headspace Katherine provides 'no wrong door' advice and support for young people aged 12 to 25 in the Katherine and Big Rivers region. By registering for support, you will receive contact to discuss your options whether that be at headspace Katherine or within our community. We can support across four key areas:
- Mental Health
- Physical & Sexual Health
- Alcohol & Other Drugs
- Work & Study
We provide flexible and responsive services to young people at our hub or via our mobile outreach service to surrounding remote Aboriginal communities.
We are a free, confidential and inclusive service which does not discriminate regardless of race, cultural background, religion, sexual orientation, gender, or abilities.
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Click the link to see our headspace Katherine Welcome Pack
- Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Tuesday: 10:30am - 7:00pm
- Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
headspace Katherine is operated by Anglicare NT. 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, NT PHN .
Your GP can refer you to see a specialist youth psychiatrist for bulk billed assessment and management advice for mental health issues.
Mental health workers – which may include psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors and other workers – that can help if you're just not feeling yourself.
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.
If you live near our headspace centre in a rural area but cannot travel in to see us, you can see our mental health workers online.
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.
Centres have a range of programs and activities for young people. Just ask your centre what they have on.
headspace Katherine is located at the Randazzo Building, across the street from Katherine Woolworths and next to the Katherine Library. The hub is accessible for wheelchairs and people with different needs.
If you're having trouble finding us, call us on (08) 8912 4000 and we'll be able to help you out.
headspace Katherine is not an emergency service.
Please call the NT Mental Health Line on 1800 682 288, Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800 for crisis support
You can contact us or have a family member, friend or trusted person do it for you.
Call us on 08 8912 4000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make an enquiry. Please note that these are only checked by staff during business hours.
For young people that require appointments outside of normal business hours, headspace Katherine offers after hour appointments upon request and can be discussed during time of booking.
Prefer to walk in or talk face-to-face? Drop into the hub and talk to one of our friendly staff. We are located at 1/16 Katherine Terrace.
Referral forms should include as much information as possible and should be undertaken with the consent of the referring young person.
We will ask you to complete a survey before you see someone at headspace Katherine. This can be done through a link on your phone or on a tablet in the centre if you arrive early
Electronic headspace Holistic Assessment Tool (ehHAT)
- A set of online questions that are sent via text or email for you to complete before your first appointment with headspace Katherine
- The questions aim to explore what life is like for you and to give us an idea of what you might be wanting to talk about in your session at headspace
- The questions will help us know where to start and how to make the most of your first step appointment
- We aim to provide as much relevant support as possible the first time we meet, as we know that not everyone requires ongoing support or chooses this
When and how
- When you are booking a first step appointment at headspace Katherine, you will be asked if it is ok to send you a link via text or email
- The link will be sent 24 hours before your appointment and you will have the option to complete where you feel most comfortable
- You can complete at headspace using an iPad and the free wifi if you come to your appointment 20 minutes early
- headspace Katherine clinicians use surveys to support all appointments and we ask that you complete this before each appointment
How will my information be used?
- There will be a video before the questions that explain this for you
- Your answers will be kept within a confidential system and will only be reviewed by headspace staff to support you in your session
- Deidentified data is used to support national funding for example postcodes, demographic information.
Additionally there are some instances where our staff may need to share your confidential information in order to keep you or others around you safe
What support does headspace Katherine provide?
headspace Katherine provides a number of levels of support to young people, which includes:
- No wrong door advice and support, ensuring young people are connected with the best option to suit their goals
- Targeted support for young people who come with concerns that have recently started, that are impacting how they feel or function
- Short term goal focused support for young people referred with a mental health care plan
Does it cost anything to see someone at headspace Katherine?
We provide a range of free or low cost services to support young people in our community. Some services may require you to have a Medicare Card.
For more information on how to apply for a Medicare card, click here.
What is telehealth?
Telehealth allows you to talk to us through a phone or video call rather than seeing us in person. We will still be able to listen and help you with strategies. At headspace Katherine, telehealth is provided through HealthDirect. We will provide you with more information when you get in touch with us.
How to prepare for a first appointment
- Take a look at our headspace Katherine Welcome Pack
- Think about your goals for change (what you would like to be different/why you are reaching out for support)
- Think about what has worked and what hasn't worked in the past
- You are encouraged to include important family or trusted supports
- Complete a survey before your appointment (a link will be sent to you 24 hours before your appointment)
What to expect at a first step appointment
- An appointment will take roughly 50 minutes
- A conversation about consent and confidentiality
- We will check in with you around your survey
- It will be a conversation that aims to understand what's going on for you and to clarify your goals for change
- We will aim to talk through ideas, resources and next steps together - this might be things you and your family or friends can do independently.
- Where relevant, you might also choose another option to support you with your goals
Who is in the headspace Katherine team?
Administration and Reception Staff
Our friendly and skilled administration team are often the first contact person at headspace Katherine, they are employed for their abilities in creating a welcoming and friendly space as our front of house.
