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 Lake Haven is located next to Lake Haven Shopping Centre at The Gravity Youth Centre. Catch a bus to the centre or us available parking. headspace Lake Haven is located next to the Metro cinemas. Wheelchair access is available through the front door, which has ramp access.
It is a friendly free service for young people aged 12-25 years. No referral required. Monday and Thursday late hours (5pm – 8pm) by appointment only.
- Monday: 8:30am - 8:00pm
- Tuesday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
- Wednesday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
- Thursday: 8:30am - 8:00pm
- Friday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
headspace Lake Haven 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.
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.
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 Lake Haven
GP required for headspace Lake Haven
Are you looking to follow your passion, have a new challenge and work within an exciting team?
headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation and provides early intervention for young people aged 12-25 years with mild to moderate mental health issues.
headspace Lake Haven is seeking expressions of interest from GPs interested in working part-time to offer primary health care to young people from our Centre in Lake Haven (located adjacent to the Lake Haven Shopping Centre).
headspace Lake Haven has a well-established team of experienced clinicians and offers an exciting opportunity to improve the lives of young people aged 12-25 years; to work as part of an experienced multidisciplinary team, and the opportunity to increase skills and experience in working with adolescents.
- Flexible work days, scheduled around your commitments
- Full practice support including reception, billing and general administrative support
- Support from the multidisciplinary team as well as support from other collocated partners (including Psychologists; Clinical Psychologists; Employment Support; Drug and Alcohol Workers, and Social Workers)
- Paperless practice with IT support
- Ongoing referral base from our General Practitioners onsite of young people who have been assessed by the Youth Access Team and who are ready to receive services
You will need:
- Experience in engaging and building rapport with young people 12-25 years
- Experience in supporting young people experiencing mild to moderate mental health problems and developing mental health care treatment plans
- To hold all relevant current licenses, registrations and memberships for legal practice as a qualified and registered professional within the state of New South Wales.
- To hold a Medicare Provider Number issued by Medicare Australia and be registered with Medicare
- Be willing to bulk bill.
Those interested can contact the headspace Gosford and Lake Haven Manager
Helen Isenhour on 0434 567 265 or Corrina Niven, Practice Manager on 4304 7870.
For more information contact:
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
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.
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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
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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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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.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services
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 http://www.mingaletta.com/p/home.html
- 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/
At headspace Lake Haven 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 Team Leader or Manager.
Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we are doing!
headspace Lake Haven Team – many thanks!