Hours

  • Monday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am - 8:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

headspace

Knox

2 Capital City Boulevard, Westfield Knox Ozone, Wantirna South, Victoria 3152
P: (03) 9801 6088 F: (03) 8677 9081

headspace Knox is operated by EACH. 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, Eastern Melbourne PHN.

headspace Knox offers young people aged 12-25 a welcoming environment where they can access confidential and free mental health support, health advice, and general information.

We are a team of friendly workers who specialise in youth wellbeing. We can discuss and help with any issues from mental health issues to sexual health and contraception, educational support and drug and alcohol counselling.

Our Services include:

  • General health services (youth friendly, free Doctors)
  • Counselling Services
  • Alcohol and Other Drug Services
  • Mental Health Support
  • Vocational, Education & Training Support.

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 Knox

Youth Action Force Member, Part-time/Sessional (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Employer: EACH

The headspace Knox Youth Action Force is recruiting! We are looking for young people aged 16-25 who are passionate about mental health and well-being.

1. What is the Youth Action Force (YAF)?

The YAF hopes to:

  1. Provide young with the opportunity to have input into the strategic direction of headspace Knox services, and local mental health services.
  2. Allow a way for the voice of young people to be heard and acted upon.
  3. Provide opportunities for skills and leadership development and provide experience in; media, marketing, communication and advocacy skills.
  4. Support young people to lead projects locally
  5. Allow young people to direct youth mental health policy development
  6. Demonstrate good practice by involving young people in the youth, welfare and health sector

2. What is involved in the role?

Young People on the headspace Knox Youth Action Force will have the opportunity to be involved in a number of ways including:

  1. Media spokespeople and community engagement opportunities
  2. Lead local projects
  3. Marketing, promotion and community awareness activities
  4. Involvement in mental health related focus groups and consultations
  5. Evaluation and research
  6. Policy and advocacy

By providing a variety of activities it is hoped that it will provide the opportunity to draw on young people’s strengths, abilities and capabilities, while also appealing to a broad range of interests.

3. What’s the time commitment?

The appointment of YAF Members is minimum of 12 months and can go up to 2 years. There are monthly meetings currently on a Thursday night. In between meetings and events, contact will be maintained through Facebook, email, and online forums. 

This is a volunteer role.

For more information click here

To apply click here 

For more information contact:

Name: Chenai Mupotsa
Phone: 9801 6088
Email: chenai.mupotsa@headspaceknox.com.au

Volunteer L2P Driver Mentor, Part-time/Sessional & Full-time (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Employer: EACH

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Are you over 21 years of age and hold a full drivers licence?

Are you confident in your driving ability and would like to support young people to reach their full potential?

Then jump on board this opportunity and become a volunteer with the headspace Knox and EACH L2P Learner Driver Mentor Program.

       

How does the program work?

The Victorian Graduated Licensing System makes it compulsory for learner drivers under 21 years of age to obtain at least 120 hours of supervised driving experience prior to taking the probationary licence test. The L2P program helps young people who have significant barriers to learning to drive to gain their required hours of driving experience.

Young people are matched with fully licensed volunteer mentors and use a fully maintained and serviced vehicle to gain their 120 hours of driving experience required to obtain a probationary driver’s licence. Learner drivers also receive professional lessons throughout the program to evaluate their progress at the different stages of learning to drive. Access to the sponsored vehicle is available 7 days a week and sessions are negotiated between the learner driver and mentor.

Mentors develop a trusting and supportive relationship with young people by providing them with the tools they need to be safe and confident drivers. By helping young people get their licence, mentors empower young people with a greater sense of independence while increasing opportunities to access education and employment. Mentors benefit from giving back to the community and gain a sense of satisfaction in making a positive impact in the lives of young people.

 

I would like to volunteer as a Mentor, how can I get involved?

Are you over 21 years of age, can make a commitment of at least one hour a week, hold a full drivers licence and want to help young people?

Volunteer Mentors need to register their interest in the program, attend an interview, and complete the mandatory background checks. Mentors will be provided with comprehensive training from VicRoads that will prepare them for their role as a supervising driver. To register your interest in becoming a Volunteer Mentor in the Knox L2P program, click here to complete the application form.

