headspace
Lismore

SCU

Hours

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

About

headspace Lismore supports young people aged 12-25. We offer heaps of free services like: Mental Health and Wellbeing, General and Sexual Health, Youth Worker Support, Alcohol and Other Drug Services, Connections to Education, Employment and more!

headspace Lismore operates a “no wrong door" policy. This means that no young person will be turned away without being supported to access other services in or outside of headspace.

It's easy to access our services; just call, email, or drop into the center. Our reception staff or a Youth Access Clinician will grab some info from you, and would be happy to provide you with some info about headspace, show you around and/or complete an appointment form.

Hours

  • Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • 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 Lismore is operated by Social Futures. 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, Healthy North Coast.

Services

Services could include: provision of contraception and advice, testing, support, treatment and management of sexually transmissible infections(STI) HIV/AIDS and viral hepatitis vaccination for Hepatitis and HPV, pregnancy testing and referral.

Workers either on site or linked to the centre who can assist you with any alcohol or other drug concern.

Centres have a range of programs and activities for young people. Just ask your centre what they have on. 

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

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 Lismore

Private Practitioners

  • Seeking Psychologists, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists & GP's
  • Flexible Work arrangements
  • Attractive rates + DNA fees + Professional Development

 

Be part of something bigger in 2022! 

Are you experienced and passionate about providing private services and high quality, evidence-based interventions to young people aged 12-25 - then join us in making a difference and giving back to the community!

Looking to enhance your skills and experience alongside professional development networking opportunities through a national network of mental health care services? 

headspace, the National Youth Mental Health Foundation Ltd, is an Australian government funded, not-for profit organisation committed to improving the lives of young people aged 12-25 years.

Working within our multi-disciplinary team in Lismore to deliver a wide range of services focused on mental health, physical (including sexual) health, vocational and educational support, and alcohol and other drugs.

We are currently seeking the following Allied Health Practitioners, who are eligible Medicare service providers and who have relevant medical registrations.

  • Psychologists,
  • Social Workers,
  • Occupational Therapists
  • General Practitioners

In return we can offer

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Access appointment management, bulk billing and practice management support that enabled you to focus on delivering high quality services to your people
  • Guaranteed client case load
  • Fully equipped clinic
  • Direct referral pathways into onsite co-located providers

Social Futures is a voice for social change in regional Australia, helping to create connected, resilient communities. With more than 45 years’ industry experience, we are a community service leader, striving to create change through our work across homelessness and housing supports, youth and family services, sector advocacy and programs that promote genuine participation for people with disability. Social Futures currently serves more than 80% of regional New South Wales.

Social Futures is an equal opportunity employer. Social Futures will actively recruit our workforce from targeted communities; including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, LGBTIQSB and people living with a disability, people with lived experience and people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

Social Futures is committed to prioritising the safety and well-being of children and upholds the National Child Safe Principles. Working with Children, and COVID Vaccination are mandatory requirements for all staff.

If you would like to be become part of this exceptional team and , please visit our website to address the selection criteria and apply online

https://socialfutures.org.au/work-with-us

DO NOT APPLY VIA SEEK 
Only those who apply via the Social Futures Website and that adequately address the Selection Criteria will be considered.

 

For more information contact:

Name: Simone Balzer
Phone: 0439 732 602
Email: simone.balzer@headspace-lismore.org.au

Apply now

More information

headpsace Lismore has professionally trained staff that are focused on helping young people between the ages of 12 and 25 years to address any health problems, confidentially and with respect.

All of our onsite services are FREE for young people between the ages of 12 and 25!*

How do you access our services?

  • You can walk in off the street and make an appointment
  • You can call us on (02)66 250 200 and make an appointment
  • You can email us on enquiries@headspace-lismore.org.au
  • You can ask a parent, carer, teacher or the youth service you use to refer you

Do you need a medicare card?

  • You need a medicare card to access some of our private practitioners (psychologists, dietitian, and G.P.)
  • For more info on how to apply for a Medicare card, click here
  • If you don't have a medicare card, you can still access our Youth Access Clinicians, Drug and Alcohol Counsellor, family therapist and other counsellors

How do you get to headspace Lismore?

The Lismore Transit centre is one street across on Molesworth street. Click here for Northern Rivers bus timetables and maps

What free services are at headspace Lismore?

  • Youth Access Clinicians to help you access the right supports at the centre or from other services
  • A G.P. - to keep your general health in check (including sexual health) as well as help out with a care plan if needed
  • Counselling
  • Psychology support
  • Drug and alcohol counselling
  • Dietician
  • Heaps of info and someone to talk to
  • Fresh Fruits LGBTIQAP+ Social Group

What does confidentiality mean for you at headspace?

In Australia, laws protect clients' rights to have the information they share with doctors and others who provide health services kept private. These laws mean that what you tell people during a health care appointment must remain private between you and that person or service, except in particular situations.

There may be times when the person you are seeing at headspace Lismore is required by law to share information about you with another organisation, your parents or carers, or in some specific situations, court or the police. This may happen if the staff member thinks you or another person is at risk physically or mentally. If you are under 16 and someone is hurting you, we are required by law to make a report to the Department of Community Services.

