can drop in an see us at 26 East St, Ipswich QLD 4305.
Please be aware that our email account is only checked during business hours. If you require urgent or out of business hours help please call KidsHelpLine 1800 55 1800, Lifeline 13 11 14 or visit eheadspace.com.au
At headspace Meadowbrook we take your privacy very seriously and anything shared with us is confidential. We keep all your information on a secure database which is only available to headspace Meadowbrook staff. The law stops us from sharing your information outside these people unless we have your permission. Sometimes you do not want us to share your information and we respect that, however there may be times when we need to talk to someone without your permission, such as; if you or someone else is at significant risk of harm or if the law requires us to do so.
Services are free, with 10 appointments bulk billed per year covered by Medicare when you have a Mental Health Treatment Plan.
You don’t need to have a Mental Health Treatment Plan before contacting headspace and coming in for your first appointment. This can be arranged for you with one of our GP’s or your own, after you attend.
Bulk Billing is where headspace, instead of charging you, can bill Medicare (or the Australian government) for the health services that you receive.
For Service Providers (Including GP's and Government Departments)
If you are a service provider, GP or Government Department, please complete the referral form below and return to headspace Ipswich by email, fax or post. If the young person has a Mental Health Care Plan in place please provide a copy of this with the referral form.
We do require all GP's and external referrers to fill in our referral form to make sure that the young people you are referring is suitable for service at headspace Ipswich.
Please note we are an early intervention service; our Clinical Team Leader will assess all incoming referrals and we will contact you shortly after to let you know whether the young person has been accepted into service.
Our fax number is 07 3280 7900
Our email is email@example.com
Our postal address is PO Box 187, Ipswich, QLD 4305
No Medicare Card?
To access headspace Ipswich's services for free all you need to have is a valid Medicare card.
If you don't have a Medicare card but think you might be eligible, 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, such as our fee-for-service options which range in price.
headspace Ipswich staff are dedicated health professionals who are passionate about working with young people and supporting you in a safe, friendly, confidential and non-judgmental environment.
- Regional Service Manager- Nicci
- Clinical Services Manager- Vanessa
- Operations Manager - Ash
- Practice Manager- Angela
- Clinical Team Leader - Terri
- Psychiatrist Ultra High Risk Program- Dr Scott
- Senior Intake Officer - Sacha
- Psychologist Ultra High Risk Program- Chris
- Intake and Assessment Officer- Tegan
- Intake and Assessment Officer- Aleah
- Research Assistant- Kirsten
- Community Engagement Coordinator - Janet
- Senior Administrator - Sarah
- Medical Receptionist - Ebony
- Administration Officer – Kacie
- Psychologist- Michael G
- Psychologist- Michael S
- Social Worker- Angela S
- Prov Psychologist- Ange S
- Group Fitness - Personal Trainer
- Drug & alcohol counsellor
- Relationships Australia
Youth Reference Group
The Youth Reference Group is made up of a diverse group of young volunteers aged 12- 25 years, who help support and guide the centre on key components of youth mental heath service delivery and community awareness initiatives both within the Centre and the broader community.
The role of the YRG is varied and members are offered a range of opportunities to contribute to our centre and their community including; reviewing decisions regarding the day to day running of the centre , helping to plan youth events and representing headspace Ipswich at events or in the media.
Events and Community Engagement
There are a range of activities and groups at headspace Ipswich for young people aged 12-25 to attend.
Check out our monthly timetable below or or follow us on social media to stay up to date.
To attend the activities just let us know you are planning to come so that we can make sure there is a spot free for you! Call us on 07 3280 7900
If you would like resources to distribute to young people aged 12-25 please email firstname.lastname@example.org
For all enquirers regarding presentations and community engagement activities please contact email@example.com
Student Placements & Volunteering
Transport & Parking
headspace Ipswich has free onsite parking behind our building, accessible via Wharf St.
headspace Ipswich is accessible by public transport with the Ipswich Train Station and bus stops only a short walk away. Please check out the Translink website to plan your journey to our centre - https://translink.com.au/