Hours

  • Monday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • Tuesday: 8:30am - 8:00pm
  • Wednesday: 8:30am - 8:00pm
  • Thursday: 8:30am - 8:00pm
  • Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

headspace

Maroochydore

1/27 Evans Street, Maroochydore, Queensland 4558
P: (07) 5409 4900 F: (07) 5443 4613

headspace Maroochydore is operated by United Synergies. 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, Central Queensland and Sunshine Coast (Sunshine Coast Health Network Ltd).

headspace Maroochydore is here to help young people aged 12-25 who are going through a tough time. We can help with mental health, physical health, education and employment services, and alcohol and other drug services.

headspace Maroochydore works closely with young people to get them the support they need to get their lives back on track. All of our services are at no cost to the young person or their family, and many are bulk billed.

headspace Maroochydore is located at 1/27 Evans Street in the 'Plaza Business Centre' complex, which also contains 'Win News' and Cash Converters. We are close walking distance from the Sunshine Plaza and the main Maroochydore Bus Station.

The headspace Maroochydore building is has disability access throughout.

*To find out more see the more info sections below, or give us a call 07 5409 4900*

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.

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 Maroochydore

Parent/Carer Volunteer Consultant, Part-time/Sessional (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Employer: United Synergies

Salary: Volunteer

Deadline: 01/02/2020 12:00am

headspace Maroochydore provides early intervention mental health support to young people aged 12-25. headspace Maroochydore acknowledges the important role family, carers and friends have in providing supports to young people going through a tough time, and in helping them access the supports they need. We want to ensure that our centre continues to create a welcoming and engaging environment for parents, carers and friends, and that they are included in service development and improvements that takes into account the experience of family and friends.

The role of Parent Carer Consultant is a volunteer position that offers a unique opportunity to participate in guiding and shaping headspace Maroochydore’s engagement, involvement and experience of parents and carers of young people who seek and receive early intervention mental health support from the centre. This would take the form of engaging in meetings such as headspace Maroochyodre monthly consortium meetings, supporting focus groups or surveys or other engagement activities and events, participating and providing ideas in any co-design opportunities. We are seeking a 6 to 12 month commitment to this position. 

 For more information about this role please contact headspace Maroochydore

 

 Selection Criteria:

  • Hold a current ‘C’ class drivers licence (or have transportation to the centre/meetings required)
  • Hold, or be eligible to apply for, a Blue Card issued by the Public Safety Business Agency.
  • Hold, or be eligible to apply for an Application for Suitability Check by the Queensland Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services.
  • Ideally, the candidate would have some lived experience of being a parent carer to a young person where there are concerns about their mental health and wellbeing.
  • Some experience in the community services, health promotion or youth work fields may be looked upon favourably but is not a key requirement.

 Responsibilities:

  • Provide a ‘voice’ to parents/carers of young people accessing headspace early intervention mental health service.
  • Work collaboratively with headspace centre to input into service delivery ideas, improvements, and assist with strategies for building parent carer engagement.
  • Provide advice and guidance regarding issues faced by parents and carers who have concerns about the mental health and wellbeing of a young person.
  • To be available to sit on and participate in monthly consortium meetings (10am Thursday) for headspace Maroochydore. This is a meeting involving key strategic partners and services that support the functions of the headspace centre.
  • Ability to work as part of a team, working collaboratively with others, and ability to express views in a professional manner.
  • The successful candidate would have personal qualities of a positive, vibrant and pro-active nature with a passion for the health and well-being of young people.

How to Apply:

Please contact headspace Maroochydore to express your interest for this unique opportunity. Before you apply for this position, please read the information above carefully to assess your eligibility and suitability for the position.  You may be required to answer a few questions that relate to the selection criteria and to send through your current resume with referees.

For more information contact:

Name: Karen Glover
Phone: (07) 5409 4900
Email: hsmreception@unitedsynergies.com.au

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General Practitioners, Part-time/Sessional (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Employer: United Synergies

headspace Maroochydore is a partnership of local health and community service organisations with an aim to provide fully integrated primary health care services for young people in one “youth friendly” environment.

To achieve this aim, headspace Maroochydore seeks a General Practitioner to operate out of their modern site centrally located in Evans Street, Maroochydore.  General Practice services will complement and enhance the provision of early intervention treatment in mental health for young people within the region by providing Mental Health Care Plans, sexual and general health checks and education of suicide prevention.

 

What we can offer?

  • The opportunity to improve the lives of young people;
  • Flexible working hours;
  • Full administration support including reception, billings and appointment bookings;
  • Multi-disciplinary team focus with support from on-site clinical psychologists, social workers, drug and alcohol counsellors, employment consultants and youth workers;
  • Fully managed case co-ordination along with regular multi-disciplinary case reviews.