 

Who is headspace Knox and EACH?

headspace, the National Youth Mental Health Foundation, provides mental health, drug and alcohol, employment/education and physical health support to young people aged 12-25 and their families. headspace Knox is locally operated by EACH.
EACH is a creative, responsive, innovative organisation that provides leadership and excellence through the provision of a diverse range of integrated services that improve health, wellbeing and community participation throughout Australia.

 

L2P is funded by the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) and is managed at a State level by VicRoads. headspace Knox and EACH run the L2P Driver Mentor Program within the Knox City Council area.

For more information contact:

Name: Andrew Gardiner
Phone: 9801 6088
Email: L2P@each.com.au

Apply now

More information

What we do at headspace Knox (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

headspace Knox is a centre offering young people aged 12-25 a welcoming environment in which they can seek confidential health advice, support, and information.


headspace Knox offers a team of friendly health experts who can discuss and help with concerns or problems: school-related stress, bullying, sexual health and contraception, relationship and friendships, alcohol and other drug consumption, general health, depression, anxiety, or if you're just not 'feeling right'.

Our Services include:

  • General health services (GP Doctors & Youth Health Nurses).
  • Counseling Services
  • Alcohol and other drug services
  • Mental health services
  • Vocational, Education & Training Services

Our Staff Include:

  • Social Workers
  • Credentialed Mental Health Nurses
  • Doctors
  • Youth Health Nurse
  • Psychologists
  • Youth Workers

For more general information about headspace Knox, please download our Information Brochure.

Groups & workshops at headspace Knox (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

At headspace Knox, we believe there is nothing more powerful than a group of young people who come together to help and support each other.

We encourage all young people to join the groups and workshops on offer at headspace Knox. We have a range of programs that include our regular social groups as well as scheduled threptic groups that occur throughout the year. See below for some of the great programs we currently have on offer and what’s coming up!

Creative Space @ headspace

Creative Space Open studio is an open time for you to come and create what you wish (if you wish) play, explore and express yourself. It’s also a great opportunity to have some fun and meet new people in a supportive environment. No art experience required.

For more information click here

Beyond School

Not sure about going to TAFE, Uni or getting a job? Are you feeling a bit confused about what to do next? Are you lacking confidence and a little nervous about tackling the world?

Mountain District Learning Centre and headspace Knox have joined forces to bring you the Beyond School program. The Beyond School program is the perfect course to help you find your way and take the next step.

Applications for Term 3 of Beyond School are now open. For more information, click here.

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is officially recognised by the Cochrane Review as the treatment of choice for characteristics associated with borderline personality disorder (BPD) including impulsivity, interpersonal problems, emotional dysregulation, self-harm, and suicidal behaviors.

All individuals who wish to participate in the program are required to attend an orientation session.

For more information including eligibility, program outline, and referral can be found here.

The next round of Intake for headspace DBT Program is open. An information session will be held on September 12th to commence the DBT program on November 13th. See here for further information.

Knox L2P program (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

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The L2P Learner Driver Mentor Program provides an opportunity for young people to complete their required 120 hours of driving experience that they may otherwise be unable to achieve.

The Victorian Graduated Licensing System makes it compulsory for learner drivers under 21 years of age to obtain at least 120 hours of supervised driving experience prior to taking the probationary licence test. The L2P program helps young people who have significant barriers to learning to drive to gain their required hours of driving experience. L2P is funded by the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) and is managed at a State level by VicRoads. headspace Knox and EACH run the L2P Driver Mentor Program within the Knox City Council area.

 

How does the program work?

Young people are matched with fully licensed volunteer mentors and use a fully maintained and serviced vehicle to gain their 120 hours of driving experience required to obtain a probationary driver’s licence. Eligible learner drivers will also receive up to seven professional lessons throughout the program to evaluate their progress at the different stages of learning to drive.

The program is free for both young people and volunteer mentors with access to a sponsored vehicle and all fuel provided. 

 

I am a young person, how can I get involved?

