headspace
Launceston

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Hours

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

About

 

 

headspace Launceston offers free support for young people aged 12 to 25, their families and friends.

 

Are you or someone you know:

  • feeling down, stressed or worried
  • wanting to talk about sexuality, gender identity or relationships?
  • finding it hard to deal with study or work?
  • wanting to cut down drinking or drug use?
  • wanting to discuss your physical health?

 

Our services are free.  To refer, give us a call or complete our self-referral form online.  Don't forget to save or phone number 6335 3100 and an Access Worker will call you in 2-3 business days.

Please see the "how to refer" tab section at the end of this page 

 

Hours

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

headspace Launceston is operated by Cornerstone Youth Services. All headspace services 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

Mental health workers – which may include psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors and other workers – that can help if you're just not feeling yourself.

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. 

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. 

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.

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

Jobs and volunteering

Positions currently available at headspace Launceston

Deadline: 27 Jan 2022, 5:00 pm

Clinical Educator Launceston and Devonport (2 roles)

Would you like the opportunity to work for a leading youth mental health organisation?

Cornerstone Youth Services is seeking two part-time Clinical Educators to join their multi-disciplinary teams, based in Launceston and Devonport.

The Position

The Clinical Educator will support the implementation of the headspace Early Career Program (ECP), increasing senior clinician support for students and graduates as part of the ECP. The successful applicant will work closely with staff in the headspace MDT (General Practitioners, Psychologists, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, and Youth Health Nurses) and a range of government and non-government service providers.

Position Description:

The Clinical Educator will

  • Coordinate student placements for the headspace service and maintain relationships with relevant universities
  • Support the on boarding, induction and field supervision of new graduates and students
  • Engage in other stakeholder engagement activities that assist in successful delivery of the new graduate program and student placements at the service
  • Where appropriate, provide task supervision, mentorship and support to the graduates
  • Assist in the application of education program knowledge to clinical practice through coaching and consultations
  • Participate and support other ECP activities as negotiated with ECP team and headspace services, e.g. Advisory Groups, Clinical Educator Community of Practice, graduate program orientation, research and evaluation activities and co-facilitate study groups
  • Provide clinical supervision to students and graduates at your program, where an appropriate discipline match
  • Provide clinical supervision to students and graduates at other headspace services participating in the ECP (as negotiated between the services and the ECP team)

Qualifications

Essential

  • Senior Clinicians with a minimum 5 years’ clinical experience post qualification in either Occupational Therapy, Psychology or Social Work qualifications

 Desirable

Current full registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority (AHPRA) or eligibility for full membership with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) or Occupational Therapy Australia.

Post graduate qualifications and/or previous experience working in the mental health sector

Selection Criteria:

Essential

  1. Knowledge and understanding of mental health, including related evidence-based interventions and clinical practice.
  2. Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to work with a diverse range of people, in particular the ability to engage with young people and advocate on their behalf.
  3. Highly developed verbal and written communication skills.
  4. Excellent organisational and time management skills, including the ability to prioritise and manage multiple and competing work tasks and deliver to agreed deadlines.
  5. Computer skills including word processing, spread sheets and database applications.
  6. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a productive team member.
  7. A broad understanding of the challenges and experiences of young people in Australia, including specific community factors.

Desirable

  1. Knowledge and ability to develop and deliver group based skills training activities to assist clients’ psychosocial functioning (e.g. life skills, problem solving, conflict resolution, etc.)
  2. Experience in the Not for Profit and/or Public Health sector.

The Organisation

Who we are: Cornerstone Youth Services Inc. (CYS) delivers a broad range of services to our community of young people aged 12 to 25 in North and North-West Tasmania. We focus on health promotion, prevention, education, early intervention and developing help-seeking behaviours. Our services to young people include access to ‘no charge’ GP's, Youth Health Nurses, Drug & Alcohol, Social and Youth Workers and Allied Health. We also provide individual and group support and activities; school programs; advocacy to access many other services to improve general or specific health and well-being.