Whenever possible, a headspace Lismore staff member will talk to you first to explain the reason and need for any disclosure of your personal information. However, confidentiality is your right in almost all circumstances. If you aren't sure, just ask the staff member about your confidentiality before you talk to them. We will always do our best to give you a straight answer.

*where headspace clinicians refer young people to specialists or services external to the Centre, gap fees may be charged by those providers. We recommend discussing any costs, concessions or payment plans with those providers prior to engaging their services.

Our reception is through the front doors on the Ground Floor.

Our building is fully wheelchair accessible with internal lifts and accessible toilets.

We can arrange Auslan and other language interpreter support when requested on booking.

 

headspace services are also accessible in two locations outside of our Lismore office:

Casino - CASPA Building, 104 Centre Street, Casino, 2470

Kyogle - Kyogle Family Support Services Neighbourhood Centre, 8 Geneva Street, Kyogle, 2474

 

In response to flooding we are currently operating out of Southern Cross University until further notice.

Program Manager

Simone Balzer

Clinical Team Leader

Terri Connor

Community Engagement Officer

Katie Thomas

Youth Access Clinicians

Shazz Gillett

Madeline Seely

James Storer - Youth Expansion (Casino and Kyogle)

Rowan Smith - Youth Expansion (Casino and Kyogle)

Isabel Studer - Youth Expansion (Casino and Kyogle)

Yarn Safe Worker

Maryanne Brown

Group Facilitator

Vincent McManus

Reception & Administration

Rebecah Watsford

Linda Alley

 

Psychologists

Sonia Davis

Monique McManus

Counsellors

Frank Coughlan

Paul Phillips - Drug and Alcohol Counsellor

Monika Obriek - Family Therapist

 

 

To talk to any of us, or to make an appointment, please call us on 02 6625 0200 or email enquiries@headspace-lismore.org.au

Are you 12-25 and passionate about making a difference?

headspace Lismore aims to have young people involved in every aspect of the decision-making for our centre.

This includes:

  • Planning and helping run youth events and other programs including art workshops, markets, comps, hosting headspace stalls at festivals and more.
  • Evaluating and helping shape the delivery of headspace services.
  • Assisting in the design and development of our centre.
  • Attending various meetings for local organisations/services/schools and presenting on behalf of headspace Lismore.
  • Giving the youth a voice 
  • Building self-confidence and developing personal skills
  • Giving feedback and ideas on policies and procedures, including recruitment and staff training.
  • Developing our social media platforms and community engagement strategies.

We meet fortnightly on a Tuesday from 5:30pm at our centre.

If you are interested in getting involved complete our Expression of Interest form here

 

Our Current Members:

President

Sereena

Vice President

Oriana

Secretary

Emelie

Media Officer

Sheree

General Members

Sam

Kyan 

Amelia

Alex

 

LGBTIQA+ Social Groups

headspace Lismore runs three LGBTIQA+ social groups for young people in Lismore and Casino.

Mini Fruits is for young people aged 12-15 years.

This group is run on the 3rd Monday of the month from 4-6pm at Southern Cross University.

Check out the poster here with all the info

Contact: Annie Monks at Clubhouse for registration forms on (02) 66 201 800 or clubhouse@socialfutures.org.au

 

Fresh Fruits is for young people aged 16-25 years.

This group is run on the 2nd Monday of the month from 4:30pm-6:30pm at Southern Cross University.

There is no need to pre-register, people can show up and register on the day and the vibe will be relaxed and welcoming. The groups will be run by headspace Lismore staff and peer leaders. This is a young-people led initiative and remains a space where young people can come along and decide how they want to develop the group and what activities they want to do.

Contact: Rowan Smith at headspace Lismore on (02) 66 250 200 or enquiries@headspace-lismore.org.au.

 

 

Club Chameleon is for ages 12-15 years, LGBTQISB+ and friends.

Club Chameleon is a free, open format activity space for young people in Casino. 

This group is run on the 4th Tuesday of the month from 3pm-4:30pm at CASPA Casino (104 Centre Street).

Contact: Rowan at Social Futures 0428 988 914 or enquiries@headspace-lismore.org.au.

 

Coffee Hub is for ages 16-25 years, all welcome.

This group runs every 2nd Tuesday of the month from 11am-1pm at CASPA Casino (104 Centre Street). 

Contact: James at Social Futures 0438 052 132 or enquiries@headspace-lismore.org.au.

 

Happy Meals is for ages 12-15 years, all welcome.

This group runs every 2nd Tuesday of the month from 3 - 4:30pm at CASPA Casino (104 Centre Street). 

Contact: Rowan at Social Futures 0428 988 914 or enquiries@headspace-lismore.org.au.

 

Are you interested in song-writing?

Want to explore recording and producing your own tracks?

Individual sessions and collaborations.

No experience needed.

Ages 16-25 years.

Access through headspace Lismore.

Studio located @ headspace Southern Cross University Lismore. 

 

Bring your ideas to life and join a team of young local filmmakers creating individual and group original and dynamic short films and multimedia...

  • Script writing
  • Directing
  • Acting
  • Editing
  • Green Screen
  • Video Art

Ages 16 - 25 yrs old
Free
No experience necessary
Every Friday at Southern Cross University 10am - 3pm

To get involved contact Vinnie 0428 462 645