The headspace Knox and EACH L2P program is for young learners between 16 and 20 years old who live in the City of Knox and hold a current Learner's permit. The L2P program helps young people who have significant barriers to learning to drive, and who do not have access to a vehicle or supervising driver to gain their 120 hours driving experience.

Young learners need to apply and attend an interview before being accepted into the program.

To apply for the program:

If you're a young person, and would like to refer yourself, click here to complete the application form.

If you're a service provider/family member and would like to refer a young person, click here to complete the application form.

 

I would like to Volunteer as a Mentor, how can I get involved?

Are you over 21 years of age, can make a commitment of at least one hour a week, hold a full drivers licence and want to help young people?

Mentors are volunteers from the community who undertake a selection and training process to fulfill the role of supervising driver.

Mentors develop a trusting and supportive relationship with the young person by providing them with the tools they need to be safe and confident drivers. Mentoring provides volunteers with the opportunity to meet new people, develop new skills and have a positive impact on the lives of young learner drivers.

Volunteer Mentors need to register their interest in the program, attend an interview, and complete the mandatory checks and VicRoads training. To register your interest in becoming a Volunteer Mentor in the Knox L2P program, click here to complete the application form.

 

Further information

For further information, please contact the L2P Coordinator at headspace Knox on 9801 6088 or via email L2P@each.com.au

 

Schools & community organisations (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

At headspace Knox, collaboration is a core value that underpins every aspect of the work we do to enable young people to reach their full potential. We would like to complement the work you are currently undertaking and work in partnership to improve the well-being of all young people.

How can we work together to support the mental health and wellbeing of young people?

headspace Knox has a community engagement team that can support schools and community organisations in a number of ways, such as:

headspace presentation: A presentation delivered to young people and/or service providers that can be tailored to your needs. Popular topics include mental health, tips for a healthy headspace, and headspace service overview.

Expo stall: If your school or community organisation is planning an event we can attend as a stallholder.

Groups & Workshops: headspace Knox has the capacity to deliver a range of workshops in schools and community settings. Workshops currently include anger management, emotional regulation, resilience building, bullying, and the Drumbeat program.

headspace In-School Bully Prevention Program: We have teamed up with the Supré Foundation to develop the headspace Bullying Education and Prevention Resource Kit, which aims to educate young people on bullying prevention and how to be assertive against bullying behaviour. For more information and to submit an expression of interest click here

Mental health and Us program: Working in collaboration with the School Focused Youth Services Program, headspace Knox assisted in the development of this educational program to support improved mental health outcomes for Year nine and ten students. This program is currently available to schools located in the Local Government Areas of Knox, Maroondah, Whitehorse and Yarra Ranges. For further information please see here.

How to engage with headspace Knox?

If your school or community organisation would like to engage with headspace Knox please send an enquiry to info@headspaceknox.com.au

Youth Action Force (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

headspace Knox is committed to providing a service that is relevant to the young people of Knox, Maroondah, and Yarra Ranges regions.

We value the unique skills, knowledge, and experiences that young people can offer. headspace Knox ensures that young people have a meaningful contribution to guide us and ensure that we are on the right track to providing a service that is relevant to the young people that we serve.

headspace Knox is supporting a Youth Action Force which aims to provide young people with the opportunity to be involved and be heard on issues of youth wellbeing - such as mental health, alcohol and other drugs, sexual health, and relationships.

The purpose of the group is to:

  • Provide a forum for young people to voice their concerns, needs, interests and ideas.
  • Allow young people to have input into the decision making process of headspace Knox.
  • Provide an avenue for young people to be a part of the planning and implementing phases of headspace community awareness activities.
  • Provide information and advice to headspace Knox and it's consortium members on behalf of young people.

We are currently recruiting new members. For more information click here and for and if you would like to apply click here 

Feedback (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

At headspace Knox we welcome and appreciate your feedback so that we can continually improve our service for young people.

Please let us know your thoughts about your experience at headsapce Knox. You can even give your feedback anonymously if you wish!

Here at headspace Knox, we like to make things easy for everyone so we have developed an online feedback portal, located here.