headspace
Maroochydore

Centre External 1

Please Note

headspace Maroochydore will be closing at 7pm Tuesday 29/11/22 and at 6pm Thursday 01/12/22. If your situation is an emergency, please contact 000. If you need support during this time, please contact eheadspace 1800 650 890, eheadspace.org.au; kids helpline 1800 55 1800, Sunshine Coast Mental Health Service 1300 642 255.

About

headspace Maroochydore is a welcoming, safe space for young people aged 12-25 years providing access, support & information for a broad range of concerns, including mental health, physical/sexual health, drug & alcohol concerns, employment & education and support for families & carers.

Connecting is easy. Simply call or email one of our friendly team members about accessing the support that's right for you. We are located at 27 Evans Street.

headspace Maroochydore is a confidential, cost free service with full disability access, free onsite parking and easily accessed from the Maroochydore bus interchange near Sunshine Plaza. 

 

 

 

Please Note

headspace Maroochydore will be closing at 7pm Tuesday 29/11/22 and at 6pm Thursday 01/12/22. If your situation is an emergency, please contact 000. If you need support during this time, please contact eheadspace 1800 650 890, eheadspace.org.au; kids helpline 1800 55 1800, Sunshine Coast Mental Health Service 1300 642 255.

headspace Maroochydore is operated by Youturn Youth Support. 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, Central Queensland and Sunshine Coast (Sunshine Coast Health Network Ltd).

Services

If you live near our headspace centre in a rural area but cannot travel in to see us, you can see our mental health workers online.

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. 

Your GP can refer you to see a specialist youth psychiatrist for bulk billed assessment and management advice for mental health issues.

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

More information

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

Jonathon - Centre Manager

Tanya - Clinical Lead

Emma - Practice Manager

Reception

  • Simone S
  • Patrina
  • Simone J

Access and Intake Workers

  • Ute
  • Laura
  • Hannah
  • Sophie
  • Maia
  • Kyra

General Practitioner

  • Dr Amanda Thomson - Tuesday 8.30am to 3.30pm  

Allied Health Clinicians

  • Catherine Cox (Clinical Psychologist)- Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Katherine Petridis ((Psychologist) - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
  • Gerald White (Mental Health Social Worker) - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Psychiatrist

  • Dr Elliot Wilson - Monday (fortnightly) during school term

Steps Employment

  • Kate - Friday

NOFFS

  • Dani (Youth AOD counsellor) - Tuesday

Community Engagement Officer

  • Simone S

Consortium Partners:

  • Youturn Youth Support
  • Mental Health Service, Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service
  • Integrated Family and Youth Service
  • STEPS Employment
  • Butterfly Foundation
  • NOFFS
  • Thompson Institute
  • Sunshine Coast Regional Council

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

 

If you are aged 16-25 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 this is for you.

The YEC is a group of young people who help guide headspace Maroochydore in areas such as 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!

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 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.

 

 

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.servicesaustralia.gov.au/medicare-card

 

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

Healthcare 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.

 

https://www.eheadspace.org.au/ - eheadspace online and telephone service supports young people and their families going through a tough time.