 

What we require from you?

  • An interest in mental health (particularly early intervention);
  • A commitment to at least one session a week (allowing you to continue your involvement in your usual practice);
  • A desire to make a difference in the lives of young people;
  • Provide a full range of health services including sexual and reproductive health, chronic health management and general health checks;
  • Be Vocationally Registered and eligible to apply for a Medicare Provider number

For more information contact:

Name: Karen Glover, Practice Manager
Phone: 5409 4900
Email: kglover@unitedsynergies.com.au

More information

Meet the team (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

headspace Maroochydore staff are dedicated youth health professionals who can support you in a friendly, confidential and non-judgmental environment.

Deb - Centre Manager

Karen - Practice Manager

Jenny - Clinical Lead

Reception

  • Simone
  • Emma.P
  • Emma.S

Access and Intake Workers

  • Fraser
  • Ute
  • Fiona
  • Charlie

General Practitioners

Our GP's are available to see any young person, including non-clients of headspace.

Allied Health Clinicians

  • Robyn Fleming - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
  • Shelley Perkoulidis (Clinical Psychologist) - Thursday
  • Kirra Caldwell (Clinical Psychologist) - Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Regan Smith - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Amber Vonhoff - Thursday, Friday
  • Debbie Lucas (Clinical Psychologist) - Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
  • Renee Sichter (Clinical Psychologist) - Thursday evenings
  • Rosie Epps - Tuesday, Thursday
  • Helma Quinn-Leeman - Tuesday
  • Candice Soleil (Dietitian) - Friday
  • Hayley Parsons (Mental Health Social Worker) - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Psychiatrists

  • Dr Elliot Wilson - Monday (fortnightly)

Steps Employment

  • Tuesday, Friday

NOFFS

  • Leslie Leybourne (Youth AOD counsellor) - Wednesday

Youth and Community Officer

  • Jacinta

Consortium Partners:

  • United Synergies
  • Mental Health Service, Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service
  • University of the Sunshine Coast
  • Integrated Family and Youth Service
  • STEPS Employment
  • Community Solutions
  • NOFFS

Join our Youth Engagement Committee (YEC)! (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

We are always on the look out for new members to join the headspace Maroochydore Youth Engagement Committee!

 

If you are 12-25 and have a passion for youth mental health, or are looking for a way to get involved in supporting young people on the Sunshine Coast then get this is for you.

The YEC is a group of young people who help guide headspace Maroochydore on things like what services we provide and how we provide them, how our centre looks, and how we spread the word and engage in the community! YEC provides you the opportunity to develop skills in running meetings, event management, and health promotion.

This is a great opportunity to do some good, meet new people, gain experience and boost your resume!

We want you to make our headspace the best it can be, and reach those who need us most.

Contact us to find out more information on how to join!

How to book an appointment (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

To make getting help as easy as possible, at headspace Maroochydore you can get initial support from a mental health worker with OR without a formal referral, at no cost.

You can arrange your first appointment either by giving us a call, drop in to the centre, or sending us an email.

You can contact us to refer yourself, a friend, or a family member. We accept young people from any referral source, and embrace a 'no wrong door' policy. This means that even if we aren't the right place for you, we will help to make the appropriate referrals to where you can best be supported.

Other people may want to contact us on your behalf, or make a formal referral via phone or fax. Referrals are welcome from (but not restricted to):

  • GP's
  • School support staff
  • Mental health professionals
  • Other support workers/organisations you are involved with

To download our referral form click here

 

If you have any questions about this process or would like further information please contact us to discuss with one of the friendly headspace Maroochydore staff.

 

 

Is there any cost? (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

To make getting help as easy as possible, at headspace Maroochydore you can get initial support from a mental health worker with OR without a formal referral, at no cost.

If you go on to work with one of the headspace mental health practitioners (e.g. Psychologist), it is recommended that you get a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) from your GP. This will allow us to bulk bill (at no cost to yourself) up to 10 sessions for you in the calendar year.

If you do not have a Medicare card, or do not wish to utilise a MHCP, there is the option to pay for sessions which can be arranged with the centre staff. In the event you are not eligible for Medicare support, or have already utilised your 10 sessions available through a MHCP this year, please contact us to discuss options. headspace Maroochydore can still offer you free support through the intake team in order to develop a treatment plan to best support you in your situation.

For more information on how to get a Medicare Card and your eligibility please visit this link:

https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/services/medicare/medicare-card

 

For more information on how to get a Health Care Card and your eligibility please visit this link:

https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/health-care-card

 

If you have any questions about this process or would like further information please contact us to discuss with one of the friendly headspace Maroochydore staff.