Community Engagement Workers
Our engagement team are usually out and about and ready to talk to community members about what we do at headspace Katherine. They can also provide mental health and wellbeing education to groups of young people.
Social Workers, Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Mental Health Nurses who are equipped to provide mental health support to young people. They use evidence and practice-based strategies, engage with ongoing supervision and a team approach to ensure young people and their families are receiving quality support.
Social and Emotional Wellbeing Workers
Care coordinators who use their cultural understandings and knowledge in their roles to support young people and families in receiving culturally appropriate and safe support.
Specialist staff, programs and clinics
headspace Katherine partners with community organisations and employs specialist staff to offer specific supports, which include:
- alcohol and other drugs specific support
- sexual health clinic
- GP clinic
headspace Work and Study Online
headspace Work & Study Online aims to ensure young people aged 15 to 25 years old experiencing mental health challenges have the opportunity to actively participate in work and study.
The service assist with everything education and employment related. From finding your first job to deciding what to study, headspace Work & Study Online is here to help. It is a free service and can be tailored to your individual needs.
headspace Katherine can help
For more information about work or study, visit our website for resources and interactive support here
Want to be a voice for young people in Katherine?
Our Youth Advisory Group (YAG) advocate for youth mental health, physical health and alcohol and other drug issues within the Katherine region and surrounding communities.
Being apart of the Youth Advisory Group can involve:
- Leading a project in your local area
- Research and evaluation of headspace Darwin services
- Consultation around resource development such as fact sheets, brochures etc.
- Peer support and mentoring
- Mental health training
- Attending local community events as a representative
Being a YAG member provides you with:
- The opportunity to have your say and direct youth mental health services
- Develop new skills
- Meet and work with other likeminded young people who are passionate about youth mental health
- Make a difference to youth mental health in our local community
- Have opportunities to advocate for improved youth related services in the Katherine region
How do I get involved?:
If you're aged between 15 and 25 years old, have an interest in mental health and is willing to attend meetings once fortnightly, then the YAG is for you.
We are currently taking expression of interest for our 2022 Youth Advisory Group.
If you would like to get involved please email email@example.com, phone 8912 4000 or pop into our hub on Katherine Terrace.
Please find our flyer here.
community engagement sessions
The headspace Katherine Community Engagement team can be booked to attend local events and deliver mental health education and awareness training and workshops to young people, their communities, schools or organisations.
Some of the topics we can cover include:
- mental health literacy
- awareness of depression, anxiety, and other mental health problems
- physical health (including sexual health)
- alcohol and other drugs
- respectful relationships
- bullying education (including cyber bullying)
We are also happy to discuss alternative workshops that best suit your needs if they are within our scope of practice. Please get in touch early so you don’t miss out!
Functional Recovery Groups that we offer are listed on our flyer here.
need more information?
If your interested in being involved or want to know more information please contact us on 8912 4000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is Community Outreach?
The mobile clinic aims to meet the mental health needs of Aboriginal young people aged 12 to 25 years living in remote communities.
headspace Katherine works alongside Elders, community members, young people and their families in remote Aboriginal communities to provide culturally safe and inclusive mental health services that meet the social and emotional wellbeing needs of Aboriginal young people.
The communities we visit are:
- Barunga and Wugularr
- Pine Creek and Kybrook Farm
Keep an eye out for the headspace Katherine van and the team who will visit your community each fortnight!
Young people can chat with our team of mental health clinicians and our Aboriginal Social and Emotional Wellbeing Worker who can help to work out how best we can support.
Young people and family members can also talk to the health workers at their local clinics or teachers at their local schools who are able to assist with referrals to our services.
For other young people that live in other surrounding communities within the Big Rivers Region. headspace Katherine can provide additional support to young people through our telehealth (phone and online) service by linking in with your local health clinic or calling the team on 89124000 to find out more.
What is eheadspace?
eheadspace is a free and safe place that provides web chat or telephone support for young people 12 to 25 years old who might be too far from a center, might not feel comfortable face-to-face support - or just prefer this way of chatting.
Who is eheadspace?
At eheadspace, we are experienced youth mental health professionals - psychologists, social workers. mental health nurses and occupational therapists. They help by listening, talking things through, giving you information and offering other support option to help you.
When is eheadspace support available?
eheadpsace web chat and telephone support is available 7 days a week, 9am to 1am Australian Eastern Standand Time (AEST), but you can email anytime.
How do I register?
*All eheadspace services are free, but if you call 1800 650 890 from a mobile phone normal call chargers apply*
While things are moving with COVID-19, headspace Katherine is offering a combination of services including in-person at the hub, and video or phone sessions.
If you are already engaged with a clinician at headspace Katherine, you may have been offered to attend your sessions via video using Healthdirect.
If you have a video session booked today, please complete a hAPI survey first > complete my hAPI survey.
Once your hAPI survey is complete, please click here > join my Healthdirect session.
*Please allow camera access and follow the prompts to enter the Healthdirect waiting room where your clinician will join the call at the time of your appointment.