What's on offer?

  • Full salary packaging
  • Professional development
  • Supervision
  • Flexible working conditions may be negotiated
  • Birthday Leave

For a confidential discussion, or to obtain a copy of the Position Description please contact:

  • Launceston: Richard Lewandowski (headspace Manager), 6335 3100 during business hours
  • Devonport: Carlene Hutton (headspace Manager), 6424 2144 during business hours

How to Apply:

To apply for this position please send

  • a cover letter, briefly addressing the Selection Criteria
  • a copy of your current CV

to: careers@csys.com.au

Applications close 5.00pm Thursday 27 January, 2022

For more information contact:

Name: Richard Lewandowski
Phone: 6335 3100
Email: rlewandowski@csys.com.au

More information

The Youth Reference Group (YRG) is made up of young people passionate about mental health and well-being.

The YRG aims to:

  • provide you with the opportunity to have input into the strategic direction of headspace services, and local youth services
  • allow a way for the voice of young people to be heard and acted upon
  • provide opportunities for skills and leadership development
  • support you to lead projects locally
  • allow young people to direct youth health and wellbeing policy development
  • demonstrate good practice by involving young people in the youth, welfare and health sector,

 

Ask a staff member about getting involved

  • Counselling
  • General Practitioners 
  • Drug and alcohol counselling
  • Work and study support
  • Dietitian 
  • Sexual health

At headspace Launceston (along with our lead agency Cornerstone Youth Services) we want to make sure that young people know their rights, understands their privacy and how to make a complaint if necessary. 

Cornerstone Youth Services Privacy Statement: click HERE

Cornerstone Youth Services Clients Rights and Responsibilities: click HERE 

Cornerstone Youth Services Compliments and Feedback Form:  click HERE

Feedback form: click HERE

You can also give hard copy feedback or complaints at reception. 
We welcome all feedback, the good and the bad. 

For further information on headspace and frequently asked questions regarding the service please download the Information Pack for Young People

We are on the corner of Wellington & Brisbane Streets in Launceston, diagonally across from Morty's Food Court.

There is paid parking across the road in Wellington Street and nearby at 36-42 Bathurst Street, opposite Launceston College.
For more information on parking locations and costs involved please visit https://www.launceston.tas.gov.au/Built-Environment-and-Parking/Parking


Our location is close to metro and regional bus stops.
Bus timetables and fares can be downloaded from https://www.metrotas.com.au/timetables/launceston/

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How to refer

Referrals can now be made online via Cornerstone Youth Services website, just click the following link

 

Or alternatively complete one of the referral forms below so the worker contacting you has a bit of an idea what kind of assistance you need.

 

Download and print a copy of the registration form below and complete. Email the form back to us at headspace@csys.com.au
Once the form is received, we will phone you within 2 working days.
The person calling you will be a mental health professional from our access team and will discuss what's happening for you at the moment. If headspace is the right service for you, we'll arrange a time to meet you in person at the centre. This is a chance to ask more questions and get a good idea of what we provide. You're welcome to bring in a support person - family, friend - anyone you'd like to have with you.

https://www.cornerstoneyouthservices.com.au/headspace-self-referral/                   SELF REFERRAL FORM

https://www.cornerstoneyouthservices.com.au/headspace-professional-referral/       PROFESSIONAL REFERRAL FORM

100% of donations go towards improving the mental health and well-being of young people in our local community.

How will your donation support young people in our community?

Our goal is to increase the number of young people seeking help early by:

  • Improving the mental health literacy of young people and their supports
  • Raise awareness about headspace Launceston and its range of services
  • Mobilise local young people to take action to reduce the stigma associated with mental health
  • Are you considering running a fundraising event for headspace Launceston?

If your school, club or workplace are interested in running a fundraising event for headspace Launceston then we would like to hear from you.

For more information and fundraising support please contact us on 03) 6335 3100 and ask for Alison Filgate or email afilgate@csys.com.au

 

 

This page is currently being updated.

 

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