Hours

  • Monday: 8:30am - 6:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:30pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

headspace

Maitland

73 Elgin Street, Maitland, New South Wales 2320
P: (02) 4931 1000 F: (02) 4931 1060

headspace Maitland is operated by Samaritans Foundation. 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, Hunter New England and Central Coast (HNECC LTD).

headspace  Maitland provides mild to moderate mental health services to young people aged 12-25.

If you are a young person looking for health advice, support and/or information, headspace Maitland can help you with:

  • Mental health, Sexual health, physical health
  • Alcohol and other drug services
  • Bullying and relationships
  • Education, employment and training services
  • School and work hassles

If you would like to make a referral contact us on 4931 1000 and ask to speak with our intake worker or email us at headspacemaitland@samaritans.org.au

Our centre is easy to get to by public transport and just a short walk away from Maitland Station.

There is free street parking available in surrounding streets, or we are a 220 metre walk from Pender Place Shopping Centre, where there is a 2 hour free parking limit.

Our centre is wheelchair friendly and is accessible by the ramp out the front.

To find out more about our service,  check out our centre video.

*Please note:  phone referrals will only be taken between the hours of 9:30am and 4:30pm. Alternatively our referral form can be found under 'More Information'.

 

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. 

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. 

More information

Apply for a medicare card today! (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Did you know that if you are aged 15 and over, you are able to apply for your own medicare card? What does this mean, exactly? It means that you can access health services on your own, including headspace services! 

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.

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Payments and fees (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

All services at headspace Maitland are free of charge.

Our Centre has a number of health providers who work under the Medicare system which means that to see our GP and Pyschologists we need your Medicare card. If you don't have a Medicare card or you're finding it difficult to obtain one, please let us know by speaking to our reception and we are able to work out an arrangement so that you can still access our services. 

All visits to the GP are bulk billed and up 10 sessions per calendar year with a Psychologist can also be bulk billed under Medicare.

Contact us on 4931 1000 or send through an email to headspacemaitland@samaritans.org.au for more info!

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Our Staff

We have a dedicated team of friendly, welcoming staff who you can talk to about what’s going on in your life in a confidential, non-judgemental environment. Coming to see us is free, and you can phone us, email us or just come in. You can also ask your parents, a health worker or case manager to refer you. If you would like to book an appointment or ask a question call (02) 49 311 000 or send an email to headspacemaitland@samaritans.org.au if you would like to refer a young person you can find our referral form here.

Intake

These guys will be your first port of call! After booking an appointment with headspace you will have a meeting with one of our amazing Early Intervention Mental Health Clinicians. They will listen to what’s going on and talk to you about what help is out there.

Counsellors

headspace Maitland has a diverse range of counsellors for young people to see. They range from psychologists to social workers to occupational therapists. We have both male and female counsellors for young people to speak with.

Medical

We offer bulk billed medical services for young people. 

  • Dr Rob is available from 9am Thursdays

Team Photo Maitland

Our Services (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

For a full list of services check out our What's On Poster.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth Services

Todd is our Aboriginal psychologist and is available by appointment for counselling and support.

Alcohol and Other Drugs

Sophia from Wesley Mission provides support for young people who would like to quit or cut down on their alcohol or drug use. She is at headspace Maitland on Thursdays.

Adolescent and Family Counselling

Tony and Mark offer counselling and support that can help with a variety of issues including, disagreements of family rules and expectations or disruptions to family life due to separation, divorce, loss or other trauma.

Youth  Employment Services

APM Employment Services offers the support, services and motivation to help young people aged 15-24 in taking their first steps towards a rewarding career through employment, apprenticeships or work experience. They are at headspace Maitland every Wednesday. 

Other Services

headspace Maitland is connected to a range of outside services and providers in the Hunter and Upper Hunter region:

Make a referral (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

If you would like to refer a young person you can find our referral form here. Please fill out the details and email to headspacemaitland@samaritans.org.au or fax (02) 49311 060.

To book an appointment or ask a question feel free to call out friendly reception staff on (02) 49 311 000. Please note that phone referrals will only be taken between the hours of 9:30 am and 4:30 pm

Would you like headspace Maitland to attend your school or service? (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

headspace Maitland can be booked in to attend  your event, school or service by filling in this request form.

In order to help us best suit your needs please note the following:

  • We need at least 3 weeks notice of events and presentations.
  • We may not be able to meet your request within the timeframe due to prior commitments.
  • If you need to cancel an event or presentation, please advise us 1 week before.
  • It may take 10 days for a staff member to process and get back to you.

Youth Engagement (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

At headspace Maitland we believe that youth participation is fundamental to the delivery of quality services for young people. We aim to provide young people with opportunities to meaningfully participate and collaborate in our daily operations, structure and services.

Youth Reference Group

Our Youth Reference Group(YRG) meets up every three weeks to discuss all that happens at headspace Maitland. Our dedicated members come along to an array of community events such as Youth Rockin' the Black Dog, Groovin the Moo, The ARAFMI Walk of Pride and National Youth Week to advocate for headspace.

Wanna join the team? We are always looking for new members! If you're aged between 12 and 25, live in the Maitland and Upper Hunter region and are passionate about promoting good mental health and wellbeing to young people then:

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Some of the crew!

All 4 One

All 4 One is monthly social support group for same sex attracted, intersex and gender diverse young people or young people who are questioning their sexual or gender identity and friends and allies of the LGBTIQ+ community. It is a chance to meet like minded people, hang out and create a safe space.

A4O Wed 3.